Travel by car

The A69 between Newcastle and Carlisle runs parallel to Hadrian's Wall (approximately 2-5 miles south) and is the main strategic access route.  You can join the A69 from the western side of the country along the M6 from the south and the A74 (M) from Glasgow to Carlisle. Access from the eastern side of the country is along the A1 (M) to Newcastle, with the option of using the A68 (which links Edinburgh and Darlington) to reach the central part of Hadrian's Wall Country.

The Hadrian’s Wall Tourist route opens during 2016 between Brampton in the west and Hexham in the central part of Hadrian’s Wall Country. The route is clearly signed from the A69 with the Roman helmet symbol. The western part of the route between Brampton and Greenhead follows a narrow and winding country road and is not suitable for caravans or larger vehicles. The eastern part of the route follows the B6318 between Greenhead and Chollerford. This road was built by General Wade in the 18th century and follows the line of Hadrian’s Wall very closely for much of the way, sometimes actually on top of it!

The Hadrian’s Coast Tourist route follows the line of Hadrian’s Wall and the coastal defences west of Carlisle, through the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to Maryport. The route takes you through some fascinating and out-of-the-way places along country lanes.

Electric car charging

Electric car charging points are situated at regular intervals along the line of Hadrian’s Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Newcastle.

More information on charging points

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