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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 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 2020, indulge your travel desires and marvel at the rugged charm of Hadrian's Wall  with a photographic tour thanks to talented local...

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...

IMAGE OF HADRIAN'S WALL EDWARD I MONUMENT  BURGH BY SANDS
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.

The...

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...

Hadrian's Wall Live
10 Apr 2020

John Scott and Tim Padley give a selection of Roman inspired films and books for lock down. 

As we don’t have the option of visiting our fantastic Wall at this time and getting our “Roman experience” that way it got John Scott, Management Plan Coordinator, wondering about how we might have that experience another way. As a result, he got to further thinking about what films he might want to watch over this Easter and that, in turn, reminded him of when he first arrived on Hadrian’s...

Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail
03 Apr 2020

Although at this time walking Hadrian’s Wall is not possible, the Hadrian's Wall Country will be waiting for eager visitors to return, when it is safe to do so.

A little while ago, we had a chance to chat with the well-known author and illustrator of many walking guides to both Hadrian's Wall and the nearby Lake District, Mark Richards. During our chat we were able to ask Mark about some of the interesting features he’d discovered during his time exploring Hadrian’s Wall...

Image of Volunteers on Hadrian's Wall from Vindolanda Excavations
17 Mar 2020

(Pictured: Volunteers take a break from the excavations at Vindolanda. Image courtesy of the Vindolanda Trust)

Research is always happening along Hadrian’s Wall. We’ve had the opportunity to talk to Marta Alberti, PhD candidate at Newcastle University, to discuss her research project on volunteering on Hadrian’s Wall.

So, what is this project all about?

The project, which started in 2017 and will continue until 2022, looks primarily at...