Hadrian's Wall Travel Guide

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Hadrian's Wall Overview

Hadrian's Wall was built in AD122 by order of the Roman Emperor Hadrian
It took 3 Roman army legions just over 6 years to build.
The Wall is 73 miles (or 80 Roman miles) long and is the largest Ancient Monument in northern Europe.
It spans England's peninsula between Wallsend, near Newcastle upon Tyne in the east, and Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast.
It was once 15 feet high and up to 10 feet thick. Today, the surviving masonry of the Wall is only a small part of the visible archaeology.

Hadrian's Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (part of the Roman Frontiers). There were once over 30 forts on the Frontier, including 16 along the line of the Wall itself alongside coastal, outpost and supply forts. Not to mention around 80 milecastles and 160 turrets, a ditch to the north and the great defensive Vallum earthwork to the south.

It is a must see destination for all people from keen ramblers to families.

On March 13th 2010 the Wall was home to an amazing spectical, when over 25,000 visitors witnessed the Illuminating of the Wall event. 500 individual points of light at 250m intervals stretched from Wallsend in the North East to Bowness-on-Solway in the North West.

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