Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

A view over Housesteads Fort at Hadrians Wall

Roman wall running through an often wild landscape

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Things to see and do

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

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

What's on

A man in a snow shelter

Events at Hadrian's Wall 

See the smile on this chap's face? He's in a snow shelter that he built at Hadrian's Wall. If you'd like to give this a go, you can (depending on the snow). It's a snowshoeing day where you walk along Hadrian's Wall, stopping for a spot of lunch, sledging and building snow shelters!

Upcoming events

Star gazing at Hadrian's Wall

Wed 17 Feb 2016
Join us at Hadrian's Wall to admire the stars.

Snowshoeing at Hadrian's Wall

Sun 21 Feb 2016
Ever tried Snowshoeing? If not, it's a fantstic way to get outdoors and embrace the snow at this dramatic World Heritage Site! If so, it's a great way to have an adventure.

Photography workshop: Focus on Hadrian's Wall with Roger Clegg

Sun 20 Mar 2016
Immerse yourself in the wild landscape at Hadrian's Wall and use your camera to capture the picturesque surroundings with the help of professional photographer Roger Clegg. Could this be the perfect Mother's Day gift!?

Celebrating World Heritage Site Day

Sun 17 Apr 2016
It's World Heritage Site day on Monday 18 April. Come and celebrate with us and learn all about this World Heritage Site. What does it mean for Hadrian's Wall and how did it come to be one?

Outdoor Climbing Adventure

Sun 24 Apr 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

Sat 18 Jun 2016
Take part in a two day course about the ancient art of leather work.
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 

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.