Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Fort

Visiting hadrian’s Wall and housesteads fort National trust with kids in northumberland

A little further up the road from Vindolanda Roman Fort is The National Trust and English Heritage property Hadrian’s Wall and Housteads Fort.

We wanted to go here to see a part of Hadrian’s Wall, and as we are members of both  we thought “why not”? But Sometimes with a baby I forget you can’t be go-go-go all the time.

Its a half mile walk from the car park to the fort so my husband took the older children while I stayed in the car to feed and change the baby.

So after all that travelling I didn’t even get to see it! But I suppose it’s very similar to the Vindolanda Fort.

They sent me some pictures of them sitting on the wall, and here is what they had to say about it:

“It was fun to climb along the wall” – Isabel, Age 11

“It was really interesting. A really good part was climbing the big hill and running back down it. It was good fun” – George, Age 10

“5/10” – Oliver, Age 8

So maybe we didn’t have to drive so far for the children to see the wall!

If you would like to visit Hadrian’s Wall and Housteads Fort, you can find more details on The National Trust website by clicking here, and the English Heritage website by clicking here.

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