Places to Visit in Tynedale
Tynedale contains some of the most beautiful - if rugged - scenery in Britain. The area, located primarily between England and Scotland, is also full of history. This is one of the most popular regions in the area for visitors who found all kinds of activities to do and cultural and historic sites to visit. Some of the most interesting places to visit in Tynedale include:
- Hadrian's Wall - there is still part of Hadrian's Wall standing in Tynedale. Visitors can also visit the fort which still stands on this stretch of wall, Housesteads. This is considered to be the most comprehensive fort site of its kind in the country.
- Hexham - Hexham is one of the most charming towns in the region and is rich in local history. Visitors to the town particularly enjoy a visit to Hexham Abbey which played a key role in the adoption of Christianity in early Britain. Other places worth a visit include the Old Gaol.
- Kielder Water/Kielder Forest - The park at Kielder contains the one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe and the largest forest still standing in England. This area is a must for nature lovers and also hosts a range of water and land based activities, walks and sports.
- Nenthead Heritage Centre - this is a museum dedicated to lead mining which was a major industry in this area for many years. Nenthead was one of England's first purpose built industrial communities.
- Vindolanda - the museum at the Vindolanda site contains some of the most interesting Roman finds ever found in the country. These include writing tablets which contain lists and data from the Roman occupation of the area and the biggest collection of Roman leather goods in the country.