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
24/02/2018

Fabulous Fort


IainTwaddle, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit if you’re in the area. A short walk up the hill from the visitor’s centre is the museum with various artefacts and a short film explaining the history of the place. The Fort remains are pretty interesting and Hadrian’s Wall is an incredible feat of engineering. We didn’t have time to walk to the famous Sycamore Gap but would come again to do that. Great wee gift shop too.
tripadvisor
23/02/2018

Keeping put the enemy


sevgililerevi, Culgaith, Penrith
Took two grandchildren to visit this well maintained fort. Seven year old grandson had a great time pretending to be a Roman soldier keeping out the marauding enemy - lost count of the number of arrows fired and spears thrown! Payment to see fort, but you can enter free if you just want to walk the wall or are National Trust/English Heritage members. Car park is not free for anyone, but is reasonably priced. Site is well laid out, with plenty of signs throughout the fort explaining the different types of buildings and what they were use for. Well worth a visit, but wear good boots and warm clothing, as it can get very cold.
tripadvisor
22/02/2018

Interesting more than spectacular: but good and a great place for a wall walk


RoganJ, Yorkshire
A great place to see the remains of a Roman fort and double it up with a walk along the wall itself. Things to know: - the fort remains cover a decent sized area. It's mainly foundations and low walls left from buildings, but well kept. - The most interesting bits for us were the latrines (at lower right corner as you look up the hill) and the granary (nr the middle). -site itself is about 1/2 mile from the small visitor centre and ticket office where you park. - you can walk a good long section by the wall itself (and on top of it at one point) from the top of the fort. Looks dramatic with hilly terrain and craggy drops and the wall snaking into the distance. Most people head west (left) from the fort through the copse, and you'll see a milestation after about 10 mins walk if you go that way. - plenty of interpretation boards (in English only) - there's a small museum/shop by the site -that's well worth a look as it has some more ornate finds in (carvings etc.) and models, etc. - path to the site and main one at it fine for pushchairs, and probably ok with a sturdy peak, but maybe a bit steep and bumpy for wheelchairs - Price is £7.50 for adults, £21 for a family. A bit steep considering there's not loads of it and it would be easy enough to access the site for free from the Hadrian's wall footpath that passes by it. Free for national trust members. - no cafe at site, but fridge and machine hot drinks available. The Sill - a couple of miles drive away at twice brewed nr Vindolanda has a good local cafe option, - Parking is £3 for 3hrs using an easy to forget pay on exit number plate recognition parking machine
tripadvisor
21/02/2018

Well worth a detour


William1974603, London, United Kingdom
Well laid out and informative but small museum. Well preserved Fort compared to much of the wall....
tripadvisor
19/02/2018

Great mornjng


Rachel P,
We visited for a couple of hours. As we are members of English heritage it was free (except the parking) We had a lovely time. We walked from car park to the walk (about 10 mins). And then did a short walk along the wall. Very well preserved. The small museum was lovely and we watched the film which was quite informative. Would recommend.

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