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The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

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 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.

Facilities

Accessibility

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

Groups

Conference Facilities, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,

Attraction

Cafe, Picnic Site, Shop, Toilets,

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01434 341187





Opening Hours

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

Pricing

Free entry

Address

Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland

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