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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental at Hadrian's Wall and the North Pennines your home away from home

The combination of the natural splendour of the North Pennines coupled with the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall provides plenty of things to do from a North Pennines holiday home. This area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has tumbling waterfalls, sweeping moorlands and dramatic dales interspersed with idyllic villages. It is also a nature-lover's paradise with many rare animals and birds thriving in this unspoilt area. The fortified remains of Hadrian's Wall stretches for 73 miles (113km) includes fortresses, temples and fascinating Roman remains which can all be visited.

Things to Do at Hadrian's Wall and North Pennines

Walking

The area is ideal for exploring on foot. Walk along fabulous stretches of beach or trek along the trails through Kielder Forest. There is something for all ages and fitness levels close to your North Pennines holiday home.

Watersports

The Derwent Reservoir provides the ideal location for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and other watersports. The area is also popular for fishing, including salmon fishing in season.

Explore Hadrian's Wall

The most impressive remains of Hadrian's Wall are at the western edge of Northumberland. Visitors can walk between Housesteads, Vondolanda and Steel Rigg, experiencing 2000 year old mile castles, fortresses and temples along the 8-10 foot wide wall as well as the defensive ditch.

Places to Visit Near Hadrian's Wall and North Pennines

Allendale

This pretty village has a range of local shops, cafés and attractions and hosts several festivals throughout the summer including beer and music festivals and a flower festival in April. Look at the distinctive chimneys on the miners' cottages or head out on some of the local footpaths. Blanchland

Described as one of the prettiest villages in England, this idyllic neighbourhood is surrounded by scenic walking routes and the Derwent Reservoir. It has a 12th century pub, the Lord Crewe Arms, and a wealth of history from when it was the centre of the Jacobite Rebellions in 1715.

Housteads Roman Fort

This is a major tourist attraction as it is the site of the most complete Roman fort in Britain. See where Hadrian's Wall climbs to the top of the steep escarpment and wander around the barracks which once housed 800 Roman soldiers. There is also a fascinating museum on site and some of the oldest toilets in England! Re-enactments are often performed at Housesteads on summer weekends.

Weather at Hadrian's Wall and North Pennines

The area around Hadrian's Wall and the North Pennines has cold winters with some snowfall, and cool summers. Average temperatures during the winter are 38-44F (3-7C) and in the summer they reach 67F (19C) on average. The area gets at least two inches of rainfall per month with drizzly showers at times.

Travel to Hadrian's Wall and North Pennines

Getting to the North Pennines and Hadrian's Wall is quite straightforward. The nearest airport is Newcastle-upon-Tyne Airport and a hire car can then be used to explore the area. There is also a good train service to Newcastle and Carlisle. For those travelling to the area by car, the M1 (A1) runs fromLondon to Newcastle and the M6 runs from Birmingham to Carlisle, making the area very accessible for motorists.

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                                                                                                      Brilliant place to stay. Even better than the pictures

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely, well equiped barn. Really comfy beds and living area. Ideal for our family break away.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Very friendly with a great view

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Had to leave a night early due to family illness but the property was all most perfect for our visit. Loved the view very dramatic. Very friendly.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      We can't wait to visit again!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived approx 3 hours later than expected but Amanda was there to welcome us and had provided some essentials (and some lovely treats!) The surroundings are stunning, Amanda is absolutely wonderful and friendly and the cottage itself is perfect. We had 2 nights of blissful peace and quiet and really didn't want to leave. We cant speak highly enough of this beautiful cottage, we will definitely be booking again. Thank you Amanda!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017