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The Centre of Britain...

Welcome to the online Haltwhistle Directory. A2A publish a local directory that is delivered door to door in this area annually, welcome to the online version.

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Haltwhistle is a small town in Northumberland, England, situated ten miles east of Brampton, near Hadrian's Wall, and the villages of Plenmeller, Rowfoot and Melkridge.

The name of Haltwhistle has nothing to do with a railway stop, but is literally Hal-twysel, meaning "a meeting of the streams by the hill". Twizell is a meeting of the waters and here the Haltwhistle Burn from the north meets the River South Tyne

Haltwhistle is a small town in Northumberland, England, situated ten miles east of Brampton, near Hadrian's Wall, and the villages of Plenmeller, Rowfoot and Melkridge.

The name of Haltwhistle has nothing to do with a railway stop, but is literally Hal-twysel, meaning "a meeting of the streams by the hill". Twizell is a meeting of the waters and here the Haltwhistle Burn from the north meets the River South Tyne. 

Haltwhistle History

A warm welcome awaits you when you visit Haltwhistle, The Centre of Britain, and its Historic Parishes. Set at the very heart of more than 2000 years of history, Haltwhistle is the centre of the perfect North Country experience.

In fact you can't get any more central than this, as geographically Haltwhistle is also the exact centre of Britain (mid-point of the longest line of longitude that can be drawn through Britain with its centre on land) and it's at the centre of everything that keeps visitors returning to England's most dramatic countryside year in, year out.

Nestling beside the River South Tyne, Haltwhistle is the closest town to the stunning central section of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage site and the Northumberland National Park, both of which are only about 2 miles (3 kms) away. Haltwhistle and its Historic Parishes, covers an area of about 150 sq miles, and as you wander around the area, whether in your car, on foot or by cycle, you are sure to find that the whole area is full of surprises.

As a base to explore the magnificent surrounding area, Haltwhistle couldn't be better positioned.  Within one hour's drive from Haltwhistle are Carlisle, Gretna & South West Scotland, to the West; Kielder Water, Redesdale and the English and Scottish Borders to the North, and the historical attractions of the Northumbria Coast and the city of Newcastle to the East.

To the South are the wonderful open spaces of The Northern Pennines, where you can take a leisurely drive or put on your walking boots and enjoy a challenging and invigorating trek.  For the cyclist, whether leisurely or serious, it is also possible to get on a mountain bike and cycle off through an extensive network of unspoiled trails.