Snapshot: A Brief Stop at Hadrian’s Wall, UK

The last stop to end our first full day in the UK before heading to our hotel in Penrith (you can read my review of our hotel, the North Lakes Hotel & Spa here), would be the Birdoswald Roman Fort, Hadrian’s Wall. Along the way, we got a little lost as the Sat Nav pointed our coach driver onto the wrong direction + the fact that there seemed to be road works when we went.

Hadrian's Wall 05

On the way to our destination. Rolling hills, the occasional farmhouses, and tons of sheep greeted us to and from Hadrian’s Wall.

Hadrian's Wall 00

Upon arrival, we had to walk a little to see Hadrian’s Wall. It’s not really much of an impressive structure as it might have been during its heyday though.

Hadrian's Wall 02

From what I can remember, Hadrian’s Wall was built to keep the Scots out. Most of the stones that used to be part of the wall’s gone though, as farmers from long ago used to just take stones from it in order to build their houses and stuff like that.

Hadrian's Wall 04

I believe that there’s a museum in the area, though you do have to pay a small fee in order to go in. I’m not exactly sure what you can see inside as we didn’t go in as the museum was about to close when we got there.

Anyway, that’s the end of this post! I know that it’s reaaally short, but other than the wall itself (and the small museum there), there was really nothing much to see in the area.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Snapshot: A Brief Stop at Hadrian’s Wall, UK

    1. Nicole Post author

      I think that’d be quite fun too. I saw some locals (or I assume they were haha) coming back from their walk with their dogs and I would have loved to do the same if only I had the time to do so! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s