It has great views, don't get me wrong. However, I preferred walking at the other less congested sections of the wall.
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Well worth the visit to see this regional Roman fort. The visitor centre sets the scene and the remains bring it to life. The scale of Hadrian's Wall must have been immense. Concur with other reviewer, amazing to think I walked where actual Roman soldiers...More
When you get to the Visitor's Center, you buy your ticket and take a 10-minute walk/hike to the actual site, along a path surrounded by sheep. In my everyday life, I don't have much interaction with sheep, so just that was pretty interesting in itself....More
Frequent information boards around the site help you understand the significance of the remaining walls of the original buildings. Underfloor heating; culverts diverting rain water to the latrines...the Romans thought of everything! The staff were helpful and evidently enjoy curating this significant historical site. The...More
This is the place to see Hadrian's wall at its best. The fort itself needs a good pair of legs to get there, but even the latrines are worth a view! The views alone are worth the walk, high in the windswept upper Pennines. Take...More
Great setting at the top of the hill, in an isolated position. Good explanatory film and exhibition. Well preserved wall footings, easy to understand the layout of the fort. Had a pleasant, short walk along Hadrians wall.
If your interested in history this place is a great place to visit but is a brisk and steep 15 minute walk, but you're rewarded with stunning views across Northumberland. The Roman fort is of more interest than I expected as the ruins are quite...More