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Sycamore Gap, Northumberland National Park

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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  • A popular stopping off place along Hadrians Wall. The main feature is obviously the iconic tree that featured in Kevin Cosner's Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. A few steep climbs to reach it from the we...  read more »
  • It is an iconic photo opportunity, it actually looks really good, perfectly placed, on it's own in the dip with the wall behind, very nice if your walking the wall or part of it, it's about 3/4 of an ...  read more »
  • I had one of my mad crazy ideas, I've a friend who lives near Newcastle and I said to him next time I was up north how about a little wander along Hadrian's Wall. He's in the army,he chose the scenic ...  read more »
  • Beautiful view, and excellent location for photographs. Getting there involves a bit of a walk/trek and it's an interesting location for the tree. Apparently Sycamore are a foreign species and thought to be introduced to Britain in as late as 1500s, and have lifespan of about 400 years. I like the thought of this being a potential exception and maybe they alternated between the two trees(there is a smaller tree on the other side of the wall). I like the thought of a small rating place for travellers, like a motorway service station for people and horses to rest, use the well, and then continue on.
  • Spectacular views along this rural area of Hadrian's Wall. You can almost feel the loneliness a roman soldier must have felt whilst there. A truly great hike for any age, my 5yr and 9yr old children loved it - some steep, some reasonably easy walking, the beautiful landscape makes up for any challenging parts. Around 8 miles from House stead Fort to Steel Rigg and back again with the famous Sycamore Gap tree in the middle to take a breather and immerse yourself in the glorious surroundings or reminisce of where Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was filmed...highly recommend!
  • If it's good enough for Robin Hood then it's good enough for me. Beautiful place.
  • Photo opportunity
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