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The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Informative stop-off with great food

We spent a pleasant couple of hours here, admiring the highly informative displays and the gift... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Excellent local crafts in shop

Very impressed with the range of locally made crafts in the shop, really helped with our Christmas... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ian W
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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
+44 1434 341200
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a pleasant couple of hours here, admiring the highly informative displays and the gift shop before heading upstairs to the restaurant for lunch with great views over the national park. Food was home-cooked and delicious, served by very friendly staff.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Sill when we headed down the Military Road to blow away the Christmas cobwebs. We didn’t eat as our plan was to eat next door at twice brewed. The centre is a great resource though, staff were all lovely and I’m sure we’ll...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dani G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here en route to Corbridge. Amazing Christmas picnic lunch and great value at £16 for 2. Staff were so Friendly, regular menu is great as is shop and exhibition.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is make sure you have the Christmas Picnic in the restaurant. Scrummy and beautifully presented.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressed with the range of locally made crafts in the shop, really helped with our Christmas shopping. It makes a real change finding somewhere that has original gifts, unlike the National Trust or English Heritage who's shops have all the same stuff throughout their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ian W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have my 3 grandchildren and we visited the Sillwasnt sure what to expect certainly a very innteractive museum and they all enjoyed it especially the special exhibition the moving of the sand under the lights to create rivers and mountains was brilliant. The wall...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 7 December 2018

This is a superb introduction to the beautiful county of Northumberland. Really interesting hands on exhibition space, roof walk, gift shop and gallery. The Cafe is a delight! Gorgeous soup and sandwiches and lunch selection. Breakfast served until noon I think. Range of drinks. Friendly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thwaiteman
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Wow what a superb visitor centre opened in July 2018. First impressions count - and they certainly exceeded our expectations. This is one NOT to go past.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nick S
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

We booked a family room that slept four (2 bunk beds) with a private bathroom. For £30 it was fantastic value for money. We forgot towels, but you could hire them there for £2. There was also a very clean communal kitchen where you could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adam W
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I can't understand all the grumbling about The Sill Centre. It is a new facility that tells you all about the surrounding landscape in a clear, easy to understand way. It's great for adults and children and great that there are interactive displays. Some of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank janice s
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29 July 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.
29 July 2018|
Response from CaravannersDandK | Reviewed this property |
There were certainly dogs around but I'm not sure if one can take them inside.