Our Stunning Location
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall, The String of Horses Inn is just 10 minutes' drive from the M6 junction 43, and thus ideal for leisure and business visitors alike.
A gateway to the North Lake District, Southern Scotland, the City of Carlisle, and the untamed beauty of a landscape largely unchanged since Roman times, the inn is perfect for day excursions, with nearby amenities including golf, horse riding and fishing - please contact hotel for details.
Places of Interest
The Roman site of Birdoswald is a short drive away. There, you can see remains of the Roman frontier system within the fort and surroundings. The east gateway is said to be the best preserved along the line of the Wall. Vindolanda and Housesteads roman forts are also all within easy reach by car.
Gretna Green also within a half hours drive, is one of the world's most famous wedding venues, with its stories of romance, scandals, and illicit trysts. For centuries, young lovers have made for Gretna Green, where they can wed in a hurry under Scotland's lenient marriage laws. Only ten minutes from the inn is Talkin Tarn (pictured below), a local lake of great natural beauty. Great for a stroll or hiring a boat. Facilities include toilets, tearoom and children's play area.
Lanercost Priory, a spectacular historic and living church dating from 1166, is only a short drive away. Today it serves as both a parish church and also a venue for music and craft events. Carlisle City Centre is only 7 miles away and boasts a fine medieval castle (pictured above) which is one of many where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. There is a fine Cathedral (the most northerly cathedral in England), Tullie House Museum of the Borders and excellent shops, including the award-winning Lanes Shopping development.
Tours of attractions listed above can be organised through local Guides
Great fishing can be found on the River Eden only 3 miles away, well known for Salmon & Brown Trout. For more information contact: