Things To Do
There is a wonderful choice of
tourist, cultural and sporting activities close to
and within easy travelling distance of Dilston
We are located on a footpath in
an acknowledged beauty spot, so as well as
relaxing, you can start your adventures on foot if
walking is your preference. With Corbridge only one mile, Hexham only two and a main
bus service nearby, you can have an 'easy' outing
as well as a more ambitious one.
You can also travel by car or
leave it safely parked and use the conveniently
close bus and train transport for a change. These
travel through the Tyne Valley to both Newcastle
and Carlisle with interesting places to stop in
between. There is also a special Hadrian's Wall Bus Service
which stops at the attractions along Hadrian's
Special attractions of the area include
- Beautiful countryside, both peaceful
and dramatic, includes Hadrian's Wall with Roman
museums, excavated sites and striking reconstructions.
There are Hadrian's Wall Trail for walkers and Hadrian's
- Medieval castles and stately homes
and gardens, many of which are tended by English
Heritage and the National Trust which put on imaginative
programmes of fun and educational events.
- Kielder Water and Forest Park holds
one of Europe's largest man-made lakes and a whole host
of water sports, with hiking and cycling forest trails
and visitor centres.
- The area is ideal for walking and
rambling and is also home to important cross-country
bike routes, including C-2-C with cycle hire widely
available. Hadrian’ Wall Trail and Cycleway are now well
- Other outdoor pursuits are well
catered for with a superb range of golf courses,
horse-riding and trekking centres and swimming, sailing,
fishing and beaches close by.
- Fisherman’s Friend:
the Mill is popular with fishing visitors. In a
lovely riverbank setting on Devil’s Water, the Mill is a
short walk to the river Tyne. It is close to
fishing beats at Dilston, Corbridge, Styford and Bywell.
- Exciting programmes at superb
theatres, cinemas, galleries and arts centre are all
with easy reach. Visit Theatre Royal, Newcastle and The
Sage Music Centre and Baltic Art Centre in Gateshead.
- The area is famous for it's rich
heritage and cultural sites with award-winning museums,
monuments and sites including Beamish Open Air Museum,
Bowes Museum, Durham Cathedral and Castle.
- Fantastic shopping opportunities are
provided by Hexham Farmers Market, Country Market Towns,
Newcastle and other cities and the famous Gateshead
Links to useful
websites for some of the activities suggested above: