Pike Hill is one of the few visible elements of the Roman frontier that pre-date Hadrian's Wall. Before the Wall was built in the early 2nd century AD, the soldiers posted here communicated by signalling to the forts along Stanegate, the road that ran east to west, south of what became the Wall. Later incorporated into Hadrian's Wall, the tower commands magnificent views, which show exactly why this isolated site in Cumbria was chosen as a watch point.
Hadrian’s Wall is the best preserved and most formidable of Rome’s great frontiers. In all, over 100 miles of inspiring encounters with our Roman past can be found at a multitude of key sites and a