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“Very unusual place”

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre is Northumberland National Park's brand new visitor attraction that will excite and inspire people of all ages to explore the landscape, history, culture and heritage of Northumberland. The Sill features exhibitions, learning and event spaces, a local food café, a world-class Youth Hostel and a shop specialising in local crafts and produce.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't miss the Sill when driving along.It stands out like a shiny new building alongside all the Roman sites along the same road. The rooftop walk is unusual with boards telling you all about what is trying to be achieved to make it look natural with plants from the area hopefully taking root in the future. Inside is a shop and cafe but the view from the top is the best bit about it

Thank Tonyholland233
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"youth hostel"
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"modern building"
in 4 reviews
"hadrian's wall"
in 29 reviews
"per hour"
in 6 reviews
"interpretation centre"
in 3 reviews
"comfortable rooms"
in 2 reviews
"full english breakfast"
in 2 reviews
"scrambled eggs"
in 2 reviews
"staff were helpful and friendly"
in 2 reviews
"gentle slope"
in 2 reviews
"viewing area"
in 2 reviews
"local landscape"
in 4 reviews
"different levels"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop is"
in 3 reviews
"thought provoking"
in 2 reviews
"school holidays"
in 4 reviews
"a bit of a disappointment"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent talk on the structure and it's purpose. Staff where excellent and the cafe good. Disabled facilities first class.

Thank Tom1939
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views from the rooftop, lots of information about everything there. Everything inside is crisp clean and spacious. Dropped in to the cafe for a bite to eat however the prices put me off! £4.50 for a sausage roll which was average size not an extra large one. Had a pack crisps went elsewhere!

Thank Mrs-Glam_Ar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here before but dropped in for a spot of lunch as it was a nice day. The shop is well stocked with local produce and gifts and the roof top views are amazing. The food is expensive for what you get. I ordered a baguette it was £5.50 soft and put on a plate no side salad or crisps. Poor I thought for the price. However a lot of people were eating and enjoying the views and weather.

Thank Bondychris104
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location and friendly service. Limited and slightly strange selcetion of food options- quite tasty and reasonable value but clearly microwaved pies and not really that hot. Service not that efficient - seemed inexperienced
Would not rush to return but not one to avoid
Limited dog friendly outside area

Thank 666thompson
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