Northumberland is probably most famous for Hadrian’s Wall. Built by the Romans to keep out the Scots, and keep the English in, it is one of the Roman Empire’s most impressive achievements. Northumberland also has a beautiful coastline and some remarkable islands. Inland the National Park has a remote wilderness quality that will immediately take you away from the hustle and bustle of modern Britain, and help you picture life in Roman times. A number of hill forts – old settlements enclosed within massive dry stone walls. These would have contained perhaps one or two extended families.