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Visitor Management by Myra Shackley

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7    Hadrian's Wall (UK)

Managing the visitorexperience at the Romanfrontier

Sophie Turley

It is neither desirable nor possible to attempt to fossilise or homogenise the character of the land which has to earn its keep (Stevens, 1996, p. 3)

Keywords: Hadrian's Wall multiple use multiple ownership visitor experience

Location grid reference: 55°N 2°E

World Heritage List Inclusion date: 1987

Summary

In 1996, English Heritage published the Hadrian's Wall Management Plan in an attempt to provide a clear objective and vision for the future of the Hadrian's Wall Military Zone – the elaborate northernmost defence frontier of the Roman Empire. At 73 miles (117 km) in length the line of the Wall runs from coast to coast through the urban areas of Newcastle ...

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