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Top Choice Historic Site in Haltwhistle & Around

Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum

The most dramatic site of Hadrian's Wall – and the best-preserved Roman fort in the whole country – is at Housesteads, 4 miles north of Bardon Mill on the B6318, and 6.5 miles northeast of Haltwhistle. From here, hi…
Top Choice Historic Site in Haltwhistle & Around

Vindolanda Roman Fort & Museum

The extensive site of Vindolanda offers a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of a Roman garrison town. The time-capsule museum is just one part of this large, extensively excavated site, which includes impressi…
Top Choice Deli in Corbridge

Corbridge Larder

Gourmet picnic fare at this fabulous deli includes bread, over 100 varieties of cheese, chutneys, cakes, chocolates and wine (you can get hampers made up) as well as made-to-order sandwiches, pies, quiches, tarts, a…
French in Hexham

Bouchon Bistrot

Hexham may be an unexpected setting for some true fine dining, but this Gallic affair has an enviable reputation. Classically inspired dishes range from proper French onion soup with gruyère or garlic snails to pan-…
Historic Site in Hadrian's Wall

Birdoswald Roman Fort

The remains of this once-formidable fort (known as Banna to the Romans) are on an escarpment overlooking the beautiful Irthing Gorge along a minor road off the B6318, 4 miles west of Greenhead in Cumbria. The longes…
Historic Site in Corbridge

Corbridge Roman Site & Museum

What's left of the Roman garrison town of Corstopitum lies about half a mile west of Market Pl on Dere St, once the main road from York to Scotland. It's the oldest fortified site in the area, predating the wall its…
Historic Site in Hadrian's Wall

Chesters Roman Fort & Museum

This Roman cavalry fort's superbly preserved remains are set among idyllic green woods and meadows near the village of Chollerford. Originally constructed to house up to 500 troops from Asturias in northern Spain, t…
Museum in Haltwhistle & Around

Roman Army Museum

On the site of the Carvoran Roman Fort a mile northeast of Greenhead, near Walltown Crags, this revamped museum has three galleries covering the Roman army and expanding and contracting Empire; the wall (with a 3D f…
Church in Hexham

Hexham Abbey

Dominating tiny Market Pl, Hexham's stately abbey is a marvellous example of Early English architecture. It cleverly escaped the Dissolution of 1537 by rebranding as Hexham's parish church, a role it still has today…
Pub Food in Corbridge

Duke of Wellington

Situated 3.2 miles east of Corbridge, this handsome 19th-century coaching inn serves both traditional favourites, including a pie of the day and beer-battered cod, and modern takes such as treacle-cured local salmon…