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Heavenfield Cottage is located at St Oswald’s Farm only two miles from the village of Wall. This working farm built upon Hadrian’s Wall itself lies only a stone's throw from St. Oswald’s Church which stands within Heavenfield. This is believed to be the location where King Oswald (604-642) raised a large wooden cross before the Battle of Heavenfield (AD635) and marks the end point of the popular walking route, St Oswald’s Way.
This attractive property gives guests the unique opportunity to stay quite literally on top of Hadrian’s Wall and boasts some of the original roman wall stones within its construction.
The historic town of Hexham is only 4 miles away with its majestic abbey dating back to AD674 and boasting a new visitor centre, there is a vibrant art scene, Old Gaol, cinema, theatre, local market, a choice of parks together with a lovely blend of quirky independent shops and high street favourites. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out or enjoying a relaxed drink with a huge range of cafes and restaurants.
Heavenfield Cottage is located on the ‘Military Road’ and couldn’t be more perfect and accessible for exploring the major sites along Hadrian’s Wall, small pieces lie within walking distance, and a half hour drive is all that’s needed to discover Chesters, Vindolanda, Brocolitia, The Roman Army Museum at Housesteads, Corbridge Roman Fort with the beautiful Lanercost Priory & Birdoswald only a little further on.
The villages of Allendale, Blanchland and Corbridge are all within a half hour’s drive and each with its own unique charming character, offering independent shops, galleries, cafes, restaurant and with their own walking routes to discover.
Kielder Water Forest & Observatory are only 25 miles away, offering watersports, visitor centre, sailing and some of the most challenging mountain bike trails in the UK. Kielder Observatory is one of the most remarkable places to visit in the whole of the UK. A public astronomical observatory which is second to none, under some of the darkest skies in the world where you'll find "infinite inspiration" and wonders you could never have imagined!
Further afield there’s plenty to see and do, why not explore the North East’s industrial heritage with a visit to Beamish Museum or Killhope Mining Museum. A journey up the North East coast offers Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Bamburgh Castle, Warkworth Castle and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
Northumberland has many houses of grandeur, such as Wallington Hall, Belsay Hall & Quarry Gardens, Gibside Hall and Cragside.
If it’s culture, shopping and nightlife you want, Newcastle and Gateshead are twenty miles east. Their many attractions include the Baltic Art Gallery and the Sage, restaurants, cafes and night clubs, plus fantastic shopping both in Newcastle and Gateshead Metro Centre.
For sports fans, Hexham Race Course is six miles away; Newcastle United and Newcastle Falcons are twenty miles away; golf can be played at Slaley Hall, Matfen Hall and Hexham; and sailing is available at Derwent Reservoir & Kielder.