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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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This is a splendid attraction supported by some excellent information points in the fort, video, and displays in the English Heritage centre. However helpful notes: 1 Do not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a splendid attraction supported by some excellent information points in the fort, video, and displays in the English Heritage centre. However helpful notes: 1 Do not underestimate the walk uphill from the NT centre at the bottom to the English Heritage Centre by the fort-- especially on a hot day. 2 There is a lack of consistency in... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

An excellent facility with helpful and very friendly staff. You can get a very real sense of the scale of Hadrian's Wall and the associated forts. But, would echo an eralier reviewer who mentioned the walk to the main fort. It isn't massively taxing, but for those used to a maximum 100 yards from the car or coach park it... More 

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Tours, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Past reviewers have already pointed out how well preserved the wall is at Housesteads. All that is left to do is pay tribute to John Clayton and all those who tried to preserve what was left of the wall in their days. I visited on a windy, misty day, which added to the place's mystical aura.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

If you go to see the wall you must stop here - lots to see - but you need to be able to walk. Take good shoes and a coat - just in case

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I am ashamed to say this is my first visit to Hadrian's Wall, it is awe'-inspiring. The climb to the top is well worth while (even for me with a TKR only 5 months ago). The National Trust membership is well worth while we intend make more trips to this part of the UK.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Those interested in local Roman History should not miss Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum. If you have time, a visit to Housesteads Fort and Museum is also worthwhile. If you are pressed for time, do Vindolanda first.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I remember many years ago visiting Housesteads and finding it fascinating just to think that a Roman soldier stood at the wall of a foreign country at a time when Christianity was first reaching its shores. I remember the preservation of the site was so engaging. I returned with my family this year. My Mother had intended to wait in... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

we visited the fort during a recent short stay nearby. There was a bit of a walk up the hill to the museum and the fort which felt a bit steep to our unfit legs. There was lots of information in the small museum and the remains of the fort itself and the layout all made sense after our stop... More 

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Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This fort could be viewed as just a pile of stones. However the history of the place together with the amazing views make it a worthwhile trip. If you're looking for Hadrians wall, visit this place.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Housesteads is one of my favourite spots for a day out - but make sure the weather is good, otherwise you'll be blown around by the wind. You've got the Roman fort to look around, plus the fantastic views and the chance to walk along some of the best sections of Hadrians Wall. The fort itself is located at the... More 

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Address: Address: Haydon Bridge, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 870 333 1181
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Hexham  >  Haydon Bridge

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