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Hadrians Cavalry
05 Dec 2016

Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site is to host a major new exhibition in 2017 celebrating the cavalry regiments that once guarded this famous North West frontier of the mighty Roman Empire.

Taking place from Saturday 8 April to Sunday 10 September 2017, Hadrian’s Cavalry explores the role and daily life of the Roman army’s cavalry forces in a unique wall-wide exhibition that stretches the full 150 miles of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site area – from Maryport in the west to South...

Apollo Cleaned
13 Sep 2016

More than 350 Roman shoes are among a number of exciting discoveries which have been unearthed along Hadrian’s Wall. At Vindolanda, near Bardon Mill in Northumberland and on urban Tyneside archaeologists and volunteers have been digging to uncover the history of the Wall.

The shoes, which have been discovered during excavations at Vindolanda since April, include small children’s shoes, ladies’ shoes and large army marching boots. The footwear is all either well-worn or has been  ...

Hadrian's Wall Cavalry news
16 Aug 2016

The highlight of the re-enactment programme is a spectacular 2 day Turma show to be held in Bitts Park, Carlisle on 1st and 2nd July 2017. The Turma show will bring together for the first time in 2,000 years a 30 strong troop of Roman cavalry, performing the training exercises described by Hadrian himself.

Other events proposed include cavalry shows with 3 or more mounted soldiers complete with authentic arms and armour and horse furniture and representing the...

15 Aug 2016

Isabella Scott is a history graduate from Hexham. She might now live and work in Glasgow but she grew up in Hexham and still refers to it as home. So we asked Isabella to describe her day out with friends and get an insiders’ view on how to spend a day when she gets a chance to visit ‘home’ and show off the World Heritage Site on the doorstep.  These are the highlights of a day with friends on Hadrian’s Wall.

We start the day with an essential coffee as one of the best ways...

Lanercost Tea Room
02 Aug 2016

This summer Hadrian’s Wall is celebrating its tasty heritage by encouraging visitors to enjoy the diverse offering of food and drink on offer throughout the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From pubs, cafés and tearooms to farmers’ markets and food festivals, visitors can sample a wide range of culinary delights as well as exploring the remarkable history and heritage of Hadrian’s Wall.

James Fell, Chair of the Hadrian’s Wall Marketing Partnership, said: “Hadrian’s Wall Country has...

Romans & Barbarians battle re-enactment
15 Jul 2016

To celebrate the annual Festival of Archaeology 2016, which kicks off on Saturday 16 July, visitor attractions along Hadrian’s Wall are launching a range of fun-packed events for people of all ages to get hands-on with the past this summer.

From Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum in South Shields all the way to Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport and everywhere in between, museums, heritage sites, local heritage bodies and Northumberland...

25 May 2016

The Vindolanda Charitable Trust near Bardon Mill, Hexham, has been officially awarded Designated status by the Arts Council England for its rare, unique and extraordinary collection of Roman artefacts from the Vindolanda archaeological site.

Roman Vindolanda, situated in the central sector of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site is regarded as one of the...

24 May 2016

Picnicking is one of the UK’s most enjoyable summer traditions and now the warmer weather is here, it provides a great excuse to venture outdoors and visit some of the most beautiful and interesting historic sites along the length of Hadrian’s Wall.

During the school half-term holidays why not pack up a yummy picnic and follow in the footsteps of the Romans?  You’re spoilt for choice along Hadrian’s Wall where there are plenty of places to break out the blanket and take in the view,...

18 May 2016

Following a £400,000 investment from the government, the Hadrian’s Wall Connect Project is set to boost tourism numbers in 2016 through a range of improvements to make it easier for visitors to access the unique World Heritage Site.

The Hadrian’s Wall Connect Project is being delivered through the Hadrian’s Wall Marketing Partnership which includes Northumberland County Council, Carlisle City Council, Northumberland National Park Authority, Northumberland Tourism, Cumbria Tourism,...

13 May 2016

The team behind the 2017 Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition is looking for marketing and PR help to showcase the exquisite exhibition and events.

If you’ve got the skills it takes to bring to life the exhibition at 10 attractions across three counties and an events programme, the project team want to hear from you.  

The exhibition aims to tell the story of Roman cavalry regiments and their key role in securing the Empire’s frontiers.

Each attraction will exhibit a range of...