Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Hexham

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The remains of a Roman barrack block, Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall is a symmetrical stone wall ruin that rests high on Hadrian's Wall. Inside are the remains of a Roman toilet and partitioning walls that divided the structure into rooms. The massive stone structures protected over 800 Roman soldiers while they were stationed at the site. The fortress provides panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. A nearby museum offers a model of the intact structure and a history of the Romans in England. To visit Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall and other attractions in Hexham, use our Hexham planning site.
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  • This is a really good place to visit if interested in Roman history however it is a really very long walk from car park to the site and most if it is up a VERY steep hill it is not suitable for...  more »
  • Housesteads is a sizeable excavation and the location is very impressive. There is a long steep walk up to the fort and visitor area which would be improved if there were just a few benches along the....  more »
  • This is a good place to visit, even in the pouring rain (as we had). The little museum and film is very interesting, and gives great context to the ruins you can explore, and how they would have looked and been used. We enjoyed the view of Hadrian's wall stretching out on either side of the fort, and the various information plaques around the fort with more information about each section. A really great look into that part of British history! Staff were friendly and helpful, as always at this kind of attraction throughout the UK.
  • We couldn't have picked a worst day to visit weather wise so we didn't take full advantage of our visit. There is so much history here. The information is easily absorbed and interesting. There is a slightly hilly walk to get to the fort and wall from the car park. It's good paths and the staff are friendly and will explain everything

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