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Allen Banks & Staward Gorge - National Trust - Things to Know Before Visiting

Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7BP, UK

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About Allen Banks & Staward Gorge - National Trust

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge make up the largest area of ancient semi-natural woodland in Northumberland. This wilderness garden was created by Susan Davidson who lived at nearby Ridley Hall in the 19th century. The property has been designated a site of special scientific interest for its rich flora and fauna. There is a large suspension bridge which has been ruined by the flooding of January 2005.


Attractions Near Allen Banks & Staward Gorge - National Trust

Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall4.85km from Allen Banks & Staward Gorge - National Trust

Housesteads is the best preserved of the thirteen permanent Roman army posts along the length of Hadrian's Wall, the famous barrier built to keep the northern tribes out of the settled Roman south. The site is owned by the National Trust and is in the care of English Heritage. Finds can be seen in the site museum, in the museum at Chesters, and in the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Crag Lough
Crag Lough5.04km from Allen Banks & Staward Gorge - National Trust

Crag Lough sits immediately below Hadrian's Wall, and is one of Northumberland's finest low to mid-grade crags, offering over 100 recorded routes, the majority of which are in the perennially popular HS to HVS range. At this point Hadrian's Wall is at the top of a line of crags, the Whin Sill, with Crag Lough at the foot of the crags.

Sycamore Gap
Sycamore Gap5.17km from Allen Banks & Staward Gorge - National Trust

The Sycamore Gap tree is one of the most photographed in the country. It stands in a dramatic dip in Hadrian’s Wall in the Northumberland National Park. In late 2016 it took the crown for English Tree of the Year in the Woodland Trust’s awards.

Cawfield Quarry
Cawfield Quarry8.74km from Allen Banks & Staward Gorge - National Trust
Featherstone Castle
Featherstone Castle12.75km from Allen Banks & Staward Gorge - National Trust

Featherstone Castle, a Grade I listed building, is a large Gothic style country mansion situated on the bank of the River South Tyne about 3 miles southwest of the town of Haltwhistle in Northumberland, England. It has played an important role in the battles between the English and the Scots. Originally a 13th-century hall house, a square three-storey pele tower was added in 1330 by Thomas de Featherstonehaugh.

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall13.07km from Allen Banks & Staward Gorge - National Trust

Chesters Roman Fort is the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain - wander around the unusually well-preserved baths and steam room, and the officers' quarters.Spend a day out wandering around the unusually well-preserved baths and steam room, and the officers' quarters. You'll find hundreds of ancient artefacts beautifully displayed with e-readers to guide you around the John Clayton museum.

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