Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site
Built to guard the wild northern frontier of the Roman Empire in AD122, Hadrian’s Wall was more than just a barricade; it was a vibrant and multi-cultural occupied military zone of milecastles, barracks, ramparts, forts and settlements; sprawling almost 80 miles in length from the North Sea to the Irish Sea. The building of the Wall required vision and an outstanding level of engineering skill. Set amongst the wild beauty of Cumbrian and Northumbrian landscapes, it still impresses today and stands as a testimony to the power and reach of the mighty Roman Empire.
Today you can plan your own invasion of the country around Britain’s largest World Heritage Site. Discover which parts you want to see and conquer, to leave you with life-long memories of your most successful campaign.
- Explore facinating forts, bath houses, turrets and shrines; visit galleries and museums and watch live- excavations unearth artefacts of great antiquity.
- Marvel at the jaw-dropping views of the Solway Coast, Lake District, Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines seen from the Wall as it snakes its way across the most stunning landscapes of northern Britain
- Enjoy some of the finest walking country in the land, ranging from the coast-to-coast Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail for adventure-seekers, to a gentler selection of smaller, circular routes starting from picnic sites and picturesque villages.
- Journey through this land by Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus or by bicycle, which is as fulfilling as visiting the roman sites themselves. Why not drop into The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre to find out where your travels may lead to.
- Wonder at the roman heritage that underpins our modern cities today. Segedunum, Arbeiain Tyneside and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Carlisle remind us that our regional towns and cities once echoed to the sounds of sandals, hooves, and Latin!
- Feel part of the rural community by pottering around our picturesque market towns and villages – places that will welcome your gentle invasion and make you feel right at home.
COVID 19 Update (October 2020):
The countryside around Hadrian’s Wall, its attractions, car parks and facilities are open for business and continue to welcome you all. The vast majority of attractions and businesses in Hadrian’s Wall Country are Covid-secure and ‘Good to Go’. Please remember to protect, respect and enjoy your experience.