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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 on the way and visit the Fort for a real insight into Roman military life.

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.

The team are dedicated to maintaining and improving the site to preserve its natural history and for the public to enjoy.

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

Our poetry competition has now closed

Walk along the wall to the famous Sycamore Gap, seen in Robin Hood (1991) © Ken, Taking the Pic

Walk along the wall to the famous Sycamore Gap, seen in Robin Hood (1991)

Thank you to everyone who submitted a poem about Sycamore Gap - we were overwhelmed by the response.

We're currently making our way through the entries and will announce a winner very soon.

Thank you again

Need somewhere to stay?

A chance to experience staying next to Housesteads Roman Fort © National Trust

A chance to experience staying next to Housesteads Roman Fort

If you're visiting Hadrian's Wall we have a selection of wonderful holiday cottages - Housesteads Cottage is situated just 50 yards from the fort. You can't get much closer!

This delightful Victorian farmhouse has been beautifully restored, maintaining some original features with all the modern comforts. There are outstanding views towards the North Pennines and excellent walking.

The BatLife project

Join our BatLife Project to learn all about bats © Tina Wiffen

Join our BatLife Project to learn all about bats

This three-year wildlife conservation project funded by HLF will research the colony of bats living along Hadrian’s Wall.

Trained volunteers will become group leaders to collect bat data, record bat identifications, run an overnight bat watch and workshops, and develop a bat walk and a digital bat trail.

 

Calling all Eggsplorers!

Take part in the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail around Allen Banks and Staward Gorge to claim your very own Cadbury chocolate Egghead!

  • When: Friday 18 - Monday 21 April at 10.30am – 2.30pm
  • Price: £1

Walk the wall

We love the outdoors and there are plenty of great walking routes around here, simply take your pick which direction you want to go in... You can even download them before your visit.

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