Caravan Sites, Caravan Parks and Campsites in Northumberland

With is North Sea coastline being a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Northumberland is a charming county. It’s not just the 64 mile long distance coastal path that makes Northumberland a great place for campers and caravanners but also the fact that the county is noted for its undeveloped landscape of high moorland, an absolute must for walkers, ramblers and with landscape painters. Much of the area is now largely protected as a National Park, therefore its natural beauty it kept. Keep your eyes open for the wildlife!

The peace and tranquil nature of the area comes from it being the most sparsely populated county in England, with only 62 people per square kilometre, this might be linked to county’s history where Northumberland became a wild county of sorts, where outlaws and Border Reivers hid from the law. Today however its crime rate is low due to its rural nature.

Bordering England and Scotland, Northumberland has been the site of a number of battles in history. Once part of the Roman Empire, it was the scene of many wars between England and Scotland which is evidence by its violent history - Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England ]including the castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh (the historic capital of Northumberland, the ‘royal’ castle from before the unification of England under one monarch), Dunstanburgh, Newcastle and Warkworth, making it an exciting historical area for your caravan holiday.

Its history has always set the county apart and today Northumberland has traditions not found elsewhere in England, including the rapper sword dance, the Clog dance and the Northumbrian small pipe, an instrument similar to the Scottish bagpipes. Amuse locals by giving these local traditions a go.

Map of Caravan Sites and Caravan Parks in Northumberland