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9 February 2013

Rather English - Vist Housesteads Roman Fort

Once a bleak outpost of empire, home to 800 Roman soldiers, Housesteads Roman Fort sits on one of the most beautiful parts of Hadrian's Wall near Haltwhistle, at what is surprisingly the rough geographical centre of Britain.

The fort dates from AD 124, and was developed at the same time as the wall itself, and the remains that can be seen today show include a system of rainwater collection and some well-preserved Roman toilets.

For more, see http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/housesteads-roman-fort-hadrians-wall/

^Picture © Dick Penn used under a Creative Commons license^

From November 2012 until January 2013, Tired of London, Tired of Life will briefly be posting as RatherEnglish.com and featuring interesting things to do in England

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