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05 Nov 2021

The Hadrian's Wall Partnership Board is pleased to announce that Dr Katy O'Donnell has been awarded the 2021 Breeze and Dobson Award for her PhD project ‘The Quarries of Hadrian’s Wall’.

Dr O’Donnell completed her undergraduate, masters and PhD at the University of Edinburgh beginning in 2010. She submitted her masters by research dissertation 'The Quarries of the Central Sector of Hadrian's Wall' in 2015. During her MSc she became very interested in quarrying, landscape archaeology...

16 Aug 2021

An exciting heritage project that aims to unearth more of Carlisle’s Roman history has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £99,900.

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the Uncovering Roman Carlisle project is an 18-month, programme of community archaeological investigation, exhibitions, and engagement exploring Carlisle’s Roman remains.

The project will include a 28-day community excavation of a Roman bathhouse, discovered in 2017, on a...

Sentius Tectonicus centurion sculpture at Segedunum
11 Aug 2021

Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend is an integral part of the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site and tells an important story about life along the Roman frontier.

Over the next 3 years, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums are planning to improve Segedunum to make it an even better place to visit and ensure it’s an attraction that people from Wallsend and North Tyneside are really proud of. 

Some of the things They are...

Clash of the Romans
30 May 2021

There is always something to do and to see on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, we have fantastic coasts, walks and cycle-routes, and a string of excellent attractions.

Here are just a few ideas from along Hadrian's Wall of...

16 Apr 2021

 How would you celebrate Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site?

Through Fire and Light shows? Knitting a beardy hat to look like Hadrian? A stall at the local village fete? Or maybe with re-enactments, theatre, dance, film, or music festivals? These are just some of the fantastic ideas we’ve had from the Hadrian’s Wall community on how they plan to celebrate the Wall’s 1900th anniversary in 2022, we’d like to share for World Heritage Day (April 18th).


A spectacular year of events and activities will see Hadrian’s Wall come alive with culture, heritag
03 Mar 2021

Hadrian’s Wall Partnership, which is co-ordinating a year-long festival celebrating Hadrian’s Wall 1900th anniversary in 2022, is thrilled to announce they have been awarded pivotal funding from North of Tyne Combined Authority. 

Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival will mark the 1900th anniversary of the commencement of the building of Hadrian’s Wall. Organisations,...

Inside the reconstructed Commanding Officer's house at Arbeia
16 Feb 2021

Hadrian's Wall as a World Heritage Site is a very special place, possessing an ‘outstanding universal value’ to humankind. An essential part of being a World Heritage Site is the Management Plan, which sets out why a place is special, and how a site can; be conserved, enhanced, and improve peoples' lives.

To help develop the next Management Plan for the World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall would like to hear from you. If you have as little as 15 minutes to spare, click the link to the...

Walltown Crags on Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. Image credit Roger Clegg.
11 Sep 2020

Is Hadrian's Wall on your bucket list of places to visit? If you've never visited before - let us inspire you with top spots to explore along Hadrian' Wall. If you have been hundreds of times to the Wall, there's more to explore with each trip to the Wall so why not start planning your next visit? If you've not been able to travel to Hadrian's Wall during the recent lockdowns, indulge your travel desires and marvel at the rugged charm of Hadrian's Wall  with a photographic tour thanks to...

Image of Carlisle Tourist Information in the Old Town Hall.
26 Jun 2020

WIth the gradual lifting of government restrictions accross the country, sections of the World Heritage Site economy will begin to open up. 

***News Release from Carlisle City Council: Farmers’ Markets are set to return to Carlisle***

The markets will be held in Brampton Town Centre on Saturday 27 June and Carlisle City Centre on Saturday 4 July. This follows the lifting of restrictions by the government which allow outdoor markets to re-open.

All of your...

19 Jun 2020

Friday I’m in love! Friday for the Romans was the Day of Venus (Dies Veneris). So we’re wishing you a lovely Friday and a happy Father’s Day weekend.

As a suggestion for some weekend viewing about Hadrian’s Wall, the BBC is re-running the excellent Black and British four part mini-series on IPlayer. In episode 1, Professor David Olusoga explores the fascinating story of the soldiers garrisoning one of Hadrian's Walls forts, and the frontier's long multicultural history.