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.

 

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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
15/02/2018

Windswept and very evocative, with a really great little visitors centre


Gavin R,
Today it was blowing hard and cold enough to drive us off the wall, it really made you think what it must have been like stationed here on a bleak day. After the bitterly cold 10 minute walk up the hill we had a look round the visitors centre to defrost. It’s a great place, the displays and explanations are very well thought out and out the fort in context with what was happening throughout Britain and further. The short video was particularly good, and I think is essential watching before you climb to the fort. It brings to life the remains, and gives you a few key things to look out for. One of the best things about Housesteads is the lack of development in all directions. Looking north or south you get fantastic vistas and can imagine wondering whether the Picts were practicing their disembowelling over the next hill! Loved it.
tripadvisor
15/02/2018

Fabulous views of the wall (not that wall Donald)


peterpiperpickedapec, london
Great place to visit with a well laid out archeological site, small museum and a superb starting place for some great walks along the wall. Get a good day and the views are fantastic.
tripadvisor
15/02/2018

Fantastic


Keith133594, Wakefield, United Kingdom
This was a return visit after a few years but still a fantastic place to visit. The weather was cold and windy but the Sun was out so great for some photographs. The staff were very pleasant.
tripadvisor
03/02/2018

Amazing!


relique2005, Maryland
An English Heritage site, Homesteads Fort and Museum was well worth the modest cost of 7 pounds 50p. From the gift shop to the museum to the actual fort everything was amazing. It is quite a walk and not paved, gravel and grass can be slippery when wet. Make sure to see the video at the museum before you go up to the fort, it is very informative. Lots of signage to explain the ruins .. so look for Felix everywhere. The views are absolutely stunning and you can actually "walk" part of the wall.
tripadvisor
01/02/2018

A good walk!


Claire T,
Having visited before a few years ago, I thought I’d bring my friend to see the fort as she hadn’t been to the wall! The information given is great and the walk up to the fort is great too! From the pictures you get to use a lot of your imagination! Only downside is the price for the parking... £3 for up to 3 hours and we were only there half of that time!

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