What is Hadrian’s Wall?

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Image from Trailblazer, Hadrian's Wall Path guidebook

Image from Trailblazer, Hadrian’s Wall Path guidebook

My trusty Trailblazer Hadrian’s Wall guidebook describes it like this:

“Hadrian’s Wall is 135km (84 miles) of northern Europe’s largest surviving Roman monument, the 2nd century fortification built on the orders of Emperor Hadrian in AD122 and now a Unesco World Heritage Site. From Wallsend in north east England to Bowness in north west England, the path crosses the beautiful border country between England and Scotland.”

Hadrian’s Wall is a national trail which means it is very well waymarked with the acorn symbol and can be followed in either east-west or west-east across the north of England.


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