Towns and Villages

There is more to Hadrian's Wall Country than its world-famous monument. From West Coast to East Coast there are many towns and villages to discover and explore. From big cities on big rivers to tucked away hamlets there is something for everyone to find and enjoy.

Share this: 

Explore Towns and Villages

Greenhead

Greenhead nestles in the north pennines and lies within the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall.

Northumberland
Beaumont

Has an uninterrupted view north to the Solway Firth and Scotland and south to the Lake District fells, and its name means ‘‘beautiful hill’.

Cumbria
Bewcastle

A location in the much disputed border territory between England and Scotland gives Bewcastle an interesting history including Romans, Reivers, Anglo-Saxons and Normans.

Cumbria
Bowness-on-Solway

At the western end of Hadrian’s Wall Bowness on Solway was the location of the Roman fort Maia and guarded the approach from the Solway.

Cumbria Coast
Burgh-by-Sands

Once a Roman Fort called Aballava the village has been occupied continuously since Roman times.

Cumbria

On the route of Hadrian’s Wall and spanning two counties, Cumbria and Northumberland, Gisland is a small village with a rich history that’s still visible in the stunning surroundings.

Cumbria
Humshaugh

Humshaugh is a small village situated near where Hadrian's Wall crossed the north Tyne.

Northumberland
Heddon-on-the-Wall

Heddon has the first long stretch of Hadrian's Wall west of Newcastle.

Northumberland
Horsley

Horsley is a small village located on the B6528 10 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Northumberland

Slayley: 4.5 square miles with scenic footpaths through forests and farm-land. Many farmers' wives provide excellent B&B or self-catering accommodation.

Northumberland

Stamfordham is the ideal location to enjoy the rural sprawl of the Northumbrian countryside and beautiful coastline.

Northumberland

In this section

30 for 30

To celebrate 30 years of World Hertiage Status, we've put together a list of 30 things to see and do around Hadrian's Wall.



Places to visit