Market at Haltwhistle

Market at Haltwhistle, England

This evening, I am posting information on a  delightful country town of Haltwhistle which is positioned in the geographical centre of Britain. The name may be derived from Old English for junction of two streams ‘twisla

Haltwhistle demonstrates a long history and heritage with links to the (Scottish) Wars of Independence and then the Border Reivers. Much of the older architecture demonstrates a defensive style in reaction to the lawlessness of bygone days, particularly the days of the Reivers.

Location provides easy access to Hadrian’s Wall and local industrial history dating from the Industrial Revolution. There are also hiking and cycling opportunities. Close by is Haltwhistle Burn which runs through an interesting local valley featuring geology, natural history and former industrial activities.

Haltwhistle hosts a market once a week in addition to which there is a wide range of local shops

Colourful Shop Front at Haltwhistle

Colourful Shop Front at Haltwhistle, England

The (traditional) Black Bull pub serves a wide range of beers plus food.

Black Bull Pub, Haltwhsitle

Black Bull Pub, Haltwhsitle, England

View of Market at Haltwhistle

View of Market at Haltwhistle, England

Holy Cross Church, Haltwhistle

Holy Cross Church, Haltwhistle, England

North Tyne River, Haltwhistle

North Tyne River, Haltwhistle, England

Pele Tower dating from around 1417.