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“Very interesting and worth visiting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall
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Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Very interesting and worth visiting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

It was the kind of day that makes you wonder what the Roman soldiers made of Northern Britain, and that added greatly to the experience. This is an interesting site to visit and gave a good insight to some of our history with which we might not be very familiar. The visitor centre is well appointed, and the small museum adjacent to the site is really well done and quite informative. The site itself was really interesting, and the signage on the site was informative without being intrusive.

Even if Roman history is not a major interest there is plenty on this site that will appeal and the views across the surrounding countryside are not to be missed.

Visited August 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

You will need to pay to get into the sight. But once you are there, it is all worth it. The sight is magnificent. The only comment is that they do charge £4 (all day) to park in their carpark which seems expensive if you do not spend the whole day at the site.

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Fredericton, Canada
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“Impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Nice small museum you go through before visiting the fort. They show a nice 6 minute film explaining the fort. Differs from the Roman Army museum in that it concentrates more on the daily lives of the Roman soldiers whereas the Army museum pertains to the army aspect. Very well done.

Visited July 2014
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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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“Staggering”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

National Trust
Steep hill well worth the effort
Breath taking and unique. In conjunction with Vindolanda nearby superb

Visited August 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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“Amazing history and beautiful views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

The museum was great and it was really interesting to go around the fort and explore the walls. The walk up is worth it for the amazing views!

Visited August 2014
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