Viewing Locations and Directions
Connecting Light is a public and free art installation consisting of several viewing locations along Britain’s greatest Roman monument: the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site.
Experience Connecting Light in-person: choose a viewing location below to get directions.
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A note about viewing locations
Please be aware that Connecting Light visitors who travel outside of designated viewing areas do so at their own risk. As such, we urge visitors to behave responsibly and take care for the health and safety of themselves and those around them.
Please do not park on roadside verges or trespass onto private land. Be aware for oncoming traffic when crossing roads, especially at night.
Hadrian’s Wall Country
Hadrian’s Wall Country offers something for all ages, tastes and cultural desires. Enjoy stunning views and acres of unspoilt landscape amidst vibrant city centres and quaint market towns. Indulge in luxury accommodation and fine dining experiences, or explore cultural heritage sites and activities by foot or bicycle. Explore Hadrian’s Wall Country.
Travel and accommodations
Hadrian’s Wall Country is well-connected—travel to-and-from can be made via two international airports, ferries connected to Newcastle’s Central Station, a three-and-a-half hour train ride from London, and the M6 and A1(M). Learn more about traveling to Hadrian’s Wall Country.
Getting around Hadrian’s Wall Country is easy. The AD122 bus service runs from Newcastle Central Station to Carlisle with connecting services to Bowness-on-Solway. The Hadrian’s Wall Country Train Line runs for 55 miles from Newcastle to Carlisle via Hexham. Finally, all Roman forts and museums, and many sections of the Wall, are accessible by car; parking is available at all the major Roman sites. Learn more about getting around Hadrian’s Wall Country.
There’s a wide range of accommodation available in Hadrian’s Wall Country suitable for all tastes and budgets. Search and book accommodations.
Hadrian’s Wall Trust and Conservation of a World Heritage Site
Hadrian’s Wall is recognized as a World Heritage Site by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO’s vision for World Heritage Sites is to promote understanding, toleration, and co-operation amongst the peoples of the World through respect for their shared heritage. The Hadrian’s Wall Trust leads and delivers projects to further explore issues of identity, exclusion, and respect in the modern world. More information can be found on the Trust’s web site.
The Trust also protects the archeology and conserves the landscape surrounding the Wall. Each year Hadrian’s Wall Country caters to more than 3.5 million overnight visits. In addition, millions more see and touch the Wall and walk the surrounding landscape. As such, management of footpaths and National Trails along the Wall is very exact and very intense. Upkeep comes at a price: each mile of the National Trail costs £2,800 per year.
If you would like to contribute towards the upkeep of the Wall, the National Trail, and the surrounding landscape, we welcome any and all donations:
Text “Wall22” and your donation to 70070. (e.g. “Wall22 £10” to 70070.)
Or, send cheques or Postal Orders to:
Hadrian’s Wall Heritage Ltd
East Peterel Field, Dipton Mill Road, Hexham
Northumberland, NE 46 2JT