Haltwhistle Memorial Park

Haltwhistle Memorial Park, also known as Haltwhistle hospital grounds and Greencroft Park, is on Westgate in Haltwhistle Town Centre.

Haltwhistle Memorial Park, also known as Haltwhistle hospital grounds and Greencroft Park, is on Westgate in Haltwhistle Town Centre.

The park provides loads of green space in the centre of Haltwhistle for visitors to relax in the great outdoors. Visitors are welcome to sit and enjoy the view or read the names on the war memorial roll of honour and show their respects. The listening posts are pedal-powered devices which will tell you about the history of the area in the words of local people.

Two children point at a ceramic mosaic centrepieceThe park was created following the Great War, when a large house and gardens became a public memorial park and hospital.

The memorial cenotaph was unveiled by Colonel Riddell in 1926, four years after the house behind it re-opened as a memorial hospital after its remodelling.

The park was kept as a locked feature of the town and only opened during memorial services such as Remembrance Day. In recent decades, the practice of locking the park became relaxed.

In early 2014, the council upgraded the paths to enable wheelchair access and changed planting to offer year-round colour. The hospital site has been replaced with a state-of-the-art building.

Whistle Arts Stop and the community partnership worked with local people to decide on the finishes and layout of the park. Whistle Arts Stop also held workshops with residents to create a ceramic mosaic centrepiece on the theme of remembrance and memorial. Two listening posts were designed by the Klarty Kids Club and can be found in the park and the market place.

No vehicles or bicycles may be used in the park and dogs must be kept under control. The park is not suitable for ball games. Public toilets can be found on the roadside to the right of the park. The library and tourist information centre is along the same street.

To visit their websites, click here for the library and click here for the tourist information centre.
  • The park is on Westgate, the main road through Haltwhistle town centre. The postcode is NE49 9AJ.
  • Haltwhistle railway station is 150m away.
  • Haltwhistle Westgate bus stop is immediately outside the gates.
  • Free car parking can be found immediately outside the gates.
There is a cycle park on the roadside to the left of the park, by the BT phone box.
Haltwhistle Memorial park can be found on Westgate in Haltwhistle town centre.

  • The park is on Westgate, the main road through Haltwhistle town centre. The postcode is NE49 9AJ.
  • Haltwhistle railway station is 150m away.
  • Haltwhistle Westgate bus stop is directly outside the gates.
  • Free car parking can be found outside the gates.
There is a cycle park on the roadside to the left of the park, by the BT phone box.