Hadrian’s Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman empire for nearly 300 years. They built it on the orders of the emperor Hadrian following his visit to Britain in AD 122. The wall extended from coast to coast the width of northern England; for 73 miles. Contained along this expanse were miles of forts, milecastles, and observation towers.
Today a significant portion of the wall still stands on the 73-mile route. It is a delightful hike across lush hilly countryside with sheep as your companions. You will pass through picturesque small towns, discover archaeological remains at museums, and tour excavation sites on your way.
Explore the most fascinating ancient history in the U.K.