Places to stay
Built in the 1850s by John Clayton, during its time the building has been used as a walkers bothy and a plaque above the door records its opening by the late Queen Mother. Surrounded by miles of rolling countryside this is the ideal place for two people wanting to get out and explore.
A truly unique opportunity to experience this dramatic landscape by staying right next to Housesteads Roman Fort, on Hadrian’s Wall. Built in the 19th century, it was home to the Thompsons who farmed the area and also played a role as custodians of the Wall. Later, the sitting room was used by John Clayton while working on the excavation of Housesteads Fort.
Converted from a pair of 18th-century farm workers cottages it is spacious and comfortable. The significant Roman centers of Housesteads and Vindolanda are only minutes away by car. There is a dry stone wall enclosing the lawned garden.