Walk alongside Roman history at Hadrian’s Wall

Tyne Valley, Northumberland

Stretching across the North of England, Hadrian’s Wall is the best-preserved Roman monument in Britain. Get right up beside it in Northumberland.

Marvel at Emperor Hadrian’s famed wall, built almost 2,000 years ago by 15,000 men and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its stunning landscape on foot, by bike, or on the special ‘AD122’ bus, which travels along the wall’s Northumbrian section.

Immerse yourself in the life of a Roman soldier at the Roman Army Museum, watch live archaeological excavations at Vindolanda, enjoy panoramic views from the ancient Housesteads Fort and explore Chesters, the best preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain.

Walk west along the wall from Housesteads Crag to Sycamore Gap to see the highest remains of the wall, as well as the solitary tree immortalised in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Hadrian’s Wall stretches across the North of England. Hexham, for the AD122 bus, is 4 hours from London by rail, or 30 minutes from Newcastle.

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