One of the finest examples in England of a 13th-century manor house, Aydon Castle was originally built as an undefended house during a time of unusual peace in the Borders. When this ended it was fortified, but was pillaged and burnt by the Scots in 1315, seized by the English rebels two years later and subjected to much modification. In the 17th century Aydon was converted into a farmhouse, remaining so until 1966.
Welcome to the North East’s best day out on Hadrian’s Wall. The Vindolanda Charitable Trust bring you two exciting and unmissable tourist attractions dramatically exploring Roman life on the edge of the empire 2000 years ago. Come and enjoy the world famous Vindolanda Writing Tablets, live archaeology in summertime, the exclusive Eagle Eye 3D film and much more all in the heart of beautiful Northumberland National Park and central section of Hadrian's Wall.
A fascinating tourist attraction in North East England, Housesteads is the most complete Roman fort in Britain. Set where Hadrian’s Wall climbs to the top of a dramatic escarpment, there are some stunning views to enjoy from the walls of this ancient fortress. Imagine how life was for the 800 roman soldiers based here as you wander the remains of the barrack blocks and the commandant’s house.
A fascinating insight to life on Hadrians Wall including the excellent 3D movie, EDGE OF EMPIRE.
The past comes to life through the fabulous exhibitions at the spacious Roman Army Museum. Easy access and room to explore makes this the place for people of all ages to relax and enjoy an enriching experience.