Brookside Villa B&B is located in a hamlet at the western outskirts of Gilsland, 7 minutes walk from Hadrian’s Wall itself, on the border of beautiful Cumbria & Northumberland and at the western edge of the remote & awe-inspiring Northumberland National Park. 45 minutes east is Newcastle upon Tyne—via the historic towns of Hexham & Corbridge. 1/2hour west is Carlisle & little further the Solway Coast. Just 1 hour from Cumbria’s Lake District.
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(p.s. The building materials in Google Street View on the map built our lovely light dining room in 2010!)
WALKING: (7-10 minutes off the Trail) Grid Ref: NY 625 659
there is note of a diversion due to a bridge-out. The stream has a good crossing used daily by villagers, but the trail managers may still post a diversion which you may choose to follow.
From the East— Don’t go into the village, but follow the Trail past Milecastle 48 (Poltross Burn), cross the Railway, go out onto the road (by the School). Turn right and follow the road, pass Megs Tea Room. Swing left, ++pass a garage (yellow trucks) cross the River Irthing and turn left at junction B6318 BIRDOSWALD. Brookside Villa is 1st on the left over Red Beck Bridge. (If you do leave the Trail early and go into Gilsland, walk through the village to the “Bridge Inn”, turn right at the t-junction, then from ++).
From the West—Follow the Trail through Birdoswald, past Willowford Farm and onto the road opposite the School, turn left follow the road towards Gilsland, past the Methodist Church & Megs coffee shop. Bear left, past a garage (yellow trucks) cross the River Irthing and turn left B6318 BIRDOSWALD. Brookside Villa is the 1st house on the left just after crossing Red Beck.
DRIVING: Gilsland is on the B6318, off the A69 about midway between Brampton and Haltwhistle. Beware! There are a number of turns signposted Gilsland. Be sure to take DENTON GILSLAND 2 miles RAF SPADEADAM. Cross the railway at a level crossing. At the village outskirts follow the road as it swings to the left, past a garage (no fuel/yellow trucks), cross bridge over the River Irthing. Take 1st left signed Birdoswald. Brookside Villa is the 1st house on the right. Pull onto small guest parking area just below the house. SATNAV?? Be wary it can lead you astray—our post code covers approx 1m2 !
Already on the B6318 ??? From, say, Lanercost Priory to the west of us, follow the road toward Gilsland – go past Birdoswald Fort, turn right at the T-juction and you will find us under a mile along the road on the right.
From, say, Housesteads to the east, follow the B6318 through Greenhead and Gilsland to the T-junction at the Bridge Inn, turn right, then 1st left and we are the 1st house on the left.
CYCLING: We are on Cycle Route 72—Coast to Coast the Roman Way—@111 miles on the B6318 1/2 mile west of Gilsland Village
The AD122 Hadrian’s Wall shuttle bus….. ….is no longer subsidised by Cumbria County Council and therefore does not cross the county border! Check online for current timetable & scope. In 2016 the 185 service through Haltwhistle should link up and deliver you here. We will do whatever we can to help you see the Wall in the absence of viable public transport to and from the village.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM till 7:30 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Late check-out available on request
Languages Spoken: English
Parking: On-site parking, Free parking