Roman Hadrian’s Wall – Birdoswald Fort

Thursday the 24th July we started our trek into Scotland with a stop along the way to Hadrian’s Wall which was built by the Romans some 2,000 years ago to separate the Romans from the Barbarians – so an apt place to visit as we head into barbaric Scotland!!!


It is Britain’s greatest Roman monument and, together with the Antonine Wall and the Upper German Raetian Limes, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire’.




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It stretched 73 miles from sea to sea from the Solway Coast to Newcastle upon Tyne and reached up to 6m in height.


We visited the Birdoswald Fort area which has the longest continuous remaining stretch of the wall.  We walked along the wall for about 1 1/2 miles to the local village, had scones at the House of Meg Tea Rooms and then strolled back.  With the sun out it was a pleasant morning, except for Kerrie twisting her ankle while looking one way and walking the other.


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