Hadrian's Wall Country
Bowness-on-Solway

Bowness-on-Solway

Bowness-on-Solway is a village located on the Solway Firth, which separates England from Scotland. With fewer than 100 houses, the village marks the end or the start for many people embraking on a walking tour of Hadrian's Wall.

The Solway Coast Area of Natural Beauty lies on the edge of this quaint village and offers visitors some of the most picturesque views in Northern England. The area is also home to many different species of Wader Birds such as Oystercatchers and Redshanks. Viewpoints and lay-bys are the perfect places to get a view of these local birds.

The village was built on the former Roman Fort of Maia, which was the second largest on Hadrian's Wall but sadly fell to ruins and excavation began in 1930, when the West Gate of the Fort was discovered.