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Hadrians Wall


A World Heritage Site since 1987, Hadrian’s Wall is an astounding feat of engineering. It’s the best known and the best preserved frontier of the Roman Empire.

Dark Sky


Open all year round, Kielder Observatory is located in the heart of Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. This is the largest gold-tier dark sky park in Europe.

The Sandstone Way

A 120 mile mountain biking route from Berwick upon Tweed to Hexham in Northumberland . It runs over an amazing ever changing landscape. 

Housesteads Fort


Set high on a dramatic escarpment on Hadrian's Wall,  Housesteads Roman Fort will take you back to the days of the Roman Empire.

Roman Army Museum


At the Roman Army Museum you can immerse yourself in the life of a Roman soldier. The museum includes three galleries, 3D film and holographic classroom. Based at the site of Magna Roman Fort the museum is situated next to one of the most complete sections of Hadrian’s Wall.

Hexham Abbey


Hexham Abbey is one of the earliest seats of Christianity in England. Since its beginning, it has witnessed periods of immense turmoil and change, across the region and within the English Church itself. Many of these are reflected in the very fabric of the building we see today.

Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre 

The Kielder Centre contains the North of England's largest and most complete collections of Birds Of Prey!

Falconry Days

Falconry Days are a professional falconry business that trains and flies around 70 Birds of Prey. This is an activity centre with fully trained, working Birds of Prey. Only 10 minutes from our home

St Mungo's Church


St. Mungo’s is the mother church for what was known as the 'Great Parish of Simonburn', once the largest parish in England. It is a beautiful 13th century church with remnants of older buildings going back to the 8th century. 



This part of England was once the ancient kingdom of Northumbria.

Today walkers can enjoy the wild beauty and fascinating history of what is now the least populated county in England



The National Byway Loop Cycle Route that uses Hexham as its base, is a 23 mile round trip easily achievable in one day and includes Simonburn in its sign-posted route.


The River Tyne is England’s premier salmon river, with dace, roach, chubb, pike and sea trout also found . Brown trout are common, with some rainbow trout around too.

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