HADRIAN'S WALL HISTORY
Begun in AD122 and stretching 73 miles, Hadrian’s Wall once guarded the north-western frontier of the Roman Empire. It ran from coast to coast, taking at least six years to complete, and many forts and towns were built to accommodate soldiers and civilians. Today the Wall and its history continue to impress, representing the strength and influence of the Roman Empire and the world in which they lived.
EXPERIENCES FOR EVERYONE
Brampton is right on the doorstep of Birdoswald Roman Fort, which sits on the longest continuous stretch of Hadrian’s Wall. From Brampton, there are plenty of family-friendly walks and cycle routes following the wall, as well as higher-intensity courses for experienced walkers and cyclists. The best-preserved watchtower of the Wall, Banks Turret, is also nearby, making Brampton the perfect place to stay on your Hadrian’s Wall adventure.
Hadrian's Wall Attractions
Situated on the longest continuous stretch of Hadrian's Wall, this site features the ruins of a fort, a turret and milecastle. Discover the rich history of the Wall, explore ancient ruins and grab a bite to eat in the café while you learn the historic tale of the site.
Part of the Birdoswald Roman Trail, this mile-long stretch of Wall connects to Birdoswald Roman Fort and is the most popular section of Hadrian's Wall to visit.
This extensive museum gives the whole family a fantastic experience discovering more about the Roman soldiers that lived at Hadrian's Wall. The award-winning Eagles Eye film will transport you back 2000 years, helping you see first-hand what life was like for the soldiers in the Roman Army.
This circular walk begins at Housesteads visitor centre and provides stunning views of Hadrian's Wall and natural wildlife. The Sycamore Gap tree is one of most recognisable in the country, and a must-see on any trip to Hadrian's Wall.