To get to Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall, take the train to Hexham, 11 miles east, or Haltwhistle, seven miles west of the site, and then take one of the local buses bound for the to fort.

A visit to Housesteads Roman Fort will transport you back in time - it's a great way to spend a day with the family. Wander into the grounds of the castle or simply admire the imposing walls from afar.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: unstaffed
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Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
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Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
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Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces22
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Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
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entrance of the station
Cycle storage notes<p>There is a cycle rack at the entrance of the station which is not covered.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
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Stepped footbridge but ramped access onto each platform can be obtained by going round using the road (unknown distance). Step free access from car park to station entrance
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
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More about Housesteads Roman Fort 

Vervovicium, now known as Housesteads Roman Fort, was built as one of 16 permanent fortifications along Hadrian’s Wall. The Fort was built in stone in AD 124, soon after the construction of the wall itself, and is the most complete surviving example of a Roman Fort in Britain. ‘Vervovicium’ means ‘the place of the effective fighters’, and the garrisons stationed here from the second to the fourth centuries would have felt confident in their position, commanding as it does a superb view of the surrounding country.

Some 800 troops were billeted here, and their fort was complemented by a settlement of civilians and traders outside the walls. As well as the barracks block, the fort boasted a headquarters, a hospital, granaries, and storehouses and even communal toilets. The Homesteads Museum brings to life the world of the Roman legionary, with a fascinating collection of weapons and tools, altars and dedication stones, even a spectacular statue of the winged goddess Victory.

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