Haltwhistle is a small town in Northumberland, England and may not be on your travel radar but think again.

Sections of Hadrian’s Wall are close by.  It is nicknamed the centre of Britain, because of its geographical position in the exact centre of the country. It is a popular place to stop, especially with walkers and cyclists. The Pennine Way, national long-distance trail includes Haltwhistle as a well earned rest. There are a number of campsites in and around the area. The town even hosts its own walking festival, so you can put your best foot forward on a range of walks, including the Haltwhistle Rings – 22 circular walks through historic countryside bordering the town.

Just under 5 miles away is the Sycamore Gap Tree, which featured in the 1991 Kevin Costner film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and has subsequently become known as the “Robin Hood Tree”


My dad has stayed in Haltwhistle for several years but it has only been recently that I have appreciated it’s style and surroundings. Maybe it’s an age thing.

We would definitely recommend  Haltwhistle as a place to visit, stopover or stay and we will be making the most of it during future visits.

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