Centre of Britain
  • A vibrant town
    With a great deal more than meets the eye

The perfect place for your walking, cycling, touring holiday. We hope you enjoy looking through our website and finding out more about our town.

A fantastic visitor destination within easy reach of Newcastle and Carlisle. Skirted by the Northumberland National Park and North Pennines AONB, Haltwhistle is ideal for activity and family holidays, walking, cycling, fishing and climbing. Close to where the North & South Tynes meet, with many pretty villages dotted along both river valleys, there is much to explore and delight you. Visit our What's on page for ideas and suggestions to make your visit more enjoyable.

Our picturesque town is just three miles from Hadrian’s Wall and a section of the escarpment which is the most spectacular and intact. It is a popular place to stop, especially with cyclists and walkers. (There are 22 circular walks through historic countryside bordering the town). A nature lover’s delight, Haltwhistle is home to many rare flowers and plants including wild alpine plants not to be found anywhere else in the country. With its quirky pubs, tea shops and restaurants, Haltwhistle is a delightful place for a vacaction. Check out our " Local attractions page for ideas and suggestions about what to do while you're here.

Haltwhistle is a small town situated between Hexham and Carlisle, situated within the Northumberland hills and valleys. It has been nicknamed "the centre of Britain", because of its geographical position in the exact centre of the country. See our Getting here page for more details.

Any time is a good time here! There is always something interesting to do in and around Haltwhistle all year round. We have plenty of "All-weather" attractions and there are festivals, markets and exhibitions sprinkled generously across our calendar. See our event calendar for upcoming events.

Come by car along the A69 or the quieter B6318. Come by bus on the award-winning AD122 Hadrian's Wall Bus, which operates during the summer months and also stops at several other Roman sites en-route. Come by train on the Hadrian's Wall Country Line linking Newcastle and Carlisle via Hexham. Come by bike along the network of scenic cycle ways that crisscross the countryside around Haltwhistle. Visit our Getting here page for more information and useful links.