Hadrian's Wall - Guide

Vallum Hadriani - Itinerarium

This page is intended as a short guide to the visible remains of Hadrian's Wall. Substantial web-pages on all of the Wall fortifications and some of the forts to the rear of the Wall on the Stanegate are available through the place-name links in the left-hand column. The more important remains of the Wall's superstructure, defenses, milecastles and turrets, the Vallum earthworks, also the Temporary Marching Camps associated with the Wall, have separate pages linked from the second column. All other visible remains are documented here, on this page, in photographs taken during Wall-Walks in August 2000, September 2005 and June 2011.

The Notitia Dignitatum lists the garrison forts on the Wall from east to west and this tradition has continued in modern works, indeed, the milecastles and turrets along the Wall are nowadays numbered from east to west. RBO will not break with this tradition, starting from South Shields at the mouth of the River Tyne and travelling westwards along the Wall to Bowness on the Solway Estuary.

All places on this page are depicted on the indispensible Ordnance Survey Historical Map and Guide - Hadrian's Wall (Crown copyright 1989). The sites between the two horizontal bars in the following table are shown on the Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure Map #43 - Hadrian's Wall Haltwhistle & Hexham (Crown copyright 1997; revised 1998).

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Tyne & Wear

ArbeiaSouth ShieldsFort & Settlement; substantial Roman remains; site museum; features a full-size reconstruction of the fort's west gate upon the original foundations, a barrack-block in the fort's retentura, also the praetorium or commanding officer's house.
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SegedvnvmWallsendFort, Settlement & Temples; award-winning Museum and Heritage Centre with 'time-lapse' digital reconstruction of site; outline of fort and internal buildings marked-out; full-size reconstruction of a Roman bath-house.
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Pons AelivsNewcastleFort & Bridge; nothing remains to be seen; course of the Wall through the City centre indicated on pavement by brass markers; Museum of Antiquities collection now on display in the Great North Museum (a.k.a. the Hancock Museum) in the City Centre.
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The Mill Inn

413 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
0191 273 0801
Cameron's, Hanson's and dray loads of Newcastle Brown Ale. No accommodation. No food. Situated on the line of the Wall on top of the hill about ¾-mile east of Benwell. Kids welcome. Great atmosphere, though a trifle dangerous; when we were there in 2000, five strapping Geordie policemen burst in and promptly arrested a chap who was playing pool in the bar. We were advised to move on quickly. No Website!
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BenwellTemple of Antenociticus consolidated and on public display.
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CondercvmBenwellFort, Settlement, Temple & Bath House; vallum causeway consolidated and on public display.
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Denton BurnClick to enlarge (?k)
First visible remains of the Wall.
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Denton HallClick to enlarge (?k)
Visible remains of Turret 7b and a 100m stretch of Wall.
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SouthwayStretch of vallum and causeway, west of Southway, south of the A69.
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West DentonClick to enlarge (?k)
Further 100m stretch of Wall beside A69(T).
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The Original Masons

Hexham Road, Walbottle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE15 8JR
0191 267 5563
Newcastle LPA & Exhibition, McEwans; guest beer when visited was 'Farne Island', Nice! Very good restaurant menu, with ample portions, though a bit expensive. No Accommodation. Kids welcome. A nice old pub with roomy, period interior, situated at the western end of Walbottle village overlooking the B6528 from the north.
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WalbottleClick to enlarge (109k)
The site of Milecastle 10, opposite Walbottle College, in August, hidden beneath a healthy crop of wheat. From this point onwards the vallum is visible intermittently in the fields to the south of the road.
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Northumberland

Heddon on the WallClick to enlarge (94k)
200m stretch of broad wall in situ at the western end of a one mile (1.6km) stretch of vallum.
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The Swan Inn

Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE15 0DR
08714 329005
Situated at Towne Gate just south of the site of Mile Castle 12, the Hadrian's Wall Path seemingly makes a detour in order to pass by this pub. NO WEBSITE!
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The Three Tuns

Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE15 0BQ
01661 852172
This pub lies upon the line of the Wall between the sites of Mile Castle 12 and Turret 12a. NO WEBSITE!
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Close House Hotel

Heddon on the Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE15 0HT
01661 852255
Situated about ¾-mile south of the line of the Wall, the Hadrian's Wall Path runs directly through the Hotel's expansive grounds.
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VindobalaRudchesterFort, Settlement & Temple; fort outline traceable as earthworks; no other visible remains.
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Robin Hood Inn

Military Road, East Wallhouses, Northumberland, NE18 0LL
01434 672273
Calder's, Pedigree, Tetley, Speckled Hen. Very good bar menu, reasonably priced; their hot sandwich baps seem very popular with local customers and walkers alike. No accommodation, but there is a B&B directly next door. Kids welcome. A lovely old pub on the north side of the B6318, between the site of Turret 17b and Mile Castle 18, which is visible as a slight plateau in the fields past the pub on the south side of the road, which itself conceals the course of the Wall.
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The Barn B&B

East Wallhouses, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE18 0LL
01434 672649
Situated next door to the Robin Hood Inn.
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Vallum Farm

East Wallhouses, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear NE18 0LL
01434 672652
Tearoom and Ice-cream Parlour situated, as one might expect, on the Vallum south of the Wall at Mile Castle 18.
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WallhousesClick to enlarge (71k)
Close to the site of Turret 18a several gaps in the vallum are readily apparent in fields south of the B6318.
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Halton ShieldsClick to enlarge (141k)
For a couple of miles past the Robin Hood the ditch to the north of the Wall, although preserved, is hidden in trees and undergrowth, but here, for the first time, the ditch is clearly discernable at the crossing of a farmhouse wall (viewed looking back east from the B6318).
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Carr HillClick to enlarge (90k)
Walking along the southern mound of the vallum at Carr Hill, looking westwards towards Down Hill.
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Down HillClick to enlarge (126k)
From Down Hill, the view back east towards Carr Hill and the marked change of alignment of the vallum, which then skirts around the southern side of Down Hill.
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Halton Red HouseClick to enlarge (96k)
View from Down Hill overlooking the site of Mile Castle 21 from the east. There is a small quarry here, in the side of the hill on its western flank, close to the line of the Wall.
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OnnvmHalton ChestersFort & Settlement; no visible remains.
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Port GateAlthough the original 'Portgate' which allowed the Dere Street military road through the Wall's defences has long since disappeared, the remains of Milecastle 22 may be viewed to the east of the modern A68, which also marks the start of 3 mile stretch of Vallum and ditch to the west.
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HabitancvmRisinghamHadrianic Outpost Fort some 13 miles (c. ? km) north of the Portgate on the Wall.
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Errington Arms

Port Gate, Dere Street, Stagshaw, Northumberland NE45 5QB
01434 672250
Tetley, Theakstone's, McEwan's & John Smith's. Good bar menu. No accommodation. Kids welcome. An old pub next to the Stagshaw roundabout just west of the Portgate, close to the site of Milecastle 22. There is an excellent aerial photograph of the inn looking west along the line of Hadrian's Wall, on display in the restaurant.
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FarnleyThree Temporary Marching Camps on the south side of the River Tyne 1¼ miles south-east of Corbridge.
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CorstopitvmCorbridgeFort, Town, Temple, Mausoleum, Bridge & Marching Camp; Site Museum; superb site with lots to see, situated 2¼ miles South of MC.22 at junction of Dere Street and the Stanegate.
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Beaufront Red Houselate-Flavian Vexillation Fortress ¾-mile west of Corbridge.
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Whittington FellRemains of Milecastle 23.
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Wall FellRemains of Milecastle 24.
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St. Oswald's HeadRemains of Milecastle 25.
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St. Oswald's HillClick to enlarge (119k)
View from the site of Turret 25a at St. Oswalds Hill, looking back eastwards along the ditch which once fronted the Wall, now lying on the north side of the B6318.
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St Oswalds Tea Room

St Oswalds Farm, Wall, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 4HB
01434 689010
Built upon the line of the Wall north of the B6318 just west of the site of Turret 25a about 1½ miles (2.5km) east of Chollerford; NO WEBSITE!
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PlanetreesWall; short section of narrow wall on broad base between sites of MC.26 and T.26a.
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Brunton TurretRemains of Turret 26b and a short section of the Wall.
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Hadrian Hotel

Front St, Wall, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 4EB
01434 681232
Situated less than one mile south of Brunton Crossroads on the west side of Front Street in the centre of Wall village.
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Brunton MilecastleEarthwork remains of Milecastle 27.
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BruntonClick to enlarge (109k)
View south from Brunton Mill across the fields towards the site of Milecastle 27, and the Roman bridge over the North Tyne behind the trees on the right.
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Brunton Bridge AbutmentRemains of the River North Tyne Roman bridge eastern abutment, incorporating Turret 27a, opposite the Chesters/Cilurnum bath-house.
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Swallow George Hotel

Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 4EW
01434 681611
Boddingtons (served chilled). Table D'Hote Menu (£25), A La Carte menu (£12ish) and around £7 for a sarnie; the 70 space car-park is free, however. Accommodation upwards of £160/night. In an outstanding location on the west bank of the River North Tyne about ½mile north of Milecastle 27, from the outside this place looks bloody marvellous.
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Riverside Camp Site

Chollerford Bunglow, Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4EW
01434 681325
Family-run campsite beside Chollerford Bridge; disabled facilities, dogs welcome, restaurant, showers, toilet block.
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The Crown Inn

Humshaugh, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 4AG.
01434 681231
Situated about ¾-mile north of the Chollerford Bridge, this pub offers a more informal and relaxed atmosphere than the George. Pub also offers Cask Ales, Food and Accommodation. No Website!
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CilvrnvmChestersFort, Settlement, Bath House, Bridge & Water Mill; Site Museum; many visible remains.
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Walwick FellMarching Camp about ¼-mile SW of the site of Milecastle 29.
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Black CartsTurret 29a and the first substantial stretch of the surviving broad wall and ditch.
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Greencarts Farm

Humshaugh, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4BW
01434 681320
B&B, Bunkhouse and Campsite situated about ¼-mile N of B6318 near Black Carts Turret #29a.
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Limestone Corner MilecastleEarthwork remains of Milecastle 30; most northerly point of wall, much of which remains.
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Limestone Corner CampRemains of Marching Camp just south of Milecastle 30 and the Vallum.
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BrocolitiaCarrawburghFort, Settlement & Temples; Coventina's Shrine; Temple of Mithras; fort outline visible but no internal buildings.
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Carraw Bed and Breakfast

Humshaugh, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 4DB
01434 689857
Situated just west of the site of Turret #31b, about ¾-mile west of the Carrawburgh fort.
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Brown MoorRemains of Milecastle 32; marching camp ½mile SE.
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Brown DikesMarching Camp ½-mile south of Turret 32a.
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Shield on the WallEarthwork remains of Milecastle 33.
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CoesikeExcavated remains of Turret 33b nearby three Marching Camps.
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Grindon SchoolMarching Camp ½-mile south of Wall.
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Old Repeater Station

Hexham, Northumberland NE47 6NQ
01434 688668
Located on the corner of the B6318 Military Road and the road south to Grindon.
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SewingshieldsMilecastle 35.
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Sewingshields CragsTurret 35a
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Kings HillMilecastle 36
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Beggar Bog

Housesteads, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 6NN
01434 344652
Four star B&B located on the B6318 Military Road about ½-mile east of Housesteads.
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VercovicivmHousesteadsFort, Settlement, Temples & Quarries; best preserved site on the wall with many remains visible, both of the fort and its vicus.
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Housesteads CragsMilecastle 37
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Greenlee LoughMarching Camp ¾-mile north of Wall at Turret 37b.
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Old High Shield Cottage

High Shield, Bardon Mill, Northumberland NE47 7AJ
01434 340188
Self Catering Holiday Accommodation located on the B6318 Military Road south of the Wall about ½-mile north of Chesterholm.
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VindolandaChesterholmSubstantial remains of the Stanegate Fort, Vicus Settlement, Bathhouses and Romano-British Temples; Site Museum and full-size reconstructions of the Wall, Turrets and a Nymphaeum, all situated one mile South of the Wall on the Stanegate.
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Steel RiggMilecastle 39
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Peelextra Turret 39ab between normally spaced turrets
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Bean BurnTwo square marching camps just south of the Stanegate.
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YHA Once Brewed

Military Road, Once Brewed, NE47 7AN
01434 344360
Youth Hostel Bunkhouse just south of the B6318 Military road next to the Twice Brewed Inn.
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Twice BrewedMarching camp just south of the Vallum.
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Twice Brewed Inn

B6318, Henshaw, Northumberland NE47 7AN
01434 344534
The most welcome sight for many miles, this pub lies just south of the B6318 Military Road near the Peel Turret (39ab). There are a number of Marching Camps in the area.
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SeatsidesStanegate marching camps one mile south of Turret 39ab.
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Vallum Lodge Hotel

Vallum Lodge, Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7AN
01434 344248
Situated just north of the B6318 Military Road between the Twice Brewed Inn and the Winshields Camp Site.
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Winshields CragsMilecastle 40
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Winshields Farm Camp Site

Winshields Farm, Military Road, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN
01434 344243
Known and loved by campers, this famed site lies on the leeward side of Winshield Crags, about ½-mile south of Mile Castle 40, marking the mid-point of the Wall.
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MelkridgeMilecastle 41
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Hadrian's Wall Camping and Caravan Site

Melkridge Tilery, Melkridge, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9PG
01434 320495
Situated about &frac14-mile south of the B6318 and the Stanegate at Shield-on-the-Wall.
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Caw GapTurret 41a
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Milestone HouseLarge Stanegate Marching Camp ¼-mile south of cawfield Crags spanning between Turrets 41a and 41b.
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Thorny DoorsTurret 41b
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Hole Gap/CawfieldsRemains of Mile Castle 42 and a small marching camp to the north.
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Milecastle Inn

Military Road, Hadrians Wall, NE49 9NN
01434 321372
Situated diagonally opposite the Haltwhistle Burn (New Bridge) Stanegate Fort on the south side of the B6318.
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Haltwhistle BurnSmall Stanegate fort and four marching camps.
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Burn HeadMarching Camp just north of the Wall.
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Markham CottageMarching Camps just south of the Wall.
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Chesters PikeMarching Camp just north of the Wall ¼-mile north-east of Great Chesters.
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AesicaGreat ChestersFort, Settlement, Bath-house, Aqueduct & Cemetaries; remains of the fort, settlement and bath-house are visible.
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WalltownTurret 44b.
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Fell EndLarge Marching Camp about one mile south of the Wall on the Stanegate.
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Walltown CragsMilecastle 45
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Walltown WoodTurret 45a
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Magnis (Carvetiorvm)CarvoranFort & Settlement; Roman Army Museum; little of the fort survives though some remains are visible.
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Greenhead Hotel & Hostel

Greenhead, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7HB
01697 747411
Located beside the B6318 in the middle of Greenhead village.
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Glenwhelt LeazesMarching Camp just south of the Wall on Haltwhistle Golf Course.
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Roam 'N' Rest Caravan Park

Raylton House, Greenhead Bank, Greenhead, Northumberland CA8 7HA
01697 747213
Tents, Caravans & Motorhomes; Chemical Disposal, Electric Hookup, Showers, Toilet Block, Washing Up Facilities. NO WEBSITE!
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Four Wynds Guest House

Longbyre, Greenhead, Northumberland CA8 7HN
016977 47972
Located on the old B6318 just north of the site of Turret 46b.
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Chapel RiggMarching Camp ½-mile south of the Wall.
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The Samson Inn

Byways, Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7DR
016977 47220
Situated just north of the Wall about ¼-mile north-east of Mile Castle 48; the Bridge Inn lies just to the north.
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The Bridge Inn

Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7BE
016977 47353
Situated just north of the Wall about ¼-mile north-east of Mile Castle 48; the Sampson Inn lies just to the south. No website!
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CrooksMarching Camp ½-mile south of the Wall.
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Poltross Burn, GilslandRemains of Mile Castle 48.
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House Of Meg Tea Rooms

4 Hall Terrace, Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7BW
016977 47777
Situated just north of the Wall about ¼-mile north-west of Mile Castle 48.
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ThropStanegate Fortlet.
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WillowfordRemains of Turret 48a.
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Tantallon House
Hadrian's Wall Bed & Breakfast

Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7DA
016977 47111
Situated just north of the B6318 on the Cumbrian side of the River Irthing, about ¼-mile north of the Wall between the sites of Turrets 22a and 22b.
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Willowford PlantationMarching Camp about ¼-mile south of the Wall.
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WillowfordRemains of Turret 48b.
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Willowford BridgeRemains of extra Turret 48c, also the eastern abutment of the River Irthing Roman bridge and mill-race.
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Cumbria

UnderheughRemains of Mile Castle 49 and the Roman bridge over the River Irthing.
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Banna?BirdoswaldFort & Settlement; Visitor Centre; many remains visible.
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Fanvm CocidiBewcastleHadrianic Outpost Fort some 6½ miles (c. ? km) north of the Wall fort at Birdoswald.
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Birdoswald Roman Fort

Birdoswald Roman Fort, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7DD
016977 47602
This 17th century farm-house lies in the north-west corner of the Birdoswald Roman Fort and may be booked by groups of between 15-39 people. Guests staying here get free access to the Birdoswald Site Museum and Visitor Centre. No Website!
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Mains RiggEarthwork remains of Stanegate Signal Station situated about ¾-mile south of Birdoswald.
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Midgeholme MossRemains of Turret 49b.
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Nether DentonStanegate Fort and Settlement.
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Tommy's CragRemains of Turret 51a.
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LeahillRemains of Turret 51b.
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BanksheadRemains of Roman signal tower on the Wall.
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Pike Hill, Banks Eastremains of Turret 52a.
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Quarry Side Bed and Breakfast

Banks, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2JH
016977 2538
On the line of the Wall close to the site of Turret 52b.
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Camboglanna?CastlesteadsFort, Settlement & Temple; many remains visible.
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The Centurion Inn & Fell View Restaurant

Walton, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2DH
016977 2438
Situated just north of the site of Mile Castle 56.
Website is Parked!

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Newtown Farm Bed & Breakfast

Newtown, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 4NX
016977 2768
Located between the Wall and the Vallum just south of the site of Turret 57b.
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WatchcloseTemporary Marching Camp south of the Stanegate at the south-western end of Carlisle Airport's main runway, partially obscured by the runway tarmac.
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Moss SideTwo overlapping Temporary Marching Camps between the Vallum and the Stanegate.
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Crosby Lodge Hotel

High Crosby Farm, Crosby Moor, Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 4QZ
01228 573618
Situated just south of the Stanegate about one mile south of the Wall at Mile Castle 61.
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The Stag Inn

Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 4QN
01228 573210
Situated upon the Stanegate Roman road and the Hadrian's Wall Path about one mile south of the Wall at Mile Castle 62. No Website!
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Wallfoot Hotel

Park Broom, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 4QH
01228 573696
Situated on the A689 just south of the Wall and Vallum at Turret 63a.
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VxelodvnvmStanwixFort, Settlement & Bridge; mediaeval church in SW corner; few visible remains.
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Castra ExploratorvmNetherbyHadrianic Outpost Fort some 9 miles (c. ? km) north of the Wall fort at Stanwix.
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The Crown and Thistle Inn

53 Church Street, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 9DS
01228 532965
This 'traditional boozer' lies on the north side of Church Street in Stanwix overlooking the site of the fort. No Website!
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Cumbria Park Hotel

32 Scotland Road, Stanwix, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 9DG
01228 522887
A small section of the northern rampart of the Petrianum fort is preserved in the car park behind this hotel, which lies off Scotland Road north of the church.
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LvgvvalivmCarlisleFort & Town; few Roman remains to be seen; the Tullie House Museum in Carlisle contains many finds from the western half of the wall.
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Vallum House Hotel

75 Burgh Rd, Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 7NB
01228 521860
Located just south of the course of the Vallum between the sites of Mile Castle 67 and Mile Castle 68.
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GrinsdaleFour Temporary Marching Camps in two groups to either side of the Vallum.
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Drovers Rest Inn

Monkhill, Carlisle, Cumbria CA5 6DB
01228 576099
Located upon the line of the Vallum between the sites of Turrets 70a and 70b. No Website!
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BeaumontTemporary Marching Camp between wall and Vallum about ¾-mile east of Burgh-by-Sands fort, just south of the site of Mile Castle 71.
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AballavaBurgh-by-SandsFort & Settlement; no remains visible; local church contains stones taken from wall.
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Rosemount Cottage

Burgh by Sands, Carlisle, Cumbria CA5 6AN
01228 576440
B&B betwixt Wall and Vallum west of the Burgh-by-Sands fort and east of the site of Mile Castle 72.
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The Greyhound Inn

Burgh-by-Sands, Carlisle, Cumbria CA5 6AN
01228 576579
On the site of Mile Castle 72. No Website!
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ConcavataDrumburghFort; no visible remains; nearby Drumburgh House made with wall stones.
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Highland Laddie

Glasson, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 5DT
016973 51839
about ¼-mile south-west of the site of Mile Castle 77. No Website!
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Hope and Anchor

Port Carlisle, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 5BU
016973 51460
Located just west of the site of Turret 78b.
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BrackenriggTwo Temporary Marching Camps about ½-mile SSW of MC79.
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KnockcrossTemporary Marching Camp on the edge of the estuary NE of Turret 79b.
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The Kings Arms Inn

Bowness-on-Solway, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 5AF
016973 51426
Located just east of the site of the Bowness fort and Mile Castle 80. No Website!
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MaiaBowness-on-SolwayFort & Settlement; no visible remains.
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A Last Word from Your Webmaster

The original reason for compiling this information was as a prelude to walking along the length of the wall with my son Daniel in 2000. Since then the page has been rewritten a few times, inserting more links to new pages within the RBO web-site, including the StreetMap links, also vetting a number of external links to the hotels, public-houses, B&Bs, and camp-sites along the way.

I have chosen not to include any external links for places in Newcastle-upon-Tyne or Carlisle, due to the profusion of information already available elsewhere on the internet. Outside of these two cities at each end of the Wall, only those establishments which lie on or close to the line of the Wall have been included.

I have also chosen to stick to the line of the Wall itself, not the route taken by the Hadrian's Wall National Footpath, which starts at the Wallsend fort as one would expect but then follows the convolutions of the River Tyne and does not actually touch the line of the Hadrianic barrier until Heddon-on-the-Wall and Mile Castle 12, thereby missing out on the visible remains of the Wall and Vallum at Benwell, Denton, Walbottle and Heddon itself. The official path does not, however, deprive the Walker of the opportunity to visit the Great North Museum in Newcastle city centre.

I hope that people in cyberland find the information gathered on this page useful, particularly those who are planning to gain their Hadrian's Wall Walk Badge. Togodumnus

Bibliography

Historical Map and Guide - Roman Britain (5th Ed., OS, Southampton, 2001; 1:625 000 scale);
Explorer Map #315 - Carlisle Brampton, Longtown & Gretna Green (OS, Southampton, 2000; 1:25 000 scale);
Outdoor Leisure Map #43 - Hadrian's Wall Haltwhistle & Hexham (OS, Southampton, 1997; 1:25 000 scale);
Historical Map and Guide - Hadrian's Wall (OS, Southampton, 1989; various scales);

Other Useful Links

Google Earth
Hadrian's Wall Path - National Trail
Hadrian's Wall Path - Google Books
AD122 Hadrian's Wall Bus Service
AD122 Hadrian's Wall Bus Service - Timetable [PDF]