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HADRIANS WALL -Welcome to Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the UK's most iconic landmarks. Built under the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, the wall snakes 73 miles between Wallsend in the east and Bowness on Solway in the west. Hadrian’s Wall was built between AD122-130 on the orders of the Roman Emperor Hadrian to mark the northern frontier of the Roman Empire. View our dedicated board >

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Purposes of Building the Hadrian’s Wall

HADRIAN'S WALL : a defensive fortification begun in 122 AD, during the rule of Roman emperor Hadrian, to mark the northern border of the Roman Empire in Britain. It stretched across the width of Great Britain just south of the present day border with Scotland; it was the first of two fortifications built across Great Britain.


Hadrian's Wall at Housesteads Roman Fort ~ illustration by Philip Corke

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Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall, begun by the Emperor Hadrian, was built along the border of the Roman empire in Britain. It dates to 122 C.E.

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Hadrian's Wall: A visitor's guide

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Hadrian's Wall by Marshall Sisterson


Remains of the Antonine Wall, so named as its construction was ordered by Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius. It is now the central southern belt of Scotland and less known than Hadrian's wall - I guess it was not only too cold for the Romans that far North, it was probably overrun a few times and was not as well constructed or fortified as the later Hadrian's Wall further south.

Building Hadrian's Wall. Hadrian's Wall, also called the Roman Wall, Picts' Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in 122 AD during the reign of the emperor Hadrian.

Hadrian's Wall. Built in AD122 by Roman Emperor Hadrian, the wall stretches from South Shields to Ravenglass, approximately 84 miles. There were about 16 forts along the Wall.