Almost everyone knows something about Hadrian’s Wall, but few people realise that it is part of a much larger World Heritage Site.

The Wall is the most famous feature in a beautiful and now peaceful landscape which belies its history of war, violence and lawlessness. The whole story extends beyond the wall to the Solway Coast to form the Frontier of the Roman Empire. We were commissioned to write stories for 34 outdoor interpretation panels, focusing on the Frontier’s history, landscape, cultural impact and natural history. These surprising new stories have inspired visitors to appreciate that the wall is more than just bricks.