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Getting Here

You can invade Hadrian's Wall Country from almost any angle and by almost any mode of transport. Travelling on foot or by bike are covered in other sections, so here we'll focus on the more practical options.

You'll find we're very well connected:


Hadrian's Wall Country is served by two international airports, Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley, providing access from airports across the United Kingdom, Europe and worldwide. There are direct connections to Germany, the Netherlands, France, Ireland, Spain, the Balearic Islands, Italy, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, the United States, Norway, Denmark and more.

The new Emirates route from Newcastle makes getting here from Asia and Australasia even easier.

Domestically, there are connections to airports from all over the United Kingdom.


Hadrian's Wall Country is only around three-and-a-half hours from London by train. East Coast high-speed trains arrive into Newcastle from London, York, Edinburgh and east coast stations. Virgin Trains operates high-speed services into Carlisle from London, Manchester, Glasgow and the west coast. Cross Country operates high-speed services between Newcastle and Scotland, South West England, Birmingham, Sheffield and Leeds.

Inter-regional Trans-Pennine services provide frequent services to Newcastle from Liverpool, Manchester, West Yorkshire and York. Or, travel from Leeds along the dramatic Settle-Carlisle line through the Yorkshire Dales National Park to Carlisle, and connect to trains along the Tyne Valley Line.


Newcastle's Royal Quays International Ferry Terminal is linked to Newcastle Central Station by a special bus service.

DFDS Seaways operates ferries to the Netherlands.


Access from the western side of the country is along the M6 from the south and A74(M) from Glasgow to Carlisle. Access from the eastern side of the country is along the A1(M) to Newcastle, with the option of using the A68 which links Edinburgh and Darlington to reach the central part of Hadrian's Wall Country. The A69 between Newcastle and Carlisle runs parallel to Hadrian's Wall (approximately 2-5 miles south) and is the main strategic access route.

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