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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.


Discover some great walks with your dog © John Millar

Discover some great walks with your dog

Put one foot forward at Hadrian's Wall and discover Northumberland.

There are some fantastic walking paths around the Wall, whether you're after a small circular venture or a full day's walk from one section of the wall to another. Take in the history, admire the views and enjoy your time. You could even give geocaching - the modern day treasure hunt - a go?

Wall Face

Visit eleven sites along Hadrian’s Wall and see the Wall Face exhibition © Hadrian's Wall Trust

Visit eleven sites along Hadrian’s Wall and see the Wall Face exhibition

'Wall Face: Portraits of people who revealed Hadrian's Wall' is open from 21 August - 9 November across eleven sites along Hadrian's Wall Country.

The exhibition features 11 prints and photographs of pioneering archaeologists and antiquarians, who all played a role in preserving Hadrian's Wall, from the National Portrait Gallery.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

How many different species can you spot? © NTPL/Daniel Bosworth

How many different species can you spot?

Join in '50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾' by heading outdoors and make a grass trumpet (no. 25), Hold a scary beast (no. 30) and Catch a falling leaf (no. 33).

Work on the trickier tasks like Camp out in the wild (no. 3), Cook on a camp fire (no. 47), Go on a really long bike ride (no. 11), Build a den (no. 4) and Explore a cave (no. 29), by joining in our events.

Become a Roman!

Here, you can become a Roman Soldier for the day

We encourage imagination - especially when there's a real Roman Fort. You can wear armour, have a shield, spear and, or a sword and be a Roman soldier for the day!

Stay for longer

We have three fantastic holiday cottages near Hadrian's Wall, the Victorian farmhouse Housesteads is located just 50 yards away from Housesteads Fort - you can't get much closer to history!