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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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Renfrewshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you only have time to visit one Roman site on Hadrian's Wall, don't miss Housesteads. The descriptions of the fort and its history are very helpful, the ruins themselves are well-preserved and the many explanations of the various details of the site as you wander around it are very informative. You really get a sense of what it must... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Really worth a visit. As part of the long distance walk of the all it is a " most go it" place. Full of history.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great location and proud to be from THE NORTH however wentbin to see video presentation of site and felt it lacked something, Butbthe whole thing was good value for money

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

People are going to brand me some kind of heretic not to rave about Housesteads, but there really is not much left after you have tramped the half mile uphill to the site. You get an impression of the place, but you need a great deal of imagination. Yes, Hadrian's Wall is there, but there are better examples of the... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Walked along the wall, visited the fort and the informative museum. We were recommended to walk about half an hour to Sycamore gap to get some great views. They filmed part of Robin Hood here. All areas were dog friendly. £4 for parking free entry for national trust members.

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