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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  • This is a superbly preserved Roman cavalry fort with a preserved old fashioned museum of stonework and curiosities collection long ago by a land owner. In addition to the fort you can see terraced Rom...  read more »
  • Visited here whilst on holiday in Northumbria. We were hoping there was a cafe to get something to eat it was however a self serve sandwich and drinks kiosk with a few table and chairs. The choice of ...  read more »
  • The former Roman fort at Housesteads provides a great opportunity to imagine what life was like in the early 180-400 AD's. The foundations of buildings, latrines and even the furrows from plowing can ...  read more »
  • Yes, H's wall and a Roman Fort (basic ruins only) are all there. But it's more impressive imo to follow the wall through the beautiful landscape. Needs no ticket and crowded parking place, just a good map and an adventurous heart to find a convenient access...
  • The ruins are great and in incredible condition and the fact that you are able to freely move around them makes it better. The museum was small however it was very interesting. I enjoyed it!
  • Amazing Roman fort! A great place for a family day out. Would recommend to all Malaysians. My children just enjoy a short walk from the entrance to the fort. If you're into history or classical fiction, this is your must visit place. Don't forget to bring along your sweather or jumper, as the wind is quite chilly.
  • Decent amount to see with a niche little museum (with some very nice marmalade for sale). Enjoyed the wall and fort although a bit of a trek from the visitor centre. Would love to go again.
  • Well preserved Roman fort. Museum containing many Roman artefacts . About a 500m walk from the car park. Maintained by English Heritage.
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