Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Haydon Bridge

4.5
#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Hexham
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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  • We visited the Fort and Hadrian’s Wall for the first time this morning. As members of the National trust we just needed to pay £3 car parking as entry was included in our membership. The man in...  more »
  • We decided to stop off at various places en route to our destination in Peebles. Hadrians Wall being one of them. The weather was not very kind but it didn’t spoil our trip. Good NT car park and...  more »
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  • 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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