Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival

Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival is a year-long celebration, highlighting 1900 years since the construction of Hadrian’s Wall.

Famous for being the frontier of the Roman Empire, the building of Hadrian’s Wall begun in AD122, and so this year, 2022, will see hundreds of events and activities taking place across the length of the UNESCO World Heritage Site (from Wallsend to Ravenglass). The programme of events will be hosted by venues and communities across the length of the Wall, including Northumberland National Park and The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre.

Northumberland National Park plays a key role in looking after the Wall, monitoring the archaeology and looking after the Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail, which is enjoyed by thousands of walkers every year. You can find out more about Hadrian’s Wall here, and you can also find an array of self-led walks to explore here.

A view of Sycamore Gap on Hadrian's Wall

Start at The Sill

Start at The Sill, and just a short walk or drive away you can explore the rich heritage of some of the iconic landmarks of Roman Britain found along the Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail. From Wednesday 11th May 2022, The Sill will be home to ‘Views from the Wall: Celebrating Hadrian’s Wall 1900’ exhibition, which celebrates views from the Wall that can be seen in Northumberland National Park, focussing on the special wildlife and the unique geology of the area.

It also explores the idea that humans have always used the landscape around them as a natural line of defence, and looks at some of the other sites in the National Park that were historically of military importance.  Find out more about the exhibition on our website soon.


A view of Cawfields on Hadrian's Wall

What's On

Keep an eye out on the What’s On page for all events and activities coming up across Northumberland National Park and The Sill during the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival. From guided walks along the Wall and e-mountain bike tours, guided walking tours along Hadrian’s Wall with Ancient Britain, to the Walltown Warrior challenge event at Walltown Country Park, bird watching with National Park Ecologist, Gill, self-led walks, learning resources for schools and more, there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.