In the 2nd century AD, the most fortified wall in the ancient Roman Empire was constructed for the purposes of an outer defense of the region and its trade routes. Almost 80 miles long and including the remains of numerous turrets, battlements, and fortresses, much of Hadrian's Wall still exists to some degree from Wallsend on the east coast to Bowness-on-Solway on the west.
For the hiker in you, there is the Hadrian's Wall Path, which will be your best bet to see lengthy, preserved stretches of fortification against a backdrop of rolling hills and fertile meadows. If you plan on making this walk, which has been traveled for millenia , put aside nearly a week of your time. If you plan to pick and choose, we suggest seeing the ruins of Corbridge, the gorgeous views at Housesteads, or the old bathhouse at Ravenglass. Refer to the included site for more information!