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!!!

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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.

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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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