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What is the Sill?

The Sill is a hostel/landscape discovery centre in Northern England that Eric Knows makes it easy to find.

An establishment in Northumberland, The Sill is designed to introduce the surrounding landscape to visitors. To illustrate, sitting in West Northumberland, the Sill offers easy access to the many surrounding historical and natural sites, from Roman forts to national parks. Furthermore, hosted at the Sill are events and exhibitions such as the grass roof, which exist to explain Northumberland’s landscape to all. 

The Sill’s website has information on what’s around the Sill, and what events/exhibitions are on.

The YHA hostel at the Sill

For those wishing to stay in Northumberland for more than a day, the Sill is an excellent provider of accommodation as it also hosts a youth hostel. The YHA’s convenient partnership with the Sill has made the historic and natural surroundings all the more approachable. To illustrate, The sill lies only a few 100 meters away from Hadrian’s Wall.

Overall, these features make the Sill an excellent stopping point for those who want to take a foray into Northumberland. 

Accessibility of the Sill and its hostel

Additionally, accessibility was in mind at the building of the Sill, and still is today.

Examples of accessibility services include lifts, wheelchairs to borrow and level entrances for wheelchair users. Furthermore, induction loops and flashing fire alarms being present caters towards hearing impaired individuals. Finally, The Sill allows assistance dogs into the building, benefitting the visually impaired.

The Sill’s website has more details on the accessibility features of the establishment.

How to get there

Reachable by most forms of transport, The Sill provides for anyone visiting Northumberland. For cars, there are 177 parking spaces that are free unless you are staying for over 1 hour and 15 minutes. Also, coaches are able to drop visitors off and leave or stay in one of the 3 dedicated coach spaces. Moreover, bicycles are catered towards as well with 3 bike stands and 6 lockable bike storage units to rent.
More information on how to visit is available on The Sill’s website.


Q What is there to do in and around the Sill?

There are plenty of activities to go to in and around the Sill.
First of all, there are dark skies parks to see the stars.
Secondly, plenty of walking routes and Roman ruins are dotted around the landscape.
Furthermore, the Sill hosts temporary and permanent exhibitions and learning programmes such as the grassland roof of the building itself, made to mimic the surrounding landscape.

Q Is food provided at the youth hostel?

Yes, there is a bar and dining room, as well as a self-catering kitchen.

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