The Sill:

The Sill is the UK’s National Landscape Discovery Centre in the Northumberland National Park. It is located off the A69; follow the brown and white tourism signs to Hadrian’s Wall, as you get closer follow the signs to The Sill. The nearest postcode is: NE47 7AN.

There is a car park at the centre where you pay upon your departure. The Sill also has accessible toilets, fully equipped changing facilities and a lovely cafe. It is a wonderful building, the Whin Sill grass roof is certainly a highlight. This roof is fully accessible and allows visitors to walk upwards and gives a bird’s eye vantage point across the wonderful World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall.

Explore The Sill:

Whilst The Sill isn’t a walk itself, there are plenty of walks that are just a stones throw away. Starting at The Sill you are able to explore the heritage of the iconic landmarks of Roman Britain found along the Hadrian’s Wall Trail.

We are looking forward to reviewing a few of these walks in the coming months; especially the iconic Sycamore Gap that can be accessed from Steel Rigg. There is also a short accessible path close to the Wall that is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies, again we look forward to reviewing this in the coming months.

What is on offer inside The Sill?

At The Sill they have both permanent and temporary free exhibitions for all ages to enjoy. There are some wonderful, hands on exhibitions, that my children adore. It is a brilliant and exciting place for little ones to explore and helps them to learn more about our fascinating culture and heritage.

A wonderful family friendly day out. For further up to date information on The Sill, and to see what events they have on offer, please visit their website:

Plenty of places to play & explore.

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