Hadrian’s Wall 1900 – All You Need To Know

Hadrian's Wall 1900

Something Big Is Coming to Hadrian's Wall in 2022 & You can get involved!

Plans are underway to celebrate Hadrian’s Wall 1900 , i.e. 1,900 years of Hadrian’s Wall, with a festival set to last for the whole year of 2022.

The Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival is scheduled to take place between 24th January 2022, which is Emperor Hadrian’s birthday, until the time of the Roman Festival of Saturnalia, 17-23 December 2022.

Whether you live nearby or you’re visiting for the first time – 2022 will be the ideal time to explore and enjoy a World Heritage Site recognised by UNESCO as a place of universal cultural significance.

SPECIAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT 2022

Hadrian's Wall tour; Roman Frontier

Although there are no full details at time of writing you can expect festivities throughout the year and across the full length of Hadrian’s Wall. 

All our brands will be involved – here is a small snippet of what to expect from Northern Secrets, Experience North and Newcastle Tour Company!

Northern Secrets are arranging special 3-night breaks along Hadrian’s Wall and will include participation in special events within the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival!

Experience North are looking after corporate events along Hadrian’s Wall with any bookings made adding to our forest of trees which are planted in the UK.

Newcastle Tour Company are going the extra mile (pardon the pun) with a mile-long (okay, it’s actually 2 miles!) escorted discovery walk along some of the most spectacular parts of Hadrian’s Wall with one of our local experts. There will be regular departures from Housesteads – watch this space for further announcements!   

A Short History of Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall 1900 history

Hadrian’s Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman empire for nearly 300 years.

Hadrian came to Britain in AD 122 and, according to a biography written 200 years later, ‘put many things to right and was the first to build a wall 80 miles long from sea to sea to separate the barbarians from the Romans’.

At 73 miles (80 Roman miles) long, it crossed northern Britain from Wallsend on the River Tyne in the east to Bowness-on-Solway in the west.

The most famous of all the frontiers of the Roman empire, Hadrian’s Wall was made a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Get Involved in the Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festivities

Hadrian's Wall

Inclusion in the Festival is open to anyone who wishes to celebrate the creation of the World Heritage Site in a celebratory and engaging way locally, nationally and internationally to attract new and existing audiences.

You can find more information on the official website and if you have an idea for activity that you would like to present, or if you want to present something but you don’t know what that might be yet, please complete the online form on the official Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival website.

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