Haltwhistle, Gilsland to Brampton Holiday Cottages
This pretty rural town is located just 2 miles from the Northumberland National Park and the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage site. Haltwhistle claims to be the ‘geographic centre of Britain’ and is certainly a popular spot with walkers and cyclists.
The village hosts its own bi-annual walking festival which runs in the Spring and Autumn. There are a variety of scenic circular walks from this town for all ages and abilities known as the Haltwhistle Rings. Haltwhistle holiday cottages provide the perfect base for anyone interested in exploring the world famous Hadrian’s Wall. With major visitor attractions such as The Roman Army Museum, Housesteads and Roman Vindolanda on your doorstep, you can have lots of fun finding out about the life and times of the Roman Army.
There is a Tourist Information Centre in the centre of Haltwhistle, which can advise you on great walks, cycle routes and days out. There are also some lovely restaurants, cafes, independent shops and pubs in the town centre.
The friendly village market in nearby Greenhead, is held every second Sunday of every month – if timings coincide with your visit, this is great for buying some delicious local produce as well as meeting local craftspeople. Another Northumberland Farmer’s Market is in the neighbouring town of Hexham. This market is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month in the Market Place.
Explore the stunning and peaceful local countryside, yet still be within easy reach of other nearby attractions such as Carlisle, Gretna Green and South West Scotland to the west and the city of Newcastle, the market town of Hexham and the Northumberland Coast to the east. South of Haltwhistle are the magnificent Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty North Pennines.