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I regret that we did not walk up here. We were close by but nearing the end of our long walk that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PandMinDC
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Washington, DC
Very atmospheric old church

We were staying at Heavensfield cottage right next door so decided to walk across the field to... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
suegreig
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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St. Oswalds Farm Heavenfield, Wall, Hexham NE46 4HB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I regret that we did not walk up here. We were close by but nearing the end of our long walk that day (about 14 miles). I don't have many regrets, but I regret being a little too tired to add this on to my...More

Thank PandMinDC
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Went past this whilst walking Hadrian's Wall. Good information board about the battle and the associated history. St Oswald's church was only a short distance away. Inside the church there were interesting history panels about the church and surrounding area. Nice, peaceful, little church.

Thank Dolemite600
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We were staying at Heavensfield cottage right next door so decided to walk across the field to visit the church. Beautiful situation steeped in history. Lovely views of surrounding countryside. Good information panels inside.

Thank suegreig
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you like the idea of Oswald, after a long trudge from south west Scotland, assembling his army at this point with his supporting troops from Bernicia, out of sight and sound of Cadwallon's forces, then this is the place to visit!

Thank Beagle S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

THis is the historic site of the battle between Oswald - a young Christian king and the pagan invaders originally from the Norsemen. Oswald defeated the dastardly warlords and established a Christian rulership over Northumbria

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We found this while on a walk in the area. The church is lovely. If its a nice day though do have a wander around the fields, you can see where the romans changed their minds about the width of the wall!

Thank john e
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Found this church along our hike around the area, up from wall through fallowfield and across the military road. Gorgeous little, beautifully maintained church set on Heavenfields where the battle was is 636 and St Oswins cross. Small exhibition in the church's back room tells...More

Thank Julia249
Reviewed 18 October 2016

On this spot, so tradition and history suggest, Oswald won back his kingdom. The reality of the place helps tell the story of the actual battle and why Oswald's troops, outnumbered by the Welsh attackers, were victorious. By establishing themselves in this location, and placing...More

Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very simple inside, very spiritual, it is worth finding it and walking over the field to enter through its doors.

Thank Hilaryjet
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a beautiful little church accessed over a green field, perched on the edge of the escarpment followed by Hadrian's wall, with a magnificent view north towards Scotland.

Thank Hilport
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