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Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

Haydon Bridge, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN, England
+44 (0) 870 333 1181
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Durham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The grand children (9 and 11) were very keen on a trip to Hadrians Wall and having walked the length last year I felt Housesteads would suit us well. Being a member of IH entry was free which we followed by a hot chocolate served easily from the machine in the entrance area. The wardens were most helpful and answered... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I first visited Housesteads when I walked the length of the wall with some students in 1973, well before they had the souvenir tee shirts or indeed much of a visitors centre. We then, of course, approached it from the wall of which there is one of the best sections nearby. Visitors who arrive at the NT car park are... More

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bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We hired a car and drove out first to Birdoswald and then to Housesteads. We're a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 boys 9 & 11 yrs old) 18 and paid 18 pounds entry for Birdoswald and 20.40 pounds entry for Housesteads. We thought Birdoswald expensive while Housesteads was great value and far more interesting scenic and worthwhile. If... More

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Caernarfon
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

The first thing you need to know is that the musuem and fort are situated a half mile from the car park. The walk to the musuem is lovely as panaromic views are all around you. The musuem itself is very well laid out and not too much information to digest. The fort itself and the adjoing Hadrians wall is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Free for NT members or £6.40 for an adult. Quite a large area to wander around and a separate museum next to the site. But a 10 min hike to get to it from the car park if you are fit. The visitor centre has a drinks machine and a small seating area. It would have been nice to have... More

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Renfrewshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We took our grandson to visit Hadrian's Wall at Housesteads Fort and found it very impressive. There is a small visitors' centre and the fort is half a mile up a hill. It is owned by the National Trust but run by English Heritage. The parking charge of £4 seemed a bit excessive as most folk were not there all... More

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Houseteads was one of many permanent Roman forts built by Hadrian around 124 A.D. Houseteads is the most complete example of a Roman fort that can be seen in the United Kingdom. It was occupied for around 280 years by up to 800 Roman soldiers. A civilian settlement was nearby. They are the ones that helped meet the needs of... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

After having a busy/tiring morning visiting other Roman ruins and walking the wall, I didn't enjoy the undulating half mile walk to get to the remains!! Enjoyed the ruins but found Corbridge much better. The £4 parking fees are not that bad as the ticket can be used for the other sites in the nearby area- so better to spend... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We got to enjoy the old ruins while the kids played with their foam swords. The highlight for everyone though was the old Roman toilets.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Found the site very interesting and enjoyed a walk along the wall. Free to NT members. As we had our dog with us, we couldn't do the museum justice. Would have liked to have been able to watch the video. We made a purchase from the shop and enjoyed a cup of coffee.

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