Benwell Roman Temple (Hadrian's Wall)
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
A short distance away from the temple site is the Benwell Vallum Crossing, an exposed stone causeway built by the Romans to allow movement across the Vallum, or earthwork defences for Hadrian's Wall.
The metalled surface of the vallum crossing was begun in the Hadrian period, and renewed 5 more times, indicating that it was maintained until the end of the Roman period. This is the only known example of a Vallum crossing still in existence in Britain.
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About Benwell Roman Temple (Hadrian's Wall)
Address: Broomridge Avenue, Benwell, Hadrian's Wall, Tyne and Wear, England, NE15 6QP
Attraction Type: Roman Site
Location: The temple is on the A69 at Benwell, just off Broomridge Avenue. The Vallum crossing is located in Denhill Park.
Website: Benwell Roman Temple (Hadrian's Wall)
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Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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