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Why is Haltwhistle so popular?

hadrianswallOver the last few years there has been a steady increase in tourist numbers to Haltwhistle and the surrounding area in what many believe is a turning point for the town. This is a region of the UK which hosts some of the most beautiful countryside in the land and is just literally a hop skip and a jump from the impressive Roman Wall and the various forts. If you have never been to Haltwhistle then it is something that you should consider as a future venture. Continue Reading

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Travelling to and from Haltwhistle

train2The ever growing band of tourists visiting the North of England and in particular the area of Haltwhistle continues to grow, fuelled partly by a comprehensive transport network which makes it very easy to find the town. Situated on the A69 main road, which travels from the east coast to the west coast of England, Haltwhistle is just 35 miles from Newcastle and 21 miles from Carlisle, both of which also offer air travel services.
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The Hadrians Wall Path

roman wallWhile Haltwhistle is very much at the centre of the Hadrians Wall Path experience and attracting significant tourism numbers from around the world, many people will be surprised to know that what is left of the Roman Wall still runs approximately 84 miles from Wallsend on the east coast to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast. The walk itself is very much along the track of the original Hadrian’s Wall although obviously direct access to the wall is limited due to the fact that much of the stone has disappeared over the years and there is a need to protect the area.

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Where is Haltwhistle?

main street rightHaltwhistle is a small market town situated in Northumberland, England and is roughly 35 miles from Newcastle, 21 miles from Carlisle and 10 miles from Brampton. While there is some dispute regarding the “Centre of Britain”, Haltwhistle claims to be the Centre of England, something which has been well developed to increase tourism in the area.

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