Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort - National Trust

Hadrian's Wall
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Housesteads is the most complete example of a Roman fort in Britain, and one of the most popular sites on the Wall. Perched high on the exposed Whin Sill escarpment, it commands breathtaking views. Explore four double-portal gateways, the turreted curtain wall, three visible barrack blocks and, of course, the famous and well-preserved latrines.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Castle or defences

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges



  • National Trust
  • English Heritage

Additional info

Disabled access: Limited access to site. Car park available at site for disabled visitors - enquire at information centre on main road.

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Meet a Roman Soldier Discovery Visit

Explore Roman military life and discover how the building of Hadrian's Wall affected the local population in remarkably different ways. Meet Roman Officer Centurion Maximus and discover what life was like on the frontier. Take on the role of a recruit and be taken through duties using drama and role play. Recruits will tour both inside the fort and the remains of the settlement beyond, using replica and real artefacts found near Hadrian's Wall to find out about the lives of soldiers and the civilians who lived at Housesteads.
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Key Stage: 2, 3, History

How to obtain

Call 01904 601917 to arrange a 1 1/2 hour session. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19527 for more information.

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort - National Trust
Haydon Bridge
NE47 6NN






01434 344363

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