Hadrian's Wall Transnational World Heritage Site

Hadrian's Wall Transnational World Heritage Site

Hadrian's Wall lies between Bowness-on -Solway in Cumbria to Wallsend in Tyne and Wear some c.73.5 miles. It represents the most substantial and complete Imperial Frontier anywhere within the Roman Empire. The Wall and its component parts (including Vallum, Ditch and Military Way) all form part of the UNESCO Transnational World Heritage Site Frontiers of the Roman Empire. The World Heritage Site extends c. 110 miles to include Ravenglass in Cumbria and Arbeia fort in South Shields.

The Wall runs through Newcastle from Throckley to Walker. The Tyne and Wear Archaeology Service work to avoid damage to this internationally significant monument by reviewing planning applications throughout Newcastle and North Tyneside which are on the line of the Frontier.

Parts of the monument are Scheduled (22 designations within Tyne and Wear). Scheduled Monument Consent is required from Historic England to carry out any work in these designated areas.

Use our interactive map of the Historic Environment and Conservation in Newcastle for more information.

  • You can zoom in and out to get a closer look of the area you're interested in.  Click-and-drag or use the arrow keys to move the move around.   Click a site on the map to display a pop-up box with more information on it.  There is an option in the top right corner of the map to switch the aerial photography on and off, and to choose which layers to switch on and off.

Did you know?

Construction of Hadrian's Wall began in AD 122 and it was abandoned in the late 4th/early 5th century.

Hadrian's Wall became a World Heritage Site in 1987.


Need more information?

Contact Archaeology Officer urbandesignandconservation@newcastle.gov.uk

Sitelines - Online Historic Environment Record

National Trust - Explore Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site

Hadrian's Wall Management Plan

English Heritage - Hadrian's Wall Places to Visit