Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

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Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
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Jennie w
Loughborough, UK32 contributions
Well Worth a Visit
May 2021
Well worth arranging a visit to Housesteads Roman Fort. There is a large car park and east access to the site.
It is very impressive and there are wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
Written 10 June 2021
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Kevin Feather
London, UK45 contributions
An amazing Fort
May 2021 • Couples
Easy to park, with bays of all sizes for different vehicle types. There is a lovely cafe and toilets run by the National Trust as you go in and then a 0.5mile walk winding up the hillside to the Roman Fort, where you can walk around the outside for free. If you want to go inside you need tickets from English Heritage, who have a small museum and shop at top. If you want to see a large museum full of lots of artefacts then go to Vindolandia. It is quite expensive to go in, but it does allow you the chance to legally walk on a small section of the wall. More sign boards around the site would be useful, but the guide book is well done. Super friend staff at NT & EH sites and very knowledgeable.
Written 24 May 2021
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SPAN_Edgbaston
Birmingham UK69 contributions
Lovely on a sunny day
May 2021
We’re members of the National Trust, so decided to go here, Very impressive - huge set of ruins and fab views over the surrounding countryside. Part of Hadrian’s Wall forms the top, back wall of the fort. Pretty steep trek up the hill from the car park to the visitor centre, where there was a small but informative display about Roman Britain and the wall. Good COVID-19 precautions - even the staff outside were wearing masks! Windy site, so wear something windproof. Note that you have to pay to park, as the car park is run by the council. We didn’t have time, but the NT website has detailed directions for a long circular walk starting from the fort.
Written 20 May 2021
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Richard M
Swindon, UK641 contributions
Incredible roman ruins
May 2021
There is a half mile walk from the car park to the site which is a little steep but the paths are well made. The site is pretty big and there is plenty of informaiton on offer. The location is amazing and as well as the site you can then walk on Hadrians wall itself. An incredible place and well worth the trip.
Written 16 May 2021
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AndyMandyandVera
Telford, UK91 contributions
Very enjoyable way to spend 3 hours
May 2021 • Couples
We went from Haltwhistle caravan Site. We like walking but not miles. So we drove there in motorhome. The car park was great, it had a few specific bays for motorhome. £3 to park for 3 hours seems reasonable. You pay extra for longer. 3 hours was plenty for us. It’s English Heritage site. As National Trust Members we could also get in free. We were allowed to book in online at the entrance with help from the assistant. This was right by car park, where there was a cafe for takeaway & toilets. From there you walk uphill to site, it’s not far but it’s a steady incline. We walked around the site and also along to mile castle and the wall. All in. We walked about 3 miles. The views are breathtaking, you can buy a guidebook. That’s great to accompany your visit. The staff were lovely. The museum was closed because of Covid.
Written 6 May 2021
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Peter Robert Drake
Hexham, UK32 contributions
Incredible piece of history!
Aug 2020
Those who like their history made physical could do a lot worse than make the trip to Northumberland to see some of the incredible Roman remains found along Hadrian's Wall. This is one of the better ones - well preserved, well signed and beautifully maintained.
'Peter Drake' from 'Hexham'
Written 4 May 2021
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Sam3314
Derby, UK1,514 contributions
Roman civil engineering
Apr 2021
We got there on the AD122 bus and then had a walk up to the fort (gravel path, 1/2 mile). We entered the fort through the south gate and were able to explore the whole complex including the well engineered latrines, the bath house and the granaries. Lovely views of the wall. Lots of birds around. Good cafe by the car park supplied by the National Trust. Also hot drinks on offer at the fort from English Heritage.
Written 25 April 2021
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Andrew Dickinson
Birmingham, UK17 contributions
Worth the walk
Oct 2020 • Couples
First off, it is a bit of a steep walk from the car park. It wasn’t a problem for us but be prepared.

We started off in the museum, it is quite small however it is full of really interesting information and is definitely a good place to start.

The fort has information boards placed around which is helpful, it is pretty special to walk around history.
Written 4 November 2020
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Pam T
Ripley, UK289 contributions
Step back in time
Nov 2020 • Couples
At the moment it is book in advance. I think if you pay the £9 for entry the carpark ought to be free not £3. Fair enough if you are not. Be prepared and dressed for the weather and for a walk . Lots of ruins to wander round and well explained. Some artefacts too in the museum. Also a great access point to walk a bit of Hadrians wall and stunning views
Written 1 November 2020
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Brian G
Thurso, UK82 contributions
Be prepared for a walk
Oct 2020
Had to pre-book to get a time to visit due to co-vid. Once you get to the car park it is a 15 minute walk mainly uphill to the site. There is a security camera in the car park which logs your registration and it costs £3 to park even if you are a member. There is a good path to walk along. There are guides walking around the site who are only too happy to tell you about the area and answer any questions.
Written 1 November 2020
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