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Hadrian's wall-no car

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Hadrian's wall-no car

So what would be the best town to stay in if we are traveling by train, and want to be within good bus distance of the route for Hadrian's wall? We are traveling from the states with our teenage son, and like staying at B&B's...Thanks!

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It depends what you want to do at the wall and how many days you plan to be there. If it is just a quick visit to spend a couple of hours at a representative section of the wall, you might as well just stay in Carlisle and use the AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Bus, northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/hwbustimet…

If you are planning on spending a few days, walking some sections, visiting the ruined forts and their museums, etc, Hexham is more central and would be a better choice.

If you plan on walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path, you should contact one of the organizations that books B&Bs along its length and provides luggage forwarding.

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You could stay in Newcastle-upon-Tyne which gives you access to the Roman forts of Segedunum (Wallsend) & Arbeia (South Shields) as well as the Great North Museum which has an excellent exhibit on The Wall.

http://www.hadrians-wall.org

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If you're arriving by train Hexham or Haltwhistle would be a good choice. The AD122 Hadrian's Wall bus passes through both towns giving you ready access to several of the forts - Vindolanda, Housesteads, Chesters and the Roman Army Museum at Walltown. The bus operates between April and October. The best preserved sections of the Wall are around this central area. It is also good walking country if you want to explore the Wall on foot. It might be worthwhile staying at more than one location. Details of several B&Bs are included in http://www.hadrians-wall.org/. Segedunum Roman Fort at Wallsend is also worth a visit. To get there take the train to Newcastle and then the Tyne and Wear Metro to Wallsend.

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Thanks for all the great suggestions - we are taking the trip next summer and I know my son and husband would both enjoy walking some of the wall and the Roman forts. More suggestions are of course welcome - anyone have a specific B& B they really liked?

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We've always stopped in Hall Meadows which is a lovely old B&B in the centre of Haltwhistle. It is about 30-45minutes walk to Hadrians Wall (depending on how fast you walk).

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Eleanor

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We stayed two nights at the Vallum Lodge in Twice Brewed (tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1068896-d14208…) on our coast-to-coast walk and thought it would make a great touring base via the AD 122 bus.

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