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What does Haltwhistle have to offer?

As the number of tourists visiting the Northumberland town of Haltwhistle continues to grow many people are now asking exactly what the town has to offer and why so many people appear to be attracted to the area. So what does Haltwhistle have to offer?

Haltwhistle is situated in the north of England and recently hit the headlines after a battle for the title of the “Centre of Britain”. It is a town which has grown over the last few years and one which had for many years depended upon the mining industry but has now moved into tourism and the related services. Situated just a few miles from the Roman Wall, Haltwhistle has proved to be a perfect stopping off point for many tourists with a number of accommodation facilities available in and around the area.
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Haltwhistle and District Working Men’s Club

The Haltwhistle and District Working Mens Club has for many years been one of the focal points for entertainment, food, parties and social event in the town. The Working Mens club attracts an array of people of all ages, many of whom travel from outside of the Haltwhistle area for the various entertainment and live bands laid on by the Club’s management.

The Club consists of a downstairs which is split into the main bar, which overlooks Haltwhistle High Street, a lounge area where a jukebox and a pool table are situated as well as an area towards the rear with a full-sized snooker table. The upstairs area of the Haltwhistle Working Men’s Club is available for private functions, discos and an array of regular live bands and other live entertainment.

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Haltwhistle Tourist Information Centre

The Haltwhistle tourist information Centre is located within the town’s train station and offers information on local attractions, local events, eating out, accommodation, walks and much more. There is also a very useful stock of gifts and travel books available showing the region in its full glory and how to access some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK.

Due to the ever growing number of tourists visiting the region, the Haltwhistle tourist information centre is open all year round, manned by very helpful staff, more than capable of pointing you in the right direction. When you consider that the area attracts tourists from all areas of the world, the tourist centre has become something of a focal point for many in the region and is a hive of useful information.

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Haltwhistle camping facilities

Haltwhistle camping facilities are readily available in and around the town as well as an array of accommodation facilities the length and breadth of Hadrian’s Wall. While Hadrian’s Wall obviously attracts the attention of many tourists there are also a great number of other tourist attractions in and around Haltwhistle with Northumberland regarded as one of the most beautiful of the English counties.

While there are many tourists who visit Haltwhistle looking for hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation there are also many who would rather brave the elements and catch a glimpse of the countryside and tourist attractions on one of the many campsites. This is obviously a major part of the Haltwhistle, and surrounding area, economy and has been well-developed by the Northumberland tourist board who have invested significant money into facilities and promotion of the area.

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Accommodation near Hadrians Wall

Over the last two years there has been a massive increase in the amount of accommodation near Hadrians Wall with Haltwhistle seen by many as a focal point for the Hadrian’s Wall walk which is attracting more and more tourists every year. There are bed-and-breakfasts, public houses and other accommodation facilities in and around Haltwhistle which are literally just a couple of miles from some of the more picturesque stages of the Roman Wall.

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