Hadrian’s Wall is a former defensive fortification of the Roman province of Britannia, which begun construction in AD 122 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. Running ‘from Wallsend on the River Tyne in the east to Bowness-on-Solway in the west’, the Wall covered the whole width of the island.
A significant portion of the wall still stands and can be followed on foot along the adjoining ‘Hadrian’s Wall Path’. The largest Roman archaeological feature in Britain, it runs a total of 117.5 kilometres in northern England. Hadrian’s Wall marked the boundary between Roman Britannia and unconquered Caledonia to the north. The wall lies entirely within England and has never formed the Anglo-Scottish border.
Below is a small selection of photos taken during a visit to a part of Hadrian’s Wall in june 2022. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.