Hadrians Wall (Newcastle) Reviews
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Newest Review: ... had got onto the military road, we would head for the Northumberland National Park Centre at Once Brewed, which is at the further end of the main points of interest along the road. Sites are very well signposted along the road, so there is absolutely no trouble in finding it. We arrived at the relatively small car park of the Once Brewed Visitor Centre, where we noticed that although it was ... more
Customer Hadrians Wall (Newcastle) Reviews (5)
by - written on 08/05/11 (Very useful, 113 readings)
I'm not a big history buff, but whilst on a mini break in Northumberland, it would have been a terrible shame if we had not visited the very famous remnants of Hadrian's wall, the best preserved parts of which remain in the county of Northumberland, although the wall, in its day, stretching 73 miles went as far as the eastern shores of Cumbria. Even those, like me, who don't count history as one of their favourite topics, would be impressed by this feat of engineering that is still standing (in some parts) 2000 years after it was built by the Romans. This wall devised by Hadrian was to act as as frontier, keeping the Scottish 'Barbarians' out of the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/03/10 (Very useful, 200 readings)
Last weekend saw an amazing spectacle here in the North east As part of a series of events being held this year, beacons of light were lit at 250 metre intervals along the length of Hadrian's wall . The gas beacons were situated at the locations of the original milecastles and turrets that once guarded the wall. The spectacle was amazing and reminded me just how lucky I am to have a world heritage site right on my doorstep! The wall. ******** Hadrian's wall was the brainchild of the emperor Hadrian .Hadrian came to Britain in 122 A.D at a time when the great Roman Empire was starting to decline. Hadrian wanted to consolidate his boundaries and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/10/09 (Very useful, 21 readings)
Apparently Hadrian was a rather decent sort of chap. When he came to power he did indeed have all the leading Roman military leaders murdered so as to start off with a new broom, but apart from this rather drastic (and typically roman) act he set about making things relatively peaceful and sought to consolidate the empire rather than let its expansion run away and get out of control (perhaps he should have been in Banking). And so Hadrian's Wall was built more to say - this is the limit of our empire, this is far enough rather than just to keep the marauding scots out. His wife apparently refused to have a child with him claiming the thing would be a monster. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/05/02, updated on 29/07/02 (Very useful, 420 readings)
Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site is unique; it is one of the wonders of the world and among the most important archaeological monuments of the last two thousand years. The Roman Emperor Hadrian, who came to Britain in AD122 ordered the building of a wall to mark the boundary of the Roman Empires greatest outpost and to keep the barbarians out, over a period of six years the Roman army built a stone wall eighty Roman miles long, which converts to approximately one hundred and seventeen kilometres or seventy three modern miles, it was five metres (over sixteen feet) high and stretched across England from the Tyne to the Solway, the two extremities now ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/01/02, updated on 26/01/02 (Very useful, 431 readings)
In AD 122, the Imperial Roman army were kicking arses in Northern Africa, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Greece, not to mention humbling the mighty German army on the Rhine and the formidable Boadicea in England. They were unstoppable with their well-drilled army and modern methods of warfare. Unstoppable that is until they reached the river Tyne, a little known river in northern England. Thinking they had little to do to subdue these black and white painted heathens, they sent out legion after legion to capture local chiefs and bring them under the heel of Rome. Imagine their surprise when legion after legion either disappeared entirely or returned in such disarray . Read the complete review
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