Diving and delving across Northumberland, Hadrian’s Wall is the most significant pile of stones in the UK. Spanning 73 miles of the country, Northumberland holds the longest stretch of it and it rises and plunges across some of the county’s most staggering landscapes
Built under the orders of Emperor Hadrian in AD122, the UNESCO World Heritage Site inspired George RR Martin’s wall in his bestselling books and TV phenomenon Game of Thrones
. Take a themed tour along the archaeological wonder, or Live Like a Roman with an immersive experience day
Scattered along the length of the wall are Roman Forts
, excavation sites, ancient temples and Bath Houses that sit before a backdrop of sweeping National Park
landscapes, blazing sunsets and rugged hills. Every summer
, you can watch live excavations take place at Vindolanda, where 5th century gaming boards, jewellery and other pieces are revealed by skilled archaeologists.
Bike, hike, wander or tour the wall with one of the many ways to explore. The Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail
, circular walking routes and Hadrian’s Cycleway
can all be ventured into for anyone wanting an active pursuit of the wall.