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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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Well preserved attraction

It's one of those places that makes you really stop and think about mankind and how far we've come. On the face of it it's just a bunch of stones but it's actually very well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's one of those places that makes you really stop and think about mankind and how far we've come. On the face of it it's just a bunch of stones but it's actually very well preserved. The granary and under floor heating system in particular are evident and the surrounding hills and of cause the wall makes it easy to... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Grab an insight into the past, the Fort has been uncovered and is also one one of if not the best sections of Hadrians wall. A short walk from the entrance, about half a mile, where the staff are after working there for years still enthusiastic about their site. Charge the batteries if you are in a wheel chair the... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

One of the key forts on Hadrian's Wall, another fine example of Roman military architecture. It's a bit of a climb to access the fort, however once you are there you can marvel at their achievement. The panoramic vistas clearly show why they placed the fort here and the fact that most of the perimeter has remained intact gives you... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The well preserved bath house is a treat and you can actually imagine what it was like complete a couple of centuries ago. Great setting next to the river. There's a museum and a great little tea room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This attraction is on a very exposed area of land. The wind was blowing and it was cold! I did enjoy it though but would recommend warm clothes, a hat and good shoes. The museum gives a very good introduction to the site so you are well informed when you walk round. It does bring history to life, and to... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Fab views and great location - However, be prepared for a walk (5/10 mins) up and down a quite steep hill from the carpark. But stunning detail in the walls and surroundings.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I visited this after Vindolanda, and did prefer Vindolanda as it was larger and more was there, but Housesteads was still enjoyable as an example of a fort on the wall. I walked along hadrians wall westwards from housesteads to steel rigg, which as a very enjoyable walk to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place is awsome!!! The size and scale of the fort is breathtaking. Most of the sites are NOT one-size fits all, but they are all built to a very familiar 'template'. Visit a few and you get to realise just how big some of these settlements were. If you are visiting Hadrian's Wall - this is definately a 'must... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Bring your walking boots, but be assured that the effort will be worth it! History, ruins, views, countryside, information, and so much more! This is not one for young families, or the disabled, simply due to its remote location, but well worth the walk up to the fort...( a great example of a Roman fort and settlement )

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to Housesteads. The staff were all polite and courteous and helpful. We ended up walking the roughly 3 miles along the wall to the Sycamore tree made famous in the Kevin Costner Robin Hood movie and then back. The walk is a very strenuous one with lots of uneven terrain and lots of elevation gains... More 

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