The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

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The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

The Sill is the UK’s National Landscape Discovery Centre in Northumberland National Park, and is an innovative partnership between Northumberland National Park and YHA England and Wales.

It features exhibitions, indoor and outdoor learning spaces, a local food café, a world-class Youth Hostel, and a shop specialising in local crafts.

The Sill is the UK’s National Landscape Discovery Centre in the Northumberland National Park, bringing the landscape of Northumberland to life via inspirational exhibitions and a fully accessible Whin Sill grassland roof. The Park’s experienced learning staff and subject specialists can be booked to run sessions in school, on sites in the National Park, and in the excellent teaching facilities within The Sill. Explore our offers for different age groups on our website, with subjects including science, history, geography, art, and literacy, or contact the team to discuss the possibility of designing something bespoke for your students.

The Sill is home to a brand new state-of-the-art Youth Hostel – YHA The Sill at Hadrian’s Wall. The hostel sits just a stone’s throw from Hadrian’s Wall itself, making it perfect landscape for history buffs and school trips. Complete with 86 beds, the location offers innovative spaces designed to support outdoor learning, engagement with natural sciences, and explore arts and culture. The hostel is fitted with everything you can come to expect from YHA including comfortable social spaces, free Wi-Fi, cycle store, drying room, self-catering kitchen, 4 bedded en-suite rooms, a scrumptious full meals service, and meeting rooms with modern facilities.



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome, On Site Parking


Conference Facilities, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Cafe, Picnic Site, Shop, Toilets,






Covid Review

01434 341187

Opening Hours

November-March 10am-4pm
April-October 9.30am-6pm
Closed Christmas Day


Free entry


Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN

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