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Best campsites in Northumberland National Park

Here are our expert-recommended campsites and attractions in and around Northumberland National Park

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Northumberland National Park is a spectacular natural landscape that's home to an abundance of wildlife. Covering an area of over 1,000 square miles, the park is filled with forested areas, bleak uplands and valley habitats, along with scenic Kielder Water.

The park has several attractions, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall. The wall offers several different walking routes, which allow you to explore its stunning scenery at your own pace.

Top Northumberland National Park Attractions

Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall was built in the second century to protect the Roman Empire from invaders known as the Picts. The wall stands an impressive 15ft high in places and stretches for 73 miles across the north of England. The wall is a popular destination for walkers, and there are a number of different trails you can follow.

Stretching from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway, the Hadrian's Wall long-distance trail is a popular way to explore Northumberland National Park. You can walk the entire trail, from coast to coast, in around a week (assuming you're feeling energetic!) or spend a long weekend exploring different sections.

Kielder Water
is a reservoir in Northumberland National Park that covers around 10 square miles. It was created in the 1970s to provide fresh water for industry and nearby cities. The reservoir is a popular destination for fishing and boating and is the biggest manmade lake in Northern Europe.

The Roman Army Museum is located near Hexham, Northumberland. There are around 600 items on display here, including jewellery, weaponry, and other items dating from the Roman occupation of Britain. The museum has exhibitions that take you through the history of Roman Britain. There are also special events for children at the museum during the holidays.

8 Top Northumberland National Park Campsites

Best campsites in Northumberland National Park

Peace and tranquillity reign at the Nunnykirk Club Caravan and Motorhome Club site, making it a haven for wildlife and a bird watchers dream come...

Bellingham Camping & Caravanning Club site is an ideal base for outdoor life in the Northumberland National Park and for exploring the east. The compact...

Kielder Waterside caravan park is nestled away in the beauty of Kielder Water & Forest Park. The Park is situated amongst acres of woodland forest...

Highburn House Site is partly bordered by trees with panoramic views over the surrounding Northumbrian Countryside. The site is perfect for families with all the...

Low Hedgeley Farm Caravan Park is open all year, situated in North Northumberland just off the main A697 road to Coldstream and the Scottish Borders...

Although only 2.5 miles from Hexham, Fallowfield Dene Caravan Park is very secluded, situated in mature woodland at the end of a no-through road. Set...

Causey Hill Caravan Park is situated at the top of a steep hill overlooking Hexham. It is mainly occupied by mobile homes, in excess of...

Haltwhistle Camping & Caravanning Club site’s setting in Bellister Wood makes it the perfect get away from it all destination. Pitch in an attractive clearing...

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