Housesteads Roman Fort

Hadrian's Wall
Haydon Bridge
Northumberland
NE47 6NN

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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. 

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tripadvisor
17/05/2017

Hadrian's Wall


392shelaghp, Harrogate, United Kingdom
A good walk, great views, lots of information very informative. An excellent few hours in perfect weather!
tripadvisor
16/05/2017

Fantastic location but very poorly presented!


Rob and Nat W, Haverhill, United Kingdom
Firstly make sure you have £4 ready for the rip off car park. The location of the fort is amazing, but this is thanks to the Romans. Plenty of the fort remains unexcervated. Info on the site itself is very poor. Needs attention!
tripadvisor
13/05/2017

Hadrians Wall


Yvonne P, Worthing, United Kingdom
Very interesting visit. Was amazed to see just how large the fort was. It was easy to see all the different areas of the fort. Staff were helpful and on hand to answer any questions.
tripadvisor
13/05/2017

Another Roman ruin


Nick R,
I'll preface this by saying that I've thoroughly enjoyed hiking the Hadrian's Wall trail. We visited the museum and ruins at Birdoswald, and had heard that Housesteads was even better. Not so, at least not in my opinion. If you're in the area, by all means, it's a fascinating piece of history, but when you've been hiking next to six to seven layers of the wall for twenty odd miles, and looking at the mile castles and turrets, it's just another Roman ruin and offers very little that is new. The museum/gift shop is tiny, and the toilets are just port-a-loo's.
tripadvisor
13/05/2017

Amazing step back into history


Rod D, Perth, Australia
If you plan on visiting one of the remains for Hadrian's Wall, the Housesteads Fort and museum is a great choice. Our family recently visited the fort and left with a desire to learn more about the history of the area due to it's fascinating and dramatic history. The remains of the fort provide a fascinating insight into the way of life of the romans when they occupied the fort as part of their northern most frontiers. The walk from the visitors centre to the fort is quite comfortable with a good track plenty of areas to stop and rest. The views of the fort and the surrounding country side provide a wonderful incentive to reach the top and once there you will not be disappointed. The forts remains are well posted and with detailed descriptions providing a fascinating glimpse back into the life of the Roman army and their families who occupied the fort for around 300 years. If you plan to visit I would recommend a good pair of shoes for the walk as well as a carrying a little water for when you reach the top. A museum and shop is also located on the hill just short of the fort where you can view artefacts from the area. A great activity well worth the walk. Excellent rest facilities as well as a souvenir shop are located at the entry point for the attraction.

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