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10 Reasons to go Glamping in Northumberland

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We are the area of coasts and castles with more castles in Northumberland than any other county and miles of unspoilt coastline.  The perfect place to sit around a campfire beneath the stars.

  1. We are an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our glamping site is situated on a farm of which a huge area is designated an AONB.  This stretches over a vast area and includes all the islands off the coast too.
  2. We have about thirty miles of beaches on a beautiful coastline. From Cocklawburn near Berwick upon Tweed right down past Druridge Bay and Bamburgh the views are stunning and the beaches are ready for you to bring your buckets and spades. Windswept beaches where you can walk for miles either through the dunes or on the sand- look for the dolphins- they were seen nearly every day last year in our area.
  3. Birds and butterflies are always aplenty on our coastline. Birdwatchers regularly come to this area to walk through the dunes and find lots of different species of birds and butterflies.  Take a trip to the Farne Islands and you will see a great number of guillemots, razorbills and puffins. The Farne Islands are protected by National Trust and there are boats going out there daily.
  4. Castles – which one to visit first- there are so many in Northumberland. Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle and Dunstanburgh Castle are just three of many to visit in the County.  Alnwick Castle owned by the Duke of Northumberland was Hogwarts for the famous Harry Potters films and is open to visitors daily during the summer season. Bamburgh Castle has the real wow factor as you drive into the village of Bamburgh and it has tremendous views of unspoilt beaches.
  5. The Island of Lindisfarne is one of the most popular places for tourists in Northumberland. A must visit place when staying in the area. The Lindisfarne Gospels were produced on the island and there is also a Priory and Castle on the island.  The Holy Island of Lindisfarne also known as Holy Island is a tidal island surrounded by water and can only be accessed by the causeway when the tide is out.
  6. You can walk or cycle in Northumberland for miles. The area has so much natural beauty that there is no surprise that so many people want to put on their walking boots and take a stroll along the beautiful coastline. The Northumberland Coastal Path is a well-marked long distance walk for anyone wanting a bit more of a challenge. For cyclists, we are part of the Sustrans Coasts and Castles route and you can cycle along the coast and take in the breathtaking scenery.
  7. Berwick upon Tweed- Northumberland’s most northerly town sits at the mouth of the River Tweed close to the England Scotland Border. Worth a look are the Elizabethan Ramparts, the remains of the castle and the barracks.  You get fantastic views of the river Tweed as you stroll around the walls. There is also the Lowry Trail in Berwick which you can follow over the Old Bridge into Tweedmouth and along the Docks towards Spittal.
  8. A wee bit further away but still worth a visit is Kielder Reservoir. It is an outdoor park and is great fun for families. There is a bird of prey centre, an observatory and a visitor centre and also nature trails and water sports.
  9. Star Gazing in Northumberland. If you love star gazing then come to Northumberland.  If you are staying at a glamping site there is no better way to see the stars than outside around a toasty campfire and look up to the skies. The skies here are so dark that the stars do seem to really shine brighter!
  10. Chillingham offers an outstanding day out in one of the most beautiful parts of Northumberland.  You will see one of the truly unique wild breed of cattle in the world. Then head to the haunted Chillingham Castle for a bite of lunch or coffee.  If you are really brave join the night Ghost Tour.