"Hadrian's Wall" Northumberland by Helga67
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Between AD 122 and 139 the Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered that a defensive wall should be built to discourage the independent Scottish tribes from marauding into the largely pacified territory to the south.
Today the Hadrian's wall still stands as a remarkable monument to the Roman occupation of Britain. It stretches 117 km (73 miles) from Wallsend-on-Tyne to Bowness. It was built of stones and turf, which was available in the area. Along its length were 20 or so major forts, interspersed with milecastles and signal towers close enough together to allow the quick transference of a warning by fire beacon.
The Inn is close to all the main Roman sites, so a good base for having something to eat or stay the night while... more travel advice
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