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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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Bring your hiking boots - on a sunny day - or ask for the alternative

The ruins at Housesteads were a bit of a trek across a valley from the car park - it was probably only half a mile (800m) each way, but it was a decent incline and not suitable if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The ruins at Housesteads were a bit of a trek across a valley from the car park - it was probably only half a mile (800m) each way, but it was a decent incline and not suitable if your mobility is any way impaired....though - TIP - there is alternative access if you ask...which brings you right beside the fort.... More 

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Moscow, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited Housesteads before going on a walk along the wall, to the west of the fort. It was a great experience seeing the fort.

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Rhuddlan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting, but try to pick a dry day ! When we went it was pouring with rain and it was difficult to be enthusiastic about what was, obviously, an important historical place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Gives a great insight into the Roman occupation, the forts and the wall. A bit of a climb from the car park so not suitable for the disabled. There is another disabled car park further up the slope but there is still a lot of uneven ground to cover and you have some ruin climbing to get the best views... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

On this visit NT had organised talks to support the museum, film and walk around the ruins. Actors in Roman Soldier and a Brigante replic costumes brought to life the good and bad of Roman time in Britain. The point of view from a Britains view was extremely entertaining! Together with the well made film, informative museum displays and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I am not sure I am doing the fort justice as by the time I got to the fort after the walk I found it underwhelming, maybe I expected more after seeing all the photographs from the air. The scenery from the top looking north was great and seeing the wall going into the distance maybe made up for some... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, Mid July, wet one minute and hot the next, but a fascinating place to go. It was packed which is a good sign and quite a walk but a most enjoyable couple of hours

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A good place enjoyed by people of all ages. A brilliant place to imagine what life as a Roman soldier might have been like. Good panoramic views of the surrounding area.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely walk thru pastures - awesome history - watch out for the sheep droppings! Nice gift shop and clean bathrooms.

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Bright, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had a lovely day weather wise nice walk to reach the Housesteads watch the short film showing the History regarding the area as coming from Australia did not know about the history of this area. Beautiful views are had all around so don't forget your camera.

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Address: Haydon Bridge, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 870 333 1181
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Hexham  >  Haydon Bridge

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