Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

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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

  • Wall Face - a new National Portrait Gallery exhibition
  • The museum and exhibition exploring the story of the fort
  • A CGI film which takes you on a journey through time
  • Breathtaking views of the Tyne Valley and Scottish borders

Events At Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

  • A Soldier's Life

    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.

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directions

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

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