Fun and Interesting things to do

UNESCO World Heritage Site Roman Wall, Housesteads

Vindolanda Roman Fort and Museum

Hexham Gaol, Oldest Gaol in England
Hexham Abbey with  Museum, Cafe and Shop
Young at Heart
Young at Heart
Forge  Studios with art exhibitions and workshops, Allendale
Museum of Classic Sci-Fi Allendale
Heritage Steam trains, Alston
Beamish Museum  telling stories of everyday life of the region.
AllOut Adventures includes Archery, Quad Bikes, Segway, Crackshot and more.
Houses and Gardens
Killhope Mine
Explore the dark underground world of a lead miner in Victorian Upper Weardale.
The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre
Nature and Wild Life
Kirkley Hall Zoo
Falconry Days, Hexham
Birds of Prey, Kielder
Bird Watching Spots
Go Stargazing.
Dark Skies at:
OS Maps of Walks in the Area
Allendale Riverside Walk, just by the cottage
AONB selection of family walks, Geotrails and cycling routes.
Isaac’s Tea Trail passes by the cottage
Food and Drinks
Picknicking areas
Food Trails maps
Farmers Markets Hexham
Northumberland Eats including Cake Trail
Pick your own fruit and Tea Room at Brockbushes Corbridge

Just across the bridge is Allendale Brewery

Eat and Drink Hexham

Explore the Area with this interactive map.
Cycling in the North Pennines routes, and West Allendale.
Fishing on the doorstep at East Allen, Langley Dam Fishery
Golf at Allendale, Hexham and Slaley
Pony trekking at Sinderhope
Swimming, outdoors at Haltwhistle, indoors at Hexham