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
10/06/2019

Excellent site. Museum a bit dissapointing


420jasonn, Bardon Mill, United Kingdom
Went to see this after Vindolanda so this has coloured my perspective. The museum was very small and disproportionately expensive considering how much less they had to offer. I would like to see the museum double in size and display some artifacts from the site
tripadvisor
09/06/2019

Roman Ruins -- Hadrian's Wall


Wesley C, Tucson, Arizona
Hadrian's Wall was built by the Romans in the 1st Century to mark the northernmost edge of the Roman Empire in Britain. The Wall stretched 75 miles from coast to coast with a small castle built every mile. This section of the ruins is one of the most accessible and one of the best preserved.
tripadvisor
09/06/2019

A Good Place to Start your Investigation of Hadrian's Wall


flaneur40, New York City, New York
Park in the lot for Housesteads and go for a stroll uphill toward the Fort. I did not enter the Fort but I walked around it. To the east of the Fort there is a section of the wall that you may walk on top of. The views from the location are truly daunting and you can get an idea of the message the Romans were trying to send to the Scots or Picts from the north. You'll need to pay about 3 pounds to pay to park in the Housesteads lot. It records your license plate so be sure to pay before you leave.
tripadvisor
07/06/2019

Ideal end to a walk along the Wall


NomadicKiwi1, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
My partner and I did the walk from Steel Rigg Car Park via the Sycamore Gap to reach Housesteads Fort (Highly recommend walking this Section of the wall first - provides great context and takes just under 2 hours including stops) The Fort itself is well preserved with the remains of Barrack Buildings, Granaries, Houses and Latrines visible. The cost of a visit to the Museum and Fort is £8.10 (although there was no one checking tickets at the Fort so you could technically visit this for Free?) The Museum is small but interesting with some finds from the Site and a good video showing what life would have been like there. There isn't a proper cafe here just snack food so probably best to bring a picnic lunch if you can. A worthwhile visit during your time on the Wall.
tripadvisor
30/05/2019

Interesting and informative. Worth a visit


Robin W,
Housteads is one of many Roman Wall attractions along the old military road north of Hexham. There's a decent sized car park, though I'd recommend that you get there early as it seemed to get very busy when we were leaving around 12:30pm. Entry is free to National Trust *and* English Heritage members. There's about a 5-10 minute walk to the museum and I'd recommend you wear decent footwear and dress for the outdoors; it's quite exposed up there and can get a bit windy. The museum was interesting and there's a short film which is well worth watching before walking round the fort itself as it gives you a sense of context. As for the fort, it's really quite an amazing feeling to think of how it was used nearly two millennia ago - many of the features are still very obvious. The latrines were a favourite; the way in which water was carefully channeled into the appropriate places is really evident. Other areas are equally fascinating and useful signage around the site helps to enhance the visit. It would perhaps have been useful if there had been a presence of knowledgeable staff within the fort itself to help with questions etc. which would help visitors to get more out of their visit. Also, it's worth being a little careful if you have small children or are unsteady on your feet as there are some steep drops and it can be uneven and slippery in parts but with care, a very enjoyable visit can be had.

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