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Tel code: 016977 | code search
Postcode: CA8 | code search
Population: 400
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Gilsland is a small village that straddles the borders of Northumberland and Cumbria, in the heart of the rugged Border country, on the most spectacular section of Hadrianís Wall. Itís unusual location incorporates two county councils and three civil parishes due to a gradual amalgamation of hamlets during the nineteenth century. Most of its houses are within the boundaries of Northumberland The village gains its name from George Gill Mounsey who built and partially endowed the Early English church of St Mary Magdalene and who also erected what is now the Gilsland Spa Hotel, located just north of the village. Originally built as a convalescent home for Co-operative Society members, the hotel is still owned by the Co-operative Group and the sulphur springs on which it is built, together with the delightful scenery, draws many visitors during summer months. Tourism started with the opening of a railway station in 1830 but has subsequently been closed and so the village is still somewhat isolated but funding is currently being sought to develop tourism and promote the area further as it offers an ideal base for exploring the Scottish borders, the Pennines and the Roman castles, forts and historic sites.

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Blacksmiths Arms (0.28 miles)

Blacksmiths Arms
Welcome to the Blacksmiths Arms, which offers all the hospitality and comforts of a traditional Country Inn. Enjoy tasty meals served in our bar lounges or linger over dinner in our well appointed restaurant. The ... More | visit website
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Howard Arms Hotel (0.28 miles)

Howard Arms Hotel

The Hotel is family owned and operated, we offer modern English food in relaxed dining area, with log fires and traditional hospitality. Situated in the quiet Market town of Brampton the hotel offers excellent accommodation, ... More | visit website

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Bush Nook Guest House (1.16 miles)

Bush Nook Guest House
The house is surrounded on all sides by open fields. The surrounding area is very scenic and full of small surprises. Itís great for walking, touring or just for Ďgetting away from it allí ... More | visit website
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Wydon Farm B&B (3.57 miles)

Wydon Farm B&B
Wydon Farm is a 366 acre working farm, on the National Trust Bellister estate. Luxurious barn conversion accommodating three rooms all en suite. ... More | visit website
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Kellah Farm B&B (3.72 miles)

Farmhouse breakfasts using all local produce including our own free-range eggs, comfortable accommodation, a warm welcome and stunning views of the Northumbrian countryside will be our recipe for a relaxing stay at Kellah Bed and ... More | visit website

Manor House Inn (4.84 miles)

Manor House Inn
Pub/Restaurant with 6 B&B letting rooms located in the centre of Haltwhistle.
Perfectly located for visiting Hadrian's Wall.
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Ald White Craig Farm (5.00 miles)

Ald White Craig Farm
Ald White Craig Farm has five self contained holiday cottages within tastefully converted farm buildings. Situated on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, it makes an ideal base for walking, cycling, exploring Hadrian's Wall, ... More | visit website

Milecastle Inn (5.10 miles)

Milecastle Inn
The Milecastle Inn is located in one of the most important areas along the Roman Wall. With a view to Hadrianís Wall only 500 metres from the door our comfortable cottages are set in the ... More
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The Bowes Hotel (9.06 miles)

The Bowes Hotel
The Bowes Hotel & Bar features free on-site parking and is 5 minutesí drive from the Roman forts of Vindolanda and Housesteads, as well one of the most dramatic parts of Hadrianís Wall. Situated 10 ... More | visit website
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Ald Pallyards & Newpallyards (10.12 miles)

Ald Pallyards & Newpallyards

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New Pallyards is a small farm of 65 acres set in the idyllic countryside of the North East of Cumbria. The accommodation comprises a converted farmhouse and self catering cottages. ... More

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