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Hadrian's Wall

Wallsend-on-Tyne to Bowness-on-Solvay, England
01434 322002
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Ranked #11 of 138 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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west coast of Scotland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Roman wall stretches from Bowness in Cumbria to Wallsend in Northumberland--The last Roman outpost in Britain. Yes you do need to get a map out and plan where you want to see, you cannot just drive past it and in places you need to scramble up hills to appreciate the history of it all. Go to the visitors centre they... More

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Canberra, Australia
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133 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We visited the wall on the way to Scotland and we were so glad we made the visit. While there is not much left of the wall the ruins of the Fort are fabulous. The ruins include gate houses, barracks, commanders house and the Roman bath. The wall was built to keep out the pesky Scots! TIP: It can be... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A must visit for history fans. Many museums and site locations along the wall for visiting. Walking the whole wall is not essential to getting a lot out of the experience here.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

There's an obvious question for those who visit Hadrian's Wall: where's the wall? Unfortunately, only bits and pieces of it are visible. (I caught a glimpse between the bushes while driving.) Castles and forts along the way have little more than a few stones to indicate the original floor plans. You'll need a rich imagination as you read signs that... More

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San Jose, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Driving from Edinburg back to England, we wanted to visit the wall. The signs were not very clearly marked and we ended up wasting 2 hours searching for the remains of the wall. After stopping at Hexham's tourist information center, we got a map and recommendations where to park and see the wall. It was about a 30 min ride... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Very helpful and friendly staff at both visitor centre and the museum. Wheelchair users can arrange to take their car up the track to the museum, otherwise they need an off-road mobility scooter like Tramper to get up the path from the car park to the site. Tea, coffee snacks, souvenirs available, also a good selection of guide books and... More

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I went with my husband and the walk was booked by Contours walking holidays. They did a very good job of it. The B&B's we stayed at were beyond what I had expected and I was very pleased with what they had picked. Our luggage was moved from B&B by whoever they hired and it always showed up in good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visiting Hadrian's Wall with Peter Carney makes the Roman Era in Britain come alive. I spent a whole day, but it is possible to customize his tour to match your time frame, interests, and energy level. Peter has an vast knowledge of the Roman Era and is able to put it in context of the time before and after that... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A history lesson , visited the roman museum next to the wall. In the national park . Northumberland . Wall can be walked in various lengths, very interesting history

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The scale & beauty of Hadrian's Wall can only be truly appreciated by walking it. English Heritage present the wall beautifully, making the experience of the walk & the visits to all the sites along its length a true pleasure. Just do it.

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