Getting to Housesteads

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Getting to Housesteads Aug 13, 2015
The easiest way to visit any part of Hadrian’s Wall, including Housesteads, is by car. The B6318 follows the line of the Wall for much of its most interesting stretch, starting in Chollerford and heading west. The faster A69 parallels it to the south but is a less interesting and scenic drive, and won't get you close to the Wall.

The main visitor sites, including Housesteads, have pay and display parking (£4 in August 2015). Your ticket is valid for all car parks on the day of issue so hang on to it if you plan to stop at more than one point on the Wall.

In terms of public transport, the main option is the dedicated Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus, the AD122 (the bus number refers to the year in which construction on the Wall is thought to have begun). This operates only in the spring and summer, from early April to late September. You can get more information and download the current timetable on the Visit Hadrian’s Wall website ( You can pick up the bus in Hexham (accessible by rail from Newcastle) or Haltwhistle (also on the rail network).
Landscape near Housesteads Fort
Landscape near Housesteads Fort
Landscape near Housesteads Fort
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