Hadrian’s Wall, one of Britain’s most spectacular ancient monuments, is always worth a visit. It marks what was the farthest reaches of perhaps the greatest empire the world has ever seen and cuts a path through some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes, making it a perfect destination for walkers.
But 2017 offers further incentives for a trip. Next year it celebrates its 30th anniversary as a Unesco World Heritage Site with Hadrian’s Cavalry, a six-month exhibition involving 10 sites running the length of the wall and into Hadrian’s Wall Country, 10 miles on either side.
In the video above, Telegraph Travel’s Nick Trend and Chris Leadbeater explain why the wall should be on your 2017 wishlist, and offer tips on what to see and do.