Hadrian’s Wall is one of England’s greatest landmarks. It leaves a lasting impression on any who visit.
It's the best-preserved frontier of the Roman Empire and the nation’s finest Roman monument. Great stretches of the Wall remain intact in Northumberland and this Roman megastructure is not just an isolated ruin. The Wall and surrounding countryside here is scattered with Roman forts, milecastles, and temples.
There are many to see close to Brown Rigg, including Chesters (nearest to Brown Rigg) (9 miles) • Vindolanda (18 miles) • Corstopitum (18 miles) • Once Brewed/Twice Brewed (18 miles) • Housesteads (15 miles) • Roman Army Museum (Nr. Greenhead) (25 miles)
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Hadrian's Wall Path has lots of geocaches. There is a geocache trail running the full length from Newcastle to Carlisle - You will need an account with geocaching.com (it's free to sign up) then you can see it here. Click here to set up your free account.
If you want to give the kids a real Roman experience, then the attractions and events along the Wall will offer the most enlightening and inspiring Roman days out you can ever wish for.
Nearby Chesters Roman Fort is the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain. Wander around the unusually well-preserved baths and steam room and the officers' quarters. Discover an amazing collection of Roman objects and inscriptions in the museum, which were found at the fort and along Hadrian's Wall. Don't miss Chesters Tearoom!
At various times of the year, young visitors can train to be Roman soldiers, with lots of hands-on activities, including drills and weapon skills, and craft activities for little ones.
There is a seasonal bus that follows the Hadrian`s Wall Route No. AD122 (this bus can be caught from Hexham)
Find out more by visiting the Chesters website → www.english-heritage.org.uk