Auckland Castle Trust buys Binchester Roman Town

Plans are afoot for the revamping of the Binchester Roman Town in County Durham, England, with the purchase of the archaeological site by the owners of nearby Auckland Castle. Among those announced are the construction of a glass walkway over the dig, and a visitors' center.

“We hope to really open it up, to preserve, conserve it but make sure in the long run we get as many people visit it as the sites on Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda, Housesteads," said  Dr Christopher Ferguson, Auckland Castle’s curator. “It is absolutely as important as those, it is part of the whole system of forts and bases that support the Roman Frontier."