Birdoswald Roman Fort
This impressive site is the remains of a Roman fort on Hadrian’s Wall. The area was occupied from much earlier times and recently a Neolithic burial has been found. There is also evidence of a large Dark Age Hall on the site. Traditionally the site has been identified with Camlan, the site of King Arthur’s last battle.
The phallic carving pictured below, dates from the time of occupation, and may have been carved as a fertility symbol during the construction of the fort. It is carved on one of the stones of Hadrian’s wall just outside the enclosed area of the fort. There are other obscure carvings on the wall, their purpose now long forgotten.
In the mid 1990s there were reports of haunt like experiences in modern building.