Housesteads Roman Fort

Hadrian's Wall
Haydon Bridge
Northumberland
NE47 6NN

+44 01434 344363

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Overview

A fascinating tourist attraction in North East England, Housesteads is the most complete Roman fort in Britain. Set where Hadrian’s Wall climbs to the top of a dramatic escarpment, there are some stunning views to enjoy from the walls of this ancient fortress.

Imagine how life was for the 800 Roman soldiers based here as you wander the remains of the barrack blocks and the commandant’s house. See if you can find the oldest toilets you’ll ever see and there’s a fascinating museum too, complete with a model of how the fort looked in Roman times. With a history that goes back almost 2000 years, it offers a unique family day out in Northumberland.

The exhibition inside the museum brings the iconic landmark back to life. A fascinating collection of artefacts will be on display, some for the first time in hundreds of years and a new film will show-off the stunning landscape of Housesteads and surrounding Hadrian's Wall country.

Housesteads is the most complete example of a Roman fort in Britain, and now the most popular site on the Wall. It stands high on the exposed Whin Sill escarpment, commanding breathtaking views. Like Chesters, it was one of twelve permanent forts added to his new frontier by Hadrian in about AD 124. Entry is through a small museum, displaying a complete model of how Housesteads once appeared. Excavations at the fort have revealed four double-portal gateways, the turreted curtain wall, three barrack blocks and the famous and well-preserved latrines. At the centre are the most important buildings: the commandant’s house a headquarters building and hospital. The fort lies uphill from the car park (a ten-minute walk).

Venue Enquiries

Housesteads Roman Fort

Northumberland

NE47 6NN

Tel: 01434 344 363

Visit Housesteads Roman Fort (Hadrian's Wall) website

Café/Shop

Housesteads has a Gift shop.

Accessibility

The fort lies uphill from the car park (a ten-minute walk). Wheelchair users should contact the site before visiting or alternatively contact the Tourist Information Centre based in the car park on arrival.

Booking Information

Please contact 01434 344 363.

Directions

By car: 2 ¾ miles North East of Bardon Mill on B6318 (OS Map 87; ref NY 790687).  Tourist Information Hexham: 01434 605 225.  By bus, phone: 0870 608 2608.  By train phone: 0870 608 2608.

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The edge of Empire

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Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult)
1
£0.00
per visit
Child 1
£0.00
per visit
Concession 1
£0.00
per visit

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  • Dogs / pets allowed at Housesteads Roman Fort Historic sites Attraction Dogs / pets allowed
  • Toilet Facilities at Housesteads Roman Fort Historic sites Attraction Toilet facilities
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Housesteads Roman Fort

Housesteads Roman Fort

Hadrian's Wall
Haydon Bridge
Northumberland
NE47 6NN

+44 01434 344363

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 470 reviews

Awards

Overview

A fascinating tourist attraction in North East England, Housesteads is the most complete Roman fort in Britain. Set where Hadrian’s Wall climbs to the top of a dramatic escarpment, there are some stunning views to enjoy from the walls of this ancient fortress.

Imagine how life was for the 800 Roman soldiers based here as you wander the remains of the barrack blocks and the commandant’s house. See if you can find the oldest toilets you’ll ever see and there’s a fascinating museum too, complete with a model of how the fort looked in Roman times. With a history that goes back almost 2000 years, it offers a unique family day out in Northumberland.

The exhibition inside the museum brings the iconic landmark back to life. A fascinating collection of artefacts will be on display, some for the first time in hundreds of years and a new film will show-off the stunning landscape of Housesteads and surrounding Hadrian's Wall country.

Housesteads is the most complete example of a Roman fort in Britain, and now the most popular site on the Wall. It stands high on the exposed Whin Sill escarpment, commanding breathtaking views. Like Chesters, it was one of twelve permanent forts added to his new frontier by Hadrian in about AD 124. Entry is through a small museum, displaying a complete model of how Housesteads once appeared. Excavations at the fort have revealed four double-portal gateways, the turreted curtain wall, three barrack blocks and the famous and well-preserved latrines. At the centre are the most important buildings: the commandant’s house a headquarters building and hospital. The fort lies uphill from the car park (a ten-minute walk).

Venue Enquiries

Housesteads Roman Fort

Northumberland

NE47 6NN

Tel: 01434 344 363

Visit Housesteads Roman Fort (Hadrian's Wall) website

Café/Shop

Housesteads has a Gift shop.

Accessibility

The fort lies uphill from the car park (a ten-minute walk). Wheelchair users should contact the site before visiting or alternatively contact the Tourist Information Centre based in the car park on arrival.

Booking Information

Please contact 01434 344 363.

Directions

By car: 2 ¾ miles North East of Bardon Mill on B6318 (OS Map 87; ref NY 790687).  Tourist Information Hexham: 01434 605 225.  By bus, phone: 0870 608 2608.  By train phone: 0870 608 2608.

Housesteads Roman Fort features in the itinerary...
The edge of Empire

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Ticketing and entry prices for Housesteads Roman Fort

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult)
1
£0.00
per visit
Child 1
£0.00
per visit
Concession 1
£0.00
per visit

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  • Dogs / pets allowed at Housesteads Roman Fort Historic sites Attraction Dogs / pets allowed
  • Toilet Facilities at Housesteads Roman Fort Historic sites Attraction Toilet facilities
  • Hover your cursor over the symbol to see the facility name or view the key to facility symbols.

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Housesteads Roman Fort

Hadrian's Wall
Haydon Bridge
Northumberland
NE47 6NN

+44 01434 344363

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