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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).


Hadrian’s Wall to celebrate 1900th anniversary with year-long Festival
03 Mar 2021

Hadrian’s Wall will celebrate its 1900th anniversary in 2022 with a year-long festival of events and activities.

Hadrian’s Wall 1900 will mark the commencement of the building of Hadrian’s Wall. A packed programme of events and activities will take place throughout 2022 including exhibitions, lectures and film screenings. There will be opportunities to take part in workshops, walks and creative projects; and experience the stunning landscape through creative installations...

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.


New Light Prize Exhibition at Tullie House
19 May 2020

An exciting opportunity for Northern artists to win a £10k art prize and take part in a prestigious touring exhibition. Artists are encouraged to enter for the New Light Prize Exhibition before the deadline of the 31 May 2020.  

The exhibition will tour three of the North’s most prestigious venues: this includes a venue on Hadrian's Wall, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle. In addition Scarborough Art Gallery and The Biscuit Factory,...

07 May 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s address to the Nation on Sunday 10th May, all organisations who manage visitor attractions and facilities along Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site understand that as from today, people may be preparing to access the countryside for outdoor recreation.

We very much look forward to welcoming visitors back to Hadrian’s Wall. However, it is important to know that many of the sites and spaces are still adhering to the Government’s lock-down criteria and are...

17 Apr 2020

Hadrian’s Wall has been a regional economic driver since the Romans. Below are links to grants and information to help support individuals and businesses across the World Heritage Site, who may need support at this time. 

UK Government Information

10 Apr 2020

John Scott – Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site Management Plan Coordinator

First, a Big Thank You

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone, and I never thought I’d say this, a thank you for not visiting Hadrian’s Wall at this critical time for us all.

I’m saying thank you because I know through all the messages how much not being able to come to this area that you love and that has such a...