Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

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  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    You don’t have to wear a face covering when you visit, but we do encourage you to bring one with you. There’s a great range of face coverings available on our online shop.

Guidebook: Hadrian's Wall

Price: £5.50

 Housesteads Timeline

122-32Vercovicium

Construction of Hadrian's Wall begins. The fort at Housesteads, known as Vercovicium, is built.

138Hadrian's Great Defences

The Wall is completed at the end of Hadrian's reign and is garrisoned by nearly 10,000 men. Housesteads is one of 15 forts along the Wall.

Find out more about the history of Housesteads

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