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Hadrian’s Wall

Farlam Hall is ideally placed to explore the Western part of Hadrian’s Wall.

A World Heritage Site since 1987, Hadrian’s Wall is an astounding feat of engineering. It is the best known and the best-preserved frontier of the Roman Empire. When Hadrian’s men set out to construct it, they were faced with a relentlessly challenging and variable landscape to conquer. Not the fierce torrents of fast rivers, the hard rock of the Whin Sill, nor mile upon mile of rolling hills would defeat them. The Wall is Britain’s most impressive and most important Roman monument. Together with the Antonine Wall and the Upper German Raetian Limes, it forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire.’

Just 7 miles from Farlam Hall lies Birdoswald, the longest remaining stretch of the Wall. Here you’ll find amazing views and walks, with the Wall stretching as far as the eye can see along stunning countryside. The site has recently undergone major renovation work, with a fascinating exhibition centre now telling the story of the Wall with hands-on fun and games for little ones.

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