Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

A child standing on top of a rock
There's plenty of fun to be had at Hadrian's Wall Chris Lacey

Roman wall running through an often wild landscape

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Things to see and do

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

What's on 

A lady taking a photograph
Learn how to snap away like a professional during a photography workshop Roger Clegg

Events at Hadrian's Wall 

We're always shouting about how great this place is for many reasons, but another one to add to the list is learning all about the outdoors. It's wild here and there's so much to discover about the stars, becoming the next Bear Grylls or even how to take a good photograph! We cover pretty much anything.

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Eating and shopping

 Jam jars stacked on a shelf Hadrians Wall
Buy some delicious jam, it's yummy and you're helping to conserve this World Heritage Site

Enjoy a tempting treat 

There's treats galore at Housesteads Visitor Centre. There's a seating area with a view where you can relax and refuel with a cuppa, scone, sandwich and more. Then browse the stalls for a memory of your day out or a gift for a special someone? Either way, we owe you a thank you since every penny spent makes its way back to Hadrian's Wall.

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort


A view over Housesteads Fort at Hadrians Wall
Explore Housesteads Roman Fort and see the best preserved Roman Fort in Britain National Trust Images / Paul Wakefield

Discover history 

From a Roman leader to a local antiquarian - Hadrian's Wall has certainly seen some things during its time and can now include being the star of a few Hollywood movies, such as Macbeth, and TV series Vera. There's many reasons why this is a World Heritage Site and why the National Trust works hard to conserve it.

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Get involved

A group of volunteers with a ranger
Join a National Trust ranger and help us to conserve these special places - you'll have a laugh while doing it John Millar

Helping to manage a World Heritage Site 

It's amazing to help look after a UNESCO site like Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Roman Fort however, it's hard work. There's SMR monitoring to be done, wildlife surveys to carry out, events to organise, welcoming visitors and more! If you're looking to volunteer at a vibrant and exciting place, then come here! Help us to make a visitor's experience one to remember.

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Places to stay

The single storey Peel Bothy sits in miles of rolling countryside
You're just a stone's throw from Hadrian's Wall National Trust / Roger Coulam

Holiday at a World Heritage Site 

Within this small (but impressive) portfolio, there's three holiday cottages available to rent. They're situated alongside the iconic World Heritage Site, Hadrian’s Wall. It's the perfect place for a getaway and to admire the stars - especially as it's within Europe's largest Dark Sky Park.