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Haltwhistle is a small, but pleasant, town near Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, England.

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By train[edit]

Haltwhistle Train Station

1 Haltwhistle station has trains that run to and from Newcastle upon Tyne, Hexham and Carlisle.

By bus[edit]

Regular buses run to and from Newcastle upon Tyne and Hexham. Friendly, helpful drivers.

Bus AD122 parallels the wall between Hexham and Haltwhistle, ideal for one-way hikes then a ride back to your vehicle or lodging. It runs hourly, daily mid-Apr to Oct, weekends mid-Feb to mid Apr and Nov to mid-Dec. The main stops from Hexham are Chesters, Housesteads, The Sill, Vindolanda, Walltown, Greenhead and Haltwhistle.

Get around[edit]

Map of Haltwhistle

All the shops and pubs are situated on the High Street, no more than 2 minutes walk apart, with the railway station and bus stop at one end.


  • 1 Housesteads Roman Fort, 7 miles east of Haltwhistle, is the most complete Roman fort in Britain. See Hadrian's Wall for details.


  • 1 Hadrian's Wall. Hadrian's Wall (Q57357) on Wikidata Hadrian's Wall on Wikipedia
  • Take a pleasant walk along the River Tyne.
  • Need a book to read early on a Sunday morning? An honour-box outside a bookstore in the high street allows you to choose a low-value book and toss your coins through the letterslot in the door.



  • 1 Blenkinsopp Castle Inn, Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JS (Just off the A69 between Haltwhistle and Haltwhistle golf course), +44 1697 747601. Country pub on the Blenkinsopp estate run by a young couple serving excellent food with real ales and a decent wine list.



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