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“The Romans lived & left a legacy!”

Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall
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Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Stockport in Cheshire UK
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“The Romans lived & left a legacy!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

How did they cope in such bleak & hostile physical surroundings? What an amazing evidence of skills, organisation & life in that era. What challenges they had to face & overcome! It all makes one think & admire their life & resiliance. Quite moved by it all.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting little museum attached to extensive fort excavations.”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Didn't spend long here as we were short of time but museum is a little gem with several items found along Hadrian's Wall as well as among the excavations at Housesteads Fort itself. We approached from the Wall (having walked from Once Brewed) and the setting is beautifully. The small gift shop is well stocked - with some delicious home-made jams (with samples to try!) as well as cards, books and souvenirs

Visited June 2013
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

After being 'ripped off' on the car park, I feared the worst !
Thankfully rest of the experience is fabulous and not to be missed. The view from the fort is out of this world, I estimate we could see at least 30 miles. On a clear day, its position becomes justified. You can see why the Romans built a wall and fortifications here.
The museum, shop, maps, dioramas and overall layout are tremendous, lots and lots of interest. The café, toilets and shops are very clean and respectable, ---- I want to go again !

Visited May 2013
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Consett, United Kingdom
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Went here on a lovely sunny day and wasn't disappointed. Yes the parking is 4 pounds but can be used at other sites for the whole day. The reception area was very nice with a lovely little gift shop, cafe and clean toilets. We are members of the national trust so got in free. The walk up to the museum and fort is quite steep but the views are so stunning they take your mind off of it. The little museum is very informative and we didn't feel the ice creams were any more expensive than you expect on days out. We loved the fort ruins and the information explaining what each part originally would have been or used as was very well done, with a little part which children would relate to. Wonderful day out in the sun but you'd be totally exposed to the elements if the weather was bad.

Visited June 2013
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“Reliving the past”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

A wonderful site with plenty of display boards so help you identify the parts of the fort. It's a great place to start a walk along the wall.

Visited June 2013
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