Castles and Abbeys play a large part in the history of Northumberland and in fact the area has the highest number in England. With many family attractions, meaning locating campsites for your motorhome hire holiday the perfect idea. Harry Potter fans will recognise Alnwick Castle from the Hogwarts film. Warkworth Castle is one of the largest and one of the strongest castles and withstood many an attack during the uprisings. The remains of Chesters Roman Fort are a popular visitor attraction as are the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory. Keilder Castle Forest Park Centre is a wonderful family attraction, with the castle, art gallery, shop and restaurant to visit. The visitor centre is filled with information about the local history and many interactive exhibitions. In the garden area there is a maze and a number of walking trails, a picnic area and children's playground as well as a viewing platform from which to observe the wildlife.
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Northumberland, or Northumbria as it is also known, is the most northern county in England and has magnificent and stunning landscapes just waiting to be explored by Motorhome Hire. Filled with mystical castles, atmospheric ruins and historical sites and edged by spectacular coastal scenery, there is something wonderful to see at every turn. The Devils Causeway passes through Northumbria and reaches Berwick upon Tweed at the coast. Walkers and cyclists can also take the Coast and Castles Cycle Route or the North Sea Trail which journey through some of the most beautiful scenery along the way which makes a perfect camping holiday using our list of campsites.
The best way to explore northumberland is by motorhome hire along the countryside is made up of imposing crags, softly rolling hills, gentle valleys and rugged, heather covered moorland and offers some of the best walking, climbing and cycling in the country. The coastal towns accommodate vast numbers of seabirds and are home to some of the most scientifically important wildlife reserves in England, situated at Budle Bay, historic Coquet Island and the world famous Farne Islands. Boat trips leave from the nearby fishing port of Amble, taking visitors on an amazing journey to see the natural habitats of Puffins, Grey Seals and thousands of nesting sea birds at the RSPB nature reserve.
Unrivalled for its fresh air and exhilarating walks, The Northumberland National Park encompasses miles of breathtaking countryside, man made woodlands and clean, clear rivers teeming with salmon, brown trout and families of playful otters. Kielder Forest and the Cheviot Hills offer excellent walking and climbing and are criss-crossed by cycle trails and walking routes. The woodlands are a haven for the now rare red squirrel and many species of birds, small mammals and flora. Numerous picturesque villages are sited within the National Park and are perfect places to stop and explore, learn about the history of Northumberland, or maybe visit one of the many local markets, shows and craft fairs.
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