Hostel Bunk Barn on Hadrians Wall


Slack House Farm, Slack House Farm, Gilsland Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DB

Slack House Farm is a working, organic dairy farm overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. It is on the NCN 72 cycle route and is only 0.5km from the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. The Bunkbarn is adjacent to Gladje in the Scypen café and farm shop and Birdoswald cheese is made on the farm. Accommodation consists of 3 dorms; a 10 bed dorm, a 5 bedded room, and a 3 bed family room (+ child’s bed and travel cot). Sheets and shower towels available to hire. Each room has its own shower, toilet, hot water, heated towel rail and electric lighting. There is a worktop with kettle, microwave, fridge and crockery in the shared kitchen/ sitting area. Further cooking facilities by arrangement. The wood pellet fired stove warms the shared area and provides under-floor heating. Breakfasts, farmhouse suppers and packed lunches can be provided. There is a laundry with drying room. This is a lovely cosy place to base your Hadrian’s Wall stay.

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Slack House Farm | Hostel Bunk Barn on Hadrians Wall

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01697 747351 Mob: 07900 472342

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Rooms & Beds:

18: 1×10, 1×5, 1×3 (family)


All year. Check in from 5pm, check out by 10am.

Price per night:

Beds £15pp. Camp bed loft £12pp. Sole use: 5 bed room £60, family £45, private 10 bed dorm £80.


Pre booking is advisable. Pre payment is necessary to secure a booking of beds and rooms.


On B6318, GR NY670613. From A69, west take turning for Gilsland & Spadeadam. From east take right turn signed Greenhead. Follow Hadrian's Wall signs to Birdoswald. Do not turn left to the fort but continue a further 200 metres.

Public Transport:

Carlisle-Newcastle train line 9km. Bus 5km. AD122/185 bus (April-October) request stop 200m. (Kiln Hill junction).

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the horse B&B page, the IHUK signage page, the Hadrians Wall National Trail, the Land's End to John O' Groats Walk, the Pennine Way and the North Pennines.

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