Housesteads Roman Fort

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:47 14 May 2015




Set high on a dramatic escarpment of Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort is a fascinating tourist attraction in the north east of England.

There are some stunning panoramic views to enjoy from the walls of this ancient fortress.


Imagine how life was for the 800 Roman soldiers based here as you wander the remains of the barrack blocks and the commandant’s house. See if you can find some of the oldest toilets you’ll ever see and there’s a fascinating museum too, complete with a model of how the fort looked in Roman times. With a history that goes back almost 2000 years, it offers a unique family day out in Northumberland.


NOW OPEN: A fascinating new museum is now open at Housesteads. Using dramatic film footage, 3D models and a stunning collection of Roman finds, the new exhibits explore the famous World Heritage Site and give visitors a great insight into life at the edge of the Roman Empire.



. The new museum and exhibition;

. The breathtaking views of the Tyne Valley and Scottish borders from the top;

. The ever popular latrines aka Roman loos!;

. Read about our Trip Advisor Excellence Status;

. Read about the improvements at Housesteads.


Please visit our website for opening times and admission prices.


Contact Housestead Roman Fort: Tel: 01434 344636 email,

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