Hadrian's Wall was a Roman frontier built beween 122 and 130 AD by order of the Emperor Hadrian. In its prime, it was 73 miles long and ran from Wallsend-on-Tyne in the east to Bowness on the Solway Firth in the west.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
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  • Two major sections of the ancient, 73-mile-long wall are in Cumbria. Impressive just to look at, the historical importance of the wall will be of more interest to school-age children and teens. But there are forts and archaeological sites along the wall, and there are now walking and cycling trails, too, so that all ages can enjoy the grand site and countryside. Check out www.hadrians-wall.org.
  • This is England's top ancient monument, even surpassing Stonehenge according to visitor information.
  • There are guided walks at the wall, which was built in 122 AD.

United Kingdom
Parking: Museum/fort 10am-6pm Apr-Sept; 10am-4pm Oct-Feb
Price: Entry into museum/fort £4.10, child £2.10

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 44 0 1434 322002
Email: info@hadrians-wall.org
Transportation: Stagecoach in Cumbria AD122
Price Information: Entry into museum/fort £4.10, child £2.10
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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