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Hadrian's Wall, just a stone's throw from Carlisle, is a fascinating World Heritage Site and the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain, still evoking a strong sense of standing on the edge of an empire.
For around three centuries, Hadrian’s Wall was a vibrant, multi-cultured frontier sprawling almost 80 miles coast-to-coast. Built by a force of 15,000 men in under six years, it’s as astounding today for its sheer vision as it is for its engineering. Milecastles, barracks, ramparts and forts punctuate a diverse landscape that provides a dramatic backdrop.
The 84 mile Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail allows you to walk in the footsteps of legionary soldiers. The 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.
You can sit back and relax as you to enjoy the sights and sounds of Hadrian’s Wall by bus. The seasonal AD122 service takes you back into Roman times where you can visit some of the highlights of Hadrian’s Wall Country.
Birdoswald Roman Fort is well worth a visit as one of the main forts on Hadrian's Wall and commands stunning views over the Irthing valley to the Lake District Fells.
Explore bath houses, turrets and shrines, visit galleries and museums and watch live excavations uncover fresh details of ancient Roman Britain before your eyes. However you discover it, Hadrian’s Wall is a unique, must-see monument and a remarkable place to experience.
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