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Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

Address: Haydon Bridge, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 870 333 1181
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a great place to visit and you also get some stunning views of the countryside as the fort is on a hill. You can also walk along part of Hadrian's Wall. PLEASE NOTE. The fort is about a half mile walk from the car park and this down a hill and then back up a hill to the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very interesting trip, my children loved walking where "actual Romans" had walked! Easy to imagine the very hard life the legions must have had protecting Hadrians wall.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Fantastic site with friendly staff that can't fail to spark your imagination of Roman Britain almost 2,000 years ago. The site is incredible nick and you're able to walk around freely. It costs £20 for a family of four to visit but is free with National Trust membership. Hadrian's Wall is an incredible World Heritage site. Visit out of season... More 

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Barley, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The sweeping Northumberland scenary which Hadrian's Wall passes through really brings home to the visitor the extreme hardships which the Roman auxiliary soldiers were subjected to at the very limits of the great Roman Empire. Housesteads Fort's commanding situation on the rolling hillside alongside the forbidding and jagged Steel Rigg cliffs really helps one to feel on the outer edge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The walk was fantastic tho was a bit windy and wet but some fantastic views made a great walk for nature lovers

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Housesteads Roman Fort gave us an insight into how the Romans lived, traded and fought here 2000 years ago. Armed with information from the musuem, and the signage we could almost feel the breaths of the soldiers, imagine them worshipping in the central area, picture the commander's wife and understand their bathing and toilet habits. They have done a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

lots of information about how they lived in such a remote & exposed place it's good that's its a joint venture with English Heritage & National Trust because we could look at everything. Very lucky with the weather & the walk from Once Brewed makes a day of it. the port-a-loos were a bit of a disappointment

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Paisley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We arrived on rather a grim day.The greeting we got was far from that.Clean bowl of water for our dog and fabulous staff armed with gravy bones really cheered us up.Spotless toilets also I may add. Great walk up to the fortress Really couldn't believe it another warm welcome.Craig is an asset.So helpful,great knowledge and nothing a problem.Even to making... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Housesteads Fort and Museum on Hadrian's wall was recommended to us and we are delighted that is was. It is worth seeing and walking around. Fascinating.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Good parking but not cheap, very helpful staff, no entry cost for EH or NT members. Well appointed facilities and interesting Roman ruin. Needs good weather.

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