Getting around the Wall

Getting around Hadrian's Wall

While the Romans’ travel options were limited to foot or horseback, nowadays travellers to Hadrian’s Wall Country have more options.

Drive to Hadrian's Wall

Drive to Hadrian's Wall

Arriving By Car

Notch up memorable miles on roads that twist and dip alongside the Wall. Connecting Newcastle to Hexham is the A69 while the quieter B6318 runs the closest to the Wall and is best for accessing the majority of attractions and sites here. Car parking is available at all major sites too.

By Bus

Catch the award-winning AD122 Hadrian's Wall bus service. Running between Hexham Bus Station and Walltown Roman Army Museum the AD122 stops at sites along the way. Connecting services are available – and you can bring your bike on board too.

By Train

Newcastle Railway Station is well connected to the rest of the country on the main East Coast line. From here, board the Hadrian's Wall Country Line linking Newcastle and Carlisle via Hexham. Stopping at sites along the Wall, buy a Hadrian's Wall Country Line Day Ranger ticket and hop on and off all day anywhere between Carlisle and Newcastle and beyond. Walking routes and cycle routes link up with most stops and a limited number of bikes can be taken on board on a first-come basis. Catch the Tyne & Wear Metro service to explore Roman sites in Newcastle and Tyneside.

By Bicycle

Hadrian’s Wall Country is a cyclists paradise. A network of scenic cycle ways crisscross the countryside. Bring your own bike or hire one instead. There are several cycling firms along the Wall who hire bikes and provide a delivery service too. Guided cycling tours and holidays are also available.

How to get to Hadrian's Wall Country

Aeroplane

International and domestic flights to Newcastle Airport

By Air

Newcastle Airport can be reached in less than 1 hour from Vindolanda and is easily accessible. The airport handles flights from the UK and a wide range of European destinations. Emirates airlines now operate a daily service connecting North East England to the Middle East and beyond.

Newcastle International Airport

T: +44 (0)870 122 1484

By Car

Hadrian's Wall Country has fantastic access from Scotland and the south via the A1 London to Edinburgh eastern highway running the length of the county. The A69 and A66 connect to the M6 at the western end, whilst the A19 provides an alternative route from the south, linking the Port of Tyne to Northumberland.

By Rail

Newcastle Central Station is about 3 ½ hours from London Kings Cross and aproximately one and a half hours from Edinburgh. Trains depart regularly from Newcastle to Carlisle via Hexham.

National Rail Enquiries, T: 08457 48 49 50

East Coast, T: 08457 225 111

By Coach

A cost-effective way to reach Newcastle, with services linking from Newcastle to the Hadrian's Wall AD122 bus service.

National Express Travel Enquiries, T: 08717 818178

Getting around the Wall

Getting around Hadrian's Wall

While the Romans’ travel options were limited to foot or horseback, nowadays travellers to Hadrian’s Wall Country have more options.

Drive to Hadrian's Wall

Drive to Hadrian's Wall

Arriving By Car

Notch up memorable miles on roads that twist and dip alongside the Wall. Connecting Newcastle to Hexham is the A69 while the quieter B6318 runs the closest to the Wall and is best for accessing the majority of attractions and sites here. Car parking is available at all major sites too.

By Bus

Catch the award-winning AD122 Hadrian's Wall bus service. Running between Hexham Bus Station and Walltown Roman Army Museum the AD122 stops at sites along the way. Connecting services are available – and you can bring your bike on board too.

By Train

Newcastle Railway Station is well connected to the rest of the country on the main East Coast line. From here, board the Hadrian's Wall Country Line linking Newcastle and Carlisle via Hexham. Stopping at sites along the Wall, buy a Hadrian's Wall Country Line Day Ranger ticket and hop on and off all day anywhere between Carlisle and Newcastle and beyond. Walking routes and cycle routes link up with most stops and a limited number of bikes can be taken on board on a first-come basis. Catch the Tyne & Wear Metro service to explore Roman sites in Newcastle and Tyneside.

By Bicycle

Hadrian’s Wall Country is a cyclists paradise. A network of scenic cycle ways crisscross the countryside. Bring your own bike or hire one instead. There are several cycling firms along the Wall who hire bikes and provide a delivery service too. Guided cycling tours and holidays are also available.

How to get to Hadrian's Wall Country

Aeroplane

International and domestic flights to Newcastle Airport

By Air

Newcastle Airport can be reached in less than 1 hour from Vindolanda and is easily accessible. The airport handles flights from the UK and a wide range of European destinations. Emirates airlines now operate a daily service connecting North East England to the Middle East and beyond.

Newcastle International Airport

T: +44 (0)870 122 1484

By Car

Hadrian's Wall Country has fantastic access from Scotland and the south via the A1 London to Edinburgh eastern highway running the length of the county. The A69 and A66 connect to the M6 at the western end, whilst the A19 provides an alternative route from the south, linking the Port of Tyne to Northumberland.

By Rail

Newcastle Central Station is about 3 ½ hours from London Kings Cross and aproximately one and a half hours from Edinburgh. Trains depart regularly from Newcastle to Carlisle via Hexham.

National Rail Enquiries, T: 08457 48 49 50

East Coast, T: 08457 225 111

By Coach

A cost-effective way to reach Newcastle, with services linking from Newcastle to the Hadrian's Wall AD122 bus service.

National Express Travel Enquiries, T: 08717 818178

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Hexham Tourist Information Centre

Wentworth Car Park
Wentworth Place
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 1QE

+44 01434 652220

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