World Heritage Site HADRIAN’s Wall has to be worth visit
Whether you fancy a day out or need to entertain the kids, Hadrian’s Wall has to be worth a visit. Start at Segedunum, which is the most excavated fort along the wall and has a great museum including a 35m high viewing tower that allows you to take in the fantastic views. Alongside the museum, there’s the fort and Roman baths to explore too.
The wall commenced building in AD122 when the Emperor Hadrian ordered a mighty frontier system to be built across Britain to defend the Roman Empire from the barbarians to the North.
The result was Hadrian’s Wall, a 73-mile stonewall which runs from the River Tyne in the East right across to the Solway Firth in the West. Segedunum, which means strong fort, was once home to 600 Roman soldiers.
If you’re up for it, you can walk along the wall (or part of it) for as long or as little as you like but it is a chance to see and learn about history and people of all ages will enjoy the museum.
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