Gilsland to Birdoswald Walk
Attractions close by Gilsland are:
Golf Club 1 mile east
Thirlwall Castle 1 miles east
Birdoswald Roman Fort 2
Lanercost Priory 6 miles west
From 122 - Hadrian's Wall is built
between Newcastle in the east and Carlisle
in the west.
Milecastle 48, or now known as Poltcross
Burn Milecastle, is built in the area of
1603 - first recording of the estate
where Gilsland Hall Hotel is now situated,
named Shaw's Estate.
Gilsland village no doubt grew by the
estate as estates employed many
1745/46 - Jacobite rebellion battles
were the last in Britain, leading to a
peaceful country, ending many centuries of
conflict along the England - Scotland
1760s - first hotel built on Shaw's
Estate named Shaw's Hotel.
1787 - Robert Burns' the Scottish poet
visits Shaw's Hotel at Gilsland.
1797 - the novelist Walter Scott visited
Shaw's Hotel and Popping Stone and met his
wife Miss Carpenter.
1837 - the Carlisle to Newcastle railway
opened with the Gilsland station situated
on the east side of the village, originally
named Rosehill Railway Station.
1851 - St Mary Magdalene Church by the
Shaw's Hotel is built.
1859 - Shaw's Hotel is destroyed by
fire. It was rebuilt larger soon after.
1869 - Gilsland Methodist Church is
built in the village centre.
1893 - Shaw's Hotel is taken over and
renamed Gilsland Spa Hotel.
1967 - Gilsland Train Station is
2016 - Gilsland Spa Hotel is renamed
Gilsland Hall Hotel.