Places to visit in Northumberland
On the border of Scotland, Northumberland is a wild, unspoiled and remote county which holds the accolade of being the most unpolluted county in England, making it a fantastic place to cleanse the senses and go stargazing.
If you're considering a getaway at our Haggerston Castle Holiday Park or Berwick Holiday Park, get ready for an extraordinary experience. Our Northumbrian holiday parks, located in the heart of the picturesque region, provide an ideal starting point for discovering an abundance of natural beauty, history, and charm. From the iconic Holy Island to the ancient Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland is a treasure trove of memorable experiences. Here are some must-visit places to explore while staying at our fantastic holiday parks.
Berwick-upon-Tweed is a charming town of cobbles, castles, beaches, and boat trips near the Anglo-Scottish border with a deep and conflict-filled history. This means that there are plenty of things to do in Berwick. Discover the history of the town by walking around the ruins, try water sports on the River Tweed, or relax on one of the sandy beaches. With a Haven location right next door to the town, visiting this lesser-known gem has never been easier.
Don’t leave Northumberland without visiting the magnificent 1,400-year-old Bamburgh Castle, perhaps the most iconic place to visit in the county. What’s more, the neighbouring village of Bamburgh is home to several attractions, including the Grace Darling Museum, the beautiful St Aidan's Church, a golf course, and many charming local shops as well as lovely places to eat. Bamburgh Beach and Budle Bay make for excellent exploration, as does the harbour.
Cut off from the rest of the world, Holy Island, or Lindisfarne, is a tidal island off the coast of Northumberland. With charming cafes a-plenty, an ancient priory, and a castle that perches on the coastline, expect to find plenty of things to keep you busy. Make sure to explore the historic Lindisfarne Priory and St. Mary’s Church, both important places associated with holy pilgrimages, and take a walk on the remote beaches of North Shore and Sandham Bay. It doesn’t get more idyllic than exploring this mysterious island.
Located just over the border from Northumberland in the border regions of Scotland, Eyemouth is a small fishing town with lots to enjoy. Explore the historic town centre, visit the Eyemouth Museum, walk along the harbour, or take a boat trip to see the local wildlife. The town is also known for its beaches, golf courses, and surfing opportunities. Additionally, there are several coastal walks in the area that offer stunning views of the coastline.
Seahouses is a popular destination for visitors who are looking for a traditional seaside holiday. You can enjoy a range of activities including exploring the beaches, going on boat trips, cycling, and walking. The village is known for its beautiful scenery, seafood restaurants, and charming shops, making it a great place to relax and enjoy a peaceful day out just down the coast from two of our excellent Haven holiday parks.
No visit to Northumberland is complete without a trip to Hadrian's Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that runs through the county. This ancient Roman fortification is an impressive testament to history and engineering. Explore the well-preserved remains, walk along the wall, and learn about the region's Roman past at the various visitor centres.