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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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Interesting Roman ruins on Hadrian's wall

There is a road that parallels Hadrian's wall across Britain. Just off the road is a nice stop called Housesteads Fort and Museum. I should say the gift shop, rest room and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Everett, Washington
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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a road that parallels Hadrian's wall across Britain. Just off the road is a nice stop called Housesteads Fort and Museum. I should say the gift shop, rest room and snack bar is just off the road. The ruins of the fort and the museum is a bit of a walk - I'm guessing 1/2 mile or so.... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went this week, was dry but windy. Shop and facilities were lovely and clean. Nice walk up to the fort but would be worth mentioning it is a little steep. Lots of information boards. Museum was informative

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A heavy mist all week meant that our visit here was shrouded all the time. We were made very welcome but had to even as NT members we had to pay for parking. It is quite a trek up and down hill to get to the actual site and information area but is well worth it, glad it wasn't raining... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant staff manning the 2 visitor centres. Had a very decent cup of coffee in the sunshine. A steady walk to the fort & SO much history to see once there. We arr in sunshine but could see the fog coming over from the valley. It moves at speed! Wild & desolate once shrouded in fog so glad we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy parking, but not free for national trust members. Uphill walk to site but once there so interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the kids and grandparents this half term to Housesteads Roman fort. As a national trust member entry was free. The kids really enjoyed climbing around the fort and pretending to storm the wall. A really enjoyable couple of hours. Be warned the walk to the fort is a little steep and may not suit those unsure on their feet.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fort ruins are more than the usual pile of stones- you can actually imagine what the place looked like, guarding this part of the wall which is clearly visible on both sides. Visibility on the day we visited WAS a challenge due to the misty fog which refused to lift for most of the day but it added to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived we saw a sign advertising for a free guided tour at 11am and 2pm. We got our tickets just after 11am and the tour has already left but we managed to catch up with them. I am so happy we did!! To be honest I am interested in history but without the tour of this excellent guide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the fort as a family, its worth noting that if you have National Trust Membership you can use it to get into the fort, so take your card if you have one. The fort is about a half mile walk from the visitors centre along a well maintained path. The fort is really interesting and is right on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

There has been a lot of excavation so there is a lot to see here, with good explanations on boards as you walk around. It is complemented by a very good little museum housing artefacts found during excavations with good information about them and the way of life at that time. The fort sits on a section of Hadrian's Wall,... More 

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