Places to Visit - Hadrian's Wall

A selection of free-to-enter sites remain open for local visitors and Members. With colder weather and shorter days, our sites are often quieter in winter, so their opening hours are a little different. You can see which sites are open near you below. Please check the local tier guidance before you travel.

In line with tiered local restrictions, our sites will adapt to follow the latest guidelines. Unfortunately, this means we have had to temporarily close some sites along Hadrian’s Wall.  We will continue to review this and return to normal winter opening hours as soon as we are able. Any tickets pre-booked for the closed period will be cancelled and refunded.

Before you visit

The wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers remains our priority, so we have a range of COVID-secure safety measures in place. Although things might look a little different when you visit, you can still enjoy exploring our historic places and you’ll still be given a warm welcome by our friendly staff and volunteers. Please remember to take your face covering with you at all times as they’re mandatory in some areas.

You need to book your visit in advance.

Please check the tier guidance where you live, stay local (ie in your own village, town or part of your city) and avoid travelling to a lower or higher tier than the one you are travelling from. If you cannot visit due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will refund any pre-booked tickets. Please see here for details.

What to expect on your visit

Free Sites to Visit

The following historic sites are open for free local visits. Most are unstaffed and open to visit at any time during reasonable daylight hours, but please check the individual site page for details before you visit.

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