Friday, 22 June 2018

Newcastle & Gateshead Great Exhibition

Great Exhibition of the North is a free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit.
The country’s biggest event in 2018, it will pack a programme of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and unforgettable experiences into 80 days.
The Exhibition will be the biggest event in England this year. It is free to attend and will tell the inspiring story of the North of England and how its innovators, businesses, artists and designers have shaped our present and are inspiring our future. Hosted in NewcastleGateshead, on behalf of Northern England, the event is expected to reach an audience of three million people, including more than one million visitors from across the UK and overseas.
Alongside the programme, other elements include entertaining and informative activities for families and a Business Summit to celebrate Northern innovation.
Details of the full Great Exhibition of the North programme can be found here:

Friday, 8 June 2018

Summer Time!!!!

Why not let us help you plan a perfect summer break?  

Vallum Lodge is located in the central section of Hadrian's Wall in the stunning Northumberland National Park.  We are within easy walking distance of Sycamores Gap which was voted England's tree of the year.  It stands in a dramatic dip next to Hadrians wall.  The tree is know as the Robin Hood tree after famously featuring in the film "Robin Hood Prince of Thieves" starring Kevin Costner.  Vindolanda, Housesteads, Chesters Roman Fort and The Roman Army Museum are all within walking distance.

Contact us direct for more information and help in planning your perfect holiday.
Tel: 01434 344248

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Hadrian's Wall Museums

 New Roman Attractions For 2018

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2017 was an exciting year on Hadrian’s Wall. 10 museums and attractions welcomed Hadrian’s Cavalry, a major wall-wide exhibition. 

These are just a few of the new additions for 2018 all which are all within walking distance or a short drive from Vallum Lodge Guest House

Birdoswald Roman Fort re-opens after a £1.3million renovation project. The all-new Roman attraction is now super family-friendly with facilities to match.
 This Easter, English Heritage will re-open their Fort doors with a new Birdoswald, boasting exciting facilities specifically for families. Explore the exhibition, which tells the site’s story in a fun and interactive way for little people. Enjoy lunch in the cafĂ©, which serves homely cooked and locally sourced food before taking on the Roman Quest around the site. You can still marvel at the only site on the frontier to have all the elements of a complete Roman defence system and discover the longest continuous stretch of Hadrian’s Wall, whist on a family walk. 

Corbridge Roman Town’s Museum will re-open on 27 April after significant work to the shop and museum. 
From spring see the world class Roman collection, including the renowned Corbridge Hoard, exhibited in a new-look museum with previously unseen artefacts on display. Discover the changing lives of the town's Roman residents through the objects that they left behind. Capture a sense of Roman culture through new stories and explore how our archaeological finds have developed our understanding of Hadrian's Wall. All of the artefacts featured in the new exhibition were excavated from the town and helped to piece together the story of this unique place. 

Vindolanda opens a new £1.5m purpose built gallery and activity centre on 30 March.
This brand new facility will showcase their astonishing array of wooden artefacts.  The finds from Vindolanda’s wooden forts are nearly 2,000 years old include a wagon wheel, giant water pipes and the only surviving wooden toilet seat from the Roman Empire

Book your stay now to visit and experience Hadrian's Wall
Tel:01434 344248

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Hadrian's Wall

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Time to book your Summer Holidays!!

Now is the perfect time to book your summer holidays.
The central section of Hadrian's Wall is just stunning, why not let us help you plan your walking holiday??

Contact us direct on:
Tel: 01434 344248

Monday, 19 March 2018

AD122 Bus

The AD122 Hadrian's Wall bus runs from Friday 30th March until Sunday 30th September 2018 and stops yards away from Vallum Lodge.  A perfect way to explore Hadrian's Wall.

The Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus makes it easy to explore our Roman heritage and get out and about in some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes.
Sit back and relax as we take you to the sights and sounds of Hadrian’s Wall and journey back to AD122 where you can visit some amazing visitor attractions and experience what life was like in Roman times. Or, you can walk parts of the Hadrian’s Wall path and jump on and off the bus to help you get around.

Check out the timetable:

Tel: 01434 344248

Monday, 26 February 2018


Vindolanda is a short walk away from Vallum Lodge and is a must see whilst visiting the area.

In 2017 Vindolanda made some amazing finds, such as wafer thin writing tablets, complete swords, leather shoes, and fighting gloves.  After research of the objects experts indicated that the gloves were in fact boxing gloves and probably the only known surviving examples from the Roman period.
Contact us direct to book your stay:
Tel: 01434 344248

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Group Stay

Planning a family or friends get together to explore the beautiful Northumberland National Park and Hadrian's wall??  Vallum Lodge is an ideal location situated a short walk from all the major sites, Vindolanda, Housesteads, Sycamores Gap and The Sill landscape discovery center. If you want to venture further afield we have the stunning Kielder Water reservoir, the largest man made reservoir or the beautiful beaches of Bamburgh and Seahouses perfect for a day trip.

We offer 7 en suite rooms sleeping up to 15 with a mixture of twin and doubles.  

Contact us direct for advice where we can help you plan your stay with walking routes and itinerary suggestions to help you get the best out of your stay with us.
tel: 01434 344248

Friday, 12 January 2018


Book now for your Easter Break

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Special offer:

Book to stay 3 nights bed and breakfast over the Easter holidays from Friday 30th March to Friday 13th April for a special price of £250 in a double or twin en suite room for 2 people
We can offer you a suggested walking  itinerary to suit your requirements

Contact us direct and quote Easter18
Tel: 01434 344248