Hadrian's Wall

Jun 13th, 2013, 10:09 AM
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Hadrian's Wall

I'm fascinated with the Roman era in English history and would like to visit Hadrian's Wall. Can it be done in a day-trip from either London or Edinburgh?
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Jun 13th, 2013, 10:11 AM
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You can do it from Edinburgh - I think too far from London to have enough time there. We did by car on the way to Edinburgh - not sure of options other than driving.
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Jun 13th, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Can be done from Edinburgh - but is an easier day trip from Newcastle.

Were you planning on driving or taking the train?
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Jun 14th, 2013, 07:35 AM
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Train or bus from either Carlisle or Newcastle, but the most visually stunning bits are nearer Newcastle. It would be a very long and expensive day trip from London; theoretically I suppose it could be done in high summer when there are long hours of daylight, but I haven't checked how the timetables and fares would work out.

www.nationalrail.co.uk
http://www.northumberlandnationalpar...adrianswallbus
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Jun 14th, 2013, 07:56 AM
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If you're fascinated by the period it is worth more than a day trip. Forts, museums, other minor sites and the spectacular walks in the vicinity of Housesteads.
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Jun 17th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Thanks for the information. I'm going to look at making it more than just a day trip. Newcastle or Carlisle the best base for multiple days?
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Jun 17th, 2013, 10:30 AM
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If you have multiple days - I'd stay somewhere along the Wall. Haltwhistle , Hexham, etc.

One night/two days would be great.
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Jun 17th, 2013, 10:38 AM
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Hexham would be a great base. It's a very interesting small city on its own.
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Jun 17th, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Agree that Hexham is a great choice. That's where we stayed, though it was a while back and I'm afraid I have no current recommendations for accommodations or dining.
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Jun 17th, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Stayed in Haltwhistle last summer and would recommend the Ashcroft b&b. Hexham looked great too, and I'm sorry I missed the Abbey there. Both towns served by the Hadrians Wall bus.
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Jun 17th, 2013, 11:38 AM
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Without your own transport Hexham is the ideal choice as it's on the AD122 bus route which runs along the Wall and it has sufficient of interest for evenings.
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