Hadrian's Wall to get new visitor center

Northumberland National Park Authority and Youth Hostel Association have teamed up to back a new visitor center and youth hostel for Hadrian's Wall. More than UK£10m will be spent on the project.

The new center and hostel will replace the 1960s buildings at Once Brewed, near Hexham, and is expected to create 60 jobs. Tony Gates, chief executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, said, "The project itself will offer a fantastic educational asset and resource for the North East and UK as a whole, as well as very real gains in terms of attracting visitor numbers and spend, creating new jobs and boosting the local economy."