Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Important notice -

The B6318 road is closed today Friday 7 and also Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 May from Greenhead to Milecastle Inn, 8am until 4pm. You can still access Housesteads and Hadrians wall for your visit. Please note Housesteads phone lines are currently down.

Roman wall running through an often wild landscape

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Things to see and do

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

History

Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland

Contested Desires at Hadrian's Wall  

Rather than a barrier between England and Scotland, Hadrian's Wall was built to bring people together and encourage trade. A diverse, multi-natonal community developed in Northumberland. In 2020, the National Trust is taking part in a new, global project called Contested Desires; bringing together communities, groups and individuals to explore shared colonial heritage worldwide.

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

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