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5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Nr Birdoswald, Gilsland, Brampton CA8 7DA , England
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The Hill on the Wall Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 7 Gilsland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I needed to find accommodation to take part in a Macmillan Trekathlon near the finishing line at Lanercost Priory I used Trip Advisor. This B&B came up with only 5 & 4 reviews. Having stayed 5 days I can confirm that original search is well deserved and I am surprised by recent bad reviews and on meeting Ian &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have just returned from a eight day walking trip and spent a night at The Hill on The Wall. When we arrived in a downpour, both Elaine & Ian could not have been more pleasant and helpful making sure our clothes and boots were dried for us and we were given tea and cake. The house was stunning and... More

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Beaufort, SC
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237 reviews 237 reviews
52 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Elaine was so nice and helpful and the rooms were equipped with everything you can possibly need, want, or imagine. Unfortunately, Ian was so rude that we were dumbfounded. The first words out of his mouth when we arrived were rude. The following morning all eight guests of the inn were waiting patiently in the parlor to be called in... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It appears that I am in the minority for the reviews of this B&B but I can't imagine staying here again. Ian, who was the more present face in the establishment, was incredibly rude. I assumed that he just didn't like Americans until I saw him belittle a couple from Holland in front of me. I'm awarding this establishment two... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous 3 night stay. Elaine and Ian are very welcoming hosts and nothing is too much trouble, even serving tea and home made cake in the spacious lounge if we returned during the day. We stayed in Caligula's Chamber which is a beautiful room with large en-suite shower room and views of Hadrian's Wall. The breakfast choice... More

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Walsall
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a B&B 'The Hill on the Wall' will spoil you for the rest of your days in that no other place can ever match up to it. The 'attention to detail' in terms of your comfort as a resident would be comparable with a 5 Star hotel ( did you know it's the only B&B on 'the Wall' with... More

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Manchester Uk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous B&B tucked away in the pretty Cumbrian countryside, close to amenities yet definitely 'away from it all'. We were met on arrival by a pretty garden, a beautifully furnished drawing room full of comfy suites and antiques, an enormous pot of tea served in china cups and slabs of home-baked, fresh cream Victoria Sponge. Ian and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What's not to like? On arrival our gracious hosts offered us tea and pastries on a front terrace overlooking rolling hills, pastures and Hadrian's Wall itself. The house itself maybe 500 years old but is impeccably well maintained. Our well decorated room (the Caligula suite) was huge with a proper queen sized bed, a stunning view, a flat screen TV... More

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Turnhout, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received a warm welcome with tea and cake and enjoyed chatting with Elaine. The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfast was outstanding: fresh fruits, crispy bacon and perfectly cooked eggs. We had a very pleasant stay in this B&B!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great welcome with cake & tea. Host had sense of humour. Large top class rooms. With all the extras that you could possibly want in bathrooom and Bed room ground coffee not instant. Lovely Breakfast as we were walking on Hadrians Wall

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Address: Nr Birdoswald, Gilsland, Brampton CA8 7DA , England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Brampton > Gilsland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hill on the Wall Bed & Breakfast 5*
Also Known As:
The Hill On The Wall Bed & Breakfast Gilsland, Cumbria

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Hill on the Wall is a unique Bed & Breakfast near Hadrian's Wall with more than a touch of luxury. Somewhere to relax, unwind and recharge. So much more than a B&B, we are graded by Visit Britain as 5 Star Gold. Rest assured that as a guest of ours you will experience the best of hospitality within the luxury and comfort of a private country house atmosphere...Stylish yet practical and comfortable featuring accommodation of exceptional style and luxury. A commitment to quality with a personal touch. ... more   less 
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