Hadrian's Wall A Walk Through Time

In AD 117 Roman Emperor Hadrian came to power and sought to increase security of the empire. He ordered the building of a wall across northern Britain. He came to inspect its progress in AD 122 (http://hadrianswallcountry.co.uk/hadrians-wall/hadrian%E2%80%99s-wall-big-history). The wall would stretch 84 miles from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, and would have mile castles or small forts.

We visited the extensive ruins of the Roman fort at Housesteads (http://hadrianswallcountry.co.uk/visit/housesteads-roman-fort), and also the ruins of another fort along the wall at Birdoswald.

Looking across the valley, before the rise up to the Housestead fort
Up from the valley toward the Housesteads fort
Outbuildings at Housesteads
Hadrian's Wall from the corner of the Housesteads fort
A short walk through the wood leads to more of the wall, and the site of a tower
Remains of the fort at Birdoswald
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