Hadrian’s Wall once marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire. It stretched for nearly 80 miles, across the narrow neck of the Roman province of Britannia, from the North Sea on the east to the Solway Firth ports of the Irish Sea on the West. It crossed some of the wildest, most beautiful landscapes in England.
Today, nearly 2,000 years after it was built, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist attraction in Northern England.
A remarkable amount of it remains — in fortresses and settlements, in “mile castles” and bath houses, barracks, ramparts and in long, uninterrupted stretches of the wall itself. Visitors can walk the route, cycle or drive to many of its landmarks, visit fascinating museums and archaeological digs, or even take a dedicated bus — route #AD122 — along it. Roman history buffs may recognize that bus route number as the year that Hadrian’s Wall was built.
Hadrian’s Wall: A Short History
The Roman’s had occupied Britain from AD 43 and had pushed into Scotland, conquering Scottish tribes, by AD 85.
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