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Counting down
to Connecting Light
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- only two weeks to go

With the clock ticking fast until Connecting Light, here's all the latest news on the big event. Remember, this is your chance to celebrate the London 2012 Festival, as we light up Hadrian's Wall using hundreds of large-scale, LED-fitted balloons. Don't miss out! The show gets underway on 31 August & 1 September, and if you want to find the best place to watch, or the perfect place to stay, this email explains all.

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English Heritage
Tullie House Museum

9 stunning locations for you to connect with


With Connecting Light taking place all along Hadrian's Wall, it's up to you where you go to watch it. But the best places to get involved are our 9 special viewing locations. Here you'll find Connectors on hand to help you make the most of the experience, plus you'll have easier access, better parking and more.

Vallum tea room
Vallum Farm
Errington Arms
Errington Arms
Steel Rigg
Steel Rigg
Walltown Craggs
Walltown Crags
Walby Park Farm
Walby Farm Park
Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle

You can even
connect online

We'd love you to join us for Connecting Light but, just in case you can't make it, the whole event is being streamed live online. Wherever you are, you can still be part of the show – simply visit, sit back and get ready to be wowed by our spectacular illumination. You can even send in your messages for us to transmit via the balloons.

And don't forget, join us on Facebook and Twitter and not only can you keep up to date with what everyone's saying about Connecting Light, but you can also invite your friends and family to come see it too!

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Plan your journey

All roads lead to
Hadrian's Wall Country

Wherever you're coming from, making your way to Hadrian's Wall Country is easy. We're well served by both road and rail and the best thing is, whether you want the scenic route or the quickest way here, we make it easy to plan your journey. Simply take advantage of our online route finder.

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Find somewhere to stay

Don't forget, if you're planning a break away from it all, you'll find 100s of places to stay with us. There's something for every taste and every budget. If it's a B&B you're looking for, Fairshaw Rigg makes a really cosy base from which to explore. And with campsites, hotels and country cottages all listed online, you'll soon find the perfect place for you.

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Join the team and
get connected

Want to get even closer to the action at Connecting Light? There's still time to become a Connector. But hurry! With only two weeks left to go, there's not long left to join our special legion of helpers. So, visit now and see how you can join in.

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There's so much more to see
in Hadrian's Wall Country

Discover a hoard of Roman treasure

No visit to Hadrian's Wall Country is complete without a visit to Tullie House Museum. A great place to explore with all the family, it boasts some of the finest Roman artefacts ever found in the UK. Plus, a stunning collection of fine art too. So take a look at what there is to see and do, then come and find us in Carlisle's historic quarter.

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English Heritage - Roman life, epic history and stunning locations

Visit the farthest reaches of the Roman Empire with English Heritage, and enjoy four distinct sites of interest on Hadrian's Wall. Explore the new exhibition and fly through time at the iconic Housesteads Fort, see the best preserved example of a Roman Bathhouse anywhere in Britain at Chesters Fort and enjoy family events at Birdoswald Roman Fort. While at Corbridge Roman Town, uncover the newly revealed Roman Time Capsule for a unique taste of life in Roman Britain.

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Illuminate your visit – check out Connecting Light today