A location to please all tastes
Whether you want laid-back relaxation , gentle or challenging activity, fancy just sight-seeing and exploring or are looking to combine business with pleasure, Riverdale Hall Hotel is perfectly positioned to satisfy most people. Below are just some of the things to see and visit, to do and enjoy and even some local places to eat and drink that we think you might appreciate...and down the bottom of the page you can see our exact location.
SOME OF THE THINGS TO VISIT, SEE AND DO
BELLINGHAM HERITAGE CENTER
This small Museum and Heritage Centre houses artefacts, photographs, maps, drawings and documents recording the history and traditions of the North Tyne Valley and Redesdale. Displays include the Border Counties Railway, Border Reivers, WP Collier Photographer, mining, farming including the Stannersburn Smithy, heritage and oral history.
Situated in the heart of the market town of Hexham, Hexham Abbey is one of the earliest surviving Christian foundations in Britain. Originally a Benedictine Abbey, then an Augustinian Priory and the Parish Church of Hexham, this has been a place of worship since AD674.
BATTLEFIELDS OF NORTHUMBERLAND
Northumberland has a rich and turbulent history and has seen it’s fair share of bloody battles. Visit some of the battles of Northumberland which helped shaped the future of both county and country.
KIELDER WATER AND FOREST PARK
Kielder Water & Forest Park features mile upon mile of purpose-built trails including forest walks for all the family and dedicated mountain bike tracks. The Lakeside Way is a 26 mile multi-user trail, suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users, that encircles the shoreline of Kielder Water.
Visit Hareshaw Linn and take a magical walk through an ancient woodland, crossing no less than six bridges to reach a beautiful nine-metre high waterfall. The oak, hazel, elm and ash trees that grow here are great for wildlife. Keep a look out for red squirrels, great spotted woodpeckers, wood warblers, spotted flycatchers, badgers and Daubenton’s bats.
NORTHUMBERLAND WALKING ROUTES
The Riverdale Hall Hotel is situated in some of the most enjoyable and accessible walking countryside in England. Visitors can enjoy a gentle stroll through beautiful countryside or walk the Pennine Way or Hadrian’s Wall footpaths, whatever your preference the Riverdale Hall Hotel provides a comfortable and welcoming place to stay and offers a wealth of other sporting activities.
RIVER TYNE SALMON FISHING
Riverdale Hall Hotel overlooks the river Tyne, considered to be England’s premier salmon river. This, and superb trout fishing on the Tyne, Kielder Water and local lochs, such as Sweethope, make the Riverdale Hall Hotel a perfect location for fisherman, whatever their standard or experience.
Enjoy a unique falconry experience giving you a rare insight into the art of falconry. Take the opportunity to get really close to, and hands on with a range of Owls, Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and Vultures.
BELLINGHAM GOLF CLUB
The 18 hole golf course at Bellingham, situated on our doorstep opposite the hotel, hosts country matches and is considered one of the finest golf courses in Northumberland. This challenging, scenic, moorland golf course may be booked directly from the Riverdale Hall Hotel and buggies are available.
RIVERDALE HALL HOTEL CRICKET CLUB
Riverdale Hall Hotel overlooks its own cricket field, with a good well-kept wicket, covers, all weather strip and practice nets. That most traditional of English summer sports is played regularly on our grounds. Festivals, friendly matches and nets with artificial wickets are available always bring your whites.
KIELDER WATER ACTIVITIES
Since Kielder Water is the largest man-made lake in northern Europe it attracts many for water activities.
Water activities such as canoeing, sailing, and water skiing are provided (seasonally) by professional clubs and Calvert Trust Kielder. Each of these activities must be pre-booked in advance. To avoid disappointment, please call the club based activity provider direct to pre-book your activity before arrival.
JUST SOME OF THE PLACES WE LOVE TO EAT AND DRINK
ROCKY ROAD CAFE
Offers a good variety of hot & cold food. Also serves sandwiches and toasties, as well as scrumptious cakes and lovely coffee.
CARRIAGES TEA ROOM
Perfectly situated at Bellingham Station, The Carriages Tea Room offers a warm welcome and a unique dining experience. Passengers can enjoy a range of light lunches, freshly baked scones, homemade cakes and afternoon teas on-board the 1957 Mark 1 Carriages.
THE BOE RIGG RESTAURANT
In our restaurant, you can try quality dishes cooked by our team of enthusiastic chefs. Fresh seasonal products and locally sourced meats & varied fish courses are available on every menu.
Being situated in rural Northumberland, they are surrounded by some of the finest livestock, game, fish, poultry, fruit and vegetables in the Country. Throughout the year they grow many of their own herbs, salads, vegetables and many different fruit varieties within their kitchen garden.
THE CHEVIOT HOTEL
Serves food in gigantic portions so make sure you're hungry when you there. The bar serves a selection of beers, wines, spirits and ciders. Vegetarian Friendly.
Riverdale Hall Hotel is located at Riverdale Cl, Bellingham, Hexham NE48 2JT
It lies on the banks of the North Tyne salmon river, on the outskirts of the small market town of Bellingham, Northumberland. With southerly views over its own cricket field, and Dunterley Fell (part of the Pennine Way), it is situated in the hilly and rugged fells of the Northumberland National Park.
If travel by car, it is 30 min ride from Hexham (15.8 miles) via B6318 and B6320
If travel by train, via 680 Tynedale Links Bellingham it will take 44 min (31 stops)