Major tourist attractions are situated all around us. With the AD122 bus running from Greenhead to all the main locations in the summer months we are in a perfect location to visit Hadrians Wall. Pick up your AD122 timetable from reception upon your arrival or download the gonortheast app on your smartphone.
As well as being on both the Pennine Way, Hadrians Wall and Hadrian’s Cycle Route, the local golf course is less that a mile away, with spectacular views from its challenging course.
Plan your cycle route! Here is a great website to prepare and plan your route to or from Greenhead. We have an outdoor bike rack or if you prefer, we can store your bike in our garage space for a small fee.
Walks from the door:
Plan your walking route straight from our door! Whether you want to do a short walk or walk all day, this website has great information to guide you.
Check out our local tour provider! Simply choose which tour best suits you.
Don't forgot to mention you are staying at the Greenhead Hotel to ensure you get the perfect tour from our Area & the best price!
Walltown Country Park is designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site. This location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as a great place to stargaze.
The below site has useful information on when is best to go stargazing.
Housesteads Roman Fort
Delve into the Fort’s story and see a stunning collection of artefacts. A CGI film flies through time and reconstructs Houseteads before your very eyes.
Roman Army Museum
An extensive museum which gives the whole family a fantastic introduction to the Roman Army and Hadrian’s Wall.
A stunning excavated fort civilian settlement with extensive museum displaying amazing artefacts from the site
The National Landscape Discovery Centre enables people of all ages to understand and explore the landscapes, history, culture, and heritage of Northumberland.
Talkin Tarn is a glacial lake and country park near Brampton, Cumbria, England. The lake is a kettle hole lake, formed 10,000 years ago by mass glacial action.
The tarn is glacial in origin, being formed about 10000 years ago, and is fed by underground streams. You can sail, windsurf, canoe or hire one of the wooden rowing boats. Fishing is available at the Tarn. The shop hires mountain bikes and there are suggested routes taking you through beautiful countryside. There is a 1.3 mile path round the tarn which is suitable for wheelchairs.
Haltwhistle Golf Course - A stunning golf course right next to Hadrian's Wall and the Pennine Way.
Haltwhistle Golf Club enjoys magnificent views of the South Tyne Valley and is probably, the most scenic and historically interesting course in Britain. The course offers excellent views East to Haltwhistle and beyond, and also to the North to Spadeadam and West to Gilsland and Brampton.
Hexham Golf Club - Hexham Golf Club and is set within acres of fabulous countryside overlooking the River Tyne in the market town of Hexham. The golf club offers golfer's a stunning and memorable 18 hole parkland golf course and invites both members and visitors to sample the warm and friendly welcome.
Slaley Hall - Renowned as the 'Augusta Of The North'. The Hunting Course at Slaley Hall is one that should be on every golfer's bucket list. The Priestman stretches away from the resort itself, offering golfers panoramic views of the Northumberland countryside.
Close House - Close House is the home of the world's only 2 Lee Westwood golf courses and the North-east's only PGA Golf Academy. They were the venue for the 2017 British Masters.
Kielder Water & Forest Park brings you nature on a grander scale. The views are bigger, the night sky brighter, the sports wilder and the smiles wider. We’re home to the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe and, at over 250 square miles, the largest working forest in England. The best way to explore Kielder is to start at one of the three visitor centres, Tower Knowe, Kielder Waterside or Kielder Castle. You can walk/cycle/run around the lake with a 26 mile path around, of course you don’t have to do the full thing!
Just over an hour and a half drive and you will be taken away by the 80 miles of Northumbria coastline. Summer or winter, its a great day out for families. Keen walkers will find themselves in paradise with our rolling hills, picturesque scenery and over 1000 miles of walking routes.