Things to see & do

Explore Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site

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Explore Nenthead Mines

Discover the tunnels of Smallcleugh Mines at Nenthead, learning about the history and geology as you go and making your way to the spectacular underground Ballroom for a "picnic" you are sure to remember.

A soldier's life at Housesteads Fort

Visit the most complete Roman Fort in Britain and meet a real soldier! Find out what life on the edge of the Roman Frontier was really like and get involved in various activities.

Don't miss...

  • Seeing where part of 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' was filmed
  • Spotting spring wildlife such as Curlews, Sparrows and more
  • Taking a walk alongside the Wall
  • Experiencing what life was like at the Roman Fort
  • Enjoying a range of refreshments in the visitor centre
  • Trying geocaching - the hunt is on for the boxes!
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 on offer for you...

Perhaps you can try Climbing at Crag Lough on Hadrian's Wall, abseiling at Allen Banks (just down the road), or heading underground at Nenthead Mines....


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

Meet the ranger

Do you have any burning questions about the land and how the National Trust conserves it? Well, come along to 'Ranger Question Time' at Housesteads on selected Mondays and ask anything you'd like.

Drinks and snacks

After a brisk walk outdoors you're welcome 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.