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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Housesteads Roman Fort, Haydon Bridge(Group Attraction)
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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
07/10/2017

Great place!


kittykate83, Cheadle, United Kingdom
We wanted to visit Hadrian’s Wall and chose here because we had our dog with us. She was allowed everywhere apart from the small museum. This is a brilliant site to visit the wall and see Roman ruins. The staff were very friendly and gave Milly a dog biscuit so she was happy! The site is a half mile walk from the entrance along a gravel path. The path is downhill and then uphill again which is quite steep so you may need to take your time if you are not fit. Beautiful views across the countryside too!
tripadvisor
04/10/2017

Well worth the walk!


Kev69, London
My friend and I both wanted to see Hadrians Wall so while in the area for a few days we just had to visit. The previous day we had visited Chester's Roman Fort but were disappointed that there is no stretch of actual wall there (but it's still worth a visit!). Housesteads is literally "down the road" from Chesters - same road but a few miles further on. When we arrived at the car park we couldn't see any sign of the wall, so i was a bit concerned. However, once we had left the ticket office and gift shop, we walked about fifty yards and then turned a corner round some trees, and the Roman fort could be seen on the hill in the distance. We arrived just as a free guided tour was starting - the good thing about this is that you can drop in and out of the tour as you like, but the chap was very knowledgable so if you're not on a time restriction it's worth sticking with him. I must also make a point here that the walk to the fort is downhill for the first part of the walk, and then vefry much uphill for the remainder of the walk, so wear good shoes or boots (forget trainers!) and be prepared for some exercise! When we reached the fort the view of the surrounding landscape was lovely so it was worth the walk. Unlike Chester's fort, there isn't much signage to say what the buildings were, although the fort itself is more intact so you get a feel of the actual size and area that the fort covered. The fort coveres a hill so you can't see what's on the other side until you through the fort, or round it. When you do you are rewarded with a well-preserved stretch of Hadrian's Wall! My photos will say more than I can. Well worth a visit.
tripadvisor
29/09/2017

Geographically large, not fully excavated.


Gaby G, Toronto, Canada
Bit of a hike uphill, but one is able to imagine Roman soldiers living and working here. The layout is well-described and the setting lends itself to visualization of conditions 1900 years ago.
tripadvisor
29/09/2017

Iconic Roman Fort in great setting with fabulous views, visitor centre, museum and pricey car park


David L, Todmorden, United Kingdom
I have been to Housesteads, probably the best preserved Roman Fort, with a splendid section of Hadrian's Wall to the west, 3 times over the last 10 years. There is a large coach and car park alongside the main road at the bottom of the hill. It is quite pricey, charging by the hour, if you go a minute over you are charged for the next full hour. There are toilets, a cafe, shop and small visitor centre at the end of the car park. From here there is a path that would be suitable for a push chair, a fairly steep 5-10 minute climb, up to a small museum, which if you have not been here before, sets the context for this World Heritage site. You can then wander around the site itself as you please, following a guide, or doing your own thing. It is at the crest of the great Whin Sill which Hadrian's Wall follows from here in both directions. probably the finest couple of mile section of the wall heads off to the west ,ie head left after coming up the slope, very photogenic. If the weather is wet or windy it is an exposed spot, but on a sunny day it is a glorious place to be,
tripadvisor
27/09/2017

A Must for History Buffs


Lea F,
It's a bit of an up and down stroll to get from the entrance to the actual site and museum, but it's well worth the trip (a picture of the path is attached). It was a rainy day when we visited, so the museum was a bit full, but it houses some amazing displays of artifacts and should not be overlooked. The site itself gives a detailed view of what life was like when the fort was occupied from the 2nd to the 4th centuries and, of course, the opportunity to touch the famed wall. If you have the time, you can also follow the Hadrian's Wall Path and enjoy the scenic countryside. It's definitely worth it!

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