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England (Northumberland & Cumbria)



The north of England and the Scottish Borders have been a battleground for a very long time. The Roman Empire battled the northern savages, the Scots from Dál Riata clashed with the Picts, who in turn fought off the Saxons. Later the English tried, with very limited succes, to convince the Scots of their rightful overlordship, a claim that culminated in the Wars of Independence. Although the Debateable Land was originally a small border area north of Gretna, the term could easily have applied for all the lands south and north of Tweed. That is precisely the reason why I also included Northumberland and Cumbria. Underneath you'll find a small number of places of historical interest immediately along The Wall. Ever thought about walking Hadrian's Wall Path?

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Site rating:

  • This is a personal favourite! (***)
  • A real highlight! (**)
  • Have a look if you’re in the area. (*)
  • A hefty dollop of imagination is a must. (-)

My very personal selection:

Location: Thorngrafton

GPS/Map: 55.013392,-2.330937

Location: Branxton

GPS/Map: 55.627793,-2.178636

Location: Gilsland

GPS/Map: 54.990244,-2.602449

Location: Chollerford

GPS/Map: 55.026702,-2.139971

Location: Corbridge

GPS/Map: 54.979153,-2.027312

Location: Greenhead

GPS/Map: 54.985221,-2.522678

Location: Thorngrafton

GPS/Map: 54.991203,-2.360214

And than there are.......

Location: Greenhead

GPS/Map: 54.989351,-2.533953