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Surrounded by spectacular landscape, the Gilsland Hall Hotel is at the heart of some of Britain's best walking routes and with some of the finest Roman remains right on the doorstep, you will never be short of things to do when you stay with us.


Walk Hadrian's Wall

Once the marker of the Roman Empire’s northern frontier, from the visitor centre you can view these impressive ruins and discover how it took 1,500 men six years to build.


Visit Hexham Abbey

The picturesque market town of Hexham is just a short drive away and the beautiful historic abbey, with its impressive stained glass windows, is well worth a visit.

Bardon Mill

Discover Vindolanda

If you want to know how the Romans conquered the world, visit Vindolanda. One of the most important archaeological sites in Europe, here there is always something new to discover.


Bouldering at Eden Rock

These world class facilities offer various different routes, so even if you have never been attached to the end of a climbing rope before, the expert team can guide you through.


Solway Aviation Museum

Based at Carlisle Airport, the museum charts British aviation history, from the RAF in the Second World War to the ill-fated space race and there's also chance to step inside a Vulcan Bomber.


Lanercost Priory

Explore the ruins of one of Cumbria’s best-preserved monasteries. This 13th century church, which has a colourful history, including once being attacked by Robert the Bruce, is a real architectural gem.