Hadrian’s Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman empire for nearly 300 years. It was built on the orders of the emperor Hadrian following his visit to Britain in AD 122. The wall extended from coast to coast across the width of northern Britain; for 73 miles. Contained along this expanse were miles of forts, milecastles and observation towers.
Today a significant portion of the wall still stands along 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 visit excavation sites along your way.
Explore some of its most fascinating ancient history in the U.K.