Hadrian's Wall hotels and hostels
The Sun Inn
In the world of British B&Bs, things don't get better than this. Picture a large, elegant Edwardian vicarage surrounded by two acres of beautifully manicured, layered lawns and gardens from which there are stunning views.
2 The Crofts
By far the best place in town to drop your pack, this secluded B&B occupies a beautiful period home around half a mile's walk east of the town centre on Newcastle Rd.
Centre Of Britain
Just across from where locals claim the 'Centre of Britain' to be, this Norwegian-owned hotel (hence the slightly Scandinavian feel) incorporates a sturdy 15th-century pele (fortified) tower, one of the oldest chunks of architecture in t.
No longer affiliated to the YHA, this hostel occupies a converted Methodist chapel by a trickling stream and a pleasant garden, 3 miles west of Haltwhistle. Served by bus AD 122 or 685.
Once Brewed Yha
This modern and well-equipped hostel is central for visiting both Housesteads Fort, 3 miles away, and Vindolanda, 1 mile away. The Hadrian's Wall bus drops you at the door.
Within the grounds of the Birdoswald complex, this hostel has basic facilities, including a self-service kitchen and laundry. The price includes a visit to the fort.
Hadrian's Wall Camp Site
Small, secluded camping ground with a bunk barn for when the weather turns particularly cruel. Signposted just south of the B6318.
Holmhead Guest House
Built using recycled bits of the wall on whose foundations its stands, this superb farmhouse B&B offers everything from comfy rooms to a basic bunk barn to camping pitches.
Hallbank Guest House
Behind the Old Gaol is this fine Edwardian house with eight stylishly furnished rooms, which combine period elegance with flatscreen TVs and huge beds. Very popular so book ahead.