Travel by rail

Travel Along The Wall

Hadrians Wall has its own dedicated Train Line called the Hadrians's Wall Country Line running between Newcastle and Carlisle which runs twice an hour between Newcastle and Hexham, and once an hour between Newcastle and Carlisle. For a Train Timetable click here. The Railway Line has many stops along the line which are easily accessible from the wall and provide a nice walk to and from, however  if the walk is not for your fancy then there is a bus service and also taxi companies on hand at many stations. For a Hadrian's Wall bus itinerary for walks and days out travelling by train.    

It's also one of the world's earliest passenger railways which started  to run in 1836 and also sold the world's first train ticket at Brampton Station in that very same year. The Line is full of history and other attractions as well as the ones along Hadrian's Wall. For these other attractions click here.

Travel to & from the Wall

Depending on which are of the Wall you're travelling to, your journey time from London is approximately 3.5 hours. East Coast high-speed trains arrive into Newcastle from London, York, Edinburgh and other east coast stations. West Coast high-speed services arrive into Carlisle from London, as well as from Manchester, Glasgow and other west coast stations.

Cross Country operates high-speed services between Newcastle and Scotland, South West England, Birmingham, Sheffield and Leeds.

Inter-regional Trans-Pennine services run frequently to Newcastle from Liverpool, Manchester, West Yorkshire and York. Alternatively, travel from Leeds along the dramatic Settle-Carlisle line through the Yorkshire Dales National Park to Carlisle, and connect to trains along the Hadrian's Wall Country Line.

Journey on the first coast to coast passenger railway line, originally opened in 1838. Travelling through rolling countryside the line follows the rRiver Tyne for the most of the journey.

Explore the hidden face of Cumbria passing the spectacular Lake District fells, quaint villages, rural countryside and stunning coastline.


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