History, heritage and hospitality in Hadrian’s Wall country

Hadrian’s Wall Reflections Magazine Derbyshire

The Romans were our countrymen, and Judith Parker Dixon and her husband Digby wanted to find out more… so they headed north to Hadrian’s Wall.

WHEN EMPEROR HADRIAN visited Britain in AD122, he ordered a wall to be built across northern Britain – the purpose being to protect Britain from the northern tribes and mark the limit of the Roman Empire. Taking six years to build, the wall stretched 73 miles from Wallsend in the east to Bowness on the west coast. To defend the wall, forts were built at regular intervals along its length – some of which, such as ‘Birdoswald’ and ‘Vindolanda’, can still be seen today…