Housesteads Roman Fort

Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 6NN
Hadrian's Wall Walk Haydon Bridge England NE47 6NW GB

Set high on a dramatic escarpment of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort is a fascinating tourist attraction in the north east of England. There are some stunning panoramic views to enjoy from the walls of this ancient fortress.

Imagine how life was for the 800 Roman soldiers based here as you wander the remains of the barrack blocks and the commandant’s house. See if you can find some of the oldest toilets you’ll ever see and there’s a fascinating museum too, complete with a model of how the fort looked in Roman times.

With a history that goes back almost 2,000 years, it offers a unique family day out in Northumberland.

Facilities: Disabled access to Museum (companion recommended). Limited access to site. There is 750m walk up a steep gradient. Disabled parking available at the top of the hill – enquire at the information centre in bottom car park to arrange).

Opening Times: 1 April – 30 September – daily 10am – 6pm
1 October – 2 November – daily 10am – 5pm
3 November – 29 March – daily 10am – 4pm

Costs: Adults: £6.40, Concessions: £5.90, Children: £3.80
English Heritage and National Trust Members Free

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