Local Attractions

Heart of Hadrian's Wall Country

The location of Bridge House is perfect with many notable places of interest within close proximity.

Popular Towns & Cities

Hexham - 16 miles
Newcastle - 35 miles
Metro Centre - 35 miles
Carlisle - 20 miles

Hadrian's Wall

Bridge house is a mere half a mile from one of the most spectacular and dramatic stretches of Hadrian’s Wall and as such is an ideal base from which to visit the many historic sites and attractions it has to offer.

This area presents some of the best walking in Hadrian’s Wall Country with a varied selection of walks taking in many of the historic sites and attractions all set amidst stunning scenery.

Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail is an unbroken 84-mile signposted trail stretching from coast-to-coast, from Wallsend in the east to Bowness-on-solway in the west.

For everything you need to plan your journey visit: http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/hadrianswall

Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall


Cawfields, once a quarry that sourced hard whinstone for road building projects across the country, is now filled with a deep lake and creates a picturesque and attractive spot, perfect for a picnic.

Suggested walk of Cawfields
24h Live Webcam of Cawfields site

Cawfields has also been designated as a 'Dark Sky Discovery site' - nominated as of the best places in the UK to view the night sky, free from light pollution of nearby urban areas.

Read more about the Dark Sky Discovery here:


Steel Rigg Milecastle

One of the most famous sections of Hadrian's Wall is Steel Rigg. Made famous nationwide by the film 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves', the star attraction of Steel Rigg has to be Sycamore Gap.

Steel Rigg Info
Steel Rigg Milecastle
Steel Rigg Milecastle

Roman Sites

There are a number of Roman Army sites very near to Bridge House. Here are the closest to us with links to their sites for further reading.

Vindolanda - 2.9 miles. Site: http://www.vindolanda.com/

Roman Army Museum - 3 miles. Site: http://www.vindolanda.com/Roman-Army-Museum

Housesteads - 5.3 miles. Site: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/housesteads-roman-fort-hadrians-wall/

Route 72 - Hadrian's Cycleway

Hadrian's Cycleway is a 160 mile cycling route the stretches the entire length of the wall from Ravenglass on the Cumbrian coast to Tynemouth near Newcastle.

For more info visit: http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/hadrianswall/text.asp?PageId=70

And: http://www.cycle-routes.org/hadrianscycleway/

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