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Address: Wallsend-on-Tyne to Bowness-on-Solvay, England
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Built by the Roman Emporer Hadrian in AD 122, the remnants of this ancient...

Built by the Roman Emporer Hadrian in AD 122, the remnants of this ancient wall stretches 73 miles from Wallsend-on-Tyne to Bowness-on-Solway.

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Amazing scenery

Stayed for our first trip to Northumberland in the Carrow B&B close to homestead fort . Wrap up and hike 2-3 miles it is worth it. Even in Feb we had a great time The wall at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for our first trip to Northumberland in the Carrow B&B close to homestead fort . Wrap up and hike 2-3 miles it is worth it. Even in Feb we had a great time The wall at Homestead is very impressive and worth seeing and walking

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you can't visit the north without taking a look. best landscape anywhere. you can see bits of the wall from Wallsend to Carlisle, but the wild bits in the middle are the best. don't worry about getting lost, there will always be a brit in a rustly nylon anorak and hiking boots to point you in the right direction. or... More 

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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my Brother walked from Wallsend to Bowness -on-Solway in August 2015 and I would really recommend having a go at this trail. We were raising money for charity so decided to do this walk in 5 days arranged by Macs Adventure. Macs Adventure were great as they organised our hotels and sorted our luggage transfers out. However, I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The great thing about Hadrian's Wall is that you can visit it in a half day or take a week to hike the entire length. There are many great spots to access it and the major ruins including Chester's Fort and Housesteads. But there are plenty of free places to visits (apart from the daily parking fee of £4 which... More 

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Hook, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unusually, let's start with the tips 1. The standard way to walk this is East to West. That means you head into a prevailing, very damp, wind. If at all possible, go East to West. 2. If you stay overnight at the Premier Inn (at the Eastern End of the Walk) they will allow you to park your car there... More 

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Nullagine, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Wow! Despite raining the whole time we were there this morning, the wall was still impressive! It will be 2000 years in 2122! Good walking opportunity. One can choose to do day walks or pack carrying! We met an enthusiastic team of 4 young men pack carrying the whole of 45miles in 4 days! Passing by pubs and motels also... More 

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Woodhouse Eaves, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is an incredible feat of engineering which would prove challenging in the 21st century, let alone some 2000 years ago. We didn't have a huge amount of time so we walled a small length of the wall just by the Roman Army museum. It's very well preserved (I've been told its probably the best preserved section of wall) and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Went alongside the reminiscence of the wall, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to close to Carlisle : history speaks and reminds "Les mémoires d'Hadrien" by the late Marguerite Yourcenar. One must know History otherwise the visit of the scarce ruins might quickly become boresome. I loved it, felt in harmony with the Picts...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Take wet weather gear (just in case) and strong, stout footwear. Hadrian's wall is a must see attraction. The site we visited is near Steel Rigg and offers a climb up to a high point of the wall with a stunning view and a lower walk where pictures can be taken of a Roman gatehouse. I'd say park at Steel... More 

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Redlands, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I took the bus to travel along the wall because I didn't have enough time for a walk-- though I will definitely try that in the future. The wall is really remarkable. Try to see it from both sides, though, because it often sits on a clifftop that isn't noticeable from the England side. The bus doesn't always travel right... More 

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