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Hadrian's Wall: Housesteads Roman Fort Entry Ticket

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Activity provider: English Heritage
Entry ticket

Hadrian's Wall: Housesteads Roman Fort Entry Ticket

Activity provider: English Heritage

From US$ 10.62 per person

Step back in time to the era of the Roman Empire with a visit to Housesteads Roman Fort, set high on a dramatic escarpment on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site. Visit the informative museum and admire stunning panoramic views from this ancient fortress.

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  • Wander the barrack blocks and the hospital
  • Peer into the oldest toilets you'll ever see
  • Visit the mini-cinema for a journey through time
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Visit the historic Housesteads Roman Fort with a pre-booked entrance ticket. Set on an escarpment and flanked by dramatic stretches of Hadrian's Wall, uncover the lives of the self-sufficient soldiers who lived here. Stand on the edge of a formidable empire and take in awe-inspiring 360-degree vantage points. During your tour of the site, imagine what life was like for the 800 soldiers living and working here during the Roman period. Learn about every aspect of their life including clothing, tools, weaponry, religious beliefs, and medicine. See the barracks block, hospital, Commander's House, granaries, and communal toilets. Then, head into the museum to visit the mini-cinema. See the fort brought to life in film with stunning recreations of the original Roman buildings and meet Felix, the character who guides younger visitors around. Next, discover the fascinating collection of Roman finds to give you a snapshot of life, 2000 years ago. See Roman altars, dedication stones, jewellery, tools and weapons, all excavated from the fort. Look out for the impressive winged statue, Victory, a wonderful example of classical sculpture found lying in the landscape around the fort. Finally, take the Housesteads Trail covering some of the most tranquil parts of Northumberland National Park. Run wild in 5 acres, dress-up as a Roman soldier and play a game of 'I spy' on the edge of the Roman Empire.
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    • Please contact the site before arriving if anyone in your party has impaired mobility to discuss the best route of access to and around the site
    • Entrance fee is included in the price
    • Site opening is weather dependent, on rare occasions, it is may become necessary to close the site; if bad weather is forecast on the day of your arrival please contact the site directly before arriving to confirm opening times
    • During the summer season (April 1 - October 29) last entry is at 4:00 PM
    • During the winter season (October 30 - March 31) last entry is at 3:00 PM
    • The Family Ticket is valid for a family with 2 adults and up to 3 children under 17 years of age
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    August 8, 2022

    We were parking up in a disabled parking space in the main car park when a very helpful young man directed us to the museum were we were able to park.it saved us a round walk of about a mile. We were very grateful. The ground underfoot is very Uneven and even on a warm day you might like to take a windproof jacket. It really is worth visiting, the views are spectacular and the feeling of how people managed to live there for over 200 years was spine tingling.

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    June 20, 2022

    June 9, 2022

    Product ID: 369531