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.
Easter Adventure Quest
Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014
Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Housesteads Roman Fort. Rise to the challenge and you’ll win a yummy chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.
Roman Soldiers Return!
Sun 04 & Mon 05 May 2014
Roman Soldiers are returning to Housesteads Roman Fort! Make sure you're there to witness the return of the legendary soldiers as they defend their Empire once again.
Hadrian's Wall Festival: Roman Soldier School
Sat 24 May - Sun 01 Jun 2014
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Housesteads Roman Fort, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland - NE47 6NN
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