Just two miles from Hadrian's Wall and the Northumberland National Park, Haltwhistle is the perfect spot to explore the dramatic local countryside, yet remains in close proximity to cities such as Carlisle to the west, and Newcastle to the east.
The main visitor attractions include: The Roman Army Museum, Roman Vindolanda, Housesteads, and National Park sites such as Walltown. The town itself offers a variety of places to eat and stay, and is a firm favourite with walkers and cyclists.
Haltwhistle is the home of the bi-annual Haltwhistle Walking Festival which runs in the Spring and Autumn. A series of different local walks are offered, at varying intensity levels, meaning there is something for everyone. Some walks are even accompanied by talks on local wildlife and history, both of which are abundant in our area. Be sure to book your spot, as the festival proves more popular every year!
The Tourist Information Centre is located in the centre of the town, and is ideally placed for information on the local heritage sites as well as the rest of Northumberland. The Centre offers details on transport and accommodation and also sells a range of maps.