Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open daily, and our visitor centre and toilets are open Friday - Sunday. We encourage everyone to observe social distancing measures. You’ll need to book your visit to Housesteads Roman Fort in advance, check What's On.

Roman wall running through an often wild landscape

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

Housesteads Roman Fort will reopen from 4 July, through our partners at English Heritage. You’ll need to book your tickets before your visit. National Trust members can book for free by booking as a 'Corporate Member'. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Things to see and do

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Eating and shopping

Two frames for sale in Visitor Centre

It's a small shop here, but it's packed full of goodies. From yummy biscuits and crackers to fabulous jams. Outdoor clothing to a selection of cards and there's often a special line introduced, ideal for a gift...

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

Help look after this World Heritage Site 

There's lots to be getting on with across the Tyne Valley, from maintaining footpaths to coppicing, fencing and dry stone walling plus hedge laying. If you're looking to get stuck in to practical jobs with the ranger team, look no further.

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Places to stay

Stay for longer in Northumberland