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
05/12/2018

Brilliant site for walking the Wall


Doma27, Matlock, United Kingdom
Great starting point for fantastic walk exploring the other related sights here, Vindolanda, Roman Army museum, The Sill
tripadvisor
24/11/2018

Well worth the walk, really atmospheric


ionay1, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Very friendly staff greeted us a we parked the car and pointed out areas of interest and a suggested route to walk. It is about a ten minute walk from the car park, largely uphill. The views of the fort as you approach and the scenery are amazing. The introductory film is a perfect chance to sit and catch your breath and sets the scene too! The small museum is well displayed and has some good finds. I was especially interested in the section on the Roman equivalent of a hospital. The entrance to the fort is still impressive and a short walk to the right brings you to the famous Roman latrines, (toilets) a chance for the men to also chat apparently. Quite a lot to see, spread over the hillside. Don't miss the walk along the top of the wall. It' s about a 200 yd section, accessed through a small gate at the top of the hill. The visitor centre has drinks and snacks with a large seating area upstairs.
tripadvisor
18/11/2018

Well worth the trip


jeffmorrod, Paris, France
I have wanted to get back to this amazing site for years, so did this one plus Vindolanda in one day. The setting is breathtaking, the Roman remains stunning. The small museum is interesting, and the shops small but with some nice stuff. You can get a snack here and a hot drink. You need to be fit enough to walk a couple of Km to get from the ticket office and around the site....also quite steep path in places. I'd like to see the curators give more info on this wonderful place, but really enjoyed it anyway. If you visit here, you must go to Vindolanda too, it's got the best museum by far
tripadvisor
13/11/2018

Roman Ruins!


joy G,
This place was fascinating and the information centre gave us a good insight - especially the short film which showed animations etc. The ticket office was friendly and we joined the National Trust here. The site was well labelled, clean etc. A great experience!
tripadvisor
12/11/2018

Great views, but perhaps not for the unfit!


benjaminw412, Durham, United Kingdom
Perhaps not as well known as some of the other forts along the wall but no less interesting; be careful if visiting with older folk, however, as it's really very steep to access from the car park. For children there's space to run about, but perhaps less to do than at Vindolanda or the Roman Army Museum. Worth checking out, though.

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