Tag: Hadrian’s Wall
The Samson Inn at Gilsland, Northumberlnad, is coming to the fore thanks to a grant from Northumberland National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF). This is great news for everyone including walkers, as the inn is opening in for the 10th Anniversary of the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. It is in the south-west corner of the county and is a traditional working village pub and a busy agricultural area. Frances Whitehead tells more.
A Travelodge survey of 2,500 children sees majestic and magnificent Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland and Cumbria featured as one of the top ten landmarks. The survey was carried out by the famous travel guide Lonely Planet and was carried out online earlier this year.
Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa is set in a stunning country home in Northumberland near Hadrian’s Wall, close to the vibrant market town of Hexham. It is the ancestral home of Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett and is rich in character, offering a warm welcome. The hotel is in the charming village of Matfen and the [...]
There are many events and activities taking place this half-term in Northumberland. We’ve profiled some highlights here from Woodhorn and English Heritage. And we hope you enjoy half-term week, whatever you choose to do!
Cawfields Car Park on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland is one of the best places to see the starts. It is recognised officially as a Dark Sky Discovery Site. Northumberland National Park with Newcastle Astronomical Society and Herding Hill Farm will host a Dark Skies event at that place on the 20th October 2012. Book ahead to attend.
Hadrian’s Wall is set to be part of the Connecting Light event taking place Aug. 31 – Sept. 1. The event will take place across the 73 miles of the wall, from Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend, to Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria. Find out where to go to see the installations!
Plenty of excellent reviews on travel review website Trip Advisor have helped Housesteads Fort with a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. The international award acknowledges the the new museum at Housesteads and the ongoing improvements overall at the world-class attraction in Northumberland.
Linda Tuttiett is chief executive at Hadrian’s Wall Heritage. In our latest In the Know Interview she shares her love for Northumberland, her favourite places, and the importance of Hadrian’s Wall to the North’s history and future economy.
Hadiran’s Wall and places such as Housesteads, Chesters and Birdoswold are great places to spend the summer months and mark the Summer Solstice week and beginning of summer. Enjoy this World Heritage site as well as the new museum at Housesteads, and learn about how the Romans marked the Solstice in what is a truly spectacular part of Northumberland.
A visit to Chesters Roman Fort at Chollerford near Hexham in Northumberland will be on the agenda for lots of people this Father’s Day Sunday, June 17. English Heritage invites families across the North East of England to enjoy an action-packed day out with dad and granddad at its Dad’s Roman Army event at Chesters [...]
Northumberland tourism businesses to meet planners about public transport in support of Green Transport Week 2012
Tourism businesses and communities of West Northumberland, the North Pennines and the Hadrian’s Wall corridor will soon be able to meet public transport planners and providers face-to-face to learn more about getting around the area using rail, bus and cycle routes. The drop-in surgery will be held in The Teasdale Room of The National Park [...]
Hadrian’s Wall celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee with the lighting of beacons. Sixty beacons were lit across the World Heritage site as part of the official Beacon lighting celebrations on Sunday. Each beacon represented a year of the Queen’s reign. Visitors gathered at locations including Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields; Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, Wallsend to celebrate this special event.
An exciting and new centre is set to be opened at Once Brewed in Northumberland National Park. Called The Sill, it will be a centre of national significance and will focus on learning and discovery about the environment and the landscape. The Sill will vastly enhance the visitor’s experience of the Northumberland National Park. It is a joint project between Northumberland National Park Authority and YHA, and both have received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the project.
Hadrian’s Wall in the North of England is set to be magically lit as part of the London 2012 Festival. The wall will be illuminated on Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 when a major new fibre optic art installation called Connecting Light is switched on. The installation is part of a 12-week nationwide celebration bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK, opening on June 21.
News that Hadrian’s Wall Heritage is set to receive funds from the SITA was welcomed by key partner organisations in Northumberland. This investment will ensure that key parts of the World Heritage Site can be removed from the Heritage at Risk Register. The preservation of two parts of Hadrian’s Wall including Cockmount Hill to Walltown by Greenhead and The Great Chesters Roman Fort (Aesica) which is just a mile west of Cawfields will be consolidated and will be maintained for many years to come.
Hadrian’s Wall enters an exciting new phase with the opening of a brand new museum at Hsesteads Roman Fort opens. The new museum includes hands-on displays, new exhibits and a digitally enhanced film. As the new museum opens there is great anticipation around the return of Victory to the fort. Victory is an impressive statue sculpted by the Romans to signify and celebrate the importance of Housesteads to their people and any visitors to the fort.