Travel back to Roman times on a visit to Hadrian's Wall

Newcastle upon Tyne / Carlisle / Hexham

Explore Roman life along the most magnificent of Rome’s great frontiers set in the dramatic landscape of Hadrian’s Wall Country.

Encounter the gritty reality of life on the world’s best preserved Roman wall through reconstructed buildings, stunning objects and live archaeology at the museums and attractions along 80 miles of Hadrian’s Wall, from the Solway Coast in Cumbria to Wallsend near Newcastle upon Tyne.

Step back into the world of the Roman soldiers based at outposts along the wall – visit a reconstructed barrack block and the Commanding Officer’s house. See remarkably well preserved artefacts including leather shoes and belt buckles and walk amongst the architectural remains of their daily lives.

Discover internationally significant artefacts including the Vindolanda Writing Tablets, the oldest handwritten documents in Britain, and the inscription stone that proves the wall was built on the orders of Emperor Hadrian.

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