Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, Haydon Bridge

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The remains of a Roman barrack block, Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall is a symmetrical stone wall ruin that rests high on Hadrian's Wall. Inside are the remains of a Roman toilet and partitioning walls that divided the structure into rooms. The massive stone structures protected over 800 Roman soldiers while they were stationed at the site. The fortress provides panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. A nearby museum offers a model of the intact structure and a history of the Romans in England. Arrange to visit Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall and other attractions in Hexham using our Hexham trip builder.
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  • First visit since I was a kid and we weren't disappointed. Our entrance was free with our national trust cards (they also accept English heritage cards), the walk up to the site was a little challengi...  more »
  • Only downside is the British weather, it's windy! Views really do deserve the term spectacular, walking along the wall to the famous Sycamore Gap (of Kevin Cosner fame) takes about 1.5 hours each way,...  more »
  • Amazing place to visit. So much history and amazing so much is still there after 2000 years. The view is breathtaking. A must see for sure if you are visiting the wall. The staff were super friendly a...  more »
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  • It is quite a walk from the car park to the fort. The fort itself has a good footprint ruin to indicate where the original fort stood. There are plenty of signs providing background history and a covered museum.
  • Over priced car park and entrance fee. The visitor centre had limited cafe facilities (tea from a machine and if you wanted warm food then you had to use a microwave). The wall, ruins and panoramic view worth it though
  • After parking up - at £4 for the ticket - I then discovered it was going to cost £18.10!! for a family ticket to be allowed through the turnstiles. Ridiculous price to walk over and look at the remains of a villa. This information should be by the parking meter so you can decide before you buy a parking ticket. When a parking ticket is £4 it's not unreasonable to expect that is the total price. Drove off in disgust, the only redeeming feature is the car park ticket is valid across several car parks along the route.
  • Great site - But beware the mediocre catering facilities. Important: There is no nice, relaxing cafe serving quality food here. My advice is to take a picnic or go elsewhere for food.
  • Beautiful place in middle of farms and forests. Great views from the top of the hill; very atmospheric. Little bit of walking and climbing required to visit.