Go North East are pleased to confirm that they have now finalised the Hadrian's Wall bus services for the 2016 season.
Our AD122 route will be the main service to serve Hadrian's Wall with buses running hourly between Hexham Bus Station and Haltwhistle Rail Station via Hexham Rail Station, Acomb, Wall, Chollerford, Chesters Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort, Once Brewed for Steel Rigg, Vindolanda, Milecastle Inn, Roman Army Museum, Walltown and Greenhead.
The service will run daily from Good Friday (25th March) until Sunday 25th September.
An extra, faster journey will be added running from Hexham to Haltwhistle via Haydon Bridge and Bardon Mill in the morning, with a return journey just after 6pm.
The 185 route will be extended to serve Birdoswald Roman Fort to provide a regular bus service on Mondays to Saturdays from Haltwhistle to match the operation of the AD122. There will be 3 journeys each way from Haltwhistle Rail Station to Birdoswald with buses running via Haltwhistle Market Place, Roman Army Museum, Walltown, Greenhead and Gilsland.
AD122 Rover tickets will be valid on the 185 and they will also be available to buy on the bus, which opens up Hadrian's Wall from Gilsland and Longbyre as customers can change buses at Greenhead or Haltwhistle onto the AD122.
In addition, the Ten & Tynedalexpress services will continue to provide connections to the AD122 from Newcastle, Metrocentre and Prudhoe.
To help people to explore further, there will be a Hadrian's Frontier ticket which will be valid for 1, 3 or 7 days on any Go North East bus across the North East, including the AD122. This makes it easier for visitors to explore the Eastern end of Hadrian's Wall with Go North East bus services serving the Corbridge Roman Town, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Great North Museum in Newcastle, Segedunum and Arbeia Roman Fort. It also opens up access to the AD122 & 185 services for customers across the Go North East network.
Connections by train will be easier too as customers can buy a through ticket via Hexham and ask for a Hadrian's Wall bus ticket, with this facility also becoming available for customers changing at Haltwhistle from Sunday 15th May.
For more information, visit www.simplygo.com/ad122 or pick up a leaflet which at the North Tourism Fair in Hexham on the 17th March.
Published: Thursday 04/02/2016
By Visit Northumberland
Housesteads takes you back 2000 years. Spectacular views, modern and insightful museum and stunning ruins.
Visit Roman Vindolanda today and you will find one of the North East’s most famous and not to be missed tourist attractions lying in the beautiful landscape of Hadrian's Wall Country. Formerly a key military post on the northern frontier of Britain, Vindolanda is the home of Britain's 'Top Treasure' - the Vindolanda Writing Tablets - and is one Europe's most important Roman archaeological sites, with live excavations taking place every year.
Haltwhistle Tourist Information Centre is located in the heart of Hadrian's Wall Country, and is ideally placed for information on the local heritage sites as well as the rest of Northumberland.
The Centre offers details on transport, accommodation and also sells a range of maps.