Eating & shopping
Housesteads Visitor Centre has plenty on offer to help make your day special. We love inviting families, friends, groups and even your four-legged friends and there are seating areas where you can enjoy a cuppa and a snack.
For the shop-aholics there's cards and books, to teatowels, garden kit and plants. There's even egg cups, mugs and of course - Roman memorabilia.
Perhaps you're looking for a gift, or would like something to remember your day, either way there are lots of goodies in the shop to ensure you can find that something a little different.
We have fantastic designs by Alex Clark, wonderful photographs and cards featuring local photographers Roger Clegg and Simon Fraser as well as National Trust jams and biscuits.
50 things to do before you're 11¾
Join in our '50 things' campaign and head outdoors - you can pick up your scrapbook from here and we have lots of bits and bobs on offer to help you complete your list.
Go bird watching, make a trail with sticks, climb a tree or take part in an event to work on the other, more difficult ones.
Whether you're looking for indoor or outdoor plants you'there's all find a wide range for sale here, all grown locally and peat-based.
You can find the stall at the back of the visitor centre to browse what's on offer and a member of staff will always be happy to help.
Stay another day
If this all sounds like a dream to you and you're a real history-buff then please, stay a little longer...
Housesteads is a farmhouse situated just 50 yards from Housesteads Fort, it's the perfect place to rest your head and really take in the views, peace and of course, the history of Hadrian's Wall.
Need a helping hand?
We've all been there. You're half way to your destination and then, "I've forgotten to pack it... but I know exactly where it is!"
Don't worry if you've forgotten something for your day out, we're sure to have it here or we'll certainly help you to get what you need.