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

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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

Curator's Choice at Corbridge
Venue: Corbridge Roman Town, Northumberland
Date: Mon 24 Nov

Join Frances McIntosh, Curator of Roman Collections for an insight in to the Corbridge Hoard in the 50th year of its discovery.

Roman Beer Sampling
Venue: Corbridge Roman Town, Northumberland
Date: Sat 29 Nov - Sun 21 Dec 2014

In the build up to the festive season, we'll be offering visitors free tastings of Roman Beer, made from Spelt.

Saturnalia, a Roman Christmas Festival
Venue: Corbridge Roman Town, Northumberland
Date: Sat 20 Dec 2014

Roman Collections Curator, Frances McIntosh talks about Saturnalia, the festivity which involved Lords becoming Slaves and Slaves becoming Lords!

The Story Behind John Clayton
Venue: Chesters Roman Fort, Northumberland
Date: Mon 26 Jan

125 years after John Clayton passed away, join Hadrian's Wall Curator Frances McIntosh to find out why he is hailed as 'the saviour of Hadrian's Wall'.

Children's Roman Soldier Week
Venue: Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
Date: Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 2015

Are you willing to join the Imperial Army? Join us at Chesters Roman Fort where youngsters can train to be Roman soldiers with hands on activities.

Taking in the Heights of Hadrian's Wall
Venue: Chesters Roman Fort, Northumberland
Date: Dates to be confirmed with Members

A once in a lifetime opportunity awaits you - to see the spectacular landscape of Hadrian's Wall from above.

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