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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, Cultural
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Good visitor centre and well kept remains. The real gem is the walk from Housesteads to Steel Rigg. The views from this walk and along the wall are absolutely stunning.

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England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is certainly one not to miss. I must point out though that there is a bit of uphill hiking involved - but it is worth it. Car parking is at the bottom and everything is gradually uphill from there. Well maintained and will lovely views all around.

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Soham
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20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Housesteads had it all, from really helpful and friendly staff to a lovely walk to get to the ruins, takes about 10-15 minutes. Well worth seeing the documentary in the museum before you visit the site, helps to bring it all into perspective. Really enjoyed all that Housesteads had to offer, highly recommended.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

despite not getting the views as it was a very misty day, the fort and walks to the wall were fantastic. The museum was interesting and informative and there was some good info boards as you walk around.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My husbands first visit to a fort on the wall. Very interesting. Good shop and excellent information. People in the shop very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We checked out a couple of other locations with ruins of Hadrian's Wall. But Housesteads was by far the best site. No recreations or museums, just the Wall and the connected fort. The folks at the Visitor Center and gift shop were friendly and very welcoming as well. I'd waited years to see the Wall and this made it worth... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A fantastic site up on a hill. To reach it, its a bit of a walk down and up a steep climb. The views alone are worth the walk. The fort is amazing, you get a real sense of how they lived. There is a museum and a short film worth a look.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good infomation provided onsite, written and on posts. Looked like a hike to the fort but much easier and quicker to do than first apeared. Very windy..... hat was needed. Lovely outlook over the Wall as it snaked away.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

History is quite prevalent in this part of the world and Housesteads is no exception. It is, however much the same as any other Roman fortification and while it is quite interesting to walk around and see what was where in the fort, it was a little 'samey'. The sense of the history here is quite powerful and is worth... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My teenage daughter has just been studying Roman medicine for her GCSE and found the whole thing absolutely fabulous. As a family we came away much more knowledgable than we were beforehand. The museum and short film beforehand proved to be very useful when walking around the remains. A stroll along the wall in the wind, rain, sun and cloud... More 

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