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Campervan Adventure to Northumberland

Embark on an Epic 5 Day Campervan Adventure to Northumberland from Nottingham.

If you’re craving a getaway filled with stunning scenery, rich history, and delicious cuisine, look no further than Northumberland. And what better way to explore this captivating region than in a campervan? Buckle up as we take you on a whirlwind tour of Northumberland’s highlights, departing from Nottingham. Get ready for five days of adventure, relaxation, and culinary delights.

Day 1: Nottingham to Northumberland

After picking up your campervan, hit the road towards Northumberland. The journey from Nottingham takes around 3 to 4 hours, offering picturesque views along the way. Upon arrival, settle into one of these top-notch campsites for your campervan pitch:

Beadnell Bay Camping and Caravanning Club Site: Overlooking the stunning Beadnell Bay, this campsite offers fantastic facilities and breathtaking views. Prices start from £25 per night.

Herding Hill Farm Campsite, Hadrian’s Wall. Near Haltwhistle. Great location in Northumberland’s heartlands, close to Hadrian’s Wall. Fab facilities for families, and close to the town of Haltwhistle. From £23 p/n

Springhill Caravan Park, between Seahouses and Bamburgh. Incredible sea views towards the Farne Islands. Prices start from £25 p/n

Day 2: Coastal Exploration

Wake up to the sound of waves crashing against the shore and kick off your day with a leisurely breakfast in your campervan. Then, set out to explore Northumberland’s stunning coastline. Here are five must-visit tourist attractions:

Bamburgh Castle: Marvel at the majestic Bamburgh Castle, perched atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the North Sea. Explore its rich history and enjoy panoramic views of the coastline.

Holy Island of Lindisfarne: Take a trip back in time as you visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Explore the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory and wander along the sandy beaches.

Farne Islands Boat Tour: Embark on a thrilling boat tour to the Farne Islands from Seahouses. Get up close to seals, seabirds, and possibly even puffins if you visit during the breeding season.

Alnwick Gardens: Lose yourself in the beauty of Alnwick Gardens, home to enchanting water features, intricately designed gardens, and the iconic Treehouse Restaurant.

Seahouses Harbour: Round off your day with a stroll around Seahouses Harbour. Treat yourself to fresh seafood from one of the local fish and chip shops or simply soak up the coastal atmosphere.

Day 3: Cycling Adventure

Start your day with a hearty breakfast before hopping on your bikes for a scenic ride through Northumberland’s countryside. Here are two recommended cycle routes:

Coast and Castles Cycle Route: Follow this route from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Newcastle, passing by charming coastal villages, historic castles, and sandy beaches.

Hadrian’s Cycleway: Trace the path of Hadrian’s Wall on this epic cycling route. Cycle through rugged landscapes, ancient Roman ruins, and picturesque market towns.

Day 4: Cultural Immersion

Today is all about immersing yourself in Northumberland’s rich history and culture. Here’s a suggested itinerary:

Hadrian’s Wall: Explore the remnants of Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Roman forts, museums, and archaeological sites along the way.

Hexham Abbey: Discover the architectural beauty and spiritual significance of Hexham Abbey, founded in the 7th century. Take a guided tour to learn about its fascinating history.

Northumberland National Park: Spend the afternoon hiking or simply relaxing amidst the stunning scenery of Northumberland National Park.

Day 5: Farewell to Northumberland

And here ends your Campervan adventure in Northumberland. On your final day, treat yourself to a memorable dining experience before heading back to Nottingham. Here are the best places to eat in Northumberland for breakfast, lunch, and dinner:

Breakfast: Start your day with a hearty breakfast at The Running Fox in Felton. Indulge in freshly baked pastries, hearty breakfast sandwiches, and artisan coffee.

Lunch: For lunch, head to The Jolly Fisherman in Craster. Feast on freshly caught seafood, including their famous crab sandwiches, overlooking the picturesque harbour.

Dinner: End your trip with a delicious dinner at The Joiners Arms in Newton-by-the-Sea. Enjoy classic British dishes made with locally sourced ingredients in a cozy setting.

Cost Breakdown:

Campervan hire for 5 days: Approx £500

Campsite fees (4 nights): £100 – £140

Attractions and activities: £100 – £150

Dining expenses: £150 – £200

So there you have it – an unforgettable 5-day campervan adventure to Northumberland from Nottingham. Pack your bags, hit the road, and get ready to explore somewhere stunning!

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