Greenhead Hostel, Greenhead Hotel, Greenhead, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7HG

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Self catering hostel, hotel & pub at Greenhead

Greenhead Hostel is a converted methodist chapel in the village of Greenhead on Hadrian's Wall. It is ideal for those walking the Pennine Way or The Wall and is in a great location for those exploring the nearby Roman heritage sites. The church was built in 1886 to serve the village miners and gave its last service in 1972. It has been a hostel since 1978. Greenhead Hostel has a self-catering kitchen ideal for large group catering. There is a large lounge with a TV. There are 40 beds in four rooms of six beds and two rooms of eight beds. These can be booked as family rooms, by groups or by the bed for individuals. Tea and coffee supplies are available and there is a drying room. Above the hostel is a self contained flat, two double rooms and a triple room. Evening meals, breakfast and packed lunches are available. The Hostel is operated by Greenhead Hotel (over the road) with a welcoming bar and restaurant. VisitEngland approved.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    47: Hostel (Sleeps 40) 4x6, 2x8. Flat (Sleeps 7): 2xdbl, 1xtriple .
  • Open:

    Mar to Sept. Enquire for winter.
  • Price per night:

    Dorm £18pp. Six bed room £100. Eight bed room £130. Flat with bathroom £150. Whole Hostel £750 .
  • Booking:

    Please email to book
  • Directions:

    On the A69 between Carlise and Newcastle. Turn off at sign for Greenhead. Turn right at the T junction, the hostel is opposite the Greenhead Hotel.
  • Public Transport :

    Trains: Haltwhistle 3 miles, Carlisle 19 miles, Newcastle 45 miles. Bus: May to Sept AD 122 from Hexham to Greenhead stopping at all Roman sites. Arriva 685 Carlisle-Newcastle passes Haltwhistle station and runs hourly all year.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Pennine Journey Trans Euro Trail Hadrians Wall Path Pennine Way
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
hSome areas heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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Greenhead Hostel on Hadrian’s Wall Path

September 7th 2019

Providing hostel and B&B accommodation in Greenhead on Hadrian’s Wall Path.

The Greenhead Hotel is a 3-star hotel situated in the hamlet of Greenhead in Northumberland, which is right at the heart of the Hadrian’s wall trail just off the A69, 19 miles from Carlisle, 9 miles from Brampton and just over 3 miles from Haltwhistle where you can find the nearest train station.    Greenhead Bunkhouse, previously known as Greenhead Hostel and Greenhead Youth Hostel, is a converted methodist chapel opposite the Hotel.

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Live Music at the Greenhead Hotel on Hadrian Wall LDP

May 16th 2018

Spend an evening in the pub with songs of the 60s till now with Colette Nicol Cox. 18th May 2018.

Nestled in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country, the Greenhead Hostel is the ideal base for visitors, walkers and cyclists alike, with a warm welcome being given to all.  Across the road from the hostel is Greenhead Hotel where Colette Nicol Cox will be giving an evening of song from 60’s till now on 18th May 2018.  Many people passing through are walking Hadrians Wall Long Distance Path.  The area is great for those wanting to spend more time around the major Roman attractions such as the Roman Army Museum. Birdoswald, Vindolanda and Housesteads Roman forts are all close by, with the AD122 bus running from Greenhead to all these attractions though out the summer months.

Greenhead Hotel on Hadrians Wall

Live music, pub quizzes and great food on Hadrians Wall.

May 9th 2018

Greenhead Hostel, opposite to the lively Greenhead Hotel, has re-joined the Independent Hostels network.

Greenhead Hostel, on the Hadrians  Wall long distance path, is run by Greenhead Hotel just across the road.  The hotel is a lively place with live music, pub quizzes and great food.  The hostel welcomes groups and individual walkers, tourists and families. It has lots of beds in 6 bunk private rooms, a large recreation room, self catering kitchen.  There is also a 3 bedroom flat and B&B in the hotel. The hostel and hotel are  open all year round and in Winter they offer courses  from cake decorating to Astro photography, in one of the UK’s Dark Skye zones.

Greenhead Hostel in Northumberlands dark skies park

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Greenhead to Bellingham: Pennine Way meets Hadrians Wall

January 2nd 2019

Almost immediately after leaving Greenhead on the way to Bellingham, the Pennine Way path joins the ruins of Hadrian’s Wall. It continues along this extremely well preserved section of the wall for the next 8 miles. As soon as it turned away from Hadrian’s Wall I felt like I was back where I belonged. After 200 miles, I felt connected to the Pennine Way. It hadn’t always been kind to me but I didn’t take it personally, because this is part of what it means to walk any long-distance path.

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