Experience one the Roman Empire’s most northern outposts – this is the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain. You can explore the well-preserved baths and steam room, and the officers’ quarters.
The George Hotel is a great base from which to explore the surrounding area including:
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum 0.5 Mile
Hexham town centre 5 Miles
With a lively arts and cultural scene, several galleries, the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre and Hexham Abbey, as well as interesting, independent retailers and great cafés, you can spend many a relaxing hour at the nearby market town.
Hexham’s Old Gaol 5 Miles
England’s oldest gaol – built in 1333 – is a scheduled ancient monument, but also offers a fun and educational experience. Try out the stocks! Or for a more relaxing moment explore the Border Library Collection.
Hexham Racecourse 7 Miles
Northumberland’s only horse racing course is a fun day out whether you’re a serious punter, or just an occasional watcher. The National Hunt course has regular race meetings throughout the year, a restaurant and bar.
Hadrian’s Wall 10 Miles
Stretches of this world-famous 73-mile long World Heritage Site are within a short drive of the George hotel. So whether you are walking the length of the wall and want a stopping place during your trip, or you are here in Hexham and want to spend a couple of hours out witnessing this ancient feat of engineering, you’re in the right place.
Housesteads Roman Fort and the Sycamore Gap 10 Miles
The visitor centre to the Roman Fort, set high on a dramatic escarpment is a great place to start a walk along the World Heritage Roman wall footpath ending up at the Sycamore Gap – an iconic spot in British history – the place where you can see the Robin Hood Tree standing next to Hadrian’s Wall in a dramatic dip in the landscape.
Muckle Moss National Nature Reserve 10 Miles
Some of the finest ancient oak woodlands in north east England, Muckle Moss is designated as Site of Scientific Special Interest for its ancient oak and ash woodlands.
North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 20 Miles
Not just a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), but a UNESCO Global Geopark too. This is a breath-taking landscape of heather moors and peatlands, dales and hay meadows, rivers, woods, as well as remains of the area’s mining and industrial past.