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

Sycamore Gap 

Looking at Sycamore Gap, you can see why it’s amassed quite a fan club. This tree has become a rather popular spot along the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site and with the support of members and visitors, the National Trust keeps it safe.

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

What's on

Upcoming events

Outdoor Climbing Adventure

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

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 Housesteads walk to Sycamore Gap Guided Walk

Fri 12 Aug 2016
Venture out across Hadrian's Wall with a guide, heading to the 'Robin Hood' tree.

Exploring Crag Lough guided walk

Sun 21 Aug 2016
Admire the dramatic scene of the Whin Sill at Hadrian's Wall and go on an adventure with a guide.

Greenlee Lough Loop guided walk

Sat 27 Aug 2016
Head West of Hadrian's Wall towards Greenlee Lough for the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal to nature with the help of 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

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