Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

We have changed the opening arrangements of our sites to play our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Housesteads Roman fort is currently closed and any tickets pre-booked for the closed period will be cancelled and refunds automatically made as needed, so there is no need to contact us. We are keeping a selection of sites open for local people to use for exercise during the lockdown period. These are a mixture of free-to-enter and paid sites, and all have plenty of outdoor space for safe social distancing. Visits to paid sites must be booked in advance. We hope to be able to reopen all our sites in the near future, and we are taking bookings for February half-term and beyond. Thank you for your understanding, patience and support during this difficult time.

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

'step into englands story