Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Roman wall running through an often wild landscape

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Things to see and do

The Sycamore tree at Hadrian's Wall

Read about Sycamore Gap 

Sycamore Gap was crowned England's ‘Tree of the Year’ in conservation charity the Woodland Trust’s annual contest. Now, with your help it came fifth in the 'European Tree of the Year'. Thank you to everyone who voted for this special tree.

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site

A couple walking through the Granary

Discover a Roman Fort 

Known as Vercovicium, Housesteads Roman Fort was built during 122-32. Today, you can wander the barrack blocks and the hospital. Peer into the oldest toilets you'll ever see, and admire the stunning panoramic views. The interactive museum showcases Roman objects and the mini-cinema will take you on a journey through time.

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

What's on

Upcoming events

Exploring Crag Lough guided walk

Wed 05 Jul 2017
10:00-15:00
Take in stunning views of the Whin Sill crags at Hadrian's Wall and go on an adventure with a guide.

Barbarian guided walk

Sat 05 Aug 2017
10:00-16:00
Take part in a eight mile guided walk with a trusty guide to explore the Hadrian's Wall countryside and some of its most dramatic sections of the Wall.

Rock Climbing at Crag Lough

Tue 08 Aug 2017
10:00-13:00
Try rock climbing at the atmospheric Crag Lough just below Hadrian's Wall and get a real feel for this fantastic outdoor sport.

Abseiling at Crag Lough

Fri 11 Aug 2017
10:00-15:45
This is an opportunity to make your way around a UNESCO World Heritage Site in a different kind of way. Meet at Sycamore Gap, England's Tree of the Year, and give abseiling a try.

Greenlee Lough Nature Reserve guided walk

Sun 13 Aug 2017
10:00-17:00
Join a 10 mile walk with one of our guides to explore the Hadrian's Wall countryside and Greenlee Lough Nature Reserve.

Haughtongreen Bothy guided walk

Wed 23 Aug 2017
10:00-14:30
Walk along Hadrian's Wall and have lunch at a special scenic spot as seen on 'Tales of Northumberland with Robson Green'
Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Eating and shopping

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

History

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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