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Towns & Villages

There is more to Hadrian's Wall Country than its world-famous monument. From West Coast to East Coast there are many towns and villages to discover and explore. From big cities on big rivers to tucked away hamlets there is something for everyone to find and enjoy.

Click on the highlights below or search or extensive Gazetteer on the right to learn more about a particular place and what each has to offer.

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  1. Beaumont

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    Has an uninterrupted view north to the Solway Firth and Scotland and south to the Lake District fells, and its name means ‘‘beautiful hill’.

  2. Silloth

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    It is thought that the Cistercian monks of Holm Cultram Abbey gave Silloth its name; they stored their grain in barns here, known as ‘lathes’ - ‘sea-lathes’ as it was by the coast. It was later developed into the seaside town it is today with the introduction of the railway and a new port and dock....

  3. Allonby

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    A picturesque seaside village in the Solway Coast AONB, its sand and shingle beach and wide crescent bay make it a popular place for kite-surfers, wind-surfers, walkers and horse riders.

  4. Gisland

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    On the route of Hadrian’s Wall and spanning two counties, Cumbria and Northumberland, Gisland is a small village with a rich history that’s still visible in the stunning surroundings.

  5. Bewcastle

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    A location in the much disputed border territory between England and Scotland gives Bewcastle an interesting history including Romans, Reivers, Anglo-Saxons and Normans.

  6. Brampton

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    Just south of Hadrian’s Wall Brampton is a picturesque market town surrounded by a landscape that’s perfect for walking and cycling.

  7. Carlisle

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    A city steeped in history Carlisle is known as the ‘great border city’ and today is a vibrant place with great shops, a variety of places to eat and drink, and lots of culture from museums and galleries, to theatre, music, comedy and events.

  8. Lanercost

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    In the peaceful Irthing Valley and close to the route of Hadrian’s Wall Lanercost is well known for its 12th century Augustine Priory and royal connections.

  9. Maryport

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    With a heritage closely connected to the sea, Maryport played an important part in Roman Britain. The natural harbour and sea defences made it a perfect location for a Roman fort; Aluana.

  10. Workington

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    A lively town with a great mix of high street and local shops, theatres and public street art. The name is thought to come from an Anglican chieftain 'Weork'. In Roman times there was a fort at Burrow Walls which formed part of the coastal frontier.

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