Black Carts Turret - Hadrian's Wall

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Black Carts Turret, Walwick, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4BZ

Before You Go

To the west of Chesters Fort, this turret sits within a 460-metre length of Hadrian's Wall. There are magnificent views from here to the north.

Learn more about the history of Black Carts Turret.

Before You Go

Access: The Hadrian's Wall National Trail runs along the road and then through fields on the other side of the B6318 from Chesters Fort. Likely to be muddy.

Parking: Car parking is available at Chesters Roman Fort, about a 20 minute walk away. Please note, there is no car parking at Black Carts.

Please be aware: Farm livestock is likely to be present. 

How to Find It: Follow the Hadrian's Wall National Trail from the car park. There are some signposts along the trail, and maps available at Hadrian's Wall sites and on-line.

Facilities: Chesters Roman Fort has a tearoom and toilet facilities, including baby changing.

Drone flying: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions. Please see our drone filming guidelines for more details, or email our Filming team.

Plan a Great Day Out

East of Black Carts Turret is Chesters Roman Fort, the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain and home to a well preserved bath house and museum. Chesters Museum houses finds made by John Clayton (1792-1890) during a lifetime of excavations along Hadrian's Wall. The fort also has a tearoom, selling delicious hot and cold refreshments, and has toilet facilities, a picnic area and a gift shop.

Black Carts Turret is part of the Chesters Roman Trail.

Guidebook: Hadrian's Wall

Price: £6

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