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Heddon on the Wall

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Heddon on the Wall is Village 50 miles east of Carlisle, 9 miles west of Newcastle, 16 miles west of Wallsend Roman Fort on the north side of Newcastle. The first or last section of the 84 mile Hadrian's Wall Path runs between the Village and Wallsend.

Houghton North Farm is situated next to the village with Bunk Rooms.

Attractions in the area include a short section of Hadrian's Wall on the east side with the Village, Bar / Diners, Halls of Heddon Nursery on the north side, and Barnacre Alpacas on the north side.

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The Three Tuns Bar / Diner is in the centre of Heddon on the Wall, with Gardens and War Memorial across the road.

The Swan Inn is round past the Church in the Village centre with a Restaurant.

Close House Golf Club is about one mile south of the Village, with the Course opened in 2011 by Lee Westwood. Close House is now part of the Golf Complex with luxury accommodation in Buildings around the House. Close House was completed in 1779 for the Bewicke family. There is an excellent Restaurant at the Golf Club with great views.

Heddon on the Wall History

120s - Hadrian's Wall was built through this area, with a Milecastle where Town Farm is situated now, nothing of that Milecastle remains.

400s - the Romans had left England with Saxons from Germany moving into England where they integrated with the English, with much of the population becoming Anglo Saxons.

Heddon on the Wall evolved as a Farming Village, also with some small Coal Mines, on the Main Road from Newcastle west named Hexham Road.

1950s late - the large Bays Leap Open Cast Coal Mine was opened.

1960s - houses were built at Heddon on the Wall for commuters to Newcastle, and for people from Newcastle to retire to.

1966 - Bays Leap was closed.

1973 - the A69 Road was completed, allowing most of the traffic between Newcastle and Carlisle to bypass Heddon on the Wall.

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