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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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Essex
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We approached from Hayden bridge and the journey was hair rising. The road was like a roller coaster, up, down, bend, up, bend, down. Not for the faint hearted. There is a large payable car park here which costs £4. You have to pay this even if you are English Heritage members like us. However, once you have paid, you... More

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The museum is accessible to the mobility impaired and the staff were most helpful in aiding this. The excavations and interpretation boards are very good and imagination is stimulated as you wander around the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Only part of the wall you can walk on, very interesting part of the of our history. Well worth the walk from the car park.

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Rio de Janeiro
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The fort and the wall are beautiful. The scenary is gorgeous. There is a 1/2 mile walk from the parking area to the wall. Definetly worth the trip

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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Live actors explaining the life and times of a Roman soldier and a Britain were the highlights here. The Britain intertwined his facts and his story and his comedy made the content very memorable. There was a good movie in the back of the museum. Be sure to check the rest of the ruins by hiking the wall one mile... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

The wall is amazing, the visitor centre is not. The wall deserves 5stars. However, compared to other NT or EH or SH sites this has very little information and has the worst facilities I have ever experienced. This is a newly built centre! so why are there portaloos, a self service tea machine, no cakes, overpriced premade sandwiches and very... More

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Caddington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the Fort and there was no signage to explain the price structure so simply wandered in. When approached to show tickets it was explained we had to go and get a ticket from the museum 200 yards away at it was £6.10 to look at our own heritage. Very disappointing price and signage as if we'd known... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We only had a day in the area so didn't get to walk much of the wall itself, so visiting Housesteads was a great way to get an overview of the history of the area. There is a helpdesk/shop near the car park and we had a quick lunch here. There isn't a café as such, just a fridge of... More

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Newcastle, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited on Sunday 7th Sept 2014. We recently joined English Heritage and so are gradually working our way through the attractions here in the north east. This is a great place to see what a roman hill fort is like. It's about a half mile walk from the car park and shop up to the fort but well worth it.... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Decided to visit some of the Roman ruins along Hadrian's wall and I found this place to be brilliant, in the countryside, with fantastic views and well preserved ruins. I'd definitely recommend Housesteads and would return, although I would find somewhere else to park as a flat £4 charge was a bit extortionate.

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