Haltwhistle » Local Facilities http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk Centre of Britain | Roman Wall | Tourism Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:05:19 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 en hourly 1 Northumbria cottages http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/northumbria-cottages/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/northumbria-cottages/#comments Fri, 05 Mar 2010 10:21:32 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=208 Many people prefer to stay in cottages when looking to take in the countryside which is why the number of Northumbria cottages has grown in size over the last few years. Whether you’re looking to take in areas such as Haltwhistle, Kielder, Newcastle upon Tyne, Rothbury, Seahouses, Holy Island, Dunston, the borders or any other area of Northumbria there is almost certainly be a cottage waiting for you.

Thankfully due to the increasing competition in the cottage industry, Northumbria cottages are now available at very competitive rates throughout the year with a guarantee you will be living in top quality accommodation taking in some of the most beautiful landscapes you can imagine. What better sight than to wake up with a view of the Roman Wall from your window and fields for as far as the eye can see?

We will be bringing you a number of Northumbria cottage options over the next few months as we look to tie up with various partners and sponsors.

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Haltwhistle hotels http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/haltwhistle-hotels/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/haltwhistle-hotels/#comments Fri, 05 Mar 2010 10:12:16 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=205 There are many Haltwhistle hotels available for tourist looking to take in the many attractions in and around the Haltwhistle area. Whether you’re looking to take on the Hadrian’s Wall walk, looking for some quiet countryside for a weekend break or perhaps passing through the region and looking to stop off for the night then look no further.

We will be bringing you details of Haltwhistle hotels and Haltwhistle accommodation on our “accommodation” page which will give details of various establishments in and around the region offering excellent value for money and the chance to enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside in the United Kingdom. Tourist numbers continue to rise as Haltwhistle continues to invest into the tourist industry and in particular the Hadrian’s Wall element which is so unique to the area.

If you have never tried Roman Wall country then you really do not know what you are missing!

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Haltwhistle B&B http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/haltwhistle-bb/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/haltwhistle-bb/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:53:00 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=203 As tourists continue to travel in great numbers to Haltwhistle and the surrounding area, the Haltwhistle B&B market has grown significantly over the years. There are now many Haltwhistle Bed & Breakfast establishments offering the opportunity to either stay central to Haltwhistle, or one of the surrounding villages or towns, or else sample a bed-and-breakfast deep in the heart of Roman Wall country.

The Haltwhistle economy is now more and more dependent upon tourism and we have seen significant investment by the local authorities into various tourist facilities and tourist services. The fight for the title of the “Centre of Britain” continues but in reality the very fact that Haltwhistle is mentioned in the same breath as the title has done significant good for the area. This popular market town has re-invented self over the last decade after a number of prominent employers were forced to leave the region and those living in and around Haltwhistle had to look further afield for long-term employment opportunities.

However, there has been a massive increase in tourist activity in the region with visitors arriving from all around the world to sample life on Hadrians Wall and the experience which Haltwhistle has to offer.

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Eat in Haltwhistle http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/eat-in-haltwhistle/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/eat-in-haltwhistle/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2010 15:04:55 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=201 There are different places to eat in Haltwhistle and the surrounding areas so whether you’re looking for a country pub, an entertainment venue or perhaps local hotels and bed and breakfast establishments you will not be disappointed. As well as the pubs and clubs within the centre of Haltwhistle there are many smaller villages in the surrounding area which offer pub grub and restaurant services at a price you can afford.

Over the last few years Haltwhistle has had to adapt to its growing dependence upon the tourist trade, as have the surrounding area. Thankfully an increase in the number of tourist facilities, quality places to eat and entertainment venues continues to see more and more people returning to Haltwhistle time and time again. So whether you’re looking for a quiet country pub, a top-quality restaurant or something in between there is certain to be something for you if not in Haltwhistle then most certainly in the surrounding area.

We will be bringing you a list of pubs, clubs, restaurants, bed and breakfast establishments, hotels and other facilities in the weeks, months and years ahead.

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Pubs in Haltwhistle http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/pubs-in-haltwhistle/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/pubs-in-haltwhistle/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2010 14:04:01 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=199 Pubs in Haltwhistle are becoming busier as the number of tourists flocking to the region continues to rise year on year. Thankfully the town is blessed with a number of different styles and different types of public house offering different styles of food and a different range of beverages. We have the Manor house, the Black Bull, the Haltwhistle working men’s club and many more pubs and clubs in and around the town.

The increase in tourist numbers has also led to an increase in entertainment in Haltwhistle and a significant investment in the main street and various services in Haltwhistle. Walking holidays, rural retreats and the growing popularity of the Roman Wall continue to impact positively on the Haltwhistle economy creating a number of jobs and bringing more and more people to the region. It has to be said that the local authorities and the local council have more than played their parts over recent years and the future looks bright for this tourist destination situated just off the A69 road.

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Cottages Northumberland http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/cottages-northumberland/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/cottages-northumberland/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:11:40 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=197 The tourist industry in and around Haltwhistle has led to a massive increase in the search for cottages Northumberland which is bringing more and more money to the area. Areas such as Melkridge, Bardon Mill, Henshaw, Gilsland, Greenhead as well as Corbridge, Prudhoe, Hexham, Riding Mill and other such villages and towns in the area are also prospering.

Despite the ongoing fight for the title of the “Centre of Britain” there is no doubt that Haltwhistle is attracting more than its fair share of tourists to the region. After a period in which many of the more prominent factories and employment opportunities closed down or downsized it looks as though the town is on the up again with new investment from both local authorities and private investors.

We will be bringing you a selection of cottages available in and around Northumberland focusing mainly on the Haltwhistle area. However, more and more people are now looking towards Hadrian’s Wall which stretches from the east coast to the west coast bringing more and more visitors to the region.

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Bed and Breakfast Haltwhistle http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/bed-and-breakfast-haltwhistle/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/bed-and-breakfast-haltwhistle/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2009 14:19:40 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=179 There are a growing number of bed and breakfast Haltwhistle venues as tourist numbers continue to rise and interest in the region looks to spread beyond the UK. It is the mixture of beautiful scenery, Hadrian’s Wall and the local vibrant community which seems to be bringing more and more people to the region for walking holidays, traditional holidays and resettling in the north of England.

Over the coming weeks and months we will be adding a number of bed and breakfast venues to the Haltwhistle site with more and more information and details about the services which they provide. While some of the bed and breakfast locations are close by Haltwhistle, many are in the countryside offering an in-depth experience of life just by the Roman Wall.

When you consider that Haltwhistle offers its own local services and shops as well as the fact that Carlisle is just 21 miles away and Newcastle is just 35 miles away there is much to do in the area and many experiences to encounter. The summertime is obviously the busiest time of the year in the region and for those looking to holiday in and around Haltwhistle we recommend booking up as early as possible.

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Sainsbury’s in Haltwhistle car park row http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/sainsburys-in-haltwhistle-car-park-row/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/sainsburys-in-haltwhistle-car-park-row/#comments Sun, 08 Nov 2009 23:17:47 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=176 There is uproar in the town of Haltwhistle after news that Sainsbury’s has introduced restrictions on the use of the car park adjoining the store. Despite the fact there would appear to be an agreement in place with the Haltwhistle town Council which effectively allows residents to use the car park free of charge for as long as they want, Sainsbury’s has introduced a three-hour maximum parking period although only the first hour is free.

Those who live in and around the area will be well aware that car park space is at a premium and the dispute with Sainsbury’s could hamper parking for visitors to the region and ultimately the local economy. The local town council believe that the various signs erected by Sainsbury’s in the car park are illegal but so far we have yet to receive a definitive ruling on the matter.

Sainsbury’s appears to have backtracked on its earlier decision and is now awaiting a resolution from the Council before enforcing any of the restrictions announced.

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Haltwhistle businesses http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/haltwhistle-businesses/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/haltwhistle-businesses/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2009 08:30:26 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=150 Like so many other towns and villages around the Northumberland region the make-up of Haltwhistle businesses has changed dramatically over the years although the old Main Street has managed to maintain its original character and look. Haltwhistle businesses include newsagents, supermarkets, banks, pubs and clubs, hairdressers, general retail outlets, insurance companies and petrol stations to name but a few.

Even though there are many businesses in Haltwhistle which support the employment of local residents the town has a very unique location with Newcastle just over 30 miles away and Carlisle just over 20 miles away. Not only has this opened up a number of employment opportunities for the local residents of Haltwhistle but it has also allowed businesses in the region to benefit from their close proximity to these major cities.

Haltwhistle is also host to both a first school and a middle school that are now both located on the new “Haltwhistle campus” which is a relatively new introduction to the area. Football, cricket and rugby are just three sports which are very popular amongst Haltwhistle residents where there is a great deal of competition!

For a town of its size Haltwhistle offers a wide range of businesses, activities and places to visit, something which is becoming more apparent each year.

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Fishing in the Haltwhistle area http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/fishing-in-the-haltwhistle-area/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/local-facilities/fishing-in-the-haltwhistle-area/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2009 11:04:41 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=143 While there are many facilities in and around Haltwhistle which attract visitors to the region, the town has a blossoming fishing sector with the River South Tyne very popular amongst anglers. There are also smaller fishing facilities in the region such as the Haltwhistle Burn but by far and away the River South Tyne is the best fishing river in the area. So what fishing is available?

As well as your traditional brown trout all year round, the South Tyne is also host to sea trout and salmon of differing sizes in season. The “Arches” just outside Haltwhistle have given anglers some of the most thrilling sights with salmon and sea trout working their way up the river and the waterfalls which make up part of the “Arches”. There are also other fishing facilities available in the area such as the Kielder Dam reservoir which offers a variety of fish including rainbow trout and has gone from strength to strength over the years.

Fishing is just one of many pastimes associated with the Haltwhistle area although it is one which has been popular for many years and appears to be growing in popularity again.

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