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
25/04/2017

Well worth the effort


Digby98, Cheshire
We arrived early and found it was £4 to park but had no change (poor planning I know). As the card payment was not working and the visitor centre didn't open we did a 10 mile d-tour to get some change. Once in there was a further charge to look at the Fort which, because we were early, wasn't open so we took the National Trust walk to Sycamore Gap. Hard work due t the steep accents and descents (my calves still ache) and frankly freezing high up but well worth the effort for the sense of scale and wonderment at how they built the wall all those years ago. Our dogs also loved it albeit on leads as it was lambing season.
tripadvisor
25/04/2017

Cute mesum - walk on Hadrian's Wall


Katie V, Harrogate, United Kingdom
If you have been to different roman forts - this one is not exceptional. However, the views are fab and English Heritage has put together a great little museum. Best part, you can walk on the wall for a bit!
tripadvisor
22/04/2017

World heritage site- say no more!


CaseyJunior, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Housesteads is just one of those places that is a must-see. If you're reasonably keen, and it's a clear day, take the national trust's recommended walk from housesteads to sycamore gap (famous from the Robin Hood : prince of thieves movie). Views of Northumberland are stunning. Friendly and helpful staff. Ice creams highly appreciated and not extortionate.
tripadvisor
21/04/2017

Amazing place to visit!


Kniv369, York, United Kingdom
We had limited time on a return journey south and chose to stop at Housesteads out of the many sites along Hadrian's Wall (we're also EH members). The site is clearly signposted from the A69 and there is ample parking (although not free for EH or NT members, £4 per stay). Toilets and a smallish cafe/shop/ticket office are next to the car park and the fort itself (and museum) are c.800m / 5-10mins walk up a steep gravel path. We went to the museum first which I would recommend, particularly to see the short (5min) film about the site if you're not joining a tour. The fort itself is amazing with lots of remaining features. Be sure to stand on the wall / north gate for the view north and make sure to take in the toilet building and check out the roman plumbing!
tripadvisor
17/04/2017

Great place, well worth a visit


Robert R,
Nice walk up to the fort and enough to see, museum is small so if you have your dog no great loss to miss that bit. Nice little walk up the wall and some amazing views to the west so don't miss that!!

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