A campsite which is a tent-peg’s throw from one of the most iconic stretches of Hadrian’s Wall is inviting people to pitch their tents where the Romans themselves set up camp.
The site, which sits behind the popular Twice Brewed Inn and its burgeoning and award-winning Brew House, offers visitors the chance to make their camp where Roman soldiers rested during military campaigning, and possibly even during the construction of the Wall itself.
The Twice Brewed Roman temporary camp offers a well-preserved and nationally important example of this type of site, featuring a series of upstanding earthworks and buried ditches. It is one of around 40 temporary camps recorded in the vicinity of the Wall. These temporary camps consisted of a rampart of earth which was quickly thrown up to provide overnight security to troops on the move.
Many of the 10,000 people who walk the 84-mile route along Hadrian’s Wall every year make it their business to stop at The Twice Brewed to fuel up on food and drink or stay overnight to soak up the historic ambience. And now they can make their visit even more authentic by choosing to lay their heads at the campsite, which boasts amazing views as well as full use of the Twice Brewed facilities - a luxury the Romans certainly did not have.
Campers can pitch up at the Twice Brewed campsite for as little as £10 per night for a two-man tent. For more details, call 01434 344 534 or visit www.twicebrewedinn.co.uk.