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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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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Spent windy bank holiday afternoon here. At 1 pm arrived hungry from Chesters fort as advertised tea room was nonexistent. Managed to bag the last 2 dry cheese sandwiches, then set off to explore site. Enlivened and enlightened by a young man playing a Celt; just wish some parents could control their children better - if the latter don't want... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

First time my 11 yr old son had visited Hadrians Wall & Housesteads proved to be a place he loved. Long walk from road to wall but well worth it. The short film in visitor centre gives a great overview of the location and creation of the Wall. He spent ages around the fort ruins checking out the building details,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Situated on the wall itself you see the wall and a fort together..plus spectacular views. Its half a mile walk uphill from entrance but path is good. £4 to park...but you can then keep ticket to park elsewhere along the wall on same day. National Trust members get free entry...site jointly run with English heritage I believe.

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Housesteads is situated right at the wall which makes it very interesting. However the museum is minimal as compared to Vindolanda which has ongoing excavations. I suggest both of them to work together instead of being competition and adopt Vindolanda's strategy!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The wall is truly wonderful, the views are amazing and there are plenty of story boards to read and feed your imagination so you can really get a feel what it was like for the soldiers and their lifestyle. Remember your waterproofs or sun hat though as it's rather unsheltered on the wall and the weather can be rather unforgiving.... More

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East Midlands
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

On a very windy summer day you could imagine what it would be like for soldiers sent up here from Southern Europe. You must get blown away in the winter. The view is great over the moors making the desolation of the site even more apparent. However, unless you are an NT member it is quite expensive as you have... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you only visit one place along Hadrian's Wall, this has to be it - isolated, well-preserved, good museum, and see the wall snaking off across the landscape. It was free to enter for NT members - but if you had to pay AND add the car park charge it would have been rather expensive, but otherwise great stop

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

You will enjoy your gentle walk up the hill to where the ruins, and ultimately, the wall stretches. To wander through the many and varied areas, reading the storyboards, and immersing yourself in the time that was, will give you a true appreciation of what a mammoth engineering feat was carried out along this whole area. We also walked down... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a must visit if you are citing Hadrian's wall and gives great insight into the origins of our country and the legacy of the Romans. I learnt a lot.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

It was the kind of day that makes you wonder what the Roman soldiers made of Northern Britain, and that added greatly to the experience. This is an interesting site to visit and gave a good insight to some of our history with which we might not be very familiar. The visitor centre is well appointed, and the small museum... More

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