Delve in to the past of Hadrian’s Wall


Home to the longest visible stretch of Hadrian’s Wall, Cumbria is one of the best places to start exploring Roman Britain.

The UNESCO World Heritage site stretched from the coastal defences at Ravenglass and Bowness-on-Solway across the city of Carlisle, with turreted forts expanding all the way to the east coast of the country in Northumberland.

Take a trip on an Open Book guided tour of Hadrian’s Wall and immerse yourself a wealth of history and heritage. The tour introduces you to many of the best views along the route of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site passing Lanercost Priory and Banks Turret. There will be a short stop to view the Wall remains at Birdoswald Fort. The guided tour then follows the Wall route into Northumberland National Park showing the remains of the Vallum at Cawfields and finally an option to visit the Fort and Museum at Vindolanda or to climb up to explore Housesteads Fort.

Turn your visit into a heritage break and choose from a variety of quality accommodation, from the refined elegance of Farlam Hall near Brampton to the idyllic surroundings of the Tranquil Otter self-catering lodges at Thurstonfield or Lanercost Bed and Breakfast, combining luxury with relaxed hospitality in a beautiful, peaceful setting.

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Bird Oswalds Roman FortBird Oswalds Roman Fort © Cumbria Tourism
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Sunrise from Birdoswald Roman Fort © Cumbria TourismSunrise from Birdoswald Roman Fort © Cumbria Tourism

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