Housesteads Roman Fort in North East England
A fascinating place to visit, Housesteads Roman Fort is located in a beautiful spot, high on a ridge overlooking the River Tyne offering visitors the chance to see for miles across the Northumberland countryside.. Obviously the Romans took the view into consideration when they decided that this was the perfect place to build a line of defense along Hadrian’s Wall as they would be able to see enemies coming from miles away. What visitors need to take into consideration is that the walk to get to the fort is approximately ½-mile up a gradual steep incline. Personally I used the excuse of stopping to take a photo of the beautiful countryside every so often as a chance to rest and catch my breath!
Looks flat, doesn't it? Don't let it fool you!
I'm going to end this with a YouTube video from the good folks at English Heritage who also maintain and operate many of the other sites along Hadrian's Wall. Sometimes I don't think a person can grasp the enormity of what they're looking at unless you see it from above and this video will give you a great view from above!