Hadrians Wall and Fort | Day Out With The Kids

Hadrians Wall and Fort

Hexham, Northumberland, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Outdoor

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!


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Hadrians Wall and Fort's website
01434 344525

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Dawn til dusk


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

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