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Days Out Attractions & Buildings

Bardon Mill

Bardon Mill is one of a collection of pretty hamlets situated almost exactly halfway between Newcastle and Carlisle. There’s a lot to see and do in the area, which is best known for its proximity to the Roman Wall. The fascinating Vindolanda Roman Fort site is just up the road and recent excavations have uncovered numerous buildings and some of the most unusual and well-preserved artifacts from the Roman world. After visiting the site itself head for the Roman Army Museum where you can view Roman boots, shoes, armour, jewellery and coins. Green fingered visitors to Bardon Mill should pop into the Errington Reay Pottery, a family run operation, which was established in 1878 and continues to produce quality earthenware pots with a uniquely textured finish. Once you’ve selected a few pots for the garden you should visit the Bowes Hotel next door for a drink or two and perhaps one of their reasonably priced meals. There’s plenty of accommodation to suit all pockets around Bardon Mill but for those on a tight budget Once Brewed Youth Hostel is just the ticket. This purpose built centre is well-placed for easy access to all Bardon Mill and the surrounding area has to entertain visitors.