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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 yesterday

This was the most touristy place that we visited in our week in the north Pennines. Entrance price reasonable but found the additional car park charge excessive. Staff in ticket office rude particularly when they issued us with a wrongly priced ticket and we pointed...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The fort is located up a hill but it is worth the climb! The small museum sets the scene and also has a short video. Then follow the path further up the hill to see the fort that has the entire boundary wall excavated and...More

Thank orrc1601
Reviewed 2 days ago

Staff not totally focused on making your visit rememberable. Car Park charges a complete rip off as the although the site is jointly managed by NT & EH the car park is owned and charged by Northumberland Council. This chage is a flat rate £4.00...More

Thank rwshaw
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a well presented historical site, the remains of the Roman fort are quite good, with information boards and labels throughout the fort. Hadrian's Wall forms the back of the fort and you can walk up onto the wall for an excellent view. The...More

Thank Bronwyn J
Reviewed 6 days ago

The exhibit itself is small but excellent. It shows how similar the fort was to other forts around the empire, the finds they have made, and what life might be like inside the fort and along the wall. The remains are much less interesting. It...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Billed as "The most complete fort on Hadrian's Wall," Houseteads has a big reputation to live up to. If you are one of those people who is happiest pottering around amongst rambling acres of foundation stones, then this is certainly the place for you. There...More

3  Thank Fossicker66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadrian's Wall is always striking, more so on a clear day when you can see way into the distance. In March it is a little parky so best to wear a coat, and you can imagine how the Romans complained about the cold, but it's...More

Thank Hugo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good walk, great views, lots of information very informative. An excellent few hours in perfect weather!

Thank 392shelaghp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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!

Thank Rob and Nat W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Yvonne P
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Jo S
Is there free entry for National Trust members?
10 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?
6 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