English Heritage sites along Hadrian's Wall

Discover exciting Roman history at some of the best preserved sites on Hadrian’s Wall at Chesters Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort and Corbridge Roman Town

English Heritage is guardian of most of Hadrian’s Wall and manages four of the key places to visit on this World Heritage Site.

Experience Roman life, epic history and stunning locations.

Visit the farthest reaches of the Roman Empire when you explore Housesteads Roman Fort, Chesters Roman Fort and Birdoswald Roman Forts or Corbridge Roman Town for a unique taste of life in Roman Britain.

At Housesteads Roman Fort visit the new museum featuring a CGI film which flies overhead and through time to reconstruct the fort. Rated Trip advisor **** Excellent.

At Corbridge Roman Town, uncover a fascinating Roman Time Capsule of real Roman Armour and soldier’s worldly possessions and see the 1964 excavation footage of this amazing Roman find taking place.

At Chesters Roman Fort see one of the best preserved Roman Bath Houses in Britain today.

At Birdoswald explore the visitor centre and see the longest continuous stretch of Hadrian’s Wall.

See more information about places to visit in the listings below or visit English Heritage's website.

English Heritage sites along Hadrian's Wall

Discover exciting Roman history at some of the best preserved sites on Hadrian’s Wall at Chesters Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort and Corbridge Roman Town

English Heritage is guardian of most of Hadrian’s Wall and manages four of the key places to visit on this World Heritage Site.

Experience Roman life, epic history and stunning locations.

Visit the farthest reaches of the Roman Empire when you explore Housesteads Roman Fort, Chesters Roman Fort and Birdoswald Roman Forts or Corbridge Roman Town for a unique taste of life in Roman Britain.

At Housesteads Roman Fort visit the new museum featuring a CGI film which flies overhead and through time to reconstruct the fort. Rated Trip advisor **** Excellent.

At Corbridge Roman Town, uncover a fascinating Roman Time Capsule of real Roman Armour and soldier’s worldly possessions and see the 1964 excavation footage of this amazing Roman find taking place.

At Chesters Roman Fort see one of the best preserved Roman Bath Houses in Britain today.

At Birdoswald explore the visitor centre and see the longest continuous stretch of Hadrian’s Wall.

See more information about places to visit in the listings below or visit English Heritage's website.

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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.

Chesters Roman Fort - Hadrians Wall
Historic sites
Chollerford

The best preserved example of a Roman cavalry fort in Britain, explore extensive remains and a fine on-site museum.

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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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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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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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Easter Roman
Shows & Displays

Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! You'll meet characters from the past with stories of times gone by - maybe a king, a butler, a Roman centurion or even a monk.

St George Weekend
Shows & Displays

The Roman returns to Chesters as we celebrate St George with a mounted demonstration of Roman horsemanship.

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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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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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.
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.
Birdoswald section of the wall
Shows & Displays

Almost 2000 years on and amazingly Hadrian's Wall is still here! English Heritage is celebrating the 72-mile World Heritage Site that dips and winds through two counties in a week long programme of events at three jaw-dropping attractions.

Housesteads Museum
Outdoor Event

The legendary Roman Soldiers return to Housesteads Roman Fort during Bank Holiday Weekend! Make sure you're there to witness their return as they defend their Empire once again. In the line of duty they'll demonstrate their weapons and delight you with drills and awesome artillery displays!

A Soldier’s Life
Outdoor Event

What was life like living on the edge of the Roman Frontier? Meet our Roman Legionary stationed at the famous Housesteads Roman Fort and he’ll tell you.

Cawfields Roman Wall and Milecastle
Historic sites
Haltwhistle
A dramatic section of wall with turrets and an impressive milecastle.
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.
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.
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.
Children’s Warrior School
Shows & Displays

Let us bring to life the Dark Age of Birdoswald for your 3ft warrior as we invite them to dress, play and learn how to defend against attacks from feuding Cumbrian warriors!

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.

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