This Roman fort is just south of Hadrian's Wall and is great for learning more about the local history.
YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall is the brand new Youth Hostel at The Sill, a landscape discovery centre, in partnership with the Northumberland National Park Authority. Ideally located in the beautiful countryside of the National Park, this high spec hostel is perfect for exploring the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage site, located just a few hundred metres away.
You’ll also be close to both Sycamore Gap and the Roman fort at Vindolanda and of course, the adjoining Discovery Centre with its innovative learning spaces and spectacular viewing platforms.
Why guests love YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall
Accommodation at YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall
This 86 bed hostel has all the facilities you'd expect from YHA including a self-catering kitchen, classroom for group and school residential use, and relaxing social areas. Our 26 bedrooms are split evenly across two floors and consist of either two or four beds. Eighteen of the rooms are en-suite and two are fully DDA en-suite compliant. All bedrooms have free Wi-Fi and Salto key card access, making this a really secure place to stay.
Room breakdown is as follows:
8 x 2 bed en-suite, 2 x 3 bed en-suite with double bed, 8 x 4 bed, 8 x 4 bed en-suite
The hostel's facilities include a retail shop, meeting rooms, an open plan bar/dining room, a self-catering kitchen and extensive landscaped areas in which to sit, play and learn.
Inspired by The Great Whin Sill, a nearby geographical feature, the building complements and reflects the landscape with dry stone walls, glass and timber – you can even walk on the green roof! Renewable energy is used throughout the facility in keeping with YHA's green ethos.
YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall is located in Europe’s largest Dark Sky park, as a result of this, lighting outside the building is kept to a minimum to protect this unique landscape. You are encouraged to carry a torch at night to safely negotiate the external areas of the youth hostel and discovery centre at night.
Food and drink at YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall
- 24 hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Wheelchair accessible
- Drying room
- Luggage store
- Board games
- Private rooms available
Food & drink
- Dining room
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Other YHA products
- Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
- Trade bookings
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: 15.00 - 23.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: Yes
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not supplied but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: There is free parking on-site
Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30 til 9am
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YHA School Trips
YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall is ideally located for a range of self-led school trips, as well as our residential packages. Explore the Northumberland National Park, visit The Sill Discovery Centre and star gaze in this Dark Skies area. Visit the YHA School Trips website to reserve this hostel for your field trip.
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.