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Lanercost Tea Room
02 Aug 2016

This summer Hadrian’s Wall is celebrating its tasty heritage by encouraging visitors to enjoy the diverse offering of food and drink on offer throughout the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From pubs, cafés and tearooms to farmers’ markets and food festivals, visitors can sample a wide range of culinary delights as well as exploring the remarkable history and heritage of Hadrian’s Wall.

James Fell, Chair of the Hadrian’s Wall Marketing Partnership, said: “Hadrian’s Wall Country has...

Romans & Barbarians battle re-enactment
15 Jul 2016

To celebrate the annual Festival of Archaeology 2016, which kicks off on Saturday 16 July, visitor attractions along Hadrian’s Wall are launching a range of fun-packed events for people of all ages to get hands-on with the past this summer.

From Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum in South Shields all the way to Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport and everywhere in between, museums, heritage sites, local heritage bodies and Northumberland...

25 May 2016

The Vindolanda Charitable Trust near Bardon Mill, Hexham, has been officially awarded Designated status by the Arts Council England for its rare, unique and extraordinary collection of Roman artefacts from the Vindolanda archaeological site.

Roman Vindolanda, situated in the central sector of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site is regarded as one of the...

24 May 2016

Picnicking is one of the UK’s most enjoyable summer traditions and now the warmer weather is here, it provides a great excuse to venture outdoors and visit some of the most beautiful and interesting historic sites along the length of Hadrian’s Wall.

During the school half-term holidays why not pack up a yummy picnic and follow in the footsteps of the Romans?  You’re spoilt for choice along Hadrian’s Wall where there are plenty of places to break out the blanket and take in the view,...

18 May 2016

Following a £400,000 investment from the government, the Hadrian’s Wall Connect Project is set to boost tourism numbers in 2016 through a range of improvements to make it easier for visitors to access the unique World Heritage Site.

The Hadrian’s Wall Connect Project is being delivered through the Hadrian’s Wall Marketing Partnership which includes Northumberland County Council, Carlisle City Council, Northumberland National Park Authority, Northumberland Tourism, Cumbria Tourism,...

13 May 2016

The team behind the 2017 Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition is looking for marketing and PR help to showcase the exquisite exhibition and events.

If you’ve got the skills it takes to bring to life the exhibition at 10 attractions across three counties and an events programme, the project team want to hear from you.  

The exhibition aims to tell the story of Roman cavalry regiments and their key role in securing the Empire’s frontiers.

Each attraction will exhibit a range of...

13 Apr 2016

The first phase of new developments at Segedunum Roman Fort in North Tyneside – including the preservation and interpretation of the rediscovered Roman bath house foundations, the conservation and display of a further 50m of Hadrian’s Wall and other improvements – will be launched on 30 April 2016.

Other improvements will include creating direct access to the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail from the museum, a viewing platform for the bath house foundations (which are several feet deep)...

01 Apr 2016

A project which engages local people in the vital work of conserving the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site (WHS) has recently completed its first year and is now seeking new volunteers for 2016.

WallWatch trains volunteers to monitor the condition of the World Heritage Site and equips them with the skills necessary to undertake surveys of the Wall itself and other archaeological remains.

The results are already proving key to the future management of one of...

29 Mar 2016

Toilet seats and potter’s wheels – rare preserved artefacts of everyday Roman life to be seen by public for first time

The Vindolanda Trust has gained initial support* for a £1.3m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to secure the future of its internationally significant collection of wooden Roman artefacts and enable the public to see them for the first time.

Best known as the...

18 Mar 2016

Throughout the summer, visitors to some of Britain’s most historic locations will be able to explore a “new ruin”: the Mansio.

Imagine a travelling Roman ruin made from a semi-translucent material: a reception area, a tower, a small viewing space, and when the weather is good, an outdoor courtyard. This is the Mansio. A travelling, specially designed, venue where commissioned pieces of work by leading contemporary poets and authors will be staged and shared with the public. It is the...