Hadrian's Wall Country Projects
Hadrian’s Wall Country stretches much further than just the extent of Roman occupation: the rich and varied landscape from east to west, and the ‘corridor’ on either side of the Wall, feels the ripple effect and celebrates much more besides. It is important that local businesses and communities participate in and benefit from the Wall’s visitor economy and that heritage contributes actively to community life – helping to support thriving local communities through fostering a strong sense of place and identity. The Hadrian's Wall Trust aims to develop a strong Wall-wide network, based around the concept of ‘Know Your Hadrian’s Wall Country’, which will help local businesses and communities bring to life for their visitors and guests the very special heritage and landscapes of Hadrian’s Wall and its setting. Along with other initiatives, this will enable businesses to maximise their contribution to the visitor experience, and thereby benefit from the economic opportunities that visitors create, through networking, advice and the provision of a high-quality visitor product. HWT facilitates the improvement of business-to-business linkages among tourism and related sectors, and acts as a point of contact for development requirements for both existing and new businesses.