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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  • We were nearly going to miss this experience due to some very negative comments on this site and others which turned out to be very unreasonable. Yes the car park is £4 but it is an all day ticket whi...  more »
  • A great half day visit but a good level of fitness is required to take everything in. The museum at the top of the hill was very informative - particularly the 5 minute film that gave you a feel of ho...  more »
  • Most complete Roman fort in Britain, offering a glimpse into how the Romans lived here. Grounds include interpretive centers for a background and then a walk around the fort itself. Also access to wal...  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.