Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Housesteads: A stunning setting on Hadrian's Wall The Museum | An ideal stop off point along Hadrian's Wall 2000 years of history | Events at Housesteads

Set high on a dramatic escarpment of Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort is a fascinating tourist attraction in the north east of England. There are some stunning panoramic views to enjoy from the walls of this ancient fortress.

Imagine how life was for the 800 Roman soldiers based here as you wander the remains of the barrack blocks and the commandant’s house. See if you can find some of the oldest toilets you'll ever see and there's a fascinating museum too, complete with a model of how the fort looked in Roman times.  

With a history that goes back almost 2,000 years, it offers a unique family day out in Northumberland. We are open daily throughout winter.

Don't Miss

  • Our Game of Thrones cloaks - dress up as a Wall Watcher
  • The museum and exhibition exploring the story of the fort
  • A CGI film which takes you on a journey through time
  • Ancient Roman artefacts inside the museum
  • Breathtaking views of the Tyne Valley and Scottish borders

Events At Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

  • Taking in the Heights of Hadrian's Wall

    Members' Event

    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.

  • Easter Adventure Quest

    Fri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015

    It's time to get clue-cracking. Find characters from the past to help you solve the challenge and seek our your chocolate reward in the grounds of Housesteads Roman Fort.

Prices and opening times


Housesteads Roman Fort, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland - NE47 6NN (Directions)


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