- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
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!
- Picnics Allowed
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- 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
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Dawn til dusk
Housestead Roman Fort: Adults: £7.00 Child: £4.10 Concession: £6.20 Family: £18.10 Parking: £4.00