Hadrian's Wall

13th January 2011
In: Trips
Recent weekend spent around Hadrian's Wall - we stayed near Hexham in a lovely B&B, very welcoming and very relaxing. We had planned a trip to Keilder also but 4 inches of snow put paid to that! However I will have some photos of the scenery and Hadrian's Wall to put on the site later today.

It was only when I reviewed the photos I realised I should have used filters. So some are on their way to me now. Just goes to show that you should always get the photo correct in the camera rather than trying to post process in Photoshop! Results are never quite the same.

Having said that I am hoping to get photos on the site tonight.

The cottage we stayed in was called Peth Head and as I said above it was very welcoming. We could not really have asked for a more relaxing stay - we were greeted with a pot of tea and home made biscuits on arrival and every day when we got back in the late afternoon before going out for dinner. Link to the site is here http://www.peth-head-cottage.co.uk/ and you can also find reviews on Trip Advisor.

Hadrian's Wall is wonderful - we visited part of the wall that is still standing at Steel Rig - pay and display car park and then a short walk to the wall itself. Very picturesque and very impressive especially when you think it was build around 1900 years ago! It only took around 6 years to complete the 80 roman miles (about 73.5 miles).

As it was so cold (although sunny) we had to find a pub to get warm - we went here http://www.twicebrewedinn.co.uk/home.html - great welcome and good beer (coffee really to get warm!!). Food also very good and to be recommended.

Northumberland is a lovely county and not visited often enough I feel - it is a place that people travel through rather than to. We will probably be going back at some stage to explore a little further.

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