Housesteads Roman Fort

Hadrian's Wall
Haydon Bridge
Northumberland
NE47 6NN

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Set high on a dramatic escarpment on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort takes you back to the Roman Empire.

Wander the barrack blocks and the hospital. Peer into the oldest toilets you're ever likely to see, and admire the stunning panoramic views from this ancient fortress.

English Heritage's interactive museum showcases objects once belonging to Roman soldiers, and the mini-cinema will take you on a journey through time.

Pack a picnic and enjoy a Roman adventure overlooking panoramic vistas.

Note: The Fort is owned by National Trust but managed by English Heritage. The car park is owned by Northumberland National Park and parking charges apply.

 

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Ticketing and entry prices for Housesteads Roman Fort

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult)
1
£7.00
per ticket
Child
(5-15 years)
1
£4.10
per ticket
Concession
(Over 60)
1
£6.20
per ticket
Family
(2 adults, 3 children)
4
£18.10
per ticket

Free entry to English Heritage & National Trust Members. 

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tripadvisor
14/08/2017

Spectacular


Patricia B, Mississauga, Canada
We caught the AD 122 at Hexham rail station and got off at the Housesteads section of the wall. We did not view the museum as we wanted to start our walk along the wall. It was without question the best part of our visit to England. Other areas we visited were also amazing but this place touched my heart. We walked from Housesteads to The Sill by which time it had started to rain (again) where we caught the bus back to Hexham. The bus was brilliant, making getting there and back a breeze, and the driver was very nice and polite.The scenery was breathtaking, the sense of history as you passed the ruins of old roman forts was palpable and the engineering of a wall which stills stands to this day is a feat. The walk was fantastic for us, but you should be aware that it is fairly strenuous and you will be climbing some steep hillsides and at times close of the edge of a cliff. Wish I could go back.
tripadvisor
12/08/2017

Great Ancient Roman Ruins


Karen M, Louisiana
This part of Hadrian's Wall is probably one the best remaining ruins of this once impressive network of forts. It is a steep trek to get there, but I am a history buff so it was worth it. I find it amazing that something constructed in 124 AD still survives regardless of how little of it remains. We did not take a tour and just wandered around these wonderful ruins. The guidebook I purchased gives some very good details about Housesteads Fort and the history of Hadrian's Wall. I'm glad we did not miss the chance to spend some time there.
tripadvisor
12/08/2017

Great excavation and museum.


Denny S, Frankfort, Illinois
Housestead is much larger than you initially think it will be. Foundations are well unearthed, signage excellent, and movement throughout the site easy. It was a cold, rainy day when we visited, which actually added to the experience. Once you have wandered though the excavation be sure to follow the signs to the museum, cafe, and gift shop. the museum is well done, with many Roman artifacts from the site. The cafe was especially welcome on that particular day, and the coffee, scones, and sandwiches were very good. This is a worthwhile visit, that adults and children both will like.
tripadvisor
11/08/2017

Simply amazing!


lovelyeverafter, County Durham, United Kingdom
I brought my father and my three children on this visit to Hadrians Wall. This had been something we have wanted to do for sometime and it certainly didn't disappoint. We arrived just in time for the guided tour and I am so glad we took this opportunity. Ian (our guide) was informative and friendly, keeping even my six year old interested. Walking along the wall itself was a dream and the views were spectacular. There is even a small play fort for the children. Simply a wonderful experience!
tripadvisor
10/08/2017

Wonderful view of Hadrian's Wall !!


BT993TT, Ipoh, Malaysia
It was less than an hour's drive from where were staying, Morpeth. Easy drive and ample parking here (£4 for the whole day and the ticket is valid for a few car park places (other stops for viewing or walking along the wall). You have to purchase a ticket for admission to the museum and the fort. We did not and had our picnic lunch outside and along the wall. And thereafter took a nice walk/trek along the wall. Beautiful outdoors and good sunshine today .... certainly makes it all worthwhile. I can see some visitors climbing up to walk on the top of the wall. This is just next to the fort area. You can easily spend half a day to a full day out here depending on how fit you are and how far you would like to walk. At least plan to have a picnic out here.

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