English Heritage Events

Events run all year long, with trails for children, Roman soldier training, gallant gladiators and noble knights battling against each other, as well as dramatic open air theatre there’s never a dull moment!

From mighty warriors and clashing heroes to lazy Sunday afternoon band concerts and evenings of outdoor theatre. The opportunity to get hands on with history from dressing up as a Roman and digging for treasure to meeting a real medieval knight, English Heritage brings the story of England to life with a packed year round events programme.

Events run all year long, with trails for children, Roman soldier training, gallant gladiators and noble knights battling against each other, as well as dramatic open air theatre there’s never a dull moment!

From mighty warriors and clashing heroes to lazy Sunday afternoon band concerts and evenings of outdoor theatre. The opportunity to get hands on with history from dressing up as a Roman and digging for treasure to meeting a real medieval knight, English Heritage brings the story of England to life with a packed year round events programme.

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Corbridge Roman Town
Historic sites
Corbridge

Corbridge was initially the site of a series of important forts. But after Hadrian's Wall was fully commissioned it developed into a prosperous town, a tempting leave-centre for off-duty Wall garrisons.

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Castle and Keep
Historic sites
Warkworth

Set in a quaint Northumberland town, this hill-top fortress and hermitage offers a fantastic family day out.

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Birdoswald section of the wall
Historic sites
Gilsland

Built in one of the most picturesque places in Cumbria, Birdoswald is where you can see the longest continuous stretch of Hadrian's Wall.

Outside Prudhoe Castle
Historic sites
Prudhoe

Prudhoe Castle stands in a picturesque location, on a wooded hillside overlooking the River Tyne.

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Housesteads Roman Fort
Historic sites
Haydon Bridge

The most complete example of a British Roman fort, Housesteads features magnificent ruins and stunning views of the countryside surrounding Hadrian's Wall.

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Outside Brinkburn Priory
Historic sites
Rothbury

Founded in 1135 for canons of the Augustinian order, Brinkburn was restored in the 19th century and now survives in its entirety as Northumberland's finest example of early Gothic architecture.

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Temple of Mithras
Historic sites
Chollerford

A fascinating 3rd-century temple near Carrawburgh fort, dedicated to the god beloved by Roman soldiers.

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Etal Castle - Etal Village
Historic sites
Etal

A 14thC castle in picturesque surroundings, steeped in the history of border warfare.

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Outside Dunstanburgh Castle
Historic sites
Craster

The ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle tower over the Northumberland coastal line. It is an ideal family day out with a picnic area, fantastic views, and it is not far from the Scottish Borders.

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Outside Lindisfarne Priory
Historic sites
Holy Island

Experience the serenity of Lindisfarne Priory, cut off from the world on the beautiful Holy Island. Take in panoramic views of the Northumbrian coast, unpack a picnic in the priory grounds, and take a break from the hustle and bustle of life.

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Inside Warkworth Hermitage
Historic sites
Warkworth
The hermitage is cut into the rock of the river cliff, hidden away underneath the wooded bank, a short walk upstream from the castle. Half a mile from Warkworth Castle, tucked away by the Coquet and accessible only by boat.
Aerial photo of Aydon Castle
Historic sites
Corbridge
A beautiful 13thC manor house with strong fortifications against Scottish raiders, Aydon Castle stands in a secluded woodland setting.
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Welcome to Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens
Historic sites
Belsay

With so much to see and do, a trip to Belsay is one of the best value family days out in North East England. Stunning gardens, beautiful architecture and magnificent views all in one

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Chesters Roman Fort - Hadrians Wall
Historic sites
Chollerford

Chesters is the place to relax on Hadrian's Wall, mainly because it is home to one of the best preserved Roman bathhouses in Britain. The tranquil riverside fot is a popular spot for families. Children love crawling through and exploring the nooks and crannies of the bathhouse.

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Black Carts Turret
Historic sites
Haydon Bridge
A 460-metre (1,509 feet) length of Hadrian’s Wall including one turret. Please note: It is not possible for visitors to park here.
Brunton Turret
Historic sites
Bellingham
One of the best preserved turrets on the line of Hadrian's Wall, with a stretch of wall 70yards long, Brunton Turret was built by men of the Twentieth Legion.
Whinshields Roman Wall
Historic sites
Bardon Mill
This 350 yard stretch of Wall includes the highest point on Hadrian's Wall and enjoys spectacular views of rugged country.
Heddon-on-the-Wall
Historic sites
Heddon-on-the-Wall
Fine stretch of 280yds of wall with circular chambers and medieval kiln near west end.
View of Planetrees Roman Wall
Historic sites
Wall
A 15-metre (49 feet) length of later narrow Wall on earlier broad foundations, marking the junction between the two wall types.
Remains of Edlingham Castle
Historic sites
Edlingham
The riverside ruins, principally the solar tower, of a manor house progressively fortified against the Scots during the 14th century.
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Walltown Crags Wall and Turret
Historic sites
Greenhead
400 yards of wall. One of the best places of all to see the Wall, dramatically showing the crags of the whin sill.
Sewingshields Wall
Historic sites
Haydon Bridge
A length of Wall with milecastle remains, impressively sited along the Whin Sill, commanding fine views of many prehistoric and later earthworks to the north.
Outside Black Middens Bastle House
Historic sites
Bellingham
A fortified farmhouse with thick stone walls, of a type distinctive to the troubled 16thC Anglo-Scottish borders.
Cawfields Roman Wall and Milecastle
Historic sites
Haltwhistle
A dramatic section of wall with turrets and an impressive milecastle.

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