Hadrian’s Wall Route, 130 km from sea to sea, trails the course of what is considered as the best-preserved Roman frontier in the world. Built on the orders of Emperor Hadrian in AD 122, it is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The route crosses the stunning England-Scotland border.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Since 1987, this Roman frontier has been declared as a World Heritage site. It’s considered to be an unofficial border between Scotland and England. The wall is a huge icon in British culture. Long of 117.5 km, the wall is very varied in width and height depending on the construction materials.
The Rich History
The whole story of the wall begins during the expanse of the Roman empire, for 300 years it was the borders of the empire and the “barbarian people”. The wall ran from the banks of river Thyne to the Irish sea. The construction started in 122 and lasted for 6 years. A lot of Roman forts were built in order to keep an eye on this Northern frontier.
The wall crosses a lot of green hills and fields full of sheep. A true breathtaking landscape, where you can see the ruins of ancient forts and milecastles. And you will see the most photographed tree in the UK, the Robin Hood’s tree! Nestled between two green hills, you can’t miss it!