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The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting centre, worth a visit for all ages

Would be good to be able to take the dog inside to some of the areas other than just the part of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MBaldwin1810
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Great exhibition!

Stopped here & used the car park to walk to sycamore gap, good 1hr round walk from here but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
670gemmah
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Durham, United Kingdom
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The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre is Northumberland National Park's brand new visitor attraction that will excite and inspire people of all ages to explore the landscape, history, culture and heritage of Northumberland. The Sill features...more
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National Landscape Discovery Centre Military Road, Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7AN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Would be good to be able to take the dog inside to some of the areas other than just the part of the roof we were advised to. Very friendly helpful staff

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MBaldwin1810
Reviewed 4 days ago

Usually we fly past the turnings for the Sill but this time we turned off the A69 and joined the military road. The Sill is a lovely Eco building with some good views. Inside we found a nice cafe, gift shop and exhibition area. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Erni B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

New,extremely well thought out ,blended with country side.A good souvenir shop,and pleasant coffee shop. A good place to stop,and showed history of area- very well done.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MEJ22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a hot drink after walking along Hadrian’s Wall and chanced on The Sill. What a pleasant surprise! It has got a lovely light, appealing cafeteria with a good variety of products. But there is much more besides this. We were taken with the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Anne G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really helpful to understand the landscape of the area and has very helpful and friendly staff. Good souvenir shop and cafe. Recommend a visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Janet W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here & used the car park to walk to sycamore gap, good 1hr round walk from here but definitely worth it!! The building is interesting & the roof walk is unusual covered in grass & plants. The building is not dog friendly so we...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 670gemmah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On way home stopped here for breakfast. So glad we did you get a great breakfast here with decent sausages and homemade black pudding. My scrambled eggs were so divine . A great cuppa to. Only down but cost £2 to park for 45 minutes...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kenneth D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibitions were good and the people very friendly and helpful. Lots of guided walks taking place so check out the what's on to best plan your trip. Great views from the roof top cafe

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rkemsley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very confused as to what this Centre has actually set out to achieve. Architecturally a lovely building but inside it’s a confusing space, void of any real purpose. The cafe is phenomenally expensive. We ordered the soup which was a terrible, watery unseasoned mix of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank poppity22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While on a day trip along the military road, we called in here for some light refreshments and had tea and fruit scones which were very nice and served by very pleasant staff. This is a modern visitor centre with nice facilities. The cafe is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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janoliNorthumberland
March 27, 2019|
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Response from NlandNP | Property representative |
There is no entry fee for The Sill but car parking charges apply.
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Aimee_Bebb
July 29, 2018|
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Response from aramis | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed inside the building, nor on the grassland roof. The roof is planted with important local species of grasses and moorland plants, which need extra care.
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Aimee_Bebb
July 29, 2018|
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Response from Kevin D | Reviewed this property |
There were certainly dogs around but I'm not sure if one can take them inside.
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