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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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

After Vindolanda I dragged the family here. We got in free due to our Historic Scotland membership, it is an English Heritage site. The car park requires payment and a small building beside it contains the ticket office, shop and toilets but beware - to get to the fort you go through the ticket office then you have a 10-15... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We recently parked our car in the car-park at the Housesteads visitors’ centre so that we could do a sixteen-mile circular walk. From the car-park we walked in a westerly direction along the route of Hadrian’s Wall to Steel Rig and Cawfields before returning via Robinrock Flothers and Cragend. The weather was superb and the scenery was spectacular. Before embarking... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Amazing to see well over 2,000 years of history still straddling Hadrian's Wall. It's not look up and go "wow!" impressive but "subtle, wind whistling in your ears and you can almost hear the ancient Romans", kind of spooky! Worth the trek!

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Rochdale, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Fascinating place to visit. Walked along the wall for a couple of miles. Really tried to imagine what it had been like for the soldiers 2,000 years ago. Visited several of the forts and museums. Loved it all.

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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We arrived on foot to Housesteads as part of a 10 mile walk also taking in Vindolanda and a five mile length of the Hadrian's Wall. As National Trust members we did not have to pay but I may have been disappointed if we had. The exhibition is interesting and well presented but rather small. I can only assume there... More

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Mons
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stopped by on the way from York to Edinburgh. First off, my ancient GPS decided the cross-country route was faster than the autoroute thru Newcastle. In no hurry, so off we went. AWESOME! Scenery was cool, but better was the 'hidden dip' and 'blind hilltop'. Holy cow, it was like riding a roller coaster! Crest the top at 25mph or... More

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Egham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to go up to walk on the wall which is above the fort. We thought £4 was steep for the car park. It might be for all day and more than one car park but still a lot just for a few hours. We got in free to the fort/museum as NT members but if not a member... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have visited Housesteads Fort before, but don't remember there being a £4 charge for the car park. As National Trust members we are used to free parking and this left a nasty taste, especially as we were there for only two hours. The fort itself is superb, set as it is against a wild and barren landscape, enabling visitors... More

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Yet another Roman fort - but worth the trek up to see the views and experience a Roman fort. Worth visiting.

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

What are they thinking of building a brand new visitors' building with no proper toilets or a cafe? Portaloos and a vending machine really aren't good enough. £4 to park seems a little steep but not as steep as the climb to the fort which older visitors really struggled with. If you are walking the Wall trail you have to... More

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