Most people know Hadrian’s Wall, but have you ever visited it? This historic structure stretching 73 miles from coast to coast from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, is one of many archaeological legacies left from the Roman occupation 1900 years ago. This monumental wall was the most heavily fortified border in the entirety of the Roman Empire, standing between 15 feet and 20 feet high with fortifications at 7-mile intervals. However, centuries after the Romans abandoned the wall, it became a source of stone used to build castles, churches, farms and houses. Conservation efforts began in the Victorian era, with Hadrian’s Wall becoming a World Heritage Site in 1987. At 73 miles long, the wall winds through the popular walking areas of the Pennines, along with many other dramatic landscapes, with historical highlights including Housesteads, Chesters or Birdoswald Roman Forts, and Corbridge Roman Town along the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s no wonder the area draws tourists, archaeologists and historians from around the globe!
When looking for a base for your visit to Hadrian’s Wall, consider a self-catering apartment or cottage for historical exploration. Plawsworth Hall, located in Plawsworth Village Durham, has everything you need for a home base. Surrounded by gorgeous Durham countryside, within acres of natural surroundings, the space will help you unwind when you are not off rambling and discovering the Wall or local history.
What Type of Accommodation is Available?
With a variety of holiday cottages and apartments on offer, plus dog-friendly options, there will be something for every family holiday, friend’s trip, or couples getaway. Choose a one or two-bedroom apartment, three-bedroom cottage, or premium one or two-beds. All accommodations are furnished and fully equipped, including the kitchen, ensuring all you need is on hand, including extras like high-chairs and cots, both of which are available on request. Plus, every space has central gas heating, a cosy lounge, a TV, and high-speed WIFI, so the creature comforts you love and need will be at your fingertips during your stay.
There is also a weekly housekeeping and linen service to keep your self-catered apartment or cottage in tip-top condition during your entire holiday. The onsite office and reception will assist as required, so don’t hesitate to pop over and ask if you need anything.
Finally, the outdoor space makes Plawsworth Hall that much more enjoyable with communal gardens and walking tracks within the 40-acre estate. Guests can use the outdoor space to ramble and explore, including a grassed paddock in front of the Farmhouse for ball games. In addition, there are picnic benches and ample onsite parking for any shape or sized cars or vans, making the space infinitely usable and convenient to get your group in the car to visit Hadrian’s Wall.
We Look Forward to Your Visit
For more details about visiting or to book one of our popular self-catering holiday homes, visit the Plawsworth Hall website or call us – our team would be happy to explain available options.