Heritage bosses aim to turn Hadrian's Wall into tourist hotspot with £30m cash ...

Heritage bosses aim to turn Hadrian's Wall into tourist hotspot to rival the Great Wall of China with £30m cash injection that will highlight how it was an inspiration for Game of Thrones Hadrian's Wall will get a £30 million cash injection to improve, maintain the site Plans to turn the wall into an attraction comparable to the Great Wall of China Heritage bosses plan to catapult the site into the top ten attractions in the UK They plan to use ties to Game of Thrones' 'Wall of Ice' to boost visitor numbers

By Lauren Lewis For Mailonline

Published: 15:28 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 15:33 BST, 2 May 2021

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Heritage bosses are planning to turn Hadrian's Wall into an attraction comparable to the Great Wall of China with a £30 million cash injection. 

The money will be used to highlight how it was an inspiration for Game of Thrones' 345 mile-long and 700ft tall 'Wall of Ice'. 

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With an initial target of three million visitors annually, Hadrian's Wall would be catapulted into the top ten attractions in the UK and clinch the number one spot for sites outside the capital. 

Hadrian's Wall is set to get a £30 million boost of government and charity funds to push the attraction into the country's top ten

Hadrian's Wall is set to get a £30 million boost of government and charity funds to push the attraction into the country's top ten

Inspired by Game of Thrones' 345 mile-long and 700ft tall 'Wall of Ice' (pictured), an ode to the Roman monument, heritage bosses plan to turn the wall into an attraction comparable to the Great Wall of China

Inspired by Game of Thrones' 345 mile-long and 700ft tall 'Wall of Ice' (pictured), an ode to the Roman monument, heritage bosses plan to turn the wall into an attraction comparable to the Great Wall of China

The Hadrian's Wall partnership board plan to exploit every possible angle of ties to the Games of Thrones franchise, owing to its popularity, and would like to include the show's creator George RR Martin in the process.  

Chairwoman Lady Gibson told the Sunday Times: 'We will be exploring every storytelling hook possible to let people around the world know about the wall and its historic significance, which includes using Game of Thrones.' 

Martin, 72, was first inspired by the Roman monument in a visit in 1981. He told the Rolling Stone magazine: 'I stood up there and tried to imagine what it was like to be a Roman legion- ary, standing on this wall, looking at these distant hills,

'It was a very profound feeling. For the Romans at that time, this was the end of civilisation; it was the end of the world.'

Martin told the publication he had imagined monsters hiding in the

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