Places to Visit

There is so much to see and do in the area it is hard to know where to start. From trips nearby to further afield, you could spend years exploring the area around Gilsland with something different to see or do every day. Spoilt for choice...

In the directory listings below the information provided is extracted from the parent website where it is available. If you have an entry you would like to see in these listings which is related to the area please let us know and a free listing entry will be considered.

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Neolithic Burials

There is evidence in the are of Neolithic Burial Site. Once such site is at Birdoswald, the remains of a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall. The area was occupied from much earlier times and recently a…
Newcastle & Gateshead

United by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle (a city on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (a town on the south bank) form a single, diverse and extremely vibrant…
North Pennines AONB

The North Pennines is one of England's most special places, a peaceful, unspoilt landscape with a rich history and a vibrant natural beauty. As well as being designated an Area of Outstanding…
Otterburn Mill

Enviably situated in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, Otterburn Mill is a picturesque tourist attraction that combines a fabulous location, fantastic heritage, and famous brands, for a…
Prudhoe Castle

Prudhoe Castle has many a story to tell so a family day out to this Northumberland fortress is truly worthwhile. Bult as part of a series of Norman Castles along the Tyne after the 1066 Norman…
Rothbury

Rothbury is a traditional market town in central Northumberland. Known as the Capital of Coquetdale, the town is built of the same mellow sandstone as the rolling hills that surround it. In this…
Saxon Church

At Upper Denton, not far from Gilsland you'll find a tiny church with a fine Roman arch and Roman stones. This Anglo-Saxon church was built in 826 using a lot of Roman stones from Nether Denton Fort.…
South Tynedale Railway

Enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful South Tyne valley from Alston station. Travel to Kirkhaugh, Lintley Halt and back on one of the trains hauled by vintage steam or diesel locomotives through…
Talkin Tarn

Talkin Tarn, near Brampton, is a great destination for the whole family. Come and find out why Talkin Tarn really does have something for everyone. Explore ancient woodlands, easy footpaths, glacial…
The Eden Valley

Just around the corner! The Eden Valley is a beautiful corner of Cumbria in the north of England, taking in the lakes and mountains around Ullswater, part of the Lake District National Park and the…
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