1. United Kingdom
  2. Northumberland
  3. Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall: Housesteads Roman Fort Entry Ticket

Product ID: 369531
Step back in time to the era of the Roman Empire with a visit to Housesteads Roman Fort, set high on a dramatic escarpment on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site. Visit the informative museum and admire stunning panoramic views from this ancient fortress.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Wander the barrack blocks and the hospital
  • Peer into the oldest toilets you'll ever see
  • Visit the mini-cinema for a journey through time
Full description
Visit the historic Housesteads Roman Fort with a pre-booked entrance ticket. Set on an escarpment and flanked by dramatic stretches of Hadrian's Wall, uncover the lives of the self-sufficient soldiers who lived here. Stand on the edge of a formidable empire and take in awe-inspiring 360-degree vantage points.

During your tour of the site, imagine what life was like for the 800 soldiers living and working here during the Roman period. Learn about every aspect of their life including clothing, tools, weaponry, religious beliefs, and medicine. See the barracks block, hospital, Commander's House, granaries, and communal toilets. Then, head into the museum to visit the mini-cinema. See the fort brought to life in film with stunning recreations of the original Roman buildings and meet Felix, the character who guides younger visitors around.

Next, discover the fascinating collection of Roman finds to give you a snapshot of life, 2000 years ago. See Roman altars, dedication stones, jewellery, tools and weapons, all excavated from the fort. Look out for the impressive winged statue, Victory, a wonderful example of classical sculpture found lying in the landscape around the fort.

Finally, take the Housesteads Trail covering some of the most tranquil parts of Northumberland National Park. Run wild in 5 acres, dress-up as a Roman soldier and play a game of 'I spy' on the edge of the Roman Empire.
Includes
  • Entrance fee

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Haydon Bridge, B6318, Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 6NN, UK

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please contact the site before arriving if anyone in your party has impaired mobility to discuss the best route of access to and around the site
• Site opening is weather dependent, on rare occasions, it is may become necessary to close the site; if bad weather is forecast on the day of your arrival please contact the site directly before arriving to confirm opening times