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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.

Mix old traditions with new during a Willow weaving Christmas workshop © Lyn Edwards

Mix old traditions with new during a Willow weaving Christmas workshop

Christmas at Hadrian's Wall

Apparently Christmas celebrations as we know them today were inspired by the Roman festival Saturnalia so join us as we mix old traditions with the new.

Head underground on 14 December to learn about the history of Smallcleugh Mines, or to the visitor centre on 17 December for willow-weaving.

Walk the Wall

It's a wild time of year but you still can't beat heading out for a jolly good walk. Wrap up warm and make your way alongside the Wall, if you'd like some guidance there are a few walking routes on offer.

Need a rest?

Make your way to the Visitor Centre, here there will be a warm welcome, a good cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and a seating area with some fabulous views. Don't believe us? Come and see for yourself.