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Hadrian's Wall

Wallsend-on-Tyne to Bowness-on-Solvay, England
01434 322002
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Ranked #11 of 137 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We were too late to catch Housesteads Visitor Centre and Roman Fort (check opening times before you go!) - but the NT staff told us about Steel Rigg - so we went there instead - and that is open 24-7 and it was wonderful. Talk about spirit of place - we could almost hear the boots of the legionaries in... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The history behind this wall is amazing! It has been there for over a millennium and still standing!! And--it extended across the entire country! Really something to visit at least once--bucket list item!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

As part of our tour round Northumberland, Hadrians Wall was definitely on the 'to see' list, especially the infamous tree at Sycamore Gap which I've seen several times on the screen due to my love of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. You can see the tree from the road but to do it justice you really need to walk to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Definitely worth your while to walk along Hadrian's wall . From Newcastle there is a bus from the Train station that runs to and from Hadrian's wall during the day. We departed the bus at Housestead. There is a Museum and Roman Fort....an unbelievable walk from there to Twice Brew pub. The views are spectacular. Remember to note the only... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Well worth finding time to spend a least two days around the wall and the two Museums in the area, the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda. A good tip is if you use Haltwhistle as a base the bus only runs on weekends, so bus to Housesteads walk back to Haltwhistle. We completed the walk from Housesteads to Haltwhistle about... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Hadrian's wall really drives home the influence and reach of the Roman empire. If you are ambitious the walk of the entire wall is 73 miles. If you don't have 73 miles in you consider visiting a few sites. Personally I strongly recommend Housesteads, Vindolanda, and Roman Army Museum. These sites are located towards the middle section of the wall... More

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Peter gave us an exceptional tour, I am so glad the bus wasn't running! Wish everyone could have this experience!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Hadrians wall is a must see in its entirety or in parts for the history enthusiast and the section at Roman fort, birdoswald is surrounded by some stunning scenery. Walk relax and feel the history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've wanted to do this for a very very long time. Started at Bowness-on-Solway and finished at Wallsend. Going from West to East was interesting and ending in Wallsend (having said that Newcastle is grand!) was a bit of a anticlimax... But starting in Bowness did actually for me build up an amazing anticipation for seeing the Wall. That particular... More

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Higham, Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is an amazing piece of World Heritage, and a must see. However, the wall and terrain are spectacular in some areas and nonexistent in others. If you are planning on walking the wall, I recommend isolating your journey to the centre areas of the wall and taking 3-5 mile hikes along the spectacular sections, vice walking coast to Coast.... More

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