The Roman invasion of Britain is considered one of the most significant historical events ever to happen to the British Isles and put the Heart of Hadrian’s Wall onto the historical map.
The first Emperor to invade Britain was Julius Caesar in 55BC and the second was Claudius in AD43, who was influential in bringing Roman rule to Britain. But the emperor who has the most significance and influence to the Heart of Hadrian’s Wall, was Hadrian in AD122, when he commenced work on Hadrian’s Wall.
Roman occupation of the British Isle lasted for 400 years, ending around AD410, and during this time bought unity and order to Britain that it had never had before. Here, in the Heart of Hadrian’s Wall you can experience and even see first-hand evidence of this occupation at many of the attractions and events on offer.