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Lifestyle | August 16, 2017

THE BEST PLACE TO SEE HADRIAN’S WALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND

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Driving to Northumberland was a real adventure. We enjoyed the streets there so much that I totally forgot to film the fun. Imagine being on a roller coaster, whereas I kept on screaming, Joerg was driving grinning all the time. Just the streets are reason enough to go there I’m telling you. hadrian’s wall northumberland

 
 

Our mind was set on visiting Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland while leaving Scotland behind. The Roman border fortification is legendary and almost 2000 years old. Unbelievable. The wall that used to be up to 4.5 m high wasn’t only a defense against invasion but also controlled the movement of persons and trade. hadrian’s wall northumberland

 
 

One of the best places to see Hadrian’s Wall and visit a former Roman fort is Housesteads in the parish of Bardon Mill. It’s a National Park and as soon as you parked your car and paid for the entrance (it’s free if you’re a member of the National Trust), you’ll walk for about 10 minutes until you get to the fort and a little museum.

 
 

The weather in Northumberland that day was very tricky. As soon as we got to the fort, my hair was a hot mess. It was incredibly windy. I knew we wanted to take some photos for the blog but it just wouldn’t work that way. To be honest with you, it was so bad that I wanted to return to the car and leave. I was so torn because it was breathtakingly beautiful here and also we planned on doing a bit of hiking in the area. In the end, Joerg gave me his tweed cap and I could save some of the mess! It wouldn’t have been possible without it (in case you missed my vlog, you can catch up here). I wasn’t bothered by the rain showers because I felt that my wax jacket and waterproof boots protected me enough. I know I would have been devastated had we just left. hadrian’s wall northumberland

 
 

Housesteads is said to be one of the best places to see Hadrian’s Wall. The surrounding landscape is incredibly beautiful and you can go on hiking tours. Be prepared for some tricky weather. It can get very windy with some rain showers over and over again. This doesn’t have any effect on the beauty of it all though.

 

My outfit:

Lovat Mill Tweed Cap (loving this one as well ), Jack Wills Wax Jacket (similar style here and here), Barbour Shooting Vest (quite like this one too), Barbour Shirt, Boden Jeans (similar one here and here), Timberland Waterproof Boots

 
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Lovat Mill Tweed Cap (loving this one as well ), Jack Wills Wax Jacket (similar style here and here), Barbour Shooting Vest (quite like this one too), Barbour Shirt, Boden Jeans (similar one here and here), Timberland Waterproof Boots

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Ruth Mortimer

Thanks Kirsten, what a breathtaking place. It must be wonderful to stand there and know that you are looking at something that was built 2000 years ago. I wonder how long that wall took to build. I love that part of the world. Don’t worry about your hot hair – you always look good! Ruth xx

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thelifbissue43

It’s such a beautiful part of the world. I think it took about 14 years to complete but considering the time it was done I think it’s pretty amazing. Oh well, you didn’t see my hair without the cap (though I posted it on Instastories), it looked awful but thank you.:)

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