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Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

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Address: Haydon Bridge, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN, England
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We went to Vindolanda last year so decided to give Housesteads a go. The facilities here are a bit sparse. Very self serve on the catering front. After you pay your money you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Vindolanda last year so decided to give Housesteads a go. The facilities here are a bit sparse. Very self serve on the catering front. After you pay your money you leave the entrance building and see just how far you have to walk to the camp. It nearly killed me! First you walk down then its all... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved this site; although it was cold, being in January and sleet threatened, the sun came out and illuminated the beautiful and majestic surrounding Northumberland countryside. The ruins were amazing to see and the Museum interesting with friendly, helpful staff. It has been a desire of mine to see Hadrian's Wall for many years and this was a great point... More 

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st. louis, mo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When compared with Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum this is a lackluster sight. I would not go here instead of the other two. However, if you have already seen the aforementioned places, then this is interesting b/c it's different and you can get a good look at the wall more intact than other places. A true feeling of standing... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went and completely underestimated how frozen the ground would be. I know it was January so I should have expected it. Half a mile from the entrance upto the museum. Good video show there but only lasted about 10 minutes. Was good though in explaining the history behind the wall and the forts along its length. Then moving up you... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice spot to visit once. I don't feel the need to go back again. Was very interesting and informative and was able to paint a very vivid picture of what life there would have been like all those years ago. Make sure you watch the short movie offered at the museum at the top of the hill. As others have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in the NE for 30 years finally took a trip on a clear and cold December day. The walk to the fort is a little steep and the short film in the museum was worth a look. The real highlight is the walk along the wall taking in all the beautiful scenery and rolling Northumberland hills. Spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very special and very much enjoyed our visit. I felt the £4 charge for the carpark was excessive as we also had to pay £7 each to go to the museum and wall._It is a lot for a family.They really need to enforce the dogs to be kept on leads as we saw several people allow there dogs to run... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was dubious whether the attraction would be a pile of old rocks leaving a lot to the imagination. However, was really impressed with how well preserved the fort is. You can really picture what life must have been like for those Roman soldiers enjoying the northern weather. There is a small museum and good signage explaining what you are looking... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good visit very interesting and informative. It's a good walk up to the fort along a wetting track so be prepared. Visit slightly spoiled by a large party of people up there with very loud and misbehaved children and youths who were disrespectful to the whole thing and to other people. There's always a next time I suppose. The car... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited on several occasions over the years but whilst in the area made a point to return once again. It was busy being a sunny, dry day between Christmas and New Year. Parked at the visitors centre and walked up to the girt visiting tge small exhibition and visual first. Travelled with kids and dog and everyone enjoyed... More 

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