Hadrian’s Wall is one of Britain’s major ancient tourist attractions stretching 80 miles fro coast to coast. It marks the boundary of the Roman Empire and building it, ordered by Emperor Hadrian, started in 122AD.
On our little New Year break to the Lakes we had a little drive out to visit Hadrian’s Wall in Brampton. It was about a 40 minute drive from the cottage.
I had actually thought that Hadrian’s Wall was the border between Scotland and England, but actually it is all very much in England!
We also visited the remains of the Birdoswald Roman Fort. This held the bakehouse, essential for feeding the soldiers keeping guard along the wall.
The scenery was stunning and I hope we can pay a visit to Northumberland sometime soon to see the other end of Hadrian’s Wall. I love the idea of walking the whole of the wall sometime too. We are lucky to live with so much amazing history!
Have you visited Hadrian’s Wall?