Hadrian's Wall is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain and still evokes a strong sense of standing on the edge of an empire.
Remains of the stone-built wall and regularly spaced forts, milecastles and turret stations can be seen along most of its 73-mile length, with some of the best examples near Birdoswald Roman fort (approximately 16 miles east of Carlisle).
Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail has been specially devised to follow the course of the Wall, starting from Bowness-on-Solway and ending at Wallsend. For cyclists, Hadrian's Cycleway (National Route 72) tracks the line of Hadrian's Wall and continues down the Cumbrian coast to Ravenglass.
The AD 122 bus service is the most convenient way of accessing all parts of Hadrian's Wall between Carlisle and Newcastle, and provides options to link walking and cycling itineraries with bus travel. In Carlisle, the bus departs daily (April to October) from outside the Citadel. Bicycles can be carried on the bus free of charge, subject to space availability, (pre-booking required). Tickets can be purchased on the bus or Day Rover passes acquired from Carlisle Tourist Information Centre.