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
18/08/2018

Fascinating remains of a Roman fort right on Hadrian’s Wall


sjhHove, Hove
This fort is the most straightforward of the three we visited on Hadrian’s Wall, but it is the only one right on the wall looking out to Scotland, and gives a really good idea of what it might have been like for the 800 Friesian soldiers guarding the edge of the empire. There are the foundations of the four gatehouses, barracks, the commander’s house, a large granary and the village outside where the locals provided services to the soldiers. There is a small museum in the adjacent visitors’ centre and a short explanatory film. At the bottom of the hill by the car park, there are toilets, a shop and they sell sandwiches and drinks. It’s free for National Trust members and served during the season by the excellent AD122 bus. Highly recommended.
tripadvisor
16/08/2018

Roman wanderings


yorkuk, York, United Kingdom
Hilly climb to fort and museum but worth the effort Can get access to the wall as well as able to walk on it Remains of fort are interestingMuseum fairly basic/small Entry as NT members
tripadvisor
15/08/2018

Gorgeous views, very good fort and wall


Catherine T, Exeter, New Hampshire
The Fort's remaining walls provide a clear and very interesting idea of what life was like on Hadrian's Wall and the formerly 15x10 ft high Wall itself is 6-7 feet tall in this spot. Spectacular views in all directions and a lovely little Museum with pieces of the pottery from the Freesia (Holland) ladies who lived at/near the Wall. Well worth the visit, but be aware the climb is smooth but quite steep.
tripadvisor
14/08/2018

Wow!


Julie H, Grantham
An amazing and inspiring place to visit! It can be a little windy at the top so be well prepared. There is also the opportunity to walk on part of Hadrians wall!
tripadvisor
12/08/2018

Wonderful views of Hadrian’s Wall


LeahD725, Bellingham, Washington
Our family had one day to spend at Hadrian’s Wall, so we picked Homesteads Roman Fort because of other reviews saying it was the best place to visit if you were short on time. Our kids are both teenagers and enjoyed viewing this place too! I highly recommend a free tour. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and walked us around the fort adding some interesting tidbits of history that we would not have gotten on our own. Wear comfortable shoes. There is a lot of walking on uneven surfaces and in pastures with sheep.

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