England’s most northern county, Northumberland is often referred to as England’s ‘best kept secret’, filled with ancient castles, golden sandy beaches, bustling towns and villages, rolling hills and dramatic moorland.
With plenty of things to see and do, camping in Northumberland really is the ideal choice whether you are looking for a family holiday, romantic weekend, activity break or fun days out.
Northumberland was once the scene of numerous battles between England and Scotland and boasts a colourful history; indeed, the many castles, fortifications and ancient sites dotted around the county tell a wonderful story about England’s ancient past. In modern times, the county is much quieter; covering an area of just under 2000 square miles, with 100 miles of coastline designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Today the coastal area is sparsely populated, with mile upon mile of clean and safe, award-winning golden beaches and quiet countryside.
All campsites in Northumberland offer plenty of activities and major attractions within easy reach. From medieval castles and historic sites, to Hadrian’s Wall, Brinkburn Priory, museums, gardens, and majestic stately homes, camping in Northumberland is the perfect holiday for all the family.
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The views from this award-winning campsite are stunning. Immerse yourself in the true spirit of Northumberland at this peaceful and idyllic retreat, and discover the magnificent Northumberland coast to the East. The site prides itself on a local feel, with its well-stocked shop offering a multitude of local produce and milk delivered by a milkman. The nearby River North Tyne is perfect for anglers as it is famed for its salmon fishing, while canoes can also be hired. The Pennine Way walking trail passes through the site, and the Pennine Cycleway is also close by.
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this campsite is located deep in the forests of Northumberland where you can share your pitch with a wide variety of birds, and access stunning walks. The local town is full of history, with a church founded in the 12th century and a number of Bastle Houses. Hadrian’s Wall is just 4 miles from the site and a bus travels its length in the summer. The Haltwhistle Rings, a series of 22 walks taking in the best the local countryside has to offer, are also in easy reach of the site, while the South Tyne Cycle Trail passes just half a mile away.
Just a few steps from the campsite and you will find yourself in among the sand dunes of the North Northumberland Heritage Coast, a haven for birdlife. Behind you lies the most exquisite countryside to be found anywhere in England; a secret paradise perfect for exploring. The campsite boasts stunning coastal views, where you are likely to spot many local fishing boats; the area is famed for its kippers, crabs, lobsters and salmon. The Coast and Castles cycle route passes the campsite and walkers can enjoy exploring the surrounding Cheviot Hills. If you want to venture further, local attractions include Alnwick Castle, Howick Hall Gardens and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
In stark contrast to its ancient history of violence and unrest, today this peaceful haven is the epitome of calm and tranquillity, located just a mile away from the magnificent and unspoilt beaches of the Northumberland coast - designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The local area is dotted with local castles and battlements, surrounded by glorious countryside. The site offers some beautiful coastal walks, while boats to the Farne Island (famous for its breeding bird and seal colonies) leave nearby Seahouses on a regular basis. Other local attractions include Alnwick Castle, Howick Hall Gardens and the RNLI's Grace Darling Museum.