Roman wall running through an often wild landscape
Witness the stunning views, explore natural wilderness and become immersed in the history while visiting Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Fort.
Hadrian's Wall, an epic structure, kept the unwanted out and the welcome safe. Making use of the natural Whin Sill escarpment, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the Roman Empire’s best-maintained outpost in northern Europe.
Nestled within Northumberland National Park, it really is quite a treat. There are invigorating walks and breathtaking landscapes.
Venture alongside Hadrian's Wall to Milecastle 37 and the famous Sycamore Gap, taking in the sights as you go. It's a real testament to the Romans, as well as their planning, tenacity and power.
Head to Housesteads Roman Fort for a real insight into Roman military life and discover the past behind the archaeological remains, using the stone walls as a guide around the village south of the fort and envisage the different chambers and rooms. Plus, you might just see some of the oldest toilets around.
Note: The Fort is owned by National Trust but maintained by English Heritage.