Discover Hadrian’s Wall Country
Following your arrival into Newcastle city centre you can take the AD122 bus to the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country. Many of the towns located on the Wall boast award-winning B&Bs and converted farmhouses that offer ideal accommodation for those looking to fully explore Hadrian’s Wall.
Hadrian's Wall Country offers a refreshing taste of British rural life and towns such as Corbridge, Hexham and Haydon Bridge boast many fine country pubs where you can soak up the area's culture and traditions.
Many of the local towns and villages are passionate about local produce and you will find numerous restaurants, bistros and tearooms that offer the best of British cuisine. A trip to one of the many farmers' markets is also a popular choice for visitors to Hadrian's Wall Country.
You may wish to visit attractions such as Chesters Roman Fort or the recently refurbished Roman Vindolanda. Renowned as one of Europe's most important archaeological sites, Roman Vindolanda offers the opportunity for visitors to explore Roman life on the edge of the Empire.
The east side of Hadrian's Wall Country offers a range of milecastles and Roman ruins that are just waiting to be explored. You may wish to visit areas such as Heddon-On-The-Wall or Corbridge Roman Town to see the remains of the Wall in all of their glory. Many people will also opt to join a professional tour to gain further knowledge of old-age England and discover some of the area's less known attractions.
In addition to the main Hadrian's Wall sites there are a range of English Heritage and National Trust attractions nearby, including Prudhoe Castle and Aydon Castle - all of which can be explored at your leisure.
Should you wish to explore the Wall on foot then a trek along the circular walk to the north of the Wall is definitely recommended; this will allow you to enjoy stunning views of the Barbarian side of Hadrian's Wall and acres of unspoilt landscape.
In addition to the sites in rural Hadrian's Wall Country you may wish to visit the cultural city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The famous Great North Museum is located in the heart of the City and close to many of Newcastle's main attractions. A short train or bus journey will also take you to the popular Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum and Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum.
There are various transport links to the West side of Hadrian’s Wall Country and all areas of the Wall are easily accessible by car or bus.
Staying in one of the surrounding villages, such as Brampton, Lanercost, Greenhead or Gisland, will allow you to fully experience rural British life, in addition to providing easy access to all of the Wall's main attractions.
There are many destinations to visit whilst in Hadrian's Wall Country. Should you wish to explore a more urban location then a trip to Carlisle's Historic Quarter is advised. Here you can explore Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, in addition to other historic attractions.
The west side of the Wall boasts stunning landscapes and acres of unspoilt countryside. The Solway Coast AONB is renowned for its natural landscapes and stunning sunsets and is definitely not to be missed - just make sure you take a camera! A short drive will also take you to the West Cumbrian Coast where you can spend some time exploring off the beaten track. This is also a great opportunity to take some time to enjoy the natural surroundings and wildlife in these unspoilt landscapes.
Hadrian's Wall Country is renowned for its walking trails and you may opt to explore the Wall on foot. In addition to fully exploring Hadrian's Wall Country, you can break up your trek with visits to attractions such as Housesteads Roman Fort, Walltown and Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda.
Carlisle is a common place for visitors who are looking to explore Hadrian's Wall Country's nightlife. Here you will find many city centre bars, in addition to restaurants offering the finest cuisine from across the world.
Hadrian’s Wall Country provides a range of activities suitable families with children of all ages. There are many B&Bs and guesthouses located close to the Wall’s main attractions and you will also find several sites offering alternative accommodation such as wigwams and bunk barns.
Hadrian's Wall is easily accessible from all locations via car or bus. There are also many cycle routes for those wishing to explore the area on bicycles.
The beautiful Lanercost Priory is located close to the town of Brampton and provides a picturesque snapshot of 12th-century England. Take your time to explore the Priory's vicarage and church before visiting Abbey Farm, which has recently been renovated to include a contemporary country tearoom, restaurant, farm shop and gift shop.
You may wish to take a walk or bike ride along the National Trail. Areas between Brampton and Corbridge offer unforgettable views of the countryside and show the remains of Hadrian's Wall in all of their glory.
There are many family-friendly places to dine in Hadrian's Wall Country. Larger cities such as Newcastle and Carlisle offer restaurants serving food from around the world, whereas smaller towns and villages boast country pubs, restaurants and bistros.
Some of the larger towns, such as Newcastle, Hexham and Carlisle, offer many activities suitable for families. You will find attractions such as bowling alleys, cinemas and swimming baths - all of which are guaranteed to provide hours of family fun and ensure your trip is thoroughly enjoyed by all of the family.