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
13/10/2018

High climb interesting information


Grannimags, Lancaster
Quite a tough climb to fort over grassy paths and shingle magnificent views. Good car park general cost of about £3 with toilet facilities, plenty of Roman information, gift shop and minimalist butty and coffee on sale..
tripadvisor
12/10/2018

Well Done EH and NT


Tad666, Essex, England
As a member of the NT I gained entry Free [my favourite word] I was amazed on how it was laid out incorporating Hadrian's wall housed hundreds of Roman troops, they had everything even down to a flushing toilet, not my idea of luxury but it was for them 2000 years ago, Considering the size of Hadrian's wall it was built in 7 years, I find that pretty good being as they had no mechanical diggers just muscle. There is an entrance fee which for a family is quite reasonable, also the car park is a pay on the way out but all in all a very good time was had.
tripadvisor
12/10/2018

A great place to walk


Sarsywarsy, London, United Kingdom
The walk along Hadrian's Wall is lovely, beautiful views of the countryside. The museum is small but good, giving an overview of the history. A couple of things to be aware of: the car park is expensive if you're spending more than a couple of hours. Also, the National Trust cafe has a few food options but no vegetarian sandwiches so be prepared! The staff there are lovely though
tripadvisor
10/10/2018

A lovely piece of history in a beautiful setting


Ollie H, Reading, England, United Kingdom
The walk up from the car park to the museum and fort entrance was an uphill battle on this strangely warm and sunny October day. But the views are fantastic! Once at the museum there is a short video explaining some of the history of the fort which helped put the buildings into more context whilst looking round. When looking out from the north gate we saw a bull trying the climb through a small gap in the fence. Fortunately he managed to get himself free again! After a walk around the fort we wondered down to the wall and started to walk along it. We were greeted by a very friendly old sheepdog who continued to follow us on our walk. Later we found out he belonged to one of the local farmers and was known for following around tourists. It was a beautiful day out in a lovely scenic landscape.
tripadvisor
08/10/2018

A trip back in History


Redbase, Pepperell, Massachusetts
The fort is beautifully preserved and well done, standing there looking from the fort following Hadrian wall you can envision what the soldiers must have been thinking of the wild Scotsman invading well worth the trip

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