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Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

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Address: Haydon Bridge, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN, England
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Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Called here and very pleased we did. What an impressive fort. It's compact but plenty to see. There is a catch however. There's a steep climb to get up there. Wouldn't recommend... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Called here and very pleased we did. What an impressive fort. It's compact but plenty to see. There is a catch however. There's a steep climb to get up there. Wouldn't recommend it for pushchairs or if you not clever on your pins. Nice museum at top. But well worth looking around. Great communal toilet block. However when you go... More 

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large Roman fort with an exhibition and information panels available. Fantastic views and you can also walk to Sycamore Gap from the fort. Car park is a bit pricey but you can use the ticket at some other car parks along the wall.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and informative. It's a National Trust and English Heritage site. Views are amazing. It is a good information centre. Parking is £4.00, the machines do not take cards or notes. Your parking ticket, will then allow you to park on other sites. Well worth a visit.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing place, and there's lots to see. The scenery is stunning, though quite desolate, and I felt sorry for those Roman soldiers who had to brave the elements there nearly 2,000 years ago! The museum is very well done, there's lots to see, and an audio visual presentation which gives you a good background to the place.... More 

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Nottingham UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a cold January day and found the museum an inviting and very interesting place. The Roman Fort itself occupies a stunning position and it was most exhilerating to explore the well preserved remains and to imagine how folk use to live here. There is something here to interest people of all ages.

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Essex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We went to Vindolanda last year so decided to give Housesteads a go. The facilities here are a bit sparse. Very self serve on the catering front. After you pay your money you leave the entrance building and see just how far you have to walk to the camp. It nearly killed me! First you walk down then its all... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Loved this site; although it was cold, being in January and sleet threatened, the sun came out and illuminated the beautiful and majestic surrounding Northumberland countryside. The ruins were amazing to see and the Museum interesting with friendly, helpful staff. It has been a desire of mine to see Hadrian's Wall for many years and this was a great point... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

When compared with Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum this is a lackluster sight. I would not go here instead of the other two. However, if you have already seen the aforementioned places, then this is interesting b/c it's different and you can get a good look at the wall more intact than other places. A true feeling of standing... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Went and completely underestimated how frozen the ground would be. I know it was January so I should have expected it. Half a mile from the entrance upto the museum. Good video show there but only lasted about 10 minutes. Was good though in explaining the history behind the wall and the forts along its length. Then moving up you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Nice spot to visit once. I don't feel the need to go back again. Was very interesting and informative and was able to paint a very vivid picture of what life there would have been like all those years ago. Make sure you watch the short movie offered at the museum at the top of the hill. As others have... More 

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