Welcome to the AD122, the Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus which makes it easy to explore our Roman heritage and get out and about in some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes.
The service for the 2014 season runs daily from Saturday 24 May until Sunday 31 August and then on Saturdays and Sundays only during September until Sunday 28 September 2014.
Sit back and relax as we take you to enjoy the sights and sounds of Hadrian’s Wall by bus. The AD122 takes you back into Roman times where you can visit some of the highlights of Hadrian’s Wall Country :-
Chesters Roman Fort - Nestled in a beautiful riverside location, it’s not hard to see why Chesters was a good spot for the Romans to set up a base. The fort boasts one of the best preserved Roman bathhouses you can see in Britain today and the museum houses the excellent “Clayton Collection” of Roman stonework and objects.
Houseteads Roman Fort – Houseteads is the most iconic of all the Wall sites. The views and Roman remains are spectacular. Delve into the Fort’s story and see a stunning collection of artefacts. A CGI film flies through time and reconstructs Houseteads before your very eyes !
Roman Vindolanda – A stunning excavated fort and civilian settlement with extensive museum displaying amazing artefacts from the site including some of the world famous Vindolanda Writing Tablets.
Northumberland National Park Centre, Once Brewed – At the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country, this centre provides a warm welcome to all and includes interpretive displays the Emperor Hadrian himself would have found handy !
Roman Army Museum – An extensive museum which gives the whole family a fantastic introduction to the Roman Army and Hadrian’s Wall. Be transported back 2000 years when you put on your 3D glasses to watch the award winning Eagles Eye film !
Birdoswald Roman Fort – Built in one of the most picturesque places in Cumbria, Birdoswald is where you can see the longest continuous stretch of Hadrian’s Wall. Inside the visitor centre, discover more about the 1000+ soldiers who were once based here.
Connections from Hexham Town Centre
Joining the AD122 couldn’t be easier, from Newcastle you can catch the Go North East X84, X85 or 10 services to Hexham and change at Hexham Bus Station. You can also save money as you can buy an inclusive ticket to travel on any of these Go North East routes and the AD122 (see below for details). You can also catch the Northern Rail train service from Newcastle, Sunderland or Middlesbrough to Hexham, with trains running regularly throughout the day.
If you are travelling from Carlisle to the Wall, then you can connect with the AD122 service at Haltwhistle, Walltown or Hexham using the Northern Rail train service or other local bus services.
Travelling on the AD122 is great value, with a range of 1 day or 3 day tickets which allow you to explore Hadrian’s Wall without the need to worry about carrying change. We’ve got tickets for Adults, Kids, Students and Families that allow you to explore the Wall at your leisure. We also offer single and return fares, plus Concessionary Bus Pass holders travel free on all journeys after 9.30am on weekdays and all day at weekends or Bank Holidays (holders of Northumberland Concessionary Bus Passes may board after 9am on weekdays).
If you’re travelling by bus from Newcastle, you can buy our AD122 Rover Ticket Plus on the Go North East X84, X85 or Ten services as well as any Tynedale Links bus in the Hexham & Corbridge areas.
You can buy any of our tickets from your driver when you board the bus.
AD122 Rover Tickets
Travel for either 1 or 3 Days on the AD122 route
AD122 Rover Tickets Plus
- Travel for either 1 or 3 Days on the AD122 route or any Go North East X84, X85, Ten or Tynedale Links bus
- Child tickets are available for all Under 16’s
- Student tickets are available on production of a valid NUS or International Student ID card
- Family tickets are available for up to 2 Adults & 3 Children travelling together & must include at least 1 Adult & 1 Child
- You can buy tickets in advance using our M-Ticket app for tickets which have this symbol.
Please note that Go North East Buzzfare and Get Around tickets can’t be used on the AD122