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Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

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Address: Haydon Bridge, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 870 333 1181
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Ancient history with views

Visited the fort on the way home from Northumberland and spent a couple of enjoyable hours walking round the fort and along the wall. There was also a roman soldier and a Celt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Visited the fort on the way home from Northumberland and spent a couple of enjoyable hours walking round the fort and along the wall. There was also a roman soldier and a Celt all dressed up and in character. The children there loved it. Well worth a look but there is a steepish hill up to it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Visited on a bank holiday but still plenty of room in the car park. Parking was £4 for all day but you are allowed to use the ticket at other sites along the wall. £13.20 for a couple to enter. We ended up joining English Heritage for a special fee of £66 for a couple for a year so entry... More 

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Grim North
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

While the fort has fallen down somewhat since Roman times it is still a pretty cool place. The signs and the dressed up actors helped bring it all to life. You find yourself really feeling for the soldiers stuck at the frozen edge of the world and the poor invaded Brits. Our kids enjoyed it ( 6 and 10) and... More 

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Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went with family. Very well presented, neat and clean with knowledgeable guides and talkers. Plenty of run around space for kids well clear of traffic. Signing from main roads isn't very good especially as it's listed as Hexham.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was my second visit and I think the museum was new. Because of having young kids with us I was not able to absorb much but I am fascinated with that time in history and it was nice touch for the kids to dress up as Roman soldirs. The fortress remains is in relatively good condition,so we can imagine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited Housesteads the day after visiting Areba fort at South Shields and ended up joining the National Trust. Nice little shop at entrance and from here ten minute steep walk up to Housesteads, the views you get from here are excellent, easy to see why the area was chosen. Make sure you seek out the latrines, some of the... More 

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place to visit. Its a bit pricey to enter, but worth it. The Roman Fort is super. From there you travel up to Hadrians Wall and walk till your hearts content.

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I visited the fort with my family. There was a roman soldier who was very friendly and knowledgable when the kids asked him questions. It was a nice sunny day and the views are amazing. They are dog friendly too. Its amazing to think of the history of my beloved Northumberland.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It's an awful long climb up to this ridge site and, now that others along the Wall are more developed and still being excavated, one wonders if it's worth it. EH and NT members still have to pay £4 to park as that belongs to Northumberland. The features of the fort are clearly marked but the museum is a rather... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Decided on a quick visit to Hadrians Wall for a break on our drive back to England from Scotland. A quick search online recommended Housesteads Fort and so we opted to visit there. £4 all-day car parking charge which covers you for various car parks along the wall and is payable even if you are an English Heritage member. Great... More 

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