Hadrian’s Wall turns 1900

Date(s): Various throughout 2022

2022 marks the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian’s Walls and hundreds of events are set to take place along the route of the Wall. Perhpas a less known fact is that the route of Hadrian’s Wall is throught to have ran through Ouseburn Valley! To shine a light on this, the Ouseburn Trust are hosting two sets of events throughout the year.

The Roman Tunnel

Historians have recently discovered a manuscript in the archives in Rome that seems to indicate that when they were building Hadrian’s Wall the Romans also built a tunnel that ran underneath it. Lost for millennia parts of the tunnel running beneath Newcastle City Centre to the quayside were rediscovered in the 1830’s by engineers tasked with building the Victoria Tunnel, a coal wagonway. This special tour, for one day only, will tell the story of the Roman Tunnel and the subsequent uses of the Tunnel in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Event duration 2 hours. Tickets £12 per person.

Dates: Friday 1st April with four events at 10am, 12:30pm and 3pm 

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In search of Hadrian’s Wall in Ouseburn

Explore the route of Hadrian’s Wall on this 90-minute guided walk led by Lesley Turner and George Davies from Ouseburn Trust. The walk will look at past and present projects to uncover the Wall’s location in this valley east of Newcastle City Centre between Milecastles 3 and 4. Approximately 2 miles, with some steep climbs. Tickets £5 per person with limited numbers so book in advance.

Dates: Sunday 20 February 11am, Wednesday 18 May 6pm, Wednesday 10 August 6pm, Sunday ​20 November 11am

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