Haltwhistle is in the heart of ‘Hadrian’s Wall Country’, a delightful and picturesque town surrounded by rugged scenery and the perfect place for a walking, touring and exploring cottage holiday in Northumberland; this most historic corner of northern England.
Walking is a passion here; the town has its own walking festival each year. This charming place is an ideal base from which to walk sections of the epic Pennine Way, which is surrounded on all sides by dramatic swathes of moorland and ancient woodland. It’s also very close to one of the most well preserved lengths of Hadrian’s Wall, from which there are quite spectacular views across the surrounding countryside. Visit the exhibitions at Vindolanda and Housesteads to learn more about the fascinating history of this ruggedly beautiful part of the world.
For a relaxing interlude let the train take the strain and hop aboard the train that travels along the scenic Tyne Valley Line, travelling between Newcastle and Carlisle; it stops at pretty village stations along the way – providing a lovely day out.
A veritable paradise on earth for nature lovers, many rare plants and flowers are to be found in the landscape around Haltwhistle, many of which are unique to the area. After an invigorating walk, why not enjoy a refreshing cup of tea and slice of homemade cake in a cosy tea shop, or pop into one of several friendly pubs for a pint of locally brewed ale? Foodies will be delighted by the range of food on offer in the selection of quirky restaurants that are dotted around the town.
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