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Durham University

Durham Centre for Roman Cultural Studies

Castle Nick milecastle

"Much of the stone has now disappeared."
"Extremely impressive location, although lonely."
"It shows how things have changed but stay the same."
"Makes one ponder what it was like to be a soldier serving along it."
"Interesting to see how little has actually changed on this section of the Wall."
"It's amazing to think the Victorians walked the wall and stayed in B&Bs just like us."
"Really evocative. Shows that studying the Wall has history as well as the Wall itself."
"Gives a sense of wildness & drama & the challenge of building this feature in such a place. It feels on the edge."

Castle Nick

Woodcut of Milecastle 39 (Castle Nick) looking east towards Steel Rigg
By F.W.Fairholt (From Bruce 1895: 174)

Castle Nick

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