This Roman fort is just south of Hadrian's Wall and is great for learning more about the local history. Enjoy the world famous Vindolanda Writing Tablets and live archaeology in summertime in the heart of beautiful Northumberland National Park and central section of Hadrian's Wall.
Other things to do nearby
Stargazing – a simple yet intriguing and inspiring evening activity.
2.7 miles Housesteads Roman Fort is the remains of an auxiliary fort on Hadrian's Wall.
Enjoy the tranquility and natural planting of this unique garden developed along the former railway track. Enjoy an english country afternoon tea while here. Visit the Station website
Based at the site of Carvoran Roman Fort, the Roman Army Museum is an authentic and dramatic tribute to Rome’s extraordinary military legacy. Visit the website
A co-operative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre. Vis
Ask reception about Kate's Clues to Mohope and they will provide you with an illustrated leaflet which details a short circular walk from the hostel which is suitable for children. The circular
Don't miss the amazing views and scenery while you're out on your bike. Whether you’re after hard core down hills, or just a simple ride along the landscape, you can ride as far as your legs wil
The Allen Valleys provide distinctive landscapes with great cycling routes.
The oldest purpose built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol will give you an insight into crime and punishment in medieval Northumberland. Visit the Gaol website
A new narrow gauge railway from Cumbria into Northumberland. There's also a shop, café & Hub transport museum. Visit the Railway website
The hostel is a popular stop off for the Sea to Sea bike ride. The secure bike shed and drying room offer all the facilities a cyclist needs. However we do not have bikes to rent out.
The South Tyne Trail is a great route for all abilities to enjoy traffic-free picturesque rides.
The Pennine Way passes through some of the most beautiful and remote countryside England has to offer. This section boasts the highest waterfall in England.
See the mineral mining past of the North Pennines, with underground tours and interactive waterpower demonstrations. See samples in the nearby museum and tea-room. Visit the Mine website for
An ideal place for water sports or a quiet stroll through the mature woodlands. Fishing and bike hire available. See details on the Visit Cumbria website
Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pen