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.


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!
A couple head outdoors and venture to Hadrian’s Wall © National Trust / Joe Cornish

A couple head outdoors and venture to Hadrian’s Wall

Great British Walk

It's proven that a walk can really boost your happiness levels, so come and join us for a Great British one!

Take in the fab colours, breathe the fresh air, admire the views, be on the lookout for wildlife, and most of all - enjoy! Stroll to Milecastle 37, Steel Rigg or Sycamore Gap, the choice is yours.


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.


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