01-04-2012 - 31-03-2013
Enjoy Hadrian's Wall Country
Hadrian’s Wall Country offers a picturesque snapshot of British rural life. Hadrian's Wall is surrounded by many market towns, with Hexham and Corbridge being two of the primary locations to stay when visiting the Wall. Should you wish to take full advantage of the country atmosphere then The Battlesteads Hotel or Matfen Hall Hotel would be highly advised. With a huge emphasis on customer service and quality, both of these hotels are located close to Hadrian's Wall Country's main destinations and offer the perfect opportunity to relax after a busy day.
There is no better place to understand the story of the northwest Frontier of the Roman Empire than Hadrian's Wall Country. The recently refurbished Roman Vindolanda is renowned as one of Europe's most important archaeological sites and allows the opportunity for visitors to explore Roman life on the edge of the Empire. Housesteads Roman Fort, due to re-open in Spring 2012 is the most iconic Frontier fort set atop the dramtic Whin Sill. You may also wish to visit the Roman Army Museum, which is located close to Roman Vindolanda near a sweeping section of the original Hadrian's Wall.
In addition to Hadrian's Wall's main attractions, landmarks such as Hexham Abbey and the National trust Allen Banks and Gorge are often popular locations for visitors from outside of the area.
The market towns in Hadrian's Wall Country are renowned for their friendly, welcoming atmosphere and you will find an array of restaurants and cafes at every turn. Whether you're looking for a traditional bistro specialising in local produce, or a tearoom offering home cooked cakes, Hadrian's Wall Country has it all. There are also many country pubs where you can fully soak up the market town atmosphere.
Should you wish to explore the Wall on foot then Sycamore Gap is definitely a destination that is not to be missed. Famous for its appearance in the Hollywood film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Sycamore Gap provides stunning views across the acres of countryside. A short walk will also take you to Steel Rigg where you can view the remains of three well-preserved milecastles, in addition to soaking up fantastic views of the Wall and surrounding areas.