MagoGuide Map for Hadrian’s Wall

We had so much fun on our Hadrian’s Wall walk that we had to share it with everyone in our book “Mago on the Wall“.  Check it out and buy a copy. You’re going to love it. Here’s an extra bonus… a map with all the hotels, restaurants, and sights that we saw along the way.  Use the “more information” option on each to see all the details and photos.

Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant
Located at Wark on Tyne, about a dozen miles north of the Wall, Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant proved to be our favorite hotel (as in non-B&B) during the UK portion of our travels.
Address: Wark NE48 3LS UK— Get directions
Website: www.battlesteads.com
Telephone: +44 1434 230209
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Rostra rating: 4.5
Birdoswald
Birdoswald is one of the best preserved forts on the Wall, built on a high spur of land above the valley of River Irthing.
Address: Gilsland, Cumbria UK— Get directions
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk
Telephone: +44 16977 47602
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Rostra rating: 3.5
Bush Nook Guest House
In general the B&B felt over-subscribed.
Address: Gilsland, Cumbria CA8 7AF UK— Get directions
Website: www.bushnook.co.uk
Telephone: +44 16977 47194
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Rostra rating: 2
Carlisle Castle
Today Carlisle Castle is an English Heritage site that also contains the King’s Own Royal Border Regimental Museum.
Address: Castle Way, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8UR UK— Get directions
Website: english-heritage.org.uk
Telephone: +44 1228 591922
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Rostra rating: 3.5
Chesters Fort
The museum at Chesters is an old school jewel box. Opened in 1903 utilizing a house designed by the celebrated late Victorian architect Richard Norman Shaw.
Address: Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 4EU UK— Get directions
Website: english-heritage.org.uk
Telephone: +44 1434 681379
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Rostra rating: 3
Housesteads
Address: Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 6NN UK— Get directions
Website: english-heritage.org.uk
Telephone: +44 1434 344363
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Rostra rating: 3.5
Kings Arms
Dinner at the King’s Arms was enormous and good. We were each given a large plate mounded with lamb chops, onion rings, chips, steamed peas, sautéed mushrooms, and green salad.
Address: Bowness on Solway, Wigton CA7 5AF UK— Get directions
Website: www.kingsarmsbowness.co.uk
Telephone: +44 16973 51426
Email: info@kingsarmsbowness.co.uk
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Rostra rating: 3
Lanercost B&B
The Lanercost Bed & Breakfast proved to be the real thang, a genuine five denarii property and our best overnight stay in the UK.
Address: Lanercost Priory, Lanercost, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2HQ UK— Get directions
Website: www.lanercostbedandbreakfast.co.uk
Telephone: +44 16977 42589
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Rostra rating: 5
Lanercost Priory
Lanercost Priory is a beautiful, semi-ruined complex built mostly out of stones from Hadrian’s Wall in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
Address: Lanercost, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2HQ UK— Get directions
Website: english-heritage.org.uk
Telephone: +44 16977 3030
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Rostra rating: 3.5
Samson Inn
Malcolm shuttled his numerous guests to the Samson Inn with remarkable energy and efficiency, but dinner itself proved to be an uneven experience where my choices turned out good and Patti’s did not.
Address: Gilsland, Brampton, Northumberland CA8 7DR, UK UK— Get directions
Website: www.thesamson.co.uk
Telephone: +44 16977 47880
Email: info@thesamson.co.uk
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Rostra rating: 3
Saughy Rigg Farm
We quite liked Saughy Rigg, which the Reeds classify as a four denarii property. The rural setting with spectacular views of the north side of the wall created a very pleasant ambiance.
Address: Twice Brewed, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 9PT UK— Get directions
Website: www.saughyrigg.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1434 344120
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Rostra rating: 4
Segedunum Fort
The National Trail terminates in the township of Wallsend at Segedunum Fort. Reportedly the most excavated of all Roman forts, we could not shake a brooding feeling of anti-climax during our visit to the site.
Address: Buddle St., Wallsend, Tyne and Wear NE28 6HR UK— Get directions
Website: twmuseums.org.uk
Telephone: +44 191 236 9347
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Rostra rating: 2
The Gilded Lilly
We enjoyed our meal at The Gilded Lilly and highly recommend that you eat there if you find yourself in Carlisle.
Address: 8 Lowther Street, Carlisle CA3 8DA UK— Get directions
Website: www.gildedlily.info
Telephone: +44 1228 593600
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Rostra rating: 3.5
The Grand Hotel
Originally built in 1872, the five denarii Grand Hotel was the Duchess of Northumberland’s summer home and a favorite of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
Address: 14 Grand Parade, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 4JS UK— Get directions
Website: www.grandhotel-uk.com
Telephone: +44 191 293 6666
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Rostra rating: 3
The Hallmark Hotel
Unfortunately the good news concerning the hotel ended rather abruptly at our room. The Hallmark, another five denarii property, was the worst place we stayed the night during our three weeks in the UK.
Address: Court Square, Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 1QY UK— Get directions
Website: www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/our_hotels/carlisle
Telephone: +44 1228 531951
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Rostra rating: 1
The Keelman’s Lodge
Unfortunately, the four denarii property The Keelman's Lodge did not quite live up to our expectations.
Address: Grange Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear E15 8NL UK— Get directions
Website: keelmanslodge.co.uk
Telephone: +44 191 267 0772
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Rostra rating: 2
The Old Rectory B&B
Our bedroom was quite large, very quiet, and the mattress was suitably firm. The bathroom was not all that great, but the WIFI and the breakfast were both good.
Address: Bowness on Solway, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 5AF UK— Get directions
Website: www.wallsend.net
Telephone: +44 16973 51055
Email: bandb@wallsend.net
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Rostra rating: 3.5
Vindolanda
Address: Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 7JN UK— Get directions
Website: www.vindolanda.com
Telephone: +44 1434 344277
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Rostra rating: 5


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Patti Hart

Patti has been traveling the world with Morgan since 1974 and loving every minute of it.  She's responsible for the photography and editing on the MagoGuide website as well as making occasional contributions.  Patti also generates the graphics and edits the MagoGuide products (e.g., the Mago Scrolls).  She recently built and published the iPhone and iPad application for MagoGuide. Finally, she is responsible for this website including code that tailors the content to what readers are interested in seeing.  In other words, a very busy lady.

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