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Sycamore Gap

Pennine Way / Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland National Park, England
+44 1434 321888
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Great walk and superb views

If you want to see Hadrian’s Wall then here is a good spot . It’s steep so wear the right footwear... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JRP-Bkk
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Bangkok, Thailand
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If you can remember Robin Hood Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner

Even though the title mentions Robin Hood it is a great place to visit if you like interesting... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
R5462ZHmartin
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Sydney, Australia
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“steel rigg” (29 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pennine Way / Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland National Park, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see Hadrian’s Wall then here is a good spot . It’s steep so wear the right footwear . Great views of Crag Lough and Sycamore gap . See the tree from the scene in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves .

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Even though the title mentions Robin Hood it is a great place to visit if you like interesting scenery. One of the best parts of Hadrian's wall I have seen. Park at the Steel Rig car park. It is pay and display and requires your...More

2  Thank R5462ZHmartin
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Breathtaking!! On a clear day you can see for miles. Good shoes/boots a must. History under your feet!

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Great walk to this iconic spot. Minimum time 1 hour with a choice of high road (lots of ups and downs but great views) or the low road. Tips: Ensure you get the correct location of the tree before your visit. On an Ordnance Survey...More

2  Thank ILP-JP
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Had a ride out to see the sycamore gap famous tree we’re Morgan Freeman and Kevin Costner filmed here for the Robin Hood prince of thieves was great to visit Hadrian walls had fantastic walk from car park to the tree some amazing views all...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We passed Sycamore Gap while walking the wall last summer. The path took us up and down to the tree and back up again. It was quite steep so difficult if you have mobility issues. Now famous for Kevin Costner going via Hadrian's Wall to...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

If you've seen Robin Hood, prince of theives, you'll recognise this magnificent tree from the movie. We parked at Steel rigg car park (£2 per hour, we should've paid for two because we were rushing to get back to the car in time even though...More

1  Thank teamenglish
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We decided on a walk to Sycamore Gap as it was a place I've wanted to visit. I love visiting places that have been used in films (Durham / Alnwick Castle for Harry Potter & Blast Beach, Seaham for Alien 3 to name a few),...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Started from the Sill and approximately 1 1/2 miles with a few steep climbs but worth going. I found it quite atmospheric and could imagine Roman soldiers standing watch on the wall. Wall well preserved for long parts and dry stone dykes along he way.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We parked at Steel Rigg car park and walked all along the wall, to Sycamore Gap and onward. It was a rainy wet and windy day but that didn’t take away from the beauty of this stunning area. It is defiantly somewhere you have to...More

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Graham T
8 June 2018|
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Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
It is listed as number 2 of best things to do in Northumberland National Park. As for its location being in Rothbury,I suspect whoever listed it first didn't know its exact location so put it in Rothbury. I have found... More
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Tracy D
1 June 2016|
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Response from bea_lansbury |
We visited yesterday. We took the train from Newcastle and got off at Bardon Mill (Newcastle to Carlisle route). We then walked approx. three miles along road to the junction with Once Brewed which is where the trail starts... More
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