Gilsland is an interesting village, and steeped in history, both Roman and more recent. Even today it is unusual by virtue of being split between two counties, Cumbria and Northumberland. The village is directly on Hadrian’s Wall, and is interwoven by pieces of it in the most surprising places. The Wall pops up in the garden of a house, and just outside the village. The course of the Wall leads the walker to Willowford, where a Roman bridge once stood, and a recently built footbridge carries the footpath over the River Irthing to Birdoswald Roman Fort. People travelled from far and wide to take its spa waters, and it is here that Sir Walter Scott, met and proposed to his wife at the "Popping Stone" which can still be seen in the grounds of the Spa Hotel.
Located within half a mile of the Hadrian's Wall National Trail, Hill on the Wall is a unique B&B establishment at the heart of Hadrian's Wall and Reivers country. The property is a Grade 2 Listed Building and has been part of the historic landscape since it was built as a fortified "bastle" farmhouse in 1595, on an outstanding hilltop location overlooking Hadrian's Wall. Now providing Bed & Breakfast facilities of the highest standard, with a 5 Star Gold rating from Visit Britain, the Hill on the Wall provides the ultimate Bed & Breakfast experience on the Hadrian’s Wall walking and cycling trails. Although luxury is our standard, your host Elaine provides the warmest of welcomes within a relaxed atmosphere and ensures that the needs of all guests are accommodated. Muddy boots and dirty cycles are welcome. All three guest bedrooms are spacious, furnished to the highest standard with en-suite or private facilities, and free Wi-Fi.
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