Hadrians Wall and Fort | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Hadrians Wall and Fort

  • Hexham
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Currently Closed

Some National Trust gardens and outdoor spaces have begun a phased reopening following the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing families to visit in line with the latest government guidelines. Visits MUST be booked in advance for a specific time slot to help manage visitor numbers. For more information about which locations are open, and to book tickets, please visit the National Trust website.

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Attraction Information

Hadrians Wall and Fort is one of the UK's iconic features and a 'must do' while you're in the area!

Witness the stunning views, explore varied natural wilderness environments and become delightfully immersed in the history while visiting the famous Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort! You know it must be inspiring stuff, because this place is what gave George RR Martin the idea for his Game Of Thrones series! Watch out for White Walkers - eek!

Walk alongside the wall to Milecastle 37 and the infamous Sycamore Gap, taking in the amazing sights on the way and visit the Fort for a real insight into Roman military life.

Discover the rich history behind the archaeological remains, using the stone walls as a guide around the village south of the fort as you try to envisage the different chambers and rooms.

And all around and about you you've got the Crag Lough which is home to mute swans, cute coots, noble mallards, tufted ducks and sneaky goldeneyes, plus an eminently climbable crag, if you're wearing good shoes! You're also on 3 of the National Cycle Network cycle routes, but should pick carefully if you've got young or inexperienced riders along as going downhill is all very well until it comes to getting back up again!

Opening hours

Dawn til dusk


Housestead Roman Fort: Adults: £7.00 Child: £4.10 Concession: £6.20 Family: £18.10 Parking: £4.00

Travel & Contact Information


Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN, England

Phone number

01434 344525



Click here to visit Hadrians Wall and Fort's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Hadrians Wall and Fort has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Hadrians Wall and Fort has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Hadrians Wall and Fort has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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