While we were in Newcastle this past weekend we visited a part of Hadrian's Wall. Hadrian's Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is basically a defensive wall that was built across England (kind of like the Great Wall of China) by a Roman Emperor - first to keep people out and then to use as a tax barrier. I like history (I can be a bit of a Roy Cropper) and I wanted to see part of the wall since we were so close.
We drove out to Wallsend (see how they named it?) (a suburb of Newcastle) to see the wall. Wallsend has a trailhead for a walking path that extends the length of the wall. It also houses a Roman artifacts collection and an archaeological site with remnants of the wall.
It was too late in the day to spend time in the museum, but we had a look around the outside.
|This is the archaeological site.|
|The museum, complete with an observation tower to allow a view of the path of the wall.|