Discover the mighty Romans

Hadrian's Wall

On the Doorstep

Hadrian’s Wall is just north of Brampton and can be reached in just 15 minutes by car. The town’s original church, Brampton Old Church, on the banks of the River Irthing, is on the site of a Stanegate Roman fort and is a must-see for those interested in the Wall’s history.


The Wall rich with 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.

Lanercost Priory

Lanercost Priory was founded in 1169

Brampton Moot Hall

Brampton’s Moot Hall stands proudly in
the town centre

Historic Churches

Discover the beauty of these historical

Talkin Tarn

Featuring a 65 acre kettle-hole lake and
120 acres of woodland

Gelt Woods

Beautiful woods, swimming in history


Explore the longest stretch of Hadrian's Wall

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

You shouldn't miss

Birdoswald Roman Fort

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.

Harrows Scar Milecastle and Wall

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.

Roman Army Museum

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.

Sycamore Gap

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.