Vindolanda is close by and Thirlwell Castle, a quarry wildlife park, The Roman Army Museum and Walltown Craggs – the highest remaining section of Hadrian’s Wall - are all interesting visitor attractions within easy reach of The Horseshoe. Horse-riders, ramblers and cyclists will delight in exploring the various footpaths and bridleways – the new cycle route which follows the Wall for 174 miles runs past the old Military Road close by. Golfing enthusiasts will enjoy the ample choice of several prestigious courses within easy reach and salmon fishing can be enjoyed on the River Tyne. The A69 is close enough to give easy access to explore this beautiful region without being intrusive. Haltwhistle, geographically acknowledged as ‘the Centre of Britain’ is only 2.5 miles west and offers many amenities including several shops, restaurants, a sports centre and an outdoor swimming pool. The historic market town of Hexham, dominated by its majestic abbey offers an abundance of amenities only 13 miles east or travel an extra 20 minutes to sample the vibrant city of Newcastle or try a little retail therapy at the world renowned Metro Centre. The Cumbrian border is close by; Carlisle is only 24 miles west, therefore making The Horseshoe a superb base for those seeking to explore the historic charms of Northumberland coupled with easy access to visit the Lake District too.