Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall was built by the Roman Empire to protect their colony in England from the Pictish tribes in Scotland. It stretches for 73 mi (117 km) across the north of England from the Irish Sea to the North Sea in the counties of Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

Sections of Hadrian’s Wall remain along the route, though much has been dismantled over the years to use the stones for various nearby construction projects.
The location of Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall in Scotland and Northern England
Hadrian’s Wall facing East towards Crag Lough

Built by Roman soldiers in the 2nd century AD, only stretches of the wall are still visible, but the wealth of archaeological research has resulted in an almost unparalleled cluster of museums and excavations. Hadrian’s Wall is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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All these towns are near the wall, but the wall is strung out in the countryside.

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