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Top Choice Historic Site in Haltwhistle & Around

Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum

The most dramatic site of Hadrian's Wall – and the best-preserved Roman fort in the whole country – is at Housesteads, 4 miles north of Bardon Mill on the B6318, and 6.5 miles northeast of Haltwhistle. From here, hi…
Historic Site in Haltwhistle & Around

Vindolanda Roman Fort & Museum

The extensive site of Vindolanda offers a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of a Roman garrison town. The time-capsule museum is just one part of this large, extensively excavated site, which includes impressi…
Historic Site in Corbridge

Corbridge Roman Site & Museum

What's left of the Roman garrison town of Corstopitum lies about half a mile west of Market Pl on Dere St, once the main road from York to Scotland. It's the oldest fortified site in the area, predating the wall its…
Historic Site in Hadrian's Wall

Chesters Roman Fort & Museum

This Roman cavalry fort's superbly preserved remains are set among idyllic green woods and meadows near the village of Chollerford. Originally constructed to house up to 500 troops from Asturias in northern Spain, t…
Museum in Haltwhistle & Around

Roman Army Museum

On the site of the Carvoran Roman Fort a mile northeast of Greenhead, near Walltown Crags, this revamped museum has three new galleries covering the Roman army and expanding and contracting Empire; the wall (with a …
Church in Hexham

Hexham Abbey

Dominating tiny Market Pl, Hexham's stately abbey is a marvellous example of Early English architecture. It cleverly escaped the Dissolution of 1537 by rebranding as Hexham's parish church, a role it still has today…
Historic Site in Hadrian's Wall

Birdoswald Roman Fort

Technically in Cumbria, the remains of this once-formidable fort on an escarpment overlooking the beautiful Irthing Gorge are on a minor road off the B6318, about 3 miles west of Greenhead. The longest intact stretc…
Historic Building in Hexham

Old Gaol

Completed in 1333 as England's first purpose-built prison, today this strapping stone structure's four floors tell the history of the jail in all its gruesome glory. The history of the Border Reivers – a group of cl…
Ruins in Hadrian's Wall

Lanercost Priory

Situated 2.6 miles northeast of Brampton, these peaceful raspberry-coloured ruins are all that remain of a priory founded in 1166 by Augustinian canons. Post-dissolution it became a private house and a priory church…