• 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

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. 

 

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.

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Places to visit

Upcoming Events

Other Worlds: The Art of Atomhawk
Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT
Open daily
Volunteers excavating at Vindolanda
Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill NE47 7JN
Excavations run from 10am - 4pm /Museum and Site open 10am - 5pm

Latest News

Walltown Crags on Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. Image credit Roger Clegg.
Fri, 11/09/2020 - 11:56

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