Things to see & do

Explore Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site

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What is a World Heritage Site?

Hadrian's Wall was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987 uniting it with many other wonderful and amazing sites around the world and we'll be celebrating this on Saturday 18 April, International Day for Monuments and Sites.

Housesteads Roman Fort and Museum

Visit the most complete Roman Fort in Britain to experience what life was really like for a Roman soldier, head to the museum to see what the Fort would have looked like in Roman times and borrow a Game of Thrones 'Watchers' cloak.

Don't miss...

  • Experiencing what life was like at the Roman Fort
  • Spotting spring wildlife such as Curlews, Sparrows and more
  • Admiring the dark skies at night
  • Taking a walk alongside the Wall
  • Trying geocaching - the hunt is on for the boxes!
  • Enjoying a range of refreshments in the visitor centre
  • Seeing where part of 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' was filmed
Try climbing at a World Heritage Site © Paul Harris

Try climbing at a World Heritage Site

Awesome adventures

Like to get your adrenaline pumping? Then we have a few adventures in store for you. Try climbing at Crag Lough on Hadrian's Wall, abseiling at Allen Banks (just down the road), or heading underground at Nenthead Mines.

Which one will you choose?

Meet the ranger

Ask a National Trust ranger anything you like

We get asked lots of questions about the land and how the National Trust conserves it, so we've started 'Ranger Question Time' where you can meet a ranger at Housesteads from 10 - 12pm on selected Mondays where you can ask anything you like.


Wildlife is here in abundance, keep looking towards the sky, for long grass rustling and who knows what you'll see? A curlew, a deer, maybe an otter? There's also lots of flora about at Hadrian's Wall.

Cosy days in

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