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Hadrian's Wall

Wallsend-on-Tyne to Bowness-on-Solvay, England
01434 322002
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Ranked #13 of 137 Attractions in Northumberland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

if you are nearby you cannot miss visiting Hadrians Wall. Allow half a day if driving and there are a couple of forts to visit, payment required but worth it if you can afford it, otherwise walk nearby and you can see most of it for free. If you have the time walk all or some of it. plan ahead... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Very busy. There was little info on the signposts at the fort. However where there were signposts they were quite informative. Note you still pay parking if member of National Trust or English Heritage. Will definitely visit in the future.

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165 reviews 165 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely to see the ruins of Hadrian's Wall on our way from York to Scotland. There is a nice pull off for a stop, open a gate and you are there. Be careful crossing the road. The local farmers speed along quite quickly.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It was a little hard to find, but well worth the hunt. My hubby said it was the capping off of the trip. There is also the hike you can do, but we didn't have the time. A great piece of history.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Not easy to get to, further than you think off the main road but so very exciting and brought history to life. Visited the top three spots, Housestead, Vinolanda and Roman Army museum. Learned so very much about Roman life. Check out the tablets in Vinolanda Musuem.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

well worth the drive out to the wall. a bit of walking required to feel the experience up close, but you wont be disappointed. the structures built and the walls along hill tops and down valley's will leave you wondering how they did this way out in no mans land.

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Ringwood, Hampshire, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Visited the section at Gilsland on advice of B&B host. Not disappointed. Large section of Wall still intact and Poltross Burn milecastle definitely worth a visit.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This walk is well worth doing in its entirety. You get a real feel for what the Romans achieved in building this wall at this scale. In places the wall is 14ft high and it looks very imposing if you look along the ridge line on which it was built. To think this was done with very primative tools makes... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I feel very fortunate to have learned of Peter Carney's tours. Hadrian's Wall has long been a destination of ours, but with no car and limited time, we weren't quite sure how to manage it. Mr. Carney must be an exceptional teacher. His instructions to us were clear and concise, so that we could use public transport... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Wall is a beautiful place, but it's far better when you walk it with Peter Carney. While not a born local, Peter is a long time resident of the area, an ex-history teacher, and still very much a history buff of all sorts. You can find him here. http://www.hadrianswall-walk.com/. My wife and I did a "Best bits" of the... More

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