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

Two walkers under Sycamore Gap

Visiting a World Heritage Site 

Inscribed by UNESCO in 1987, Hadrian's Wall is very impressive. Built by the Romans it's an extraordinary piece of history that gave us a real insight into their lives, how they lived and what that meant for the area. So as you're making your way around remember that you're walking in the footsteps of the Romans. Now there's a thought.

A roman fort, a wonderous wall and starry, starry skies

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

What's on

People tying a knot with rope

Events at Hadrian's Wall 

We're taking Roman heritage to the next level, fancy getting to grips with making your very own leather quiver? Now you can over a two-day workshop with leather expert Robert Ford. Fancy booking a place?

Upcoming events

Outdoor Climbing Adventure

Mon 30 May 2016
Try rock climbing at the atmospheric Crag Lough just below Hadrian's Wall and get a real feel for this fantastic outdoor sport.

Leather workshop: Make a quiver

Sat 18 Jun 2016
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
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
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.

Meet the archaeologist

Sun 17 Jul 2016
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.

Cawfields Family Loop guided walk

Fri 05 Aug 2016
Enjoy a day out in the great outdoors with the whole family on an easy 2 mile walk with a guide.
Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Eating and shopping

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort


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.