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Days Out - Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall is an epic World Heritage Site, marching 73 miles from sea to sea across some of the wildest and most dramatic country in England. Experience Roman life and epic history in stunning locations.

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Places to visit on Hadrian's Wall

There are over 20 places to visit on Hadrian's Wall including:

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Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Northumberland | North East

A fascinating tourist attraction in North East England, Housesteads is the most complete Roman fort in Britain. Set where Hadrian's Wall climbs to the top of a dramatic escarpment.

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Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

Northumberland | North East

Built almost 2000 years ago to house a Roman army garrison guarding the nearby bridge across the River Tyne, Chesters Roman Fort is one of the most impressive visitor attractions in the North East.

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Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Cumbria | North West

Birdoswald Roman Fort is the perfect place to stop if on a family day out or if you're walking or cycling along Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria. Extensive remains of the Roman Fort can be explored.

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Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's Wall
Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's Wall

Northumberland | North East

Visitors to Corbridge can walk along the main street of this Roman garrison town, flanked by the remains of granaries, a fountain house, markets, workshops and temples.

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Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle

Cumbria | North West

Carlisle Castle was a constantly updated working fortress until well within living memory. Now its rich and varied visitor attractions reflect its long and eventful history.

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Lanercost Priory
Lanercost Priory

Cumbria | North West

The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory belies an often troubled history.

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Events

Children's Archaeology Detectives
Venue: Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
Date: Sat 19 Jul - Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014

Let the kids get stuck into history with the chance to uncover clues, and handle artefacts. Take part in a sand pit dig to unveil secrets from the late Roman period – the time of King Arthur! Plus plenty of hands on activities.

Children's Warrior School
Venue: Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Cumbria
Date: Sat 19 Jul - Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014

"Birdoswald is known for being a stronghold during Roman rule but did you know that its story also continues into the Dark Ages? Join us as we teach little warriors how to master the sword and defend themselves!

A Soldier's Life
Venue: Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
Date: Sat 23 - Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014

Meet an iconic Roman Legionary stationed at the famous Housesteads Roman Fort and an ancient Briton as they recall the building of the Wall and its impact.

Castle Kings and Queens
Venue: Carlisle Castle, Cumbria
Date: Sat 23 - Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014

This summer, meet the Kings and Queens that were once associated with Carlisle Castle. Every weekend, our duo of costumed actors will let you step into England’s story.

The Man who Saved the Wall
Venue: Chesters Roman Fort, Northumberland
Date: Fri 29 Aug

Roman Collections, Curator, Frances McIntosh will uncover the fascinating world of John Clayton, a keen Victorian antiquarian and 'saviour of the Wall'.

The Man who Saved the Wall
Venue: Chesters Roman Fort, Northumberland
Date: Sat 30 Aug

Roman Collections, Curator, Frances McIntosh will uncover the fascinating world of John Clayton, a keen Victorian antiquarian and 'saviour of the Wall'.

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