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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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A chance to see some of our history

Housesteads is a real treat, it is set in so many acres of land, has some dislays in the Museum which are informative and some very long walks if you like walking. The Fort is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Camelford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Housesteads is a real treat, it is set in so many acres of land, has some dislays in the Museum which are informative and some very long walks if you like walking. The Fort is well worth a look and the place in total is very well maintained. History lovers in particular, will find the place absorbing.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Was attracted by the amount of history in the area and the site did not disappoint. Need to make sure you have change for the car park charge, as the visitor centre may not have (I was lucky as I got there early and they were happy to oblige - was £4 when I visited, to cover the full day... More 

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Formby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visited Housesteads on our way back from a weekend break in Northumberland, having read about it in the local guide. We were welcomed by a knowledgeable guide who told us how we could access the walking section of Hadrian's Wall as well as telling us some more about the history of the site. We watched the short video description... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Been to Macchu Pichu and that is much much bigger but that was only 700 years ago -Houseteads was1800 years ago! 10 minute walk up to the site so you need to be strong if you are pushing a wheelchair. Charge for the car park! Only vending machine coffee Wonderful to stand on the wall and wonder what the smells... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It was misty rain and a little bit cold. But this is how it would have been all those years ago. The view was restricted to the north however it was impressive never the less. The Museum was interesting with an array of items that have been recovered. It was a long walk from the Visitor Centre especially given the... More 

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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Roman era was brought to life by the film show at Housesteads - I advise that you watch it first before you go to the site. The staff were very knowledgeable and eager to help, and the warmth of the welcome made a cold March day much better. the site itself is not easy if you are disabled, as... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This has to be the most dramatic location on Hadrian's Wall. There splendid views over the open countryside in every direction whatever the time of year.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you do not mind the same boring routine of visitor centre tack and poorly delivered information then walk this way.If you want more carry on Past.

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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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