Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel, Gibbs Hill Farm, Bardon Mill, Nr Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AP

Call Valerie Gibson on 01434 344030


Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel is a conversion of a barn on a traditional working hill farm near Once Brewed on Hadrian's Wall and close to the Pennine Way. The hostel is designed to reduce energy consumption and is centrally heated throughout. There are 3 bunkrooms, 2 shower rooms, 2 toilets, a well equipped kitchen, comfortable sitting and dining area and a large deck where you can enjoy the evening sun. The hostel has a drying room, lockers, laundry facilities and safe cycle storage. Ideal for families who may take a whole room with private facilities. Study groups welcome. Situated near Hadrian's Wall it is an excellent base for exploring the Roman sites, Hadrian's Wall Trail and Northumberland National Park. This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    18: 3x6
  • Open:

    All year. Hours flexible but no check in after 9pm.
  • Price per night:

    £18 adult, £12 child (under 12), including bedding.
  • Booking:

    Advisable, groups require full payment 4 weeks before arrival.
  • Directions:

    From the A69, turn north at Bardon Mill, signed Once Brewed. Follow the signs towards Housesteads. At the B6318, turn right and then immediately left towards Steel Rigg. Follow for 1 mile, turn right to Gibbs Hill.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains at Haltwhistle 6 miles. Regular bus service along A69 between Newcastle and Carlisle, and in summer the Hadrian's Wall bus runs between Newcastle and Carlisle. Alight at Once Brewed Information Centre and walk north to farm. Last bus 5.30pm from Haltwhistle.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and is on the horse B&B page, the IHUK signage page, the Hadrians Wall National Trail, the Pennine Way and the North Pennines.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel

Special pre-Easter Discounts from Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel

February 6th 2019

Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel, near Once Brewed on Hadrians Wall, is offering groups 20% discount for all weekend stays before Easter.
What better incentive do you need to book your friends or family a weekend away in this stunning part of Northumberland?

The hostel, with its 3 rooms of 6 bunk beds,  is perfectly situated for walking; with the new Hadrian’s Wall path on the doorstep.  While cyclists delight in the fact that the Hadrian’s Cycle Way and the Pennine Cycleway both go by the farm entrance.  The history lovers among you, young and old alike, will enjoy visiting the magnificent World Heritage site of Hadrians Wall and the nearby Roman sites of Housesteads, Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum.

Remember Easter is late this year, so you’ve a bit more time than you think to take advantage of this generous discount.  But don’t delay, book soon to secure your accommodation




Walking the Wall

April 29th 2017

Historic self catering accommodation in an ideal for walking on Hadrian’s Wall

Gibbs Hill Farm is a traditional working hill farm on Hadrians Wall in the Northumberland National Park.   Farmed now by the fourth generation and dating back to before the 17th century.  Gibbs Hill Farm would have had to defend their stock from the  violent Border Reivers in the past.   Gibbs Hill was so named because the sheep stealers were hanged  on a gibbet on the farms land as a warning to all! The present owners, a more peaceful family, are the fourth generation to farm here. The farm has cows, sheep and Highland cattle.  Holiday cottages are available and a bunkhouse which welcomes individuals for single night stay and sleeps 18 people so is also ideal for groups.

Gibbs Hill Farm Bunkhouse

Close to Vindolanda Fort on The Wall.

January 20th 2017

Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel on Hadrian’s Wall

Come to Giibs Hill Farm Hostel on your exploration of Hadrian’s Wall, whether you are passing through or staying for a while to explore some of the amazing findings turning up in excavations of the Roman Vindolanda Fort.  It is a fascinating site and museum and you never know what you might see being uncovered


Close to Vindolanda on Hadrians Wall
Gibbs Hill Farm Bunkhouse on Hadrians wall in Northumberland

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