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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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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We spent hours looking around the fort but mostly walking along the wall, surrounded by spectacular views. The weather was superb for this time of year. You can pay at the car park or at the fort at the gift shop. You would need to be reasonably fit to access the fort and the walk. The drive along the Roman... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The exhibition staff and film was informative. The site was on a clear day that we visited beautiful. Easy to get about the ruins a long walk up a gentle slope. Great view of Hadrians wall also which you can also walk along.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We had a good day at Housesteads although a little windy on the top. Staff friendly and knowledgable, info boards informative, walk along wall exhilarating.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

.... and you won't be disappointed. Yes it's £4 to park; yes there is a quarter mile semi steep walk to the fort; yes it's in the wilderness. This is a historic site and was built for defending an empire not for tourists 1800 odd years in the future! Some of the reviews here miss the point. We are so... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We spent about 1.5 hours here - such beautiful countryside, even though it was pouring with rain the whole time we were there. Make sure you wear sensible shoes - preferably walking boots, there is an uphill walk on gravel to get to the ruins, then muddy fields and stones. It is about half a mile from the car park... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was our first day 'to do list' and despite the rotten weather, we had a fab time. The visitor centre and museum were informative, clean, had friendly staff with a well earned refreshment area to indulge in after our day's walking. Toilets were immaculate and warm! Loved the ruins which were in pristeen condition. You could almost feel the... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Housesteads Roman Fort (or Vercovicium) is supposed to be the most iconic of all the Hadrian Wall’s sites, and, having visited it and admired its spectacular setting, I’m inclined to believe this claim. Although it was constructed some 1,900 years ago, what remains of the Fort is impressive, with the information boards guiding visitors very effectively and providing fascinating explanations.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

National Trust owned remains of a roman fort and a small museum lying alongside one of the better sections of the wall. There is an entry fee for the fort and museum, though the wall is accessible for free as this section is part of the pennine way. The museum should be visited first to explain the construction, layout and... More

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I decided to visit this wall after reading magnificent reviews on this website. I was expecting to find a wall on par with the likes of the Great Wall of China, Berlin or Byker wall. However, I was disappointed to find that this wall is a bit crap. It's falling down in a lot of places and nobody seems to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Not only is this site impressive because of its scale but is also in the midst of beautiful moorland scenery.

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