Set on the edge of the beautiful Northumberland National Park, Common House Farm is the perfect centre for enjoying touring and walking holidays amongst the breathtaking scenery of the rolling border hills - the heart of Roman Wall country.
Northumberland has been described as England's last wilderness having the lowest population density of any county in England and the rugged countryside being a paradise for outdoor pursuits.
Explore the Roman Wall
Common House Farm is well placed for visiting the best preserved sections of Hadrian's Wall, built nearly 2000 years ago to define the Northern frontier of Rome's mighty Empire. Today it is a World Heritage Site and the Roman fortress at Housesteads, the fort of Vindolanda and the fort and museum at Chesters are all within a few miles.
Heritage and Activities
You can explore the ancient market town of Hexham with its magnificent 12th Century Abbey, Kielder Water and Forest offering watersports, cycling and walking trails, and one of England's most recently declared area of outstanding natural beauty, The North Pennines, with its lead mining heritage. There is horse-riding, fishing, and several quality 18 hole golf courses, such as Haltwhistle, Slaley Hall and Matfen Hall, all within half an hour's drive.
The peaceful county of Northumberland is renowned for its castles, such as at Bamburgh and Alnwick, its open unspoilt countyrside and its strong Christian Heritage, which is especially evident at Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island on the spectacular Northumberland Coast. The fabulous Alnwick Gardens, created by the Duchess of Northumberland, are also well worth a visit.