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Beautiful home of prayer for Sun God Mithras

Brocolitia Roman Temple

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The remains of a third century Roman temple

The altar stones in the Mithraic temple of Brocolitia along the route of Hadrian's Wall in the Northumberland National Park, England

The altar stones in the Mithraic temple of Brocolitia.

The altars in the Temple of Mithras are replicas. The original altars are in a full sized reconstruction of the interior of the Carrawburgh Mithraeum on display at The Great North Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne.

A large number of the altars and votive offerings to the shrine to Coventina are on display at the nearby Chesters Roman Fort. Also there is a dedicatory altar to the Temple of Nymphs from Brocolitia there too.

Description

The altar stones in the Mithraic temple of Brocolitia along the route of Hadrian's Wall in the Northumberland National Park, England, by David Taylor.

Ornate Roman carvings are present on the altar stones.

Visit for: The remains of a third century Roman temple to the Sun God Mithras, a cult which first started in Persia.

It was built next to a Roman fort.

There are also a few remains of a sacred well dedicated to the Celtic water goddess Coventina.

For more, click here.

What’s On Offer

Car parking – There is a daily car parking charge of £4 per vehicle, per day, but tickets are transferable between Northumberland National Park car parks along the route of Hadrian’s Wall.

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Did you know?

The Roman name of Brocolitia was probably based on the original Celtic name for the area meaning ‘Badger Holes’.

Getting There

Car: From the A1, follow the A69, then A6097 to the B6138 and then follow that to Brocolitia Roman Temple.

  • Northumberland National Park Authority has provided a helpful information panel that relates the history and details of the Brocolitia Temple of Mithras to visitors.
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