Lucker Hall, Northumberland
Lucker will provide an excellent base from which to explore the Northumberland coast.

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Hadrian's Wall
Hexham, Southern Northumberland

Details for Hadrian's Wall

Constructed by the Romans in 122AD, Hadrian's Wall is a famous world Heritage Site monument which meanders for 73 miles across Northern England between Wallsend and Bowness on Solway, the majority of which passes through Northumberland.

As the most visited tourist attraction in the North of England the remains of this ancient Roman defensive frontier attracts visitors and archaeologists from all over the world, and is now classed as a National Treasure.

Roman Centurion soldiers would have once patrolled the wall and a visit to this atmospheric and magical site conjures up a real sense of life during the turbulent Roman times. Strategically placed Temples, Forts and Castle ruins add dramatic interest to the site and regular re-enactment of battles take place here throughout the year, with colourful costumes and enthusiastic participants offering a wealth of historical information to visitors. At Carrawburgh stand the partly reconstructed remains of the Temple of Mithras, originally constructed and dedicated to the god Mithras, one of the sun gods worshipped by the Roman soldiers. The Temple stands close to the site of Carrawburgh Roman Fort.

The villages of Corbridge and Chesters both house Roman Museums with artefacts and excavated archaeological finds on display. There are Roman Forts at Vindolanda and Housteads. At Segedunum Roman Fort there is an award winning interactive museum complete with Roman baths, which brings the Roman Empire back to life! Visitors can find a wealth of interesting and absorbing places to visit and with many events organised throughout the year there is always plenty to see and do.

The Hadrians Wall Path National Trail and the National Cycle Route both...

 

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