This afternoon I have collated some images of a previous re-enactment tour.

Housesteads (Vercovicium) was originally built to house a 1000 strong cohort, possibly Tungrians. The fort is substantial, covering 5 acres ( 2.02 ha) and measures 367 by 610ft (112 by 186 m). It was one of 12 permanent forts added to the new frontier by Hadrian in about AD 124.

Here are a couple of marchers with an eminent archaeologist who happened to be visiting at the same time.


Here is image of a local, Housesteads tour guide in full flow.

Hypocaust system (under floor heating)
General view of the fort which sits atop a hill/escarpment upon which Hadrian’s Wall is built.

Here are images of some visiting re-enactment soldiers.


Housesteads is a must for visitors to Hadrian’s Wall. Access is via an uphill walk which takes about 10 minutes.

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