Hadrian’s Wall is one of the most intriguing and beautiful destinations in the UK, with a rich history and stunning natural landscapes. With the towering stone walls that once marked the northernmost border of the Roman Empire, and the rolling hills and rugged coastline that make up the surrounding countryside, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this unique region.
Secrets of Hadrian's Wall
The history of Hadrian’s Wall is a fascinating tale that spans centuries. Constructed in AD 122 by the Roman emperor Hadrian, the wall was designed to mark the northern limit of the Roman Empire. Today, visitors can explore the ruins of the wall and imagine what life was like for the Roman soldiers who once manned its towers and defended its gates.
But Hadrian’s Wall is more than just a monument to a bygone era; it is also a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Roman people. The wall stretches for 73 miles across the rugged countryside of northern England, and its construction required the hard work of thousands of laborers and skilled artisans. From the finely carved stones that make up the wall’s foundations, to the intricate carvings and inscriptions that adorn its gates, Hadrian’s Wall is a masterpiece of ancient engineering.
The area is home to a wonderful community that provides a range of products and services that reflect the character of the region. Visitors can sample locally raised beef and lamb, or explore the many small shops and boutiques.
The warmth and hospitality of the local people are one of the highlights of a visit to Hadrian’s Wall Country. Visitors are welcomed with open arms and there is much to participate in the range of cultural events and festivals throughout the year. From music and dance performances to artisanal fairs and craft markets, there is always something to see and do in this vibrant community.
Visit Hadrian's Wall
If you’re planning a visit to Hadrian’s Wall, the best time to visit is between late spring and early autumn, when the weather is nice and mild and the countryside is at its most beautiful.
There are also plenty of activities to keep visitors busy during their stay. Hiking and biking are popular options, with a range of trails and paths to explore. Visitors can also explore the many historic sites
Luxury Accommodation - Hadrian's Wall
If you’re looking for a truly unique and luxurious experience when visiting Hadrian’s Wall, Carraw Farm is the perfect choice. Our two luxury holiday homes are situated right on the wall itself, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and the chance to experience the history and heritage of the region up close.
Vesta View and Shepherds Retreat are both beautifully appointed properties that offer modern amenities and luxurious finishes. Vesta View sits on the road between the wall and vallum ditch, while Shepherds Retreat is set on the wall foundations, offering a truly immersive experience of the wall’s history.
Both properties offer stunning views that change with the seasons, and are the perfect base for exploring the natural beauty and historic sites of Hadrian’s Wall Country and the Northumberland National Park. And with England’s cleanest rivers, clearest air, and darkest skies, you’re sure to have a truly unforgettable stay at Carraw Farm.