Things to see & do

Explore Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site

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What's on?

During your visit to Hadrian's Wall you can visit Housesteads Roman Fort, the most complete in Britain, and experience what life was really like for a Roman soldier.

Activities

Joining us for an astronomy evening is a great way to learn about the Dark Skies, or if an adventure is more your thing take part in an underground adventure!

Don't miss...

  • Admiring the dark skies at night
  • Taking a walk alongside the Wall
  • Experiencing what life was like at the Roman Fort
  • Our fantastic range of events
  • Enjoying a range of refreshments in the visitor centre
  • Spotting otters and deers
  • Seeing where part of 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' was filmed
  • Trying geocaching - the hunt is on for the boxes!
Try Christmas with a difference with Hadrian's Wall Country Group © Laura Jackson

Try Christmas with a difference with Hadrian's Wall Country Group

Christmas traditions

Are you an adventure seeker or a keen crafter? Either way, we may have something that's right up your alley. 

Head underground on 14 December to learn about the history of Smallcleugh Mines stopping for a snack in the underground ballroom, or celebrate the Roman way with willow-weaving on 17 December.

Geocaching

It's the perfect modern day treasure hunt for all the family! Use a GPS, which you can borrow from the visitor centre, to search for hidden caches and don't forget to sign the log book.

Cosy days in

After a brisk walk snuggle up inside the visitor centre, choose from snacks and drinks or simply browse the shop. Every penny spent goes back into conserving this special place.

Wildlife

Large, small, crawling, flying, furry, bright, or even swimming. While you're out and about, perhaps during a walk, stay alert for the wonderful animals living nearby, they're all around.

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