Sycamore Gap

Sycamore Gap, Hadrian's Wall

Just over the border in Northumberland National Park lies the picturesque spot of Sycamore Gap. This photogenic dip in Hadrian’s Wall provides a centrepiece for the whole area, in one of the wildest and least-visited national parks in the UK.


Hadrian's Wall

Desolate & Beautiful

Sycamore Gap itself has been featured in countless photographs, perhaps most famously being filmed in the 1991 film “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”, starring Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman and Morgan Freeman. It also featured heavily in the music video for Bryan Adams’ worldwide hit “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You, a song from the film’s soundtrack.

This incredible location has since drawn many thousands of visitors, seeking to feel some of the area’s ancient history and mystique. Only a 2omin drive away, Brampton makes the perfect base for exploring this magnificent area.

Despite the felling of the oft-filmed and iconic tree, this spot remains one of the most atmospheric and beautiful spots in the north of England. Easily accessible from Brampton, either by road or along the Hadrian’s wall path, an excursion to this breathtaking spot is well worth the journey.


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The Ancient Border

Hadrian’s Wall once formed the border between England and Scotland, and is now a crucial part of the British Isles’ history and heritage. Sycamore map is perhaps the most famous spot on the whole wall, providing countless visitors with inspiration.

Owned and managed by the National Trust, the area sits inside the Northumberland National Park. Home to England’s cleanest air and cleanest rivers, the park is in a remote corner of northern England, making it perhaps the wildest place to explore south of the Scottish border.

Sycamore Gap

At Sycamore Gap You Can

Walk the Hadrian's Wall Path

This route takes in wild and lesser-visited parts of Cumbria and Northumberland, as well as providing stunning views of the wall itself.

Explore an iconic location

Sycamore Gap has been the subject of films, poetry and countless photographs. It's also a popular proposal spot!

See Northumberland National Park

The national park is the least visited in England, providing stunning landscapes, isolated walks and closeness to nature.

Go to the Vindolanda Museum

An excavated Roman bath house, this is the perfect place to learn more about the history of the wall and the area.