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  • Healthy Eating Carlisle Gold Award
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

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Visitor Information Centre

Visitor Information Centre


Lanercost Tea Room's, Hadrian’s Wall Gateway Visitor Information Centre is the ideal starting point for your journey along Hadrian’s Wall, World Heritage Site. Our interpretation panels tell the story of the area and are full of ideas of places you can visit whilst you are visiting the area, and include travel times and SAT NAV references.

You can also pick up your free Hadrian’s Wall map whilst you’re here that will help you along your journey. Open daily, entry free.

We are 12 miles East of Carlisle, 15 minutes from the M6 and easy to find at the gateway to Hadrian’s Wall. Follow signs from the A689/A69 to Brampton and then follow the Brown Tourist Sign to Lanercost Priory and Birdoswald Roman Fort. This will take you straight to us.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Free tea/coffee for the driver & free coach parking.


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Plan route to Lanercost Tea Room using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 554638  Lat: 54.96680 Long: -2.69814

Twelve miles east of Carlisle, near Brampton. Follow the brown tourist signs to Lanercost Priory / Birdoswald Roman Fort from either the A69 or A689, Carlisle to Newcastle.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • YesGravel
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children


  • YesEntrance is well lit

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