Things to see & do

Explore Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site

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Focus on Hadrian's Wall

Spend a day out and about at Hadrian's Wall on Sunday 28 June with photographer Roger Clegg. During the day he'll help to guide you in choosing the best subjects to focus on as well as how to add impact to your landscape photographs.

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 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....

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.


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.