The location of Hadrian’s Wall in what is now northern England, and the later Antonine Wall in what is now the Central Belt of Scotland.
Area 73 miles (117 km)
Built 122 AD
Built for Hadrian
Visitors 100,000+ annually
Part of a series on the Military of ancient Rome 753 BC-AD 476
Hadrian’s Wall (Latin: Vallum Aelium), also known as the Roman Wall, Picts’ Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, is a former defensive fortification of the Roman province of Britannia, begun in AD 122 in the reign of the emperor Hadrian. A significant portion of the wall still stands and can be followed on foot along the adjoining Hadrian’s Wall Path. The largest Roman archaeological feature in Britain, it runs a total of 73 miles (117.5 kilometers) in northern England. Regarded as a British cultural icon, Hadrian’s Wall is one of Britain’s major ancient tourist attractions