Hadrian’s Wall is one of the main tourist attractions of northern England, on the border with Scotland, a stone wall built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the second century AD function of fortification, much of which has been preserved over the centuries, especially in the central part, so much so that the route of the wall can still be followed on foot.
One of the important places from which to visit the famous wall is definitely Newcastle upon Tyne. Or you can do according to Carlisle in Cumbria, in the west of the island. And it’s very interesting excursion, so much so that this evidence of Roman history from 1987 is included as a special list of World Heritage in the ‘truth.
It ‘still appropriate a brief historical introduction. The penetration Roman island of Britain began at the time of Julius Caesar, but was particularly intense in the days of the Roman emperor Domitian and the general Gnaeus Julius Agricola. The difficulties were not lacking, however, and among these was the revolt led by major buddhistic, mythical queen room.
The Romans never occupied Caledonia (ie the current Scotland) and, therefore, to prevent the excursions of the northern barbarians – just as Hadrian reigned – was decided to build the famous wall fortified, had a length of just under 120 km . Some fifteen years after its completion the defenses were further strengthened with the creation of a simple embankment (called Antonine Wall) just to the north.
As we said, an important part of the structures of Hadrian’s Wall is still visible and is the most obvious remains of the Roman presence in the land of Albion, together with the archaeological remains of that era were in almost all the cities founded by the Romans (Bath, Canterbury, Winchester, etc..), in other strategically important places, like York and London itself (the Romans called Londinium).
To return to Hadrian’s Wall, for those unwilling to do only a detour fleeting day, but a walk of several days between the fields green and beautiful moors, walking path most famous is known as Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail. The trail also includes eighty short intermediate routes, suitable for people of all ages and physical prowess.