Hadrian's Wall Country


Wallsend, as you might expect, gets its name from its location at the end of Hadrian’s Wall. Wallsend is just 3 and a half miles east of Newcastle city centre, so it is a great place to stay if you’re looking for a city break, with all the amenities of Newcastle close by but also a great number of interesting, rural things to see and do outside of the city.

Wallsend is home to the Roman Fort, Baths and Museum at Segedenum, which offers a fascinating look at Roman Britain – the collection at the museum includes the only stone toilet seat from Roman Britain.

For a lovely evening meal, try Modern Tandoori on the high street, who make lovely, traditional Indian food and have friendly and knowledgeable staff. The restaurant operates a bring your own wine policy.

Just a short drive away, at Jarrow, is the fantastic Bede’s World, where you can explore medieval Europe’s greatest scholar’s life and works, taking a look around the ruined monastery where he lived and the recreated Anglo-Saxon farm.