If you're planning on visiting the Hadrian's Wall Roman heritage sites, YHA Greenhead is very convenient. Mind you, the building has plenty of history of its own. It was built in 1886 as a Methodist Chapel, fuelled by the religious flavour of the village's mining population. The church gave its last service in 1972 and has been with YHA since 1978. Walkers of all levels will also find plenty of interest in the area and like-minded company in the lounge as YHA Greenhead is a popular stop on the Pennine Way.