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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.

Enjoy learning about the history and geology of a lead mine © Laura Jackson

Enjoy learning about the history and geology of a lead mine

Explore a lead mine

The title could suggest anything, but what it involves is something very cool.

Don a boiler suit - some say they're rather fashionable these days - and a hat to discover what really lies beneath Nenthead as you make your way around by crawling and walking in Smallcleugh Mines, learning about the history and geology as you go.

Past and present

If you love learning about the past, present and future, what about a walk around Hadrian's Wall Country with an archaeologist? You'll look at the development of the historic landscape in the area.

Get away from it all

Take a break and enjoy a getaway. There's three holiday cottages along Hadrian's Wall, each with its own individuality and stories to tell, ideal for relaxing, walking and delving into history - which one will you choose?