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Border Reivers Featured Hot
Local History
A Background to The Border Reivers “If Jesus Christ were emongest them they would deceave him, if he woulde here, trust and followe theire wicked councells!” (Richard Fenwick 1597) A brief history lesson In 1249 The Laws of the...
Heritage
The Hadrian’s Wall corridor, which extends west, from South Shields on the North East Coast, following the line of Hadrian's Wall for 80 Roman miles (73 statute miles or 120 km), from Segedunum at Wallsend on the banks of the River Tyne to the shores of the Solway...
Vindolanda
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Forts and Castles

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Vindolanda is a fascinating Roman fort and civilian settlement lying just to the south of Hadrian's Wall. You can watch the archaeologists, who are on site seven days a week (weather permitting) from April to mid-September and see artefacts as they are discovered as well has having the opportunity...
Bellingham All Acoustic
Music of Northumberland
Bellingham All Acoustic or the Baa Club was established in August 2008. It is organised by local musicians Landermason and runs as a 'concert club' roughly once a month with a main guest and a support act. Concerts take place in venues in and around Bellingham so if you...
Birdoswald Fort
Forts and Castles

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Open daily from March to October. Times may vary. (Visitors with English Heritage membership qualify for an entrance fee discount). The fort at Birdoswald, with surely the most breathtaking position above the river gorge, is well excavated and, most importantly, shows how life continued on the site after the...
Places

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Information
Hadrian's Wall Fairtrade group was started in 2009 during Fairtrade fortnight. The 'plan' was to achieve Fairtrade registration for the Wall area (approx. 10 miles either side of the Wall) by Fairtrade fortnight 2010. This was an ambitious task with the co-ordination of some 9 local authorities and various...
Canny Crack
Music of Northumberland
An entertainment band, playing traditional folk music, songs and telling stories. Their target audience is aged 0 - 110 and all ages in between. They love their audiences to be interactive and provide percussion instruments for people to join in. Repertoire includes Northumbrian, English, Scottish, Irish and American folk...
Chesters Roman Fort
Forts and Castles

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Chesters Roman Fort is one of the most impressive visitor attractions on Hadrian's Wall and the best preserved Roman cavalary fort in Britain. Built almost 2000 years ago it housed a Roman army garrison who were guarding the nearby bridge across the River Tyne. You can imagine what life...
Museums

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Chesters Roman Fort is one of the most impressive visitor attractions on Hadrian's Wall and the best preserved Roman cavalary fort in Britain. Built almost 2000 years ago it housed a Roman army garrison who were guarding the nearby bridge across the River Tyne. You can imagine what life...
Corbridge
Places

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A jewel in the crown of Northumberland. Lying just off the A69, about 18 miles west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Well known for its quaintness and unique boutique shops Corbridge is an ideal base to explore the beauty of Northumberland. Corbridge grew form the Roman settlement of...
Getting Here
Information
By Rail For those looking to visit the area by train there is a busy rail network stretching from Newcastle on the east coast to Carlisle on the west coast. Both cities link up with the main rail networks from London and Birmingham to the South and...
Places

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Gilsland village is unique in that it straddles the county border, half the village is in Northumberland and the other half is in Cumbria. Gilsland lies at the sunny confluence of the River Irthing and the Poltross Burn, where the remains of a Roman milecastle can still...
Greenhead
Places

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Greenhead is a small village in the central section of Hadrian's Wall, just down the hill from the Roman Army Museum at Carvoran and Walltown Quarry, and a couple of fields away from Thirlwall Castle. From the 18th century, the Greenhead area was mined for coal. Where...
Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian’s Wall is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the north of England. With construction starting in AD 122, during the rule of Emperor Hadrian, Hadrian’s Wall extends west, for 80 Roman miles (73 statute miles or 120 km), from Segedunum at Wallsend on the banks...
Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail
Walking
Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail is the long-distance footpath that runs through the World Heritage Site. 84 miles of glorious walking through rugged moorland, rolling fields and dynamic urban landscape. The National Trail runs a passport season between May and October each year where walkers can use...
Haltwhistle
Places

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Set at very heart of more than 2000 years of history, Haltwhistle is the geographical the Centre of Britain (mid-point of the longest line of longitude that can be drawn through Britain with its centre on land) and it’s at the centre of everything that keeps visitors returning to...
Walking

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Haltwhistle Rings Walks Leaflets - Describing 22 walks in and around the historic parishes of Haltwhistle and the surrounding area. Available from Haltwhistle Partnership Office and various outlets in the town, price £6.50 (£9.50 including postage & packing).
Haltwhistle Walking Festival
Walking

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Haltwhistle Walking Festival. This twice yearly festival, held in the Spring & Autumn of each year, is organised by a group of enthusiastic local volunteers who want to share their love of the area with others. All walks are guided by trained leaders who aim to provide interesting routes...
Hands-on-Latin
Tours and Guides

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Hands-on-Latin is run by Catherine Jarvis “Hadriana”, an experienced linguist, guide and ‘Minimus - the Latin Mouse’ teacher. Hands-on-Latin offers a range of language and history courses. The fun-filled courses combine book, multimedia and interactive studies with tours of Roman remains around the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall....
Hareshaw Linn
Walking

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Designated as a 'site of Special Scientific Interest' for its rich diversity of wildlife especially the luxurious fern, mosses and lichens growing on the trees and rocks. This 3 mile walk follows alongside the burn up to a beautiful waterfall. It passes through a steep sided wooded...
Places
Haydon Bridge derived its name from the Saxon words signifying an enclosed place (Haydon) and because of its crossing of the South Tyne. To the north of the village is the small church of Haydon, believed to have been erected about 1190. Its chantry chapel dates from the 14th...
Hexham Abbey
Heritage

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There has been a church on this site over for 1300 years since Queen Etheldreda made a grant of lands to Wilfrid, Bishop of York c.674.
Museums

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The building of Hexham Gaol was ordered June 1330 making it the oldest purpose-built prison in England. It held prisoners captured in Hexhamshire - the area ruled over by the Archbishop of York - and his Bailiff and officials ran the Shire on his behalf from the nearby Moothall....
Holy Cross Church, Haltwhistle
Heritage

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The Church of the Holy Cross is a very fine and original example of early 13th century architecture. Its importance lies in it being of one style, built in one period, and the restoration carried out by R J Johnson in 1870 shows sympathetic judgment. The plan of the...
Housesteads Roman Fort
Forts and Castles
Housesteads, known to the Romans as Vercovicium (the place of effective fighters) is the most complete Roman fort in Britain. Set at one of the highest points of Hadrian’s Wall where it climbs to the top of an escarpment, the remains not only convey the spirit of the past...
John Martin Trail
Walking
John Martin (1789 - 1864) was to become the most popular landscape artist and engraver of his time. The John Martin Trail is in two circular sections centered on Haydon Bridge, the northern section to Haydon Old Church (2 miles) and the southern section to Allen Banks,...
Places

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Lanercost is the village on the Howard estate at Narworth and contains the peaceful Lanercost Priory, founded in 1166 and disbanded during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the reign of Henry VIII. Edward I stayed at Lanercost in 1307 during one of his journeys to fight the Scots...
Lanercost Priory
Heritage

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Lanercost Priory, founded in 1166 and disbanded during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the reign of Henry VIII. Edward I stayed at Lanercost in 1307 during one of his journeys to fight the Scots but he was too ill to continue and died shortly afterwards at Burgh by...
Laura Rhodes - Blue Badge Tourist Guide
Tours and Guides
Providing Tourist Guiding services for both groups and individuals, I offer a full planning and guiding service for coach / minibus tours and walking tours. For coach groups, I can offer guiding services in the whole of North East England and Yorkshire, from the River Humber up to Berwick,...
Music of Northumberland
Here’s a list of informal folk and acoustic music sessions round the area: Barrasford Arms, Barrasford - 2nd & 4th Sundays of every month at 8.00pm (20.00hrs). Mixed session of music and song The Feathers, Hedley on the Hill -...
Northumberland National Park - Free Voluntary Ranger led guided walks
Walking
Free Voluntary Ranger led guided walks Every summer a programme of guided walks and talks starting at various locations throughout the National Park. These walks take in some of the most interesting and beautiful parts of the National Parks from Hadrian's Wall in the south up to...
Redefest
Music of Northumberland

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Redefest is a community cultural and music festival that runs for one day in August each year in Northumberland's Upper Redesdale valley. The festival boasts over 12 hours of live music, kids activities, local food, real ale bar and workshops for adults and children.
Museums

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Roman Army Museum, Carvoran, Greenhead (Open daily from February to October, times may vary). The fort at Carvoran predated the Wall, housing 1000 men in AD 80, but there is hardly anything left above ground. The Carrick family who farmed there through the 18th and 19th centuries found it...
Forts and Castles

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On the north side of the ridge of the Whin Sill, on which sits Hadrian’s Wall, there is an area of marshland called Fogy Moss, which in the Middle Ages housed the castle of Sewingshields. All that remains today is an island of firm ground which rises from the...
St Cuthbert's Church, Greenhead
Heritage

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St Cuthbert’s Church was built as a Chapel of Ease in 1827 to 1828 during the incumbency of the Rev N J Hollingsworth. It is thanks to his passion and enthusiasm that the chapel was built. A chapel of ease is a church building other than the main church...
St George's Church, Wall
Heritage

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St George's is a Victorian stone church situated on the village green in the picturesque village of Wall. It was built in 1896 saving the villagers the mile and a half walk to worship at Heavenfield. It was built on the site of a former heather thatched cottage.  Unusually...
St Giles Church, Chollerton
Heritage

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The building is Grade 1 listed and dates from c.1100. It has splendid Roman Columns on the south side and pillars on the north side. Woodwork also dates from the Jacobean period and a number of Roman Artefacts are built into the walls. A Roman Altar is housed in...
St Martin's Church, Brampton
Heritage

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St Martin's Church was built in 1878 to replace an earlier one on the same site, which had been erected in 1789. Prior to that the Parish Church had been on the site of a Roman fort a mile and a half away to the north west, beside the...
St Oswald’s Church, Heavenfield
Heritage

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St Oswald’s church – Heavenfield is on the site of what is believed to be the location where King Oswald raised a large wooden cross and called his troops to pray before the battle of Heavenfield (AD 633) The significance of the battle of Heavenfield lies in the re-establishment...
Talkin Tarn Country Park
Walking

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Talkin Tarn Country Park, close to the historic market town of Brampton, nestles in a 165 acre site, containing a glacial tarn surrounded by mature woodland and gentle meadows with the stunning Pennine Hills as a backdrop. The Tarn has a 1.3 mile circular path that is...
Walking
268 miles of chasing the Pennine Mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England, from the Peak District through the Yorkshire Dales and over Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviots. Amongst the finest upland walking in England.
Music of Northumberland

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A magnificent early Victorian building which faces Hexham Abbey. From its christening as an arts centre in 1983 until the hand over to the charitable organisation, The Queen’s Hall’s resident theatre company Théâtre Sans Frontières is based here and opens all of its shows in the Theatre. ...
Walking

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Is a beautiful strip of public land which runs alongside the river Tyne. The Tyne bridge is the main entrance into Hexham and is a back drop to this idyllic open park. Along the green is a rowing club, a wonderful picnic area and open grass area,...
Music of Northumberland

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Promote accordion and fiddle playing in the Tynedale area with the emphasis on traditional music Tynedale Accordion and Fiddle Club meets on the third Thursday of the month March-November at 7:30pm until 11.pm Admission £4.00 pay at the door. Players Free Admission. All...
Leisure Activities

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Founded in 1876, the club have appeared in 37 Northumberland Senior Cup Finals, winning the cup on 23 occasions. The club have a number of teams and events for all ages, including Mums. For further information and fixtures visit the website.
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