The Sill is the UK’s National Landscape Discovery Centre at Once Brewed in the Northumberland National Park. The building is the result of an innovative partnership between Northumberland National Park and YHA England and Wales. It features exhibitions, learning and event spaces, a local food café, a brand new Youth Hostel, rural business hub, and a shop specialising in local crafts and produce.
Our experienced learning staff and subject specialists can be booked to run sessions in school, on sites in the National Park, and in the excellent teaching facilities within The Sill. We believe that the special qualities of Northumberland – its rich history, diverse species of flora and fauna, and great geographical features – provide a unique environment for learning outside the classroom, in which we can facilitate authentic, practical experiences, including the opportunity for individuals to direct their own learning.