"Haltwhistle, Centre of Britain!!!" Haltwhistle by lucydog

Haltwhistle Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 2 photos


Welcome to the village of Haltwhistle in Northumberland. I moved here 6 months go and fell in love with the whole area. Haltwhistle is famous for its claim as being the centre of Britain, and is also very well situated for all the fabulous Hadrians wall, and Roman sites along the way. The town is very clean, friendly and just very welcoming. Everyone has time to chat and help you out. The town also holds several walking festivals during the year and is a great mecca for hikers, and outdoorsy folk. The irony of this is not lost on me as walking is something I dont do!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet , with few shops
  • Cons:Picture postcard Britain with a huge welcome for visitors!
  • In a nutshell:Definately the centre of my world!
  • Last visit to Haltwhistle: Jan 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • HaltwhistleDave's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    I admire your pluck and spirit. I am writing a novel in which an American writer moves to Haltwhistle to explore his ancestral roots and to research a murder mystery set in Roman Britain. I am exploring all things Haltwhistle! By an odd coincidence my character is in an accident shortly after arriving in Haltwhistle and is confined to a wheelchair for much of the novel. I haven't decided if his condition is permanent yet. So your comment on the irony of the walking festivals is very useful to me. beals_dave@yahoo.com

  • RhineRoll's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2006 at 8:55 AM

    Hadrian's Wall Country, Kielder, Carlisle, the Border Country and Tynedale... enquiring minds want to know more :-))

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