Hadrian's Wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain. Begun in AD 122 it was the first of two fortifications built across Great Britain • It is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern England. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
Route • extended west from Segedunum at Wallsend on the River Tyne to the shore of the Solway Firth • The system of Milecastles and Turrets is known to have continued along the Cumbria coast as far as Maryport. • The A69 and B6318 roads follow the course of the wall as it starts in Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle, then along the northern coast of Cumbria
Tourism to the Wall • Although Hadrian's Wall was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, it remains unguarded, allowing those interested in the site full advantage of going up to, and standing upon, the wall