• 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

Art and the Roman horse - the status and role of the horse in the Roman world.
Corbridge Roman Town and Museum, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5NT
Exhibition available during museum open hours.
Hadrian's Cavalry Exhibition at Chesters Roman Fort.
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum, Chollerford, Northumberland, NE46 4EU
Exhibition available during museum open hours.
Hadrian's Cavalry Exhibition at Housesteads Roman Fort.
Housesteads Roman Fort and Museum, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN
Exhibition available during museum 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, 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.