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Arbeia Festival takes place this weekend – Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2016, entry is free.

Arbeia Festival At Arbeia Roman Fort Baring Street South Shields NE33 2BB

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum is located ten minutes walk from our bed and breakfast accommodation, on Baring Street in South Shields, NE33 2BB was built in around AD160 and once guarded the entrance to the River Tyne and played an essential role in the mighty Roman frontier system. Arbeia Roman Fort is located four miles east of the end of Hadrian’s Wall at South Shields and is a World Heritage Site. It was originally built to house a garrison and soon became the military supply base for the seventeen forts along Hadrian’s Wall.

Visitors to Arbeia Roman Fort this weekend can experience Mercatus Roman market, Centurian school, birds of prey, fantastic food & drink; storytelling & live music; demonstrations & activities – all for free.

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  • Anna Nuttall

    This would have been really interesting to visit. I love anything like that. Maybe next year. xx

  • Christina Pfeiffer

    Looks like a fun festival for history lovers. Would love to see more photos.

  • Борка Шаула

    I would love to experience Mercatus Roman market, visit Centurian school and try different food and drinks! It sounds like a lot of fun!

  • Carola

    I love these kind of events! It looks nice. I would definitely want to see the Mercatus Roman market and demonstrations. I’ve been to some historical events already and always loved it!

  • mitesh md

    Free Entry to Arbeia festival, wow. But, its 22 damn I missed it.

  • Curly Sue Review

    Wow I bet this was great. I love events based on history they are always both fun and educational.

  • Lester Pioquinto

    The event seems interesting. It’s free which is a big plus. Too bad I’m not in the area. Thanks for sharing!

  • Noah

    Sounds like an amazing place to visit. I’m a huge fan of historical artifacts and would love to see it some day

  • Akinnagbe Temitope

    The event seems interesting. It’s free which is a big plus.Thanks for sharing!