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Hadrian's Wall

Wallsend-on-Tyne to Bowness-on-Solvay, England
01434 322002
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Ranked #12 of 139 Attractions in Northumberland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Hiking Trails, Trails
Activities: Hiking, Biking, Walking
Traveler Description: This massive feat of engineering was built in northern England on the orders of Roman Emperor Hadrian, who visited the region in 122 CE.   It runs 73... more »
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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We took a day trip from Edinburgh with Heart of Scotland Tours. This trip is quite long and we stopped at Rosslyn Abbey, the town of Melrose and the English- Scottish border. The wall itself is up a steep hill which was windy on top. There is a fort preserved from 2000 years ago, an impressive bit of building. You... More

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Locks Heath
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We walked from the visitor centre at Once Brewed up to the wall, over to capstone quarry, stopping for coffee at the (non dog-friendly Milestone Inn and back along fields and minor roads to the visitor centre. 7 miles total and well worth the effort although there are some very steep sections near the wall. A short ride into Hexham... More

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Santo Tomas
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Hard to believe as you walk the ruins of the fort and stand atop Hadrian's Wall spanning as far as the eye can see that this mighty wall was completed in just 6 years with over 800 workers.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Hadrian's Wall is probably the most thought provoking piece of history that I have visited in the UK. While we (mum, dad, and child) only went to a small part of the wall due to time constraints, we found it to be a wonderful piece of our collective history with equally beautiful views. There are lots of places to see... More

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ate our meals at the George Hotel,they were wonderful,good food and excellent service.Good variety of food to choose from,meals were always hot and fresh.

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Canada
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's amazing that such an old stone wall is still standing tall, even after 19 centuries of existence! The Romans sure knew how to build! Hadrian gave the orders to build it in 122 A.D. It was built to keep the Picts out of the Roman Empire. The wall was also a message that here started civilization. On the other... More

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Carlisle, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

With limited time to explore the best bits along Hadrian's Wall, we enjoyed a bit of good luck with clearing weather and had the great good fortune to have Peter Carney as our guide along the Wall. From the prompt to the minute morning pick-up at our Carlisle hotel to the end of the day drop off at our lodgings... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

we did walk the whole path, from Newcastle to Bowness in 8 days. It was the perfect pace because allowed us enough time to visit the museums and most interesting sites. Our holiday was organized by Mickeledore and everything was perfectly organized. The bag transportation service, Walkers bags, was also efficient. With so many sites to see do not rush,... More

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Edinburgh, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Hadrian's Wall is something of an enigma, not least because there are only fragments that remain. But those fragments are entirely intriguing, and with a little imagination the magnitude of the thing can truly come to life. Set against the backdrop landscape a visit to Hadrian's Wall shouldn't disappoint, unless you're after pristine reconstruction, or want the scenery destroyed with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Salve viatores! Long ago, when I was a mere girl, my parents took me and my brother to the heart of the North York Moors, where we fell in stinging nettles, freaked out at the expanse of sky and never-ending horizon, climbed massive rock formations sprouting out of the gorse and gleefully presented sheep jawbones to our patient grandmother. We... More

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