North East Tour
Castles, Coast and Countryside Camping in North East England and the Scottish Borders. Walk in the footsteps of the Romans and grab great discounts while discovering an area steeped in history…
In later years the region's past struggles between the English and Scots are remembered in legend only. You will now find a warm welcome as you discover this beautiful and peaceful location.
Northumberland has a dramatic coast with sand dunes and miles of golden sand. The county has much to offer you – castles, gardens, stunning scenery and an array of pubs and restaurants specialising in local produce or a tearoom serving homemade cakes.
Here is a suggested itinerary for exploring Northumberland and the Borders but there are limitless options for excursions.
We recommend staying at each Club Site for two nights or more to enjoy all the attractions and activities to the full.
Call into the information centre on site and browse our extensive attraction leaflets and information or ask our Holiday Site Managers for more suggestions.
All pitches can be booked online or through calling 0247 767 0617
Two 18th century limekilns that look like round towers overlook the tiny harbour of Beadnell Bay.
Only a few steps away from the sand dunes of the Northumberland Heritage Coast with lovely views:
- 20% off at Bamburgh Castle on presentation of your Club membership card (offer excludes car parking and family tickets). An impressive castle located right on the coast overlooking the Farne Islands. This iconic fortress has been part of royal feuds, battles and legends for two thousand years. Open all year (£9.00 adult and £4.00 children and senior citizens £8.00)
- 10% reductions at Whitehouse Farm Centre by picking up the voucher from your Holiday Site Manager on site. The farm is set in 40 acres of countryside and has a wide variety of traditional and exotic animals ewe’ll love. Open Tuesday to Sunday (£5.95 adult and £5.50 children and senior citizens).
- Farne Islands Boat Trip 10% discount. Established in 1918, Billy Shiels is licensed by the National Trust to land and explore Inner Farne, Staple and Holy Island plus viewing the Longstone Lighthouse. The islands are famous for early Christianity with connections to St Aidan and St Cuthbert and the variety of breeding seabirds such as puffins, guillemots, razorbills and seal colonies who make the islands their home. Autumn is a perfect time to view the thousands of seal pups born at this time of year. Leaving the harbour at Seahouses, you have a choice of five cruises of varying durations from 1.5 to 6 hours. The fare starts at £11.00 adult and £8.00 children depending on your preferred cruise. Pick up your discount voucher from the campsite reception.
- Learn about Grace Darling a Victorian heroine who famously saved the lives of passengers and crew with her father in a terrible storm from a wrecked ship. The museum tells the story of her life at Longstone Lighthouse and the rescue. The Royal National Lifeboat Institutions Grace Darling Museum is located in Bamburgh and managed by the RNLI - entry is free.
- Got a little extra time then pick up the Bamburgh Clue Trail from any local shop and discover the village’s rich history.
A small market town that once had an iron industry that provided the metalwork for Newcastle’s Tyne Bridge.
A gem of a site at the gateway to the Northumberland National Park, enjoy top class facilities and adventures at:
- Chester Roman Fort or Housesteads Roman Fort will take you back 2000 years to the life of a Roman in AD122. The ancient fortress is part of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site and offers some of the best preserved Roman ruins for you to wander around. A whopping 25% discount is available when you stay on-site (tickets available through the site).
- Walk to the beautiful Hareshall Linn Waterfall through ancient woodland. The scenery will take your breath away, and best of all its free. Distance 3 miles/5 km of a moderate gradient and will take you approximately 2 hours.
- Take a drive to the pretty Forest Road in Keilder Water and Forest Park….you won’t regret it! The park is northern Europe’s largest man-made lake and England’s largest forest, where you will discover miles of purpose built trials ideal for walkers and cyclists along with a choice water sports. Click to download a map to take with you.
The pretty market town is surrounded by undulating hills and the River Jed - a fantastic place to explore the Scottish Borders. Mary, Queen of Scots stayed here – in a 16th century house.
Jedburgh has much to offer campers. Whilst you are there, why not visit:
- Castle Jail and Museum gives visitors a taste of what life was like in an 1820’s prison, whilst also telling the story of the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh. You can walk through the original cell blocks of this Georgian jail and find out about some of the people who were once imprisoned and the crimes they committed. An opportunity not to be missed and best of all it’s free.
- Jedburgh Abbey was one of four impressive abbeys to be built in the Scottish Borders in the Middle Ages. Established in 1138 by Augustinain priests who lived a quiet and private live but also administering to the town’s people. Remember to take your Club membership card to get 20% off.
- Mary Queen of Scots House is situated in the centre of historic Jedburgh. Mary stayed here in 1566. The period of the house has been well preserved and tells the story of Mary’s life in a lively way. Admission is free.
A small town situated on the River South Tyne in the heart of Roman Wall country, just 5 miles from Hadrian’s Wall.
You will be pitching up in the National Trusts idyllic woodland clearing of Bellister Castle Estate and adjacent to a tranquil river.
- Grab the two-for-one discount for Club Members at Killhope Mining Museum. A lead mining museum where you will learn the interesting history and venture underground. Located in spectacular North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- The best way to discover Hadrian’s Wall is to walk the wall… and it’s completely free-of-charge! Sycamore Gap is where you can follow in the footsteps of Kevin Costner; star of the blockbuster film Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. You will be rewarded with stunning views of unspoilt landscape.
- Take you bikes and explore a section of the South Tyne Trail part of the National Cycle Network. Starting at Haltwhistle peddle your way on the former railway to Alston. As you cycle along you will see old station houses, platforms, tunnels and bridges including the Lambley Viaduct as well a great views of the valley.
True tranquillity beckons at Dunstan Hill – just a mile from the Northumberland coast and close to several famous castles.
Take discounts at:
- Visit the medieval Alnwick Castle. The second largest inhabited castle in England and home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family for over 700 years. The castle is also best known for its role as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Club members will receive a 15% discount on production of your membership card.
- Chillingham Castle – take £1 off each adult/child or family ticket price when you show your membership card at the admission gate. Known as Britain’s most haunted castle you will walk through haunted rooms. For the brave discover the dungeon and torture chamber.
- Dave Gray’s Puffin Cruises – enjoy an hour’s boat trip around the RSPB’s reserve of Coquet Island. You will observe colonies of puffins, eider ducks and roseate terns. The cruise leaves Amble Harbour and must be pre-booked. Each passenger gets a free book on a tour to Coquet Island. Cruises close for the season on the 30th September.