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Holmhead Guest House

Hadrian's Wall, Greenhead CA8 7HY, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Holmhead is located on the foundations of Hadrian's wall, by the side of the Tipalt Burn, overlooked by the ruins of Thirlwall Castle. The location is tranquil but convenient for access to the Roman Army Museum, Vindolanda and Walltown Quarry and Crags. The rooms are comfortable, the breakfasts generous and the owners helpful and knowledgeable. All in all, a great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here whilst my husband and Father were cycling the Hadrians wall route. When we arrived the weather was awful but we were met by a friendly landlady who offered to get her husband to help us with our bags. The room size was adequate although the bed was simply divine. A king size with a very comfy mattress!... More 

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ross on wye
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived here after a 20 mile walk doing the Pennine Way about 6:30 to a lovely welcome by the landlady. the room was spacious, the king size bed with lovely linen gorgeous and the shower and amenities first class.It sits below Thirwall castle ruins on the Hadrian's Wall and the room had lovely views. Drying boots a bit of... More 

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Challock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time in this idyllic spot on Hadrian's Wall (literally out the back gate). Alan and Judy, the fantastic hosts, couldn't be more friendly, catering for all diets at breakfast (veggie, vegan, gluten free), baking muffins and providing a plethora of information about the local area. We had the added bonus of being able to watch a... More 

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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Treated our selves to a real bed and shower after days of camping and we were not disappointed. Small but good bathroom and comfortable bed. Nice breakfast.Had a lovely time. The owners were really helpful and nice.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I were walking a big chunk of the wall over a 2 day period and booked Holmhead for 1 night in the middle. We had been walking from 9am-6pm and could not have had a nicer welcome from Judy at Holmhead. You literally walk through the back of the guest house on the trail so you can't... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Walking Hadrian's Wall we arrived right outside the door. Judy happened to be baking and gave us some lovely home-made muffins and tea. Great room with a view of the castle. Supper at local hotel 5 minutes walk up their private driveway. Slept like a log in very comfy rooms. They offer a vegetarian breakfast so as well as the... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Staying at the Holmhead Guest House was very interesting as it has fantastic history as it is built on Hadrians Wall and overlooks the remains of Thirwall Castle. The rooms in this guest house are comfortable and the owners were very helpful and welcoming and even placed our bags in our rooms for our arrival. It is a perfect location... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Spent a night here whilst walking along Hadrians Wall.Very comfortable and such a beautiful setting .Short walk in the evening to the nearby hotel for supper.Breakfast was good and overall recommended.Judy and Alan very welcoming hosts

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Holmhead B&B is literally built on top of Hadrian's Wall. It is located directly beside the official Hadrian's Wall walking route in a charming setting overlooking the remains of Thirwall Castle. We were cold by the time we arrived so the warm, homemade muffins Judy had made us were much appreciated along with a cuppa. Despite the fact that it... More 

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