Here at Hang my Hat HQ, we are all about experience – exploring, enjoying, seeing, hearing and smelling what nature has to offer in this wild region. We have a fantastic recommendation for you, if you would like to experience the rich history and roaming landscape of Northumberland.
Paulinus Roman Fort Tours will take you to the original Roman forts along Hadrian’s Wall and experienced and knowledgeable Paul will guide you expertly through. There are several forts to choose from - we are featuring just two of them here - and we recommend booking a tour with Paulinus Tours to get the most out of the experience.
Housesteads is set high on a dramatic escarpment on Hadrian’s Wall. As you stroll up to the Roman fort, Paul will show you what was going on outside these fort walls before, during and after the Roman occupation.
Once inside, you will have the opportunity to understand how the infantry men stationed there really lived, as you explore the well preserved buildings - including the oldest toilets you will ever see.
Gorgeous Henshaw Hideaway (sleeps 2 & 2) is near Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads and is perfect for a historical, country getaway, if you're booking a tour - or you're after a romantic or sporting break. The roomy decking looks right over the open Northumbrian countryside.
Chesters is the most complete cavalry fort in Britain situated on Hadrian’s wall, nestling next to the beautiful North Tyne river. Paul will bring this, the UK’s finest Roman military bathhouse, to life for you. Learn how these military undertook their day to day lives - and how they literally lived side by side with their horses.
Carpenter's Loft is right by Chesters Fort - and also right by the most gorgeous, stone built country pub, which is brimming over with good food and real ales. The flat is cosy, comfortable and elegant, with a contemporary bathroom and elegant bedroom for two (see above). This flat is perfect if you are looking for a historic, romantic break - and is also great for keen cyclists and walkers.
Click here to book a Paulinus Tour. Please mention Hang my Hat Holidays.