town in Northumberland, England

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

Get inEdit

By trainEdit

Haltwhistle Train Station

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

By busEdit

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 aroundEdit

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.    
  • 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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