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Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

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Housesteads B6318, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great example of a roman hill Fort and lots of information and pictures to bring the remains to life. There is a steep walk from the car park but it's all on a stone path and there is no rush to get there. Small...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited housesteads roman fort & hadrians wall while on holiday with family and it was a very pleasant day with beautiful views for miles . It gives a very interesting insight to our history. It’s a great place for small children to play and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This we’ll sign posted attraction has plenty of parking space - £3 on the day of our visit. The centre has a cafe serving drinks and basic snacks - a little pricey though. National Trust members enter the walk to the fort at no extra...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The damn sycamore gap has totally clouded poor Housestead's rep. This is a great hill fort site with amazing views and a decent set of walks either side. You can get snacks, coffees, even icecreams, but don't be fooled the car park is National Trust...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely the highlight of our visit to Hadrian's Wall. The steep walk from the visitor's centre set the tone for the overall experience. The museum was small but informative. The fort itself was extensive and well sign-posted. But the best part was the opportunity to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting exhibition aswell as the site itself. Try to go in school term time as there were lots of children there in the Easter holiday.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here as in the area and keen to know and see more of Hadrian's Wall. The fort and the museum are very interesting and its fascinating to think what it must have looked like. The fort is well maintained and the staff friendly and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank nicolaw575
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been here a couple of times and will always make time for Vindolanda. To think of the history of the people and what they endured is mind boggling.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Melinda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday morning had a wait of a few minutes as arrived before 10am staff were very friendly there a slight walk to the museum and the fort remains but it’s well worth it - fantastic preserved remains and the chance to see...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank pmiller1970
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Housesteads Roman fort certainly does not disappoint. The Museum and visitor centre are modest, but the fort is an outstanding example of a Roman Infantry fort. There are plenty of ruins on the site including the best preserved Roman Latrines in the UK and the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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dbriggs806
April 16, 2019|
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Response from Tazjocks | Reviewed this property |
Yes car park open
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FranH355
May 16, 2018|
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Response from Sue_Hodnett | Property representative |
Hi, Housesteads does have ad-hoc volunteer guides on site but these can't be booked in advance and may not be there on the day you visit. There are some interpretation panels around the site, a very useful guide book and an... More
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kenneth peter o
March 23, 2018|
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Response from sevgililerevi | Reviewed this property |
Parking is charged for om departure. Access to walk the wall is free - just tell them at desk you are walking only.
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