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Gilsland

Gilsland

With easy access to nearby Hexham and only a short drive from the county town of Carlisle, this fascinating village is steeped in history and located within easy reach of a number of historical sites, such as Hadrian’s Wall. The expansive and luscious Northumberland National Park is on the town’s doorstep and is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon exploring the great outdoors either by foot or bike. The North Pennines is also within easy reach and features even more picturesque Cumbrian countryside to discover. The Popping Stone is another popular tourist destination in the area, known as a place of courtship and marriage proposals, with Sir Walter Scott popping the question here in 1797, a great spot for a romantic picnic.

We love Gilsland because...

  • Beautiful landscapes
  • Ideal for exploring outdoors
  • Intriguing historical links
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Hotels
Hotels in Gilsland
Gilsland Hall Hotel
Gilsland, Gilsland CA8 7AR

History buffs will love the hotel’s proximity to Hadrian’s Wall along with a plethora of other Cumbrian landmarks.

2 nights from
£ 120.00pp
Gilsland Hall Hotel
Gilsland, Gilsland CA8 7AR

History buffs will love the hotel’s proximity to Hadrian’s Wall along with a plethora of other Cumbrian landmarks.

In and around Gilsland

Hadrian’s Wall

Built in the year 122 AD, this defensive wall was built by the Roman Empire to mark out the edge of their territory and to keep the Scottish (then known as barbarians) out. Hadrian's Wall stretches across the north of England to Newcastle upon Tyne, Wallsend and South Shields. In Northumberland, many parts of the wall are still intact and you can also visit the Roman Vindolanda (a Roman auxiliary fort) and the Roman Army Museum as well as the English Heritage sites of Housesteads Roman Fort and Chesters Roman Fort.

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life

Journey back through the area’s history and relive the story of the Cumbria’s Country Infantry Regiment, from past to present. Admire the relics, uniforms, firearms, medals and personal items on display.

Carlisle Castle

This impressive castle has stood watch over the city of Carlisle for more than 900 years, with various renovations and improvements adding to its fascinating architecture. The castle is one of the key features of the city and has played an important role in its history. Built by William the Second, son of William the Conqueror, this castle changed hands a number of times.

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