• 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.

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Places to visit

Upcoming Events

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.
Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition. Butzbach Helmet © Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins (MACM)
Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 6HR
Exhibition available during museum open hours.
Hadrian's Cavalry Exhibition. Ribchester Type Helmet ® Private Loan
Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 4PT
Exhibition available during museum open hours.

Latest News

Wed, 01/03/2017 - 14:03

The dramatic sight of 30 cavalrymen performing intricate manoeuvres and showcasing their skills with javelins and other weapons can be seen in Carlisle on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July in ‘Turma! Hadrian’s Cavalry Charge in Carlisle’.

Tickets to attend this unique event celebrating the accession of Hadrian to the Imperial Roman throne 1,900 years ago go on sale from Friday 3 March.