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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.
The BatLife project
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 identification, run an overnight bat watch and workshops, develop a bat walk and digital bat trail.
Need somewhere to stay?
If you're visiting Hadrian's Wall we have a selection of wonderful holiday cottages - Housesteads 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.
Enter our poetry competition
If you're aged 12 or under then why not write a short poem inspired by Sycamore Gap and the special place it lives in?
The winner's submission will be incorporated on the enclosure of the replacement tree planted early next year.