Birdoswald Fort is unique for being the only stronghold on the wall that was occupied into the Dark Ages.
Willowford Wall is a length of the defence that once incorporated a fortified bridge of the River Irthing. Interestingly, here some of the most complete sections of the wall to be found.
In the town you have to seek out St Martin’s Church, which was designed by the early Arts and Crafts architect Philip Webb. Indeed, it is decorated with astonishing stained glass windows.
Keep the ruins of Lanercost Priory in mind, and while away a summer’s day with a line at New Mills Trout Fishing Park.