Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Local nameHousesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
LocationEngland, UK

Housesteads Roman Fort is the remains of an auxiliary fort on Hadrian's Wall. Its ruins are at Housesteads in the civil parish of Bardon Mill in Northumberland, England, south of Broomlee Lough. The fort was built in stone around AD 124, soon after the construction of the wall began in AD 122 when the area was part of the Roman province of Britannia. Its name has been variously given as Vercovicium, Borcovicus, Borcovicium, and Velurtion. The name of the 18th-century farmhouse of Housesteads gives the modern name. The site is owned by the National Trust and is in the care of English Heritage. Finds can be seen in the site museum, in the museum at Chesters, and in the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Tags English HeritageHadrian's WallRuinsRoman PeriodFortHistorical
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Opening hours

Till Sep 30, 2015: daily: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2015: daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 2, 2015 - Mar 24, 2016: daily: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.
Closed on Dec 24, 25, 26 & 28, 2015 and Jan 1, 2016.


Adults: £6.60/£7.30 (no Gift-Aid/Gift-Aid)
Concessions (students with ID, seniors over 60): £6/£6.60
Children (5-15): £4/£4.40
Family (2 adults, 3 children): £17.20/£19
Members: free

More information and contact


Official Website



English Heritage website

Phone +44 1434 344 363

Address Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN, UK

Coordinates 55°0'46.202" N -2°19'46.492" E

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