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“Enjoyable little secret”

Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall
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$52.23*
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Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

We came across Housesteads Roman Fort on our way to Hexham Tourist info centre for Hadrian's Wall. We are very glad that we stopped here instead. After a bit of a trek up the hill to the former fort we enjoyed the near 360 degree views of the beautiful surroundings. We started in the museum. Although greeted by a very enthusiastic member of staff we did not glean a great deal of info. It would be more suitable for children and those new to Roman Britain events. The fort itself was interesting and contained very informative plaques about the various buildings. We also took the chance to walk part of Hadrian's Wall.

Overall, worth the money.

Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

My first visit 6 years earlier was in misty rain. This time it was a lovely day. I enjoyed it on both visits. Yes, it's a bit of a slog to get up to the wall but worth it. Of the sites I've visited, this is the one that gives the best impression of the size and height of the wall and the layout of the forts. I feel like I can imagine the soldiers and the daily life going on around me. The museum and video presentation are also excellent and worth spending the time to do them justice.

Thank Goannas
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is the best Roman fort and ruins I have ever seen. If you like this sort of thing then its a must see!

Thank FIFILEW
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is an excellent site, almost as good as the nearby Vindolanda site but you should visit both if you're in the area.

It's a fair walk from the carpark but well worth it, and there are some stunning views of the Wall and Northumberland from there too.

1  Thank Paul T
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

In Cumbria for three days and one of party had never seen the wall, so we decided to drop in.
First impressions not good as Northumberland council charge £4 per car on a bit of uneven poor parking area with not all machines working. Some people say this is good value if you visit all the sites within the scheme, but if like us you only use one then it is a rip off and Northumberland council should be ashamed.
In the small visitor centre we were met by a very friendly and welcoming pair of staff . Excellent customer service.
The walk to the site is not good for less mobile people and on the day we visited 28 Dec it was very very windy.
The short film in the museum type building was informative and to get the best from a visit to the site you need to see this .
Overall the views are brilliant and the site reasonably well maintained but some of the modern piping needs repair, the roman stuff works!

Well worth a visit , the entrance fee is not bad and the artefacts in the museum are worth seeing.

Thank Neil G
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