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Postcode: CA6 | code search
Population: 370
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In west Northumberland, twenty miles west of Hexham on the A69, the Roman Newcastle-Carlisle road, lays a small village called Greenhead near Gilsland and Hadrianís Wall. It has been an ecclesiastical parish since 1892 and its name is thought to refer to its location between Tipalt Burn and the river Irthing. During the medieval period several castles were built in surrounding villages of Thirlwell and Blenkinsopp as the area was subject to many border raids. The castle at Thirlwell is a ruin but that at Blenkinsopp was restored in 1880. Population increased due to coal mining during the nineteenth century and it is believed that the local coal mine was called Byron in honour of a local landowner Mrs Coulson, a daughter of Lord Byron. Well-known Newcastle architect John Dobson designed the church, which was erected in 1828 whilst Greenhead was a chapelry in the parish of Haltwhistle. When the railway replaced plans to build a canal between Newcastle and Carlisle, a station was built at Greenhead. The village is popular today with tourists for its close proximity to Hadrianís Wall and the village of Gilsland, which straddles the Northumberland and Cumbrian borders, and as a base for exploring the border counties and historic sites.


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Wydon Farm B&B (1.83 miles)

Wydon Farm B&B
Wydon Farm is a 366 acre working farm, on the National Trust Bellister estate. Luxurious barn conversion accommodating three rooms all en suite. ... More | visit website
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Hullerbank (1.90 miles)

Hullerbank is situated in unspoilt countryside, central for visiting Hadrian's Wall, Lake District and Scotland. Talkin Tarn Country Park and Brampton golf course are within 1 mile.

Brian and Sheila welcome you to their Georgian ... More | visit website
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Howard Arms Hotel (1.90 miles)

Howard Arms Hotel

The Hotel is family owned and operated, we offer modern English food in relaxed dining area, with log fires and traditional hospitality. Situated in the quiet Market town of Brampton the hotel offers excellent accommodation, ... More | visit website

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Bush Nook Guest House (2.42 miles)

Bush Nook Guest House
The house is surrounded on all sides by open fields. The surrounding area is very scenic and full of small surprises. Itís great for walking, touring or just for Ďgetting away from it allí ... More | visit website
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Kellah Farm B&B (2.70 miles)

Farmhouse breakfasts using all local produce including our own free-range eggs, comfortable accommodation, a warm welcome and stunning views of the Northumbrian countryside will be our recipe for a relaxing stay at Kellah Bed and ... More | visit website

Manor House Inn (3.04 miles)

Manor House Inn
Pub/Restaurant with 6 B&B letting rooms located in the centre of Haltwhistle.
Perfectly located for visiting Hadrian's Wall.
Contact us direct for best available room rates. ... More
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Ald White Craig Farm (3.24 miles)

Ald White Craig Farm
Ald White Craig Farm has five self contained holiday cottages within tastefully converted farm buildings. Situated on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, it makes an ideal base for walking, cycling, exploring Hadrian's Wall, ... More | visit website

Milecastle Inn (3.43 miles)

Milecastle Inn
The Milecastle Inn is located in one of the most important areas along the Roman Wall. With a view to Hadrianís Wall only 500 metres from the door our comfortable cottages are set in the ... More
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The Bowes Hotel (7.32 miles)

The Bowes Hotel
The Bowes Hotel & Bar features free on-site parking and is 5 minutesí drive from the Roman forts of Vindolanda and Housesteads, as well one of the most dramatic parts of Hadrianís Wall. Situated 10 ... More | visit website
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Old Repeater Station (10.20 miles)

Old Repeater Station
The Old Repeater Station offers 4 star rated guest accommodation in the heart of a National Park within Northumberland. Located just 200 yards from Hadrianās Wall, it provides an excellent base to explore the beautiful scenery and historic ... More | visit website

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