Housesteads Roman Fort

Hadrian's Wall
Haydon Bridge
Northumberland
NE47 6NN

+44 01434 344363

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Set high on a dramatic escarpment on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort takes you back to the Roman Empire.

Wander the barrack blocks and the hospital. Peer into the oldest toilets you're ever likely to see, and admire the stunning panoramic views from this ancient fortress.

English Heritage's interactive museum showcases objects once belonging to Roman soldiers, and the mini-cinema will take you on a journey through time.

Pack a picnic and enjoy a Roman adventure overlooking panoramic vistas.

Note: The Fort is owned by National Trust but managed by English Heritage. The car park is owned by Northumberland National Park and parking charges apply.

 


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Ticketing and entry prices for Housesteads Roman Fort

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult)
1
£7.00
per ticket
Child
(5-15 years)
1
£4.10
per ticket
Concession
(Over 60)
1
£6.20
per ticket
Family
(2 adults, 3 children)
4
£18.10
per ticket

Free entry to English Heritage & National Trust Members. 

Dates & times for Housesteads Roman Fort, Haydon Bridge

From To
Tuesday01/11/2016Friday31/03/201710:00 - 16:00
Daily from 10:00 to 16:00.
 

THE SITE IS CLOSED 24-26 DECEMBER 2016 and 1 JANUARY 2017

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tripadvisor
12/02/2017

Interesting Roman fort


NewcastleGeordie83, Newcastle
Large Roman fort with an exhibition and information panels available. Fantastic views and you can also walk to Sycamore Gap from the fort. Car park is a bit pricey but you can use the ticket at some other car parks along the wall.
tripadvisor
02/02/2017

Take some coins with you, for parking.


E A, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Friendly and informative. It's a National Trust and English Heritage site. Views are amazing. It is a good information centre. Parking is £4.00, the machines do not take cards or notes. Your parking ticket, will then allow you to park on other sites. Well worth a visit.
tripadvisor
31/01/2017

Amazing place - fires the imagination!


Gduffs, York, United Kingdom
This is an amazing place, and there's lots to see. The scenery is stunning, though quite desolate, and I felt sorry for those Roman soldiers who had to brave the elements there nearly 2,000 years ago! The museum is very well done, there's lots to see, and an audio visual presentation which gives you a good background to the place. Even though I'd visited Hadrian's Wall as a kid, I never knew there had been all these forts along it, or how large and well planned they all were - their engineering feats (e.g. underfloor heating, hot and cold rooms, granaries) were amazing to learn about. There are lots of information boards scattered around the remains, which are also child friendly (with a Roman soldier called Felix explaining something about each part of the fort), so a great day out for all ages (weather permitting!) We were lucky to go on a sunny day, although as it was January, it was pretty cold. The ground was pretty boggy in places, so I would recommend proper walking boots at this time of year, as the ground is pretty uneven in places too. Well worth a visit, it will fire your imagination!
tripadvisor
22/01/2017

A wonderful historical insight


MGFL, Nottingham UK
We visited on a cold January day and found the museum an inviting and very interesting place. The Roman Fort itself occupies a stunning position and it was most exhilerating to explore the well preserved remains and to imagine how folk use to live here. There is something here to interest people of all ages.
tripadvisor
12/01/2017

Play your games elsewhere!


Containsnuts, Essex
We went to Vindolanda last year so decided to give Housesteads a go. The facilities here are a bit sparse. Very self serve on the catering front. After you pay your money you leave the entrance building and see just how far you have to walk to the camp. It nearly killed me! First you walk down then its all severely up! A visit to the museum and a film show then on to the actual site. It is quite interesting and has been said on here before , you feel more of a connection with the actual wall than at Vindolanda. Another thing mentioned on here was what also spoilt part of our visit. There was some odious individual playing dictator to a gang of youths re-enacting some puerile war game. Shouting and swearing , generally making a nuisance of themselves. Anyway, we waited it out and had a good wander round. The views from the top, which ever way you look on a clear day are amazing. Special mention for the young lady manning the museum. She was knowledgeable and good for a giggle while i got my breath back after walking up there. The coffee isnt good but the hot chocolate is worse.

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