Britannia, Exhibition, Frontiers of the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall, Hadrian1900, Reenactement

Turma! Hadrian’s Cavalry Charge in Carlisle

At the start of the month I headed to Hadrian’s Wall to attend some of the Roman events taking place to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 1,900 years since Hadrian became Emperor. Hadrian’s Cavalry was the theme chosen for the celebrations with a fantastic programme of public… Continue reading Turma! Hadrian’s Cavalry Charge in Carlisle

Archaeology Travel, Britannia, Frontiers of the Roman Empire, Hadrian, Hadrian's Wall, Photography, Roman Army, SPQR

Walking Hadrian’s Wall – images from milecastle 42 to milecastle 37

Hadrian's Wall has long attracted hikers and history fans and is now the heart of an 84-mile-long (135 km) National Trail through some of Britain's most beautiful countryside. Hadrian's Wall stretches coast to coast across northern England, from Wallsend in the east to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast. Three years ago, I set out to explore… Continue reading Walking Hadrian’s Wall – images from milecastle 42 to milecastle 37

Britannia, Frontiers of the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall

Adopt a stone and help save Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall Trust has launched a new fundraising campaign to ensure the World Heritage Site survives for future generations. People are invited to attach their names to a stone, not on Hadrian’s Wall itself but on a virtual realisation of it on the website adoptastone.co.uk. Linda Tuttiett, Hadrian’s Wall Trust chief executive, explained: "The budget… Continue reading Adopt a stone and help save Hadrian’s Wall

Britannia, Hadrian, Hadrian's Wall, Photography

Picture of the day: Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland (UK)

An absolutely beautiful spot! This iconic tree was made famous by the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). It is one of the best Hadrian's Wall views and a much photographed point. The walk from Steel Rigg to Housesteads is my favourite part of the Wall and offers the best views Northumberland has to offer. The scenery and panoramic views are just… Continue reading Picture of the day: Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland (UK)