Harrows Scar Milecastle and Wall - Hadrian's Wall

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD

Before You Go

A mile-long section of the Wall, rebuilt in stone later in Hadrian's reign. It is linked to Birdoswald Roman Fort.

Read more about the history of Harrows Scar Milecastle and Wall.

Before You Go

Access: There are slopes and steps on the walk to the milecastle from Birdoswald. The walk is not strenuous but it is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Parking: Charged car parking is available at Birdoswald Roman Fort, approximately a 10-15 minute walk away. The fee is refunded to visitors and members who visit Birdoswald.

How to find it: Follow the Hadrian's Wall National Trail east of Birdoswald.

Teachers' Kit: Download our education pack for Hadrians' Wall with various sections aimed at KS1-2, KS3, and KS4+.  Other teaching resources can be found on our 'Learn' pages.

Drone flying: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions. Please see our drone filming guidelines for more details, or email our Filming team.

Plan a Great Day Out

Harrow's Scar Milecastle and Wall is part of the Birdoswald Roman Trail.

Harrow's Scar Milecastle is close to Birdoswald Roman Fort, and the section of wall between the two is one of the most popular sections of Hadrian's Wall. A tearoom and toilet facilities can be found at Birdoswald.

Also nearby is Lanercost Priory. Its tranquil setting belies a troubled history - it suffered frequent attacks during the Anglo-Scottish Wars. Today you can see its beautiful cloisters, spot recycled Roman stonework and roam the ruins.

Guidebook: Hadrian's Wall

Price: £6