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Housesteads Roman Fort

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An outstanding few hours spent at Housesteads Roman Fort

Driving west from Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the A69 towards Hexham presents an excellent opportunity... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Chester, United Kingdom
A must if you enjoy history

My husband and I had wanted to visit Hadrian's Wall for such a long time, and when we did the... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Christine M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We went to Housesteads with our 5y/o and 2y/o to let them explore the fort and enjoy the nice weather. We’re National Trust members so that makes it a touch easier than paying at the centre, although now there’s a charge for parking for everyone...More

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All reviews half mile english heritage small museum great walk car park enjoyed our visit roman fort hadrian's wall gift shop national trust hike outpost visitors housesteads northumberland track site
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Driving west from Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the A69 towards Hexham presents an excellent opportunity to visit the amazing Hadrian's Wall, located a few miles to the north. Driving past Chesters Roman Fort exhibit (reviewed separately), you come to the massive Housesteads Roman Fort exhibit. This is...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2018

My husband and I had wanted to visit Hadrian's Wall for such a long time, and when we did the experience did not disappoint Although only ruins now it enables you to imagine the lay out, who lived where, what housed what, the streets the...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Wonderful place with great explanatory plaques around the site and strategic location to actually take off and walk along the wall.

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

We were touring the North East in our Motorhome, so knowing we were going to visit a number of English Heritage Properties, we took out joint membership. Just visiting some of the sites costs £7.50, so the membership made sense. As many other Heritage Properties,...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Houseteads is an excellent way to see how the Romans lived while garrisoned here, the actual feat of building a wall many metres tall across the whole of the north is mind blowing, also the fact that they incorporated hot running water fir bathing etc,...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We went to visit this attraction with friends and young kids and can't recommend it enough! The access and parking was easy, the facilities and staff were good and the site itself was fantastic. This is a place that just reminds me of gladiator and...More

Thank Rhys D
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Housesteads fort is one of the most complete, and largest, Roman sites in Britain. English Heritage have built a swanky new(ish) visitor centre at the side of the B6318 with a large car park (£3 to stay more than 15 minutes) all cleverly hidden from...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

'Housesteads' is a bit of a misname for this large Roman settlement, as it derives simply from an 18th century farmhouse which stood nearby. I prefer the Roman name 'Vercovicium'! Housesteads dates from the early 2nd century AD, and is one of the largest Roman...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Quite a steep walk to get to the settlement, but worth the trek once up there. The very well preserved ruins are spread across a hill top right by the superb Hadrian's wall. Cafe sits right by the site with souvenir shop too.

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Been here a couple of times in the last 7 months. First visited last November when it was icy cold but very quiet. Visited again last week and it was much busier but still not too busy. It is a steep walk from the entrance...More

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10 July 2018|
Response from Kjetil S | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour, more for the museum and shop too, and consider the walk from the parking lot to the ruins AS well. Fascinating place!