English Heritage is excited to present an exclusive event for a UK audience. Visitors to Birdoswald Roman Fort during Hadrian’s Wall Live will meet Legio I Italica, the 80 strong Imperial Roman Army, all the way from Italy.
During our Hadrian’s Wall Live blockbuster event, witness the colourful and well-armed Roman soldiers as they practice their combat skills, battle tactics and artillery firepower that made the Roman army a formidable fighting force.
Then, prepare to get goose bumps as 80 legionaries take on 50 barbarians in a battle like you’ve never seen before.
During the day you can also see the life of the Roman Soldier and Barbarians in the living history camp on site.
The Italian Barbarians come from various Italian re-enactment groups: Touta Taurini, Clanraca, Sippe Ulfson and Popolo di Brig.
The full Hadrian’s Wall Live programme includes:
Sat 5 Sept:Night Time Patrol, Housesteads Roman Fort
Sat 5 Sept: Magna Laughter, an evening of Stand Up Comedy, Chesters Roman Fort
Sat 5 & Sun 6 Sept: The Big Roman Soldier Event, Birdoswald Roman Fort
Sat 5 & Sun 6 Sept:Chesters Revealed, Chesters Roman Fort
Sat 5 & Sun 6 Sept: Tales from the Wall, Housesteads Roman Fort
Sat 5 & Sun 6 Sept: Gladiatorial Life & Times, Corbridge Roman Town
To purchase one ticket to all of the above day-time events, please buy a ‘Hadrian’s Wall Live – Weekend Pass’ here.
Member (Adult) 5.00
Member (Child) 3.00
Member (Concession) 4.50
Member (Family) 13.00
Child, 5-15 years 5.40
This ticket will only entitle you to entrance to ‘The Big Roman Soldier Event’. If you would like to visit all the day-time events throughout the weekend please purchase a Hadrian’s Wall Live Weekend Pass. Please note that Corporate or Art Fund members are not entitled to free or reduced price entry during this event. Ticket includes entry to the event, site and museuem. Family tickets include 2 adults and 3 children.