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Holmhead Guest House

Hadrian's Wall, Greenhead CA8 7HY, England
Holmhead Guest House

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If you are walking Hadrians wall this is a must right beneath Thirlwall castle . Reasonably priced Good Breakfast beautiful clean room minutes from the Wall bus and right before the main sections of the wall . Owners pleasant and helpful . Would be nice If they did meals but could get one a few mins walk away. Owner also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

From our initial email contact with Alan at Holmhead we just knew we were going to enjoy our 4 night stay! Alan kindly collected us from Haltwhistle train station - easily recognising the backpacking grey haired ladies - and also took us back for our train at the end of the week. The camping barn matched our needs perfectly: great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I stayed here with a friend for one night on our walk and really enjoyed it. We were made to feel very welcome and looked after incredibly well by the couple running the place. The comfortable rooms and lounge area were in stark contrast to other places we stayed on the walk, and we were offered every courtesy during our... More 

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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Let me begin with our host. He was welcoming and attentive. He put us in the right direction for this whole section of the wall. One of our boys ran to a bus to try to get to a grocery before it closed, having little idea of the region or busses in the area. Our host offered to drive to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I stayed at the Holmhead while I was hiking along Hadrian's Wall. The camping barn was perfect for our group. The location is near both the trail and a bus stop. We could use the kitchenette or have meals at the nearby pub. The owners were very helpful.

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Gardner, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Myself and twelve friends used Holmhead as our base for three days during our coast-to-coast walk of Hadrian's Wall. We stayed in the camping barn which was clean, cozy and outfitted with a kitchenette, toilet and showers. It was perfect for our needs, and reasonably priced. Owners were very hospitable. The farm is a short walk to the bus stop... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My partner and I stayed one night in Holmhead B&B on our first visit of Hadrian's Wall. We'll definitely be back for longer! - Great location: directly on the Wall path, near Thirlwall Castle ruins, 30 min walk away from Walltown Crags (the best view of the wall); 10 miles away from Roman History Museum and Vindolanda. - Beautiful old... More 

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