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Roman wall running through an often wild landscape

Witness the stunning views, explore natural wilderness and become immersed in the history while visiting Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Fort.

Walk alongside the wall to Milecastle 37 and the famous Sycamore Gap, taking in the amazing sights along the way.

Visit the Fort for a real insight into Roman military life and discover the past behind the archaeological remains, using the stone walls as a guide around the village south of the fort and envisage the different chambers and rooms.

Note: The Fort is owned by National Trust but maintained by English Heritage.

It's pretty dark in the mines, are you alone? © Laura Jackson

It's pretty dark in the mines, are you alone?

Hallowe'en with a difference

We're not into ghosts jumping out or spooky music, but real scary... we're talking underground scary-ness!

Venture underground and learn all about the history of the mines, add the darkness of the tunnels and we think we're onto a winner for Hallowe'en.

Roman Christmas

We're mixing the old with the new. Apparently Christmas celebrations were inspired by the Roman festival 'Saturnalia', so we're combining history and present by hosting a traditional willow-weaving workshop with treats.

Wall Face Exhibition

'Wall Face: Portraits of people who revealed Hadrian's Wall' exhibition features 11 prints and photographs of archaeologists and antiquarians, who all played a role in preserving Hadrian's Wall, from the NPGDownload the app.