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Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian’s Wall is almost 1900 years old and stretches 73 miles across the north of England from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend on the river Tyne. It took three legions just over six years to build. Hadrian’s Wall is probably the most important Roman monument to have survived in Britain and has been awarded World Heritage Site status.

Old High Shield is situated half way along the wall, lying just half a mile south of its highest point where Hadrian’s Wall crosses the Pennines close to Rapishaw Gap. It is at this point that the wall follows the natural line of the Whin Sill, a dramatic escarpment of ancient igneous rock. The surrounding countryside is spectacular and many of the wall’s favourite views are to be found in this area.

Various forts, milecastles and turrets can still be seen along the length of the wall, as well as the ditch to the north and the great Vallum earthworks to the south (the course of the Vallum crosses the entrance road to High Shield). Sycamore Gap, used in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is half a mile west.

For more information visit: Hadrians Wall Official Website

 

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