Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Please be aware from 5 July until 29 July work will be taking place at Housesteads for an art installation. A small portion of the site will be closed, but we aim to keep disturbance to a minimum and we will be open to enjoy as normal.

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Open daily 10am - 5pm

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Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN

What's On

Guidebook: Hadrian's Wall

Price: £5.50

 Housesteads Timeline


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.

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