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Housesteads Roman Fort

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Best-preserved fort along Hadrian's Wall.

We traveled the Military Road west from Heddon-on-the-Wall, stopping periodically to see the sites... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Choose your length of walk, maps available. No matter which time of year you visit you have to be... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled the Military Road west from Heddon-on-the-Wall, stopping periodically to see the sites. We found Housesteads to be the best-preserved site, at least along the stretch between Carlisle and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. There is a fee to park, with a self-pay booth adjacent the souvenir shop/ticket...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled here to see hadrian's wall and the Roman fort ruins. They have a quite small museum with some grumpy employees. They charge 9 gbp to see the ruins and museum plus 3 gbp to park. Very interesting history, but expensive for what you...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

Choose your length of walk, maps available. No matter which time of year you visit you have to be impressed by the construction of Hadrian's Wall.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

The fort is interesting but £20.30 for a family ticket and paying for parking on top I think was a little steep for a wind blown February. Frankly I felt a little had paying a total of £25.30 for what amounted to a struggle to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Grumpy warden who had a go at us for climbing a fence when he’d left the gate locked onto the public footpath. No signs explaining we were expected to walk through the gift shop with our muddy boots on.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank funks81
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Driving west from Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the A69 towards Hexham presents an excellent opportunity to visit the amazing Hadrian's Wall, located a few miles to the north. Driving past Chesters Roman Fort exhibit (reviewed separately), you come to the massive Housesteads Roman Fort exhibit. This is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RJH91
Reviewed September 20, 2018

My husband and I had wanted to visit Hadrian's Wall for such a long time, and when we did the experience did not disappoint Although only ruins now it enables you to imagine the lay out, who lived where, what housed what, the streets the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christine M
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Wonderful place with great explanatory plaques around the site and strategic location to actually take off and walk along the wall.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Geoff B
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We were touring the North East in our Motorhome, so knowing we were going to visit a number of English Heritage Properties, we took out joint membership. Just visiting some of the sites costs £7.50, so the membership made sense. As many other Heritage Properties,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PaulH598
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Houseteads is an excellent way to see how the Romans lived while garrisoned here, the actual feat of building a wall many metres tall across the whole of the north is mind blowing, also the fact that they incorporated hot running water fir bathing etc,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Joan B
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July 10, 2018|
Response from KeySir77 | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour, more for the museum and shop too, and consider the walk from the parking lot to the ruins AS well. Fascinating place!