Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site


The Hadrian’s Wall corridor, which extends west, from South Shields on the North East Coast, following the line of Hadrian's Wall for 80 Roman miles (73 statute miles or 120 km),  from Segedunum at Wallsend on the banks of the River Tyne to the shores of the Solway Firth, at Bowness on Solway, in Cumbria and also includes the system of milecastles and turrets that continue west, from Bowness on Solway, along the Cumbria Coast as far as Maryport was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and in 2005 it became part of the transnational "Frontiers of the Roman Empire" World Heritage Site stretching from northern Britain, through Europe to the Black Sea, and from there to the Red Sea and across North Africa to the Atlantic coast.

The World Heritage Site is managed by the Hadrian’s Wall Trust, based in Hexham. Here in the Heart of Hadrian's Wall you can explore interesting and intriguing Roman sites as well as experiencing some of the best preserved sections of Hadrian's Wall.