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Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall

| Greenhead, Hexham, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Built by the Roman Emporer Hadrian in AD 122, the remnants of this ancient wall stretches 73 miles from Wallsend-on-Tyne to Bowness-on-Solway.
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| Greenhead, Hexham, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

Have wanted to see the wall for years,middle of winter is ideal as not many people about. It was strange driving on road and seeing parts of the wall in fields near road.We got lovely views of wall going up the cliffs and as it...More

1  Thank lottie49
Reviewed December 14, 2017

These are a short drive from the museum and after a short walk from the adjacent car park, we were rewarded by the spectacular 360 degree views of the landscape. There is also opportunity to explore the wall and imagine the life of a soldier...More

Thank MikenMissy
Reviewed October 24, 2017

We absolutely love hiking and mountains and countryside and this was just perfect. Absolutely beautiful views, some crags to climb if you feel up for it and flatter land for those less confident. Always make sure you have a waterproof and good hiking boots as...More

Thank KH2691
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Hadrian's wall offered so many well preserved areas, such views from here. We really appreciated all the work to make the wall accessible and preserved. It was amazing to walk where people walked 19 centuries ago!

Thank gloria k
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Parking is just up from the Roman Army Museum. It is £4 for a car, which seems a bit steep, although there are also toilets on site. You do get to use the ticket for the rest of the day in some other local car-parks...More

Thank David R
Reviewed September 25, 2017

If you like hiking then be sure to hike this area. England's beautiful scenery at it's best. Parts of the walk here can prove demanding and the weather can change quite dramatically so be prepared for rain or sun and or both!!! Suggest you need...More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed September 20, 2017

The site is excellent for walking along the Wall for a bit and getting a sense of the quality of construction and design of the Wall. It is most impressive to view the Wall running to the horizon in both directions. And it is still...More

2  Thank PhilViking
Reviewed August 30, 2017

A memorable day. Must have spent 6 hours walking along the wall to Housesteads and then back using the path to the north facing the Wall, via the quarry and then "home" to Haltwhistle. Hot n sunny, loads of flying ants. A fabulous walk with...More

Thank 2mullion
Reviewed August 23, 2017

great place to see the wall in all its glory , I parked and walked up to the Wall . You can seen the wall in all its glory here and some excellent views .well worth a stop and visit .

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Firstly follow the signs when they appear even if they contradict your satnav. I inputted the postcode on the English Heritage page on the site and our satnav tried to take us up an impassable bogged down road. Contrary to information on the English Heritage...More

1  Thank jelly1000
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Larry T
May 31, 2017|
Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Larry, Housesteads is not the easiest of places to get to without a car! Time has a bearing on matters too! You can take public transport eg inter city train to Newcastle, then local train to Haltwhistle, then Hadrians... More
April 24, 2017|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, - can't specifically answer your question but there are companies out there that do this. Met an ageing group of American tourists recently who were doing exactly that. I was sat just outside the museum at... More
Jeny M
March 23, 2017|
Response from weekenderinthesun |
Which direction are you travelling from? one of the classic shots is at Steel Rigg, just north of B6318 at Once Brewed.