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
16/09/2017

cold and windy moor


spark1jigsaw, Grimsby, United Kingdom
we visted this place when the clouds were low and it was windy with some rain but so glad we did because you sort of got the feeling of how hard it must have been for the romans especially the first lot who had to build it, the museaum was interesting not very big but ok. one tip the walk from the entrance to the ruin is quite steep i would imagine pushing a wheelchair up there will puff you out a bit
tripadvisor
16/09/2017

Excellent visit


JakieWolf, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Amazing to see the fort here and lots of information provided as well - staff were friendly and the parking/facilities were good too. Great place to go on a long walk!
tripadvisor
15/09/2017

Housesteads Fort and Museum


Shattonblade, Hope Valley, United Kingdom
We visited this site on a cold and windy morning under lowering skies. It was very evocative of what the Roman's must have endured whilst serving on this northerly outpost of the Empire. It was accessed via a steep 10 Minute walk up a hill. There was a small museum by the side of the archeology which showed an interesting film on their lives as soldiers of the Empire. At the entrance to the site there was a National Trust shop with excellent toilets. You pay for parking after your visit which is all done automatically by a number plate recognition system.
tripadvisor
14/09/2017

Heritage Hadrian Style


Nilindy, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Housesteads provided the perfect conclusion to recent study and readings around Roman history. Unseasonal chill and a period of extended rainfall emphasised the bleak nature of this northern boundary posting for imperial troops. Sufficient informative panels and site access made the ten minute uphill struggle more than worthwhile; the museum provided shelter, warmth and interest. Moody. World heritage site status richly deserved.
tripadvisor
12/09/2017

An enjoyable visit on Hadrian's Wall


HylB, Reading, United Kingdom
Having already visited Vindolanda we were already slightly Romaned out! But we enjoyed a pleasant hour wandering around the site before walking along the wall back to Once Brewed.

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