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Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

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Housesteads B6318, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A slightly damp, blustery and frigid day but what a warm welcome we received. The staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming. The infrastructure has been sympathetically thought of an constructed and doesn't detract from the actual site. The Exhibition Centre and Shop is the perfect...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience, lots of walking so sturdy footwear, staff at museum and shop lovely. Very interesting and lots of reference points on site.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This site is part of Hadrians wall. Good to go to Steel Rig and walk there. The fort is so atmospheric surrounded by Northumbria . Almost expect to see Roman legionaries walking around. Step back into history. A wonderful North East gift to the Nation....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michaelhouse69
Reviewed 15 December 2018

We came here by train from York to Haltwhistle and then a taxi from that village to the carpark at the Housesteads site. There is a long path uphill (it's more than .5 mile, but is a gentle slope with many curves in the path...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

Great starting point for fantastic walk exploring the other related sights here, Vindolanda, Roman Army museum, The Sill

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Doma27
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Very friendly staff greeted us a we parked the car and pointed out areas of interest and a suggested route to walk. It is about a ten minute walk from the car park, largely uphill. The views of the fort as you approach and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ionay1
Reviewed 18 November 2018

I have wanted to get back to this amazing site for years, so did this one plus Vindolanda in one day. The setting is breathtaking, the Roman remains stunning. The small museum is interesting, and the shops small but with some nice stuff. You can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jeffmorrod
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This place was fascinating and the information centre gave us a good insight - especially the short film which showed animations etc. The ticket office was friendly and we joined the National Trust here. The site was well labelled, clean etc. A great experience!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joy G
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Perhaps not as well known as some of the other forts along the wall but no less interesting; be careful if visiting with older folk, however, as it's really very steep to access from the car park. For children there's space to run about, but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing site with some really interesting buildings. What let it down for us was the lack of information about the site available. We also visited Vindolanda which was far better because they had guided tours and loads of info on the site....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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16 May 2018|
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Response from Sue_Hodnett | Property representative |
Hi, Housesteads does have ad-hoc volunteer guides on site but these can't be booked in advance and may not be there on the day you visit. There are some interpretation panels around the site, a very useful guide book and an... More
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24 March 2018|
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Response from sevgililerevi | Reviewed this property |
Parking is charged for om departure. Access to walk the wall is free - just tell them at desk you are walking only.
8 September 2017|
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Response from lovelyeverafter | Reviewed this property |
We visited here during the Summer holidays and we discovered a small wooden box outside the museum containing a stamp that you use yourself. The children thought this was so exciting. There is a National Trust shop next to... More