Journey up North & Hadrian’s Wall

This summer, we drove to Scotland. But before reaching our destination, we stopped by Northumbria to check out Hadrian’s Wall. The journey up was long. I chose to drive on the east site of the island instead of taking the motorway all the way up. Hadrian's Wall Snowdon Family on Hadrian’s Wall, Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian’s Wall is a defensive fortification in Roman Britain that was began during the reign of emperor Hadrian. It’s a 73 mile long wall from East to West that protected Roman Britain from the barbaric tribes of the North. First we drove 301 miles from London to our hotel in Hexham (Haydon Bridge). For a couple of days we stayed in Anchor Inn so we can explore the nearby Roman sites. Hadrian's Wall Hadrian's WallHadrian's Wall

After visiting Housesteads Roman Fort, we drove a bit to see the Temple of Mithras which is about 4 miles drive from the Housesteads. You’ll have to walk on the field where cows graze.

Temple of Mithras

This first stop of our itinerary was fun, the children enjoyed it and so did we (hubby & me).

Where we stayed: Anchor Inn in Haydon Bridge (close to Corbridge)

The Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum is managed by both National Trust & English Heritage so you can use either card for free entry.