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
03/02/2019

An excellent site to visit


JoEastMidlands, East Midlands
Reasonable entry price, small shop, drinks machine plus couple of tables and chairs (no formal cafe) and a very interesting museum and roman site. Nice introduction to the site in the museum that you visit first - with supporting video to watch. Definitely recommend doing this before you walk the site as it helps you understand what you are looking at. There are explanatory panels around the site as well which are informative and I found it very very interesitng and in good condition.
tripadvisor
29/01/2019

Must see site along the wall


Alice S, Baltimore, Maryland
This was a really interesting stop while touring Hadrian's Wall sites. The small museum had a short video that was worth a watch before entering the ruins. The views are also amazing. It is quite a serious walk up steep gravel paths from the car park (about 1/2 mile). It is pretty but something to be aware of.
tripadvisor
23/01/2019

Visit to the Fort and Hadrians Wall.


christopherhemswell, Lincoln, United Kingdom
We left the car at the Visitors Centre car park and went through the Visitors Centre to walk up the hill to the fort and the museum. We could see most of the fort from the outside so decided not to pay to go in. We walked on a 10 mile route along the wall and back along the 'other' side back. We enjoyed our time in the Museum - it was lovely and warm after -2 outside so we browsed slowly. Unfortunately we did not realise the cost of the car park until we returned - It is £3 for two hours and then £2 per hour after that!! Very expensive. That was a bad end to a fabulous day walking the wall. Visitors be aware of the cost..
tripadvisor
16/01/2019

An Absolute Must!!


TrailBlazerSA, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
A slightly damp, blustery and frigid day but what a warm welcome we received. The staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming. The infrastructure has been sympathetically thought of an constructed and doesn't detract from the actual site. The Exhibition Centre and Shop is the perfect size and incredibly informative. Loved every minute of our visit. Located on the dramatic escarpment that snakes across northern England, the 360º views are quite simply breathtaking. It is an uphill walk but so worth it. This is the only spot where you can actually walk on top of the wall for about 150 meters. This really is a fantastic experience and an absolute must.
tripadvisor
09/01/2019

Interesting but be prepared to walk!


becso2018,
Great experience, lots of walking so sturdy footwear, staff at museum and shop lovely. Very interesting and lots of reference points on site.

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