Hadrian's Wall runs past the village to the south along and across Whiteclosegate. It lies to the north east of Carlisle within the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England.
Houghton Village Hall began life as a Reading room built in the 1890s. It is set on the edge of the Village Green. Over time it has been adapted and extended to provide a much used community space and focal point for events in the village.