Hadrian's Wall bronze plaque in Newcastle upon Tyne
Within this plot, covered by red concrete stand the lower courses of the south face of Hadrian's wall built first in A.D. 122 from Newcastle Upon Tyne to Bowness on Solway, and afterwards extended to Wallsend, a distance in all of 80 Roman miles
Hadrian's Wall (Latin: Vallum Aelium) was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain, begun in AD 122 during the rule of emperor Hadrian. In addition to its military role, gates through the wall served as customs posts.A significant portion of the wall still exists and can be followed on foot along the Hadrian's Wall Path. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern England and was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.