Our second UNESCO World Heritage site is a mere 5 miles from our doorstep. The mighty Hadrian’s Wall.
Built to guard the wild northern frontier of the Roman Empire in AD122, Hadrian’s Wall was more than just a barricade; it was a vibrant and multi-cultural occupied military zone of mile-castles, barracks, ramparts, forts, and settlements; sprawling almost 80 miles in length from the North Sea to the Irish Sea. Set amongst the wild beauty of Cumbrian and Northumbrian landscapes, it still impresses today and stands as a testimony to the power and reach of the mighty Roman Empire.
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