Whirl Housesteads & Hadrian’s Wall

Walks, England, Northumberland

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  • Step 1: This is an English Heritage site which is open daily 10am - 4pm. The address is Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN and there is car parking onsite.

  • There’s a small fee to visit the castle ruin grounds, the rest is free. Find the archway at the building and head underneath it.

    Step 2: There’s a small fee to visit the castle ruin grounds, the rest is free. Find the archway at the building and head underneath it.

  • Follow the path towards the wooden gate and head on in. There’s likely to be sheep grazing in this field so dogs on a lead.

    Step 3: Follow the path towards the wooden gate and head on in. There’s likely to be sheep grazing in this field so dogs on a lead.

  • Follow the rough track downhill.

    Step 4: Follow the rough track downhill.

  • Keep to the path as it winds through the fields.

    Step 5: Keep to the path as it winds through the fields.

  • Can you see the ruins from here? Keep going.

    Step 6: Can you see the ruins from here? Keep going.

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