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.

 

Housesteads Roman Fort is a venue for ...
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
01/12/2017

Really enjoyable


moonshadowrabbit, Sleaford, United Kingdom
Surprised by how much of the site remained. Liked all the plaques explaining what was what. Museum good.
tripadvisor
26/11/2017

Incredible


corndoc, evansville, indiana
We visited on a cold dreary wet windy day in late November and felt the full force of what a Roman soldier 2000 years ago might have thought about being posted on the northern fringe of the Empire. We also wondered what a native inhabitant must have felt about a wall and forts transecting 70 miles across their land. A small but well-done museum but the highlights are the ruins of a Roman fort and the Wall itself.
tripadvisor
26/11/2017

Historically ideal


Julie M, Birmingham, United Kingdom
We visited this fantastic National Trust site that is very well run and has done amazing history that we knew nothing about. Definitely worth a visit!
tripadvisor
19/11/2017

Great starting place for a walk on Hadrian's Wall


Tony S,
Great location for starting a walk on Hadrian's Wall. There's the remains of a fort and a shop, which also serves hot drinks. An absolutely lovely area for a walk. Very friendly and helpful staff, too.
tripadvisor
16/11/2017

Beautiful scenery


Anne J, Wandel
We tried to go into Vindolanda (a much bigger site with a huge, brilliant museum) but it was temporarily closed to dogs, so we took our four-pawed pal to Housteads instead. You can take your own food into the cafe (appreciated given the rain the day we visited!) but there are tables outside too. It's about a 10 min uphill walk to the visitor centre from the entrance building. Make sure you go around the exhibition since there are limited information boards around the site itself. As the site's so exposed you really need a good day as rain gets horizontal very quickly! Beautiful views all around, big skies and rolling hills.

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