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National Trust investment furthers upgrade of Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall

National Trust investment furthers upgrade of Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  August 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

A new visitor centre at Housesteads Roman Fort will move another step towards completion in Autumn 2012 when the National Trust invests £650,000 in second stage of a major partnership project with English Heritage. The improvements will see improved visitor information and an upstairs extension, creating an expanded catering area.

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Housesteads Fort on Hadrian’s Wall voted a must-see with Trip Advisor award

Housesteads Fort on Hadrian’s Wall voted a must-see with Trip Advisor award

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  July 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Plenty of excellent reviews on travel review website Trip Advisor have helped Housesteads Fort with a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. The international award acknowledges the the new museum at Housesteads and the ongoing improvements overall at the world-class attraction in Northumberland.

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Housesteads-inspired character brought to life

Housesteads-inspired character brought to life

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

An English Heritage staff member has created a series of illustrations for Housesteads Roman Ford. They will be featured throughout the site when it re-opens this spring. Sue Hodnett who is the manager at Housesteads has created the illustrations for Housesteads. Sue is an accomplished artist and has a degree in Fine Art. English Heritage asked her to create the illustrations for the fort.

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Milestone for Roman fort

Milestone for Roman fort

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The visitor centre at Housesteads Roman Fort is set to be improved, following approval of planning permission. The redevelopment at the site, which is cared for jointly by the National Trust and English Heritage, will see an investment of more than £1m and will include a museum and new interpretation centre. It will also feature a new café, shop and welcome area for visitors to one of Hadrian’s Wall’s most iconic forts.

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