Housesteads Roman Fort

Hadrian's Wall
Haydon Bridge
Northumberland
NE47 6NN

+44 01434 344363

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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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The edge of Empire

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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. 

Dates & times for Housesteads Roman Fort, Haydon Bridge

From To
Tuesday01/11/2016Friday31/03/201710:00 - 16:00
Daily from 10:00 to 16:00.
 

THE SITE IS CLOSED 24-26 DECEMBER 2016 and 1 JANUARY 2017

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tripadvisor
12/01/2017

Play your games elsewhere!


Containsnuts, Essex
We went to Vindolanda last year so decided to give Housesteads a go. The facilities here are a bit sparse. Very self serve on the catering front. After you pay your money you leave the entrance building and see just how far you have to walk to the camp. It nearly killed me! First you walk down then its all severely up! A visit to the museum and a film show then on to the actual site. It is quite interesting and has been said on here before , you feel more of a connection with the actual wall than at Vindolanda. Another thing mentioned on here was what also spoilt part of our visit. There was some odious individual playing dictator to a gang of youths re-enacting some puerile war game. Shouting and swearing , generally making a nuisance of themselves. Anyway, we waited it out and had a good wander round. The views from the top, which ever way you look on a clear day are amazing. Special mention for the young lady manning the museum. She was knowledgeable and good for a giggle while i got my breath back after walking up there. The coffee isnt good but the hot chocolate is worse.
tripadvisor
12/01/2017

Great insight into Roman life


SusanGC610, York, United Kingdom
Loved this site; although it was cold, being in January and sleet threatened, the sun came out and illuminated the beautiful and majestic surrounding Northumberland countryside. The ruins were amazing to see and the Museum interesting with friendly, helpful staff. It has been a desire of mine to see Hadrian's Wall for many years and this was a great point to see it. Well worthwhile.
tripadvisor
08/01/2017

eh


jawsk, st. louis, mo
When compared with Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum this is a lackluster sight. I would not go here instead of the other two. However, if you have already seen the aforementioned places, then this is interesting b/c it's different and you can get a good look at the wall more intact than other places. A true feeling of standing on the edge of empire!
tripadvisor
05/01/2017

Amazing views but Wear strong shoes


ireneS480, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Went and completely underestimated how frozen the ground would be. I know it was January so I should have expected it. Half a mile from the entrance upto the museum. Good video show there but only lasted about 10 minutes. Was good though in explaining the history behind the wall and the forts along its length. Then moving up you climb at 1 in 4 but it's worth it. Views are spectacular. Fort itself is back down close to the museum. Great day. Learnt lots. Will Wear better shoes next time
tripadvisor
05/01/2017

Nice spot


Worldwidetraveller89, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nice spot to visit once. I don't feel the need to go back again. Was very interesting and informative and was able to paint a very vivid picture of what life there would have been like all those years ago. Make sure you watch the short movie offered at the museum at the top of the hill. As others have mentioned the car park is a bit of a rip off at 4 pounds while paying to enter. There is a bit of a hill to walk up to so wouldn't say it's good for wheelchairs/buggies or the very unfit. Bundle up warm as it can get VERY windy on top of the open hill!

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