Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

A group walking alongside Hadrian's Wall

Roman wall running through an often wild landscape

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Things to see and do

Hadrian's Wall

Make even more of your day

Child flying a kite

Go kite flying 

Let's go fly a kite. Head to Housesteads Roman Fort during the holidays and borrow a kite. Surrounded by wild (and a very windy) landscape, Housesteads Roman Fort is the ideal spot to get a good breeze and really make a kite soar. See how high you can fly it.

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

What's on

Upcoming events

Star gazing - An introduction to astronomy for families and beginners

Sat 22 Oct 2016
Join Ace of Space Astronomy for a fun and interactive way to learn all about the cosmos; exploring the planets, moons, stars and beyond.

Christmas workshop

Thu 17 Nov 2016
Christmas is on its way and if like us, you enjoy creating your own festive decorations, then perhaps this workshop is for you.

Christmas Underground Adventure

Sun 11 Dec 2016
Enjoy a festive adventure as you discover what's underground! Experience a fantastic day exploring the dark tunnels of Smallcleugh Mines, Nenthead.
Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Eating and shopping

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort


Cattle grazing at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Discover history 

From a Roman leader to a local antiquarian - Hadrian's Wall has certainly seen some things during its time and can now include being the star of a few Hollywood movies, such as Macbeth, and TV series Vera. There's many reasons why this is a World Heritage Site and why the National Trust works hard to conserve it.

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Get involved

A National Trust warden maintaining dry stone walls at a National Trust site

Helping to manage a World Heritage Site 

With so much going on across various sites along the Tyne Valley, we're always looking for a few extra pair of hands. So, if you're free on a Thursday and up for some graft and quite enjoy getting stuck in, there's lots to be done from maintaining footpaths to coppicing, fencing and dry stone walling plus hedge laying. Phew.

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

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