The County of Northumberland lies on England's North East coast. Bordered by Cumbria, Tyne and Wear, and County Durham, Northumberland is also directly south of the Borders region of Scotland. Six districts make up the county, namely, Alnwick, Blythe Valley, Castle Morpeth, Wansbeck, Tyne Dale and Berwick upon Tweed and the local administrative centre is the town of Morpeth.
The nearest major city is Newcastle upon Tyne, once historically the county town of Northumberland but now of Tyne and Wear. The rural landscape, cultural history and picturesque coastal and inland scenery of Northumberland draw many visitors to the area. Due to it's location at the border with Scotland, the Northumberland landscape is strewn with the memories of bygone battles between the two nations, particularly evidenced by the number of castles and fortresses in the area.
Northumberland is also a key centre for Christianity, with the Island of Lindisfarne, or the Holy Isle, just north of Bamburgh, the site of the Lindisfarne Gospels and home of St. Cuthbert.
The beautiful Northumberland National Park, which includes Hadrian's Wall and the Cheviot Hills competes with the stunning natural beauty of the coastline for burgeoning tourist numbers keen to experience all this important and gorgeous English county has to offer.
There is a wide range of accommodation in Northumberland as befits a major tourist destination. Large hotels and independent hotels and Inns sit comfortably with the many bed and breakfast and guest house lodgings.
Perhaps the best way to spend quality time in The area has many well established Northumberland Caravan Parks, overlooking the coast for leisurely exploring and beach walking or inland for hill walking and taking in the many historical and cultural landmarks.
Northumberland Caravan Parks have a wide range of facilities whether looking for family fun or intimate seclusion. Just click on any of the above for further information, availability and facilities.