Housesteads Fort was buily in AD128, repacing an earlier defensive wall turret. Hadrian's Wall forms the nothern wall of the fort. Most of the interior of the fort dates from the 3rd or 4th centuries. The remains are well peserved as the fort is in an isolated position with steep drops to the north and south.
The fort is now managed by English Heritage.
|B6318, 5 miles north east of Haltwhistle|
|Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 6NN|