Start your discovery of Hadrian’s Wall in Cumbria, northwest England, and absorb stunning scenery as you journey east.
The 80-mile (129-km) corridor that is Hadrian’s Wall represents the most significant monument built by the Romans in Britain. It stretches across the very top of England, and you can explore it in an exciting variety of ways.
Enjoy a run or a walk on the Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail and take in breathtaking scenery of the rolling fields, moorlands and nearby historic sites, such as 13th century Lanercost Priory. If you’re a keen cyclist, ride the challenging slopes along the Hadrian’s Wall Cycle Way. Go the whole distance, and you can enjoy the two great cities of Carlisle and Newcastle with quiet country lanes in between.
There’s also a bus – aptly named the AD122 (when the Wall was constructed) – that runs the length of the wall, taking in forts, museums, towns and villages in ‘Hadrian’s Wall Country’.
Carlisle is 3 hours 15 minutes from London by rail.