If you want to know more about the historical background to Hadrian's Wall, there is plenty of information linked from here. In the course of three days, we visited three Roman forts, one Roman temple, one museum about the Roman Army, saw a live archaeological dig (at Vindalanda, highly recommend!) and walked along sections of the Wall twice.
|Wall in background with view towards Scotland|
|Roman Milecastle 37 and another view towards Scotland|
|Roman Temple of Mithras|
|At Vindalanda Roman Fort|
The countryside in this area is simply beautiful:
We stayed at High Keenley Fell farm B&B and I can highly recommend it. It's a working hill farm in a beautiful remote location, with peace and quiet, and home comforts, about 12 miles South of Haltwhistle. Here's a picture taken up by the farm
I'm back home now, but still have another week on leave, so look out for some day trips!