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Hadrian's Wall

Wallsend-on-Tyne to Bowness-on-Solvay, England
01434 322002
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Ranked #18 of 136 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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Orlando, FL
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We walked the section of Hadrian's Wall (built AD122-AD128) from Steel Rigg past Sycamore Gap to about mile-castle 38 (although most of these mile-castles are in ruins) but there is a huge farm at the far end of Crag Lough where mile-castle would have been. Hadrian's Wall marks the most northern part of the old Roman Empire. Easy access to... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

AMAZING! Talk a walk, see history, feel the fresh air and imagine how those Romans felt, coming from a land that was hot into a land where at best is warm. Visiting In March it was cold but sunny, very windy and fresh but walking along feeling history on my finger tips was awesome. There are existing camps and forts... More

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Hove
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I walked two of the most spectacular sections of Hadrian's Wall this June - from Walltown to Cawfields and back, and from Once Brewed to Housesteads. This section was a linear walk, facilitated by the Hadrian's Wall Bus AD122, and passes the famous sycamore tree. The going wasn't difficult underfoot, and these sections aren't strenuous for anyone who is reasonably... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

see the archaeologists at work as they continue to make discoveries while excavating the site. Museum also displays articles found will visual & audio explanations. Lovely but very small cafe. Follow signs fro visitor centre A69 past Hexham

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Seaforth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Well the built an amazing wall, forts, villas etc all along the norther boundary of the empire and you have to check out some of the sights even after 2000 years its awesome go get edjucated and learn what they did for you !

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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50 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Hadrian's Wall has become quite an attraction since the filming of the Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves movie where a scene was taken there, now known as the "Robin Hood Tree". Our goal was to walk to this tree. Unfortunately, inclement weather prevented reaching the tree but the small part of the walk we did was simply memorable. Our starting... More

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Bozeman MT
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This amazing hike was made all the better by having Peter's knowledge and insight as to what life was like on the wall 2000 ears ago. A former history teacher, Pete has an absolute gift for making the past come alive. The scenery is spectacular, the Roman forts along the way are worth the price and having Peter there to... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We went to Carlisle to watch the Football, Then we decided to visit the wall, and what a decision. Was a great view and the scenes were lovely. I do reccomend it highly and some of the photo opportunities are great.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Driving though Northumberland National Park on a lovely sunny day in June was amazing, as was our visit to the Housestead Fort and Museum. As National Trust members, admission was free. There is a £4 parking fee, however this is a day ticket and can be used at all other car parks. It is a bit of a trek to... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

An excellent way of getting to the central part of Hadrian's Wall. For 2014, the timetable and fares information is here: http://www.visithadrianswall.co.uk/dbimgs/AD122-Hadrian%27s-Wall-Flyer-2014.pdf

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