Fourstones is a village located within the northernmost county within England, Northumberland. The village is situated on the north bank of the River South Tyne, around 4 miles from the market town of Hexham.
Fourstones has a rich and varied history, dating back to the Roman era and is located upon a Roman Road, build in AD71. Some of the nearby attractions include a number of Roman fortifications and ruins, as well as the world famous Hadrian’s Wall. Also nearby is the village of Corbridge, where you can enjoy a number of niche shops and quirky retailers, as well as some of the finest public houses and restaurants in Northumberland.
A visit to Hexham will bring you to Hexham Abbey, an amazing building dating from around the year 674. The village itself welcomes tourists and houses a number of amenities, as well as being an excellent location to enjoy the various walks around the surrounding scenery.
Hadrian’s Wall & Housesteads Fort, Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 6NN (01434) 344525
Located on one the Roman Empire’s most northerly outposts, Housesteads Fort is perhaps the best preserved. Owned by the National Trust and maintained by English heritage, the fort is open all year round.
Vindolanda Trust, Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN (01434) 344277
Situated near to Housesteads, Vindolanda was a site occupied by the Roman army around AD 85. Originally excavated in 1831, the area is still being excavated to this day.
Objects on display include the Vindolanda writing tablets, various types of footwear and textiles.