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Temple of Mithras - Hadrian's Wall

Near Carrawburgh fort stands a fascinating temple to the eastern god Mithras, with facsimiles of altars found during excavation. Sited like many Mithraic temples near a military base, it was founded in the 3rd century, and eventually desecrated, probably by Christians. Nearby, but no longer visible, was the shrine of the water nymph Coventina.
Please note: Parking is available, a charge will be payable to Northumberland National Park.

  • Currently: Low-level cloud, 5° C
  • Saturday: Low-level cloud, 7° C
  • Sunday: Sunny, 8° C