Statement from the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site – 15th May 2020

Statement from the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site – 15th 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 not allowed to re-open.  All ticketed-attractions along Hadrian’s Wall remain closed at the moment and there is no public transport available. You may also find that some visitor facilities such as car parks and toilets remain closed also, whilst the organisations that provide and look after these amenities are satisfied that they can be opened safely, both for our visitors, our staff and for those that live close by.  If in doubt, please visit the respective websites of those organisations who manage these amenities for more information.

If you’re walking on any of the public rights of way, we ask that you practice social distancing at all times, particularly around farm buildings and houses and to follow The Countryside Code. The countryside is a living, working place and the safety of rural and farming communities is in the foremost of our minds. Please consider our local communities and try not to visit towns, villages and hamlets if possible.


Thank you, and stay safe.  


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