Things to see & do

Explore Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site

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What is a World Heritage Site?

Join World Heritage expert John Scott to learn more about Hadrian's Wall

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?

Try something new

Looking for a way to spend time with the family and have new experiences in 2015? Join a Working Holiday at Allen Banks; see what it takes to be a ranger, learn about conservation and be together.

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.


Ranger Jonny Tomlinson is on a mission to discover and learn about unusual species at Hadrian's Wall by using iSpot, like this algae. Can you help us identify some others?