Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, Haydon Bridge
(4.4/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Housesteads was the last of the 3 forts we had planned to visit having previously done Chesters and Vindolanda and again we were not disappointed. It's so easy to find and right beside the main road b...  more »
  • Housesteads Fort is one of the 16 auxilliary forts along Hadrian's Wall, and is approached via a pretty steep walk from the car park. The ruins of the fort are pretty well signed and some of the highl...  more »
  • We have a wonderful day out here on Sunday with a teenage boy and 11 year old and our dog. The site staff were very informative and I waited outside with the dogs whilst the family watched a short fil...  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.