• Welcome to Hadrian's Wall
    The northern frontier of a mighty empire that once covered the known world.
  • Welcome to Hadrian's Wall
    The northern frontier of a mighty empire that once covered the known world.
  • Welcome to Hadrian's Wall
    The northern frontier of a mighty empire that once covered the known world.

Hadrian's Wall Country

The northern frontier of a mighty empire that once covered the known world.

For around three centuries, Hadrian’s Wall was a vibrant, multi-cultured frontier sprawling almost 80 miles coast-to-coast. Built by a force of 15,000 men in under six years, it’s as astounding today for its sheer vision as it is for its engineering. Milecastles, barracks, ramparts and forts punctuate a diverse landscape that provides a dramatic backdrop.

Explore bath houses, turrets and shrines, visit galleries and museums and watch live excavations uncover fresh details of ancient Roman Britain before your eyes. However you discover it, Hadrian’s Wall is a unique, must-see monument and a remarkable place to experience.

Did you know that Hadrian's Wall is included in The Guardian's hot list of places to visit this year? Read why here: Where to go on holiday in 2017: the hot list.

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Places to visit

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Sites across the wall
See individual venues for opening times
Northumberland National Park
Open all year
Hadrian's Cavalry Exhibition at Arbeia Roman Fort.
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2BB
Visit museum website for open hours.

30 for 30

To celebrate 30 years of World Hertiage Status, we've put together a list of 30 things to see and do around Hadrian's Wall.



Latest News

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 10:12

Imagine yourself: a battle-weary Pict awaiting your fate at the hands of the ruthlessly disciplined Roman Cavalry, and then you hear the sound of 2,000 hooves …… Brand new art installation at Chesters Roman Fort creates a unique way to experience Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition.