A very small country town . It has a square with 3 pubs round it a coop and post office.We had a nice meal in the Allendale Inn which was a cosy and friendly pub.It was nice to be in a really nice out of the way place in the North Pennines .
Allendale town is an area where there are alot shops close...
Allendale town is an area where there are alot shops close together so you don't have to walk very far to find a shop of your choice, we were also lucky enough to park opposite the Coach and Horses aswell, a bonus as we had large luggage.
We had bypassed the place a few years ago so I arranged a...
We had bypassed the place a few years ago so I arranged a surprise weekend for our wedding anniversary. The town is small but has history. The origins were founded on agriculture, border raiding and then prosperity arrived with the lead mining. Ideally located for a trip onwards to Hadrian's Wall.
The area is very beautiful.
The area is very beautiful. But the castle is very special so many places to see Corbridge is close and good shops etc. Alnwick is fairly close that and Banbourgh are spectacular.
We dined in the hotel.
A nice little town!
The town is very central for walking, cycling or just chilling out. It has two large pubs/hotels which serve decent food and beer, a Co-op general store, a butcher and a Post Office which also serves as a Tourist Information Centre.
We drove ten-fifteen minutes to visit Vindolanda .
We drove ten-fifteen minutes to visit Vindolanda .I admit it was a Sunday but according to my smartphone it was open 10-4 pm. When we arrived at the car park at approximately 10:10 we found it was in fact closed. Three other cars were arriving as we were leaving. We actually waited in case it was staff who were running a little late, but no they too looked a little disappointed and drove out. We will have to leave this to another day.
We had a very good meal at the local public house. The Landlord was very chatty and personable. I enjoyed the photographs he had on his wall of the "Winter of 1963" Where the snow in some places was taller than the men!!
There is an old coffee house at the centre of Allendale which we will try next time, as it was not open on a Sunday in January.
Although some reviews said about walking to the public house at Allendale from Thornley House It was quite hilly and as I am on crutches I would have found it a little difficult so I did not try. Able bodied persons i am sure would have enjoyed the 15-20 minute walk. It is very easy to drive around the Town. Once you are at the Town centre it is flat walking.
“We chose this hotel as it was located on our coast to coast cycling route. We were warmly greeted by Dave, the owner who very kindly stored our bikes inside the hotel, so we knew they were safe and secure. The hotel itself was perfect for what we needed for the night. Nice clean rooms, powerful hot showers and the full English breakfast in the morning was superb. Definitely recommend this hotel for a short stay.”
“Friendly welcome, lively working farm but very comfortable stay, all in all a fabulous location on top of the world! Dogs welcome (not in bedrooms or dining room! but with own room) walks all around. Short drive to lovely Allendale Town and beyond that Hadrian's Wall and the entire area.”
“It was close to friends we wanted to visit during our travels. The scenery around the hotel is stunning. The staff are welcoming and friendly. The breakfasts are excellent and the evening bar meals are also very good.”