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Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

Haydon Bridge, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN, England
+44 870 333 1181
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Haydon Bridge, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN, England
+44 870 333 1181
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Housesteads does not deliver as expected. The climb to the site is quite steep and the museum at the top not very well stocked. There is not a lot to see in there so the highlight is the sit itself. It is set on a...More

Thank intrepid1145
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are interested in history this is the place for a visit. We visited it with our friends from New Zealand. The place itself is on the top of a small steep hill so you need to walk about 10 minutes. And it's huge!...More

Thank Eva T
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an excellent site, including loads of well preserved fortress walls, excavated bath houses and barracks etc. It's a major fort along Hadrian's wall, so once you've had a good look around (give yourself at least an hour), you can keep walking along the...More

Thank southportscott
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can imagine the 800 or so troops living here. Quite a walk from the entrance to the museum, well worth it, short film shown about the history. A steep rocky walk around the fort ruins, including the early communal toilets. I have only given...More

Thank Elizabeth526
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating place to visit, we went on Father's Day so it was quite busy but great non the less. The only let down was the young lady on the entrance till...no smile and exactly the same uninteresting instructions to each visitor. The many visitors from...More

1  Thank Middleagedcouple25
Reviewed 1 week ago

Housesteads is one of the most famous spots along Hadrian's Wall, and it was great to visit it. It does take quite a hike to get up to the fort itself, and as we went on a hot, sunny day many people stopped to rest...More

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Strenuous walk up to to museum and fort Charge for the car park even for National Trust and English Heritage members

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting roman fort at Hadrians Wall. The museum gets you a lot of interesting facts about the romans and the old fort. Quite a steep climb, but well worth it.

Thank persvanbergstockholm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third visit over a period of 50 years. My companion and I were were informed by the assistant in the car shop that it was half a mile walk to the entrance where we pay the fee, unfortunately, this time we couldn't...More

1  Thank George H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housesteads has developed over the years to provide an excellent destination for those looking to see and understand life during the Roman occupation. The site is very good, with good interpretation boards that recreate a real feel for how these building would have looked 1800...More

Thank Paul S
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Jo S
Is there free entry for National Trust members?
9 April 2017|
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Response from baronynine | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is on production of your membership card. The car park is council run and chargeable
Robert R
Can I take my dog?
5 March 2017|
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Response from Sue_Hodnett | Property representative |
Hi, Dogs on leads are allowed everywhere except in the museum. There are loops in the walls of the museum if owners want to tie their dogs to them while they look around inside, and a bowl of water to keep their dogs... More
Is there disabled parking closer to Housesteads than the usual public parking area?
26 January 2016|
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Response from stuckinthepast | Reviewed this property |
It is 6 months since I visited ,so I am struggling to remember the facilities. In my limited experience, facilities for the disabled community in the UK are normally of a high standard, due to the UK's Disability... More