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Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge

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One of the best spots along Hadrian’s Wall

The original Willowford Bridge, which was part of Hadrian’s Wall, is gone now. Hadrian’s Wall... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
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Midway between Birdoswald and Gildland

Well worth the walk. It was simply stunning to stroll along beside such a long unbroken stretch of... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
John D
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Gilsland, Brampton, England
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The original Willowford Bridge, which was part of Hadrian’s Wall, is gone now. Hadrian’s Wall though on either side of the River Irting is still in existence and you can experience how it all would have looked by walking about 2 kilometres from Birdoswald Roman...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Well worth the walk. It was simply stunning to stroll along beside such a long unbroken stretch of Hadrian's Wall.

Thank John D
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We walked from the small car park in Gilsland. This was well away from others and gave a sense of isolation. The wall, turrets and bridge are well-preserved. Geographically it is fascinating to see how much the river has moved since Roman times.

1  Thank Linda P
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We did the short walk out from Birdoswald to see Willowford Bridge. The remains of the wall, a turret and the bridge supports are clearly visible with several panels explaining their history. The new bridge is several hundred metres from the Roman bridge supports,so interesting...More

1  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Time Poor we made the sprint to see as much of Hadrian's Wall as possible and we loved it ! OK , Forts closed, car crashes closed road etc, etc. We stuck to the plan, saw this little village, pulled up & walked a section...More

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit when walking along Hadrians Wall. Lovely part of the country. Lots of places to stay nearby

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A milecastle, a handful of Roman Turrets, a centurion stone in a farmhouse wall and a ruined Roman bridge , as well as a fabulous preserved stretch of Hadrian's wall make this one of my favourite walks. A circular walk from Gilsland ( free parking...More

1  Thank awayaday
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Parked in the free car park across the road, near the school at Gilsland. There are still large parts of Hadrian's Wall visible and we walked right along the edge. Some parts of the footpath are a little uneven and steep and adjacent to fields...More

2  Thank Jandanda
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This was a remnant of the Roman bridge and it was cool to see how it shifted over the years We liked the historical significance

Thank TravelingFamx
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This was one of the last sections of wall we saw with remnants of the bridge as well. The only let down was that only one of the information boards actually had anything on it. The wall can be seen immediately from the car park...More

Thank Car0lynR3
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22 July 2015|
Response from FortheEskimos | Reviewed this property |
It's a nice place to visit but some of the walking is steep but yes nice to visit anyway. Hope you enjoy It