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Haltwhistle is located directly in the heart of Britain. This Northumberland town is home to woodland, quirky shops and restaurants, as well as Northumberlands only open air swimming pool and a section of Hadrian’s Wall which is almost intact.

The Centre of Britain

Haltwhistle is located in the geographical centre of Britain, it is the closest town to the stunning central section of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage site and the Northumberland National Park. Haltwhistle offers a variety of great attractions to visit and a favourite with history lovers, walkers and cyclists.

This town is a nature-lover’s delight. If you arrive via the Pennine Way, a long-distance trail that bisects Haltwhistle, you’ll cut through dramatic countryside with sweeping moors and woodland.

Haltwhistle is a fascinating town and the geographical centre of Britain. It is a popular tourist destination and the main stopping point for visitors to Hadrian's Wall. A town rich in heritage! Haltwhistle is a small town in west Northumberland situated off the A69 main Newcastle to Carlisle road, 16 miles west of Hexham. It is a picturesque town with a rich border heritage.

Skirted by the Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines range, Haltwhistle is ideal for activity and family holidays, walking, cycling, fishing and climbing.

If you’re traveling by rail, ensure you board a train to Haltwhistle on the Tyne Valley Line to appreciate the scenery.

With its quirky pubs, tea shops, and restaurants, as well as Northumberland's only open air swimming pool, there’s something in this little town for everyone.

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Hadrian's Wall
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