Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Children sitting at the North Gate of Milecastle 37

Roman wall running through an often wild landscape

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Things to see and do

A group walking along Hadrian's Wall

Join a guided walk to explore Hadrian's Wall 

May is National Walking Month and to kick-start a programme of guided walks we start with National Trust General Manager, Andrew Poad. Join him for a walk along the Wall to hear about how things have changed since he started... 25 years ago as a 'warden'.

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

What's on

Upcoming events

Leather workshop: Make a quiver

Sat 18 Jun 2016
10:00-16:00
Join Robert Ford to make your very own quiver - a container for holding arrows, bolts or darts - while taking part in a two day course about the ancient art of leather work.

Father's Day Special - Outdoor Climbing Adventure

Sat 25 Jun 2016
10:00-13:00
Celebrate Father's Day at Hadrian's Wall climbing the atmospheric Crag Lough. Here you can try rock climbing and get a real feel for this fantastic outdoor sport while spending some quality time together.

Barbarian guided walk

Sat 25 Jun 2016
10:30-16:30
Take part in a eight mile guided walk with a trusty guide to explore the Hadrian's Wall countryside and some of its most dramatic sections of the Wall.

Haltwhistle to Bellister Castle Guided Walk

Sat 16 Jul 2016
10:30-14:00
Start at the little town of Haltwhistle and venture through Bellister Woodland and back again.

Meet the archaeologist

Sun 17 Jul 2016
10:00-12:00
Celebrate the Festival of Archaeology by spending some time with archaeologist Harry Beamish to explore this World Heritage Site. Take a walk along the Wall and immerse yourself in the history.

Outdoor Climbing Adventure

Sun 24 Jul 2016
10:00-13:00
Try rock climbing at the atmospheric Crag Lough just below Hadrian's Wall and get a real feel for this fantastic outdoor sport.
Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Eating and shopping

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

History

Cattle grazing at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

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

Our work

World Heritage wows and wildlife wonders

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Get involved

A group of volunteers with a ranger

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

Holiday at a World Heritage Site 

We could be biased but we love Northumberland. With its rolling green hills, stunning scenery (if we do say so ourselves) and some truly brilliant places to visit. To help, there's three self catering holiday cottages 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 they're the darkest skies in England.