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Sycamore Gap

Pennine Way / Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland National Park, England
+44 1434 321888
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It’s a long walk

We passed this on our way from west to east, nothing special apart from the fact that it’s been... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
IanfromTempland
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Sycamore Gap

We drove past Sycamore gap on the way to Housesteads carpark and then we walked to it on foot. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
acs1984
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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“car park” (37 reviews)
“steel rigg” (29 reviews)
“robin hood” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pennine Way / Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland National Park, England
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+44 1434 321888
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"car park"
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"steel rigg"
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"robin hood"
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"kevin costner"
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"great walk"
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"hadrian's wall"
in 26 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 6 reviews
"housesteads roman fort"
in 5 reviews
"circular walk"
in 5 reviews
"amazing views"
in 4 reviews
"per hour"
in 3 reviews
"iconic view"
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"easy walk"
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"mile castle"
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"few minutes"
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"some great photos"
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"down hill"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We passed this on our way from west to east, nothing special apart from the fact that it’s been used in a Robin Hood film...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove past Sycamore gap on the way to Housesteads carpark and then we walked to it on foot. I must admit that it looks far more spectacular from a distance. It is a good photo opportunity and the scenery is nice. It was nice...More

Thank acs1984
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

If you want to see Hadrian’s Wall then here is a good spot . It’s steep so wear the right footwear . Great views of Crag Lough and Sycamore gap . See the tree from the scene in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves .

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Even though the title mentions Robin Hood it is a great place to visit if you like interesting scenery. One of the best parts of Hadrian's wall I have seen. Park at the Steel Rig car park. It is pay and display and requires your...More

2  Thank R5462ZHmartin
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Breathtaking!! On a clear day you can see for miles. Good shoes/boots a must. History under your feet!

Thank debbie d
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Great walk to this iconic spot. Minimum time 1 hour with a choice of high road (lots of ups and downs but great views) or the low road. Tips: Ensure you get the correct location of the tree before your visit. On an Ordnance Survey...More

2  Thank ILP-JP
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Had a ride out to see the sycamore gap famous tree we’re Morgan Freeman and Kevin Costner filmed here for the Robin Hood prince of thieves was great to visit Hadrian walls had fantastic walk from car park to the tree some amazing views all...More

Thank Jaydawgbooth22
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We passed Sycamore Gap while walking the wall last summer. The path took us up and down to the tree and back up again. It was quite steep so difficult if you have mobility issues. Now famous for Kevin Costner going via Hadrian's Wall to...More

Thank 938fjg
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

If you've seen Robin Hood, prince of theives, you'll recognise this magnificent tree from the movie. We parked at Steel rigg car park (£2 per hour, we should've paid for two because we were rushing to get back to the car in time even though...More

1  Thank teamenglish
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We decided on a walk to Sycamore Gap as it was a place I've wanted to visit. I love visiting places that have been used in films (Durham / Alnwick Castle for Harry Potter & Blast Beach, Seaham for Alien 3 to name a few),...More

Thank Michael S
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Graham T
8 June 2018|
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Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
It is listed as number 2 of best things to do in Northumberland National Park. As for its location being in Rothbury,I suspect whoever listed it first didn't know its exact location so put it in Rothbury. I have found... More
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Tracy D
2 June 2016|
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Response from bea_lansbury |
We visited yesterday. We took the train from Newcastle and got off at Bardon Mill (Newcastle to Carlisle route). We then walked approx. three miles along road to the junction with Once Brewed which is where the trail starts... More
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