Rufat Hamidov
Tashkent, Uzbekistan. MSc Financial Markets & Derivatives, London Metropolitan University
After the graduation I launched my career at Deloitte Consulting, advising the world’s biggest and systemically important financial institutions
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Hill on the Wall B&B, Gilsland

Hill on the Wall B&B, Gilsland
Northern England. Cumbria, CA8 7DA.

16th Century fortified farmhouse on a hilltop location overlooking the Irthing Valley, with three B&B guest rooms.

Customer rating: 4.91 (142).

Price per night: £90.

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Located within half a mile of the Hadrian's Wall National Trail, Hill on the Wall is a unique B&B on the Cumbria / Northumberland border and at the heart of Hadrian's Wall and Reivers Country. The property is a Grade 2 Listed Building and has been part of the historic landscape since it was built as a fortified "bastle" farmhouse in 1595, on an outstanding hilltop location overlooking Hadrian's Wall. All bedrooms are very spacious and are indiviually furnished and have either ensuite or private bathroom facilities. Please note that there is a minimum stay of 2 days over bank holidays.

An Act of Parliament in 1555 made it compulsory for everyone living in the twenty mile wide Border Zone to build their own defences against reivers and cross-border raiders. Not everyone complied but the owners of 'The Hill' did. In 1595 this 'bastle' was built and while it has all the comforts of the 21st century, its original characteristics have remained. Full English breakfast is served in The Dining Room that contains a large pine table made from the wood of a 17th century mill. The Long Room, with its log fire and four foot thick walls is a cosy lounge with wood burning stove and views for the use of guests. The Hill is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty with much wildlife on display even the odd red squirrel around the property. Hadrian's Wall is an obvious 'must see' with the National Trail and visitor centres like Birdoswald Roman Fort just a short walk away. The gardens are beautiful with stunning views over the valley. There is a spacious and comfortable lounge with a wood burning stove and library for guests. We provide ample on-site car parking and secure cycle storage for guests, all within one acre of beautiful gardens. Free Wi-Fi internet access available. All bedrooms include; flat screen televisions, duck/goose feather duvets (hypoallergenic duvets are available on request), blankets, current monthly glossy magazines, cafetierres with fresh ground coffee, selection of tea, instant coffee and decaf coffee and hot chocolate, complimentary barrel of biscuits, selection of chocolate items, bottles of water, bath robes and slippers, hairdryers, use of iron and ironing board, branded toiletries, which include toothpaste and deodorants, complimentary eye make up remover and cotton wool/cotton buds for the ladies and complimentary shaving balm for the gents.


  • 16th century buildings
  • Breakfast Included
  • Parking (free)
  • No smoking
  • Historic Property
  • Free broadband access (wired)
  • Shared gardens
  • Towels included
  • Sitting room
  • Hair dryers
  • Open log fire
  • Continental breakfast (included)
  • Cooked breakfast (included)
  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Pub (a short drive)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Arrival information

Directions: Leave M6 at Junction 43. Follow A69 towards Newcastle. Follow brown tourist signs for Birdoswald, through Gilsland village follow for half a mile, The Hill is on the right hand side, just outside of Gilsland village. Follow the signs for "Birdoswald Roman Fort".

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London, United Kingdom. 59 Devons road, E3 3DW. +44 7306809983