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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  • Called here and very pleased we did. What an impressive fort. It's compact but plenty to see. There is a catch however. There's a steep climb to get up there. Wouldn't recommend it for pushchairs or i...  more »
  • Large Roman fort with an exhibition and information panels available. Fantastic views and you can also walk to Sycamore Gap from the fort. Car park is a bit pricey but you can use the ticket at some o...  more »
  • Friendly and informative. It's a National Trust and English Heritage site. Views are amazing. It is a good information centre. Parking is £4.00, the machines do not take cards or notes. Your parking t...  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.