Highburn House Country Holiday Park is situated just outside the market town of Wooler in the shadows of the Cheviot Hills on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. The Park is a magnificent playground for the lovers of the outdoors with miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore where you’ll be more likely to encounter a wild goat than another person!
Wooler is located only a short walk from the park. Discover delights ranging from traditional Northumbrian fayre to home made pottery and Ad Gefrin, a Anglo-Saxon Museum and Whisky Distillery. There is something for everybody all within a short distance from us.
Other market towns worth exploring include Rothbury with nearby Cragside House and Gardens, the first house to be lit with electricity! Further North, Berwick upon Tweed lies on the banks of the River Tweed and is renowned for its architecture, in particluar, its medieval town walls. The town has a wealth of shops and restaurants and train station which is a gateway to Scotland. Just over the border into Scotland, Kelso offers great shops and restaurants, riverside walks (and fishing) as well as a racecourse, said to be the friendliest in the UK.
We are the perfect base to explore the sights of Northumbria and the Scottish Borders. The area is dotted with many places of interest such as the Ford & Etal estate and the Heatherslaw Corn Mill and Light Railway is a must!
A little further down the coast are the spectacular cliff-top ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. An English Heritage site and a perfect place for a summer picnic. Nearby, Bamburgh Castle set atop sand dunes and miles of golden beaches, the castle has been used as a location for many movies.
Other castles of note include those at Alnwick, the ancestral home of the Duke & Duchess of Northumberland and a location of Hogwarts from the Harry Potter movies. While you are there, a visit to the Alnwick Garden offers the chance to explore a diverse selection of gardens as well as the new attraction of Lilidorei, the largest play structure in the world!
The Northumberland coastline boasts many pretty seaside villages which are well worth a visit. Seahouses is a bustling place, with pubs and restaurants and from where you can take a boat trip to the Farne Islands and The Longstone Lighthouse, home of the famous local heroine 'Grace Darling'. The islands are also home to magnificent bird and seal colonies and you may be lucky enough to spot a pod of friendly dolphins or even whales.
Lindisfarne or 'The Holy Island' can be reached via a causeway from the mainland (check the tides before crossing). The island is known as 'The Seat of Christianity' in Europe with a castle and monastery, sacked by numerous Viking raids, as some of it's attractions.
Further south, the village of Alnmouth has a stunning beach and a selection of charming shops & restaurants as well as it’s own Art Festival held every summer. Amble was once an industrial harbour town, but is now a thriving place with a selection of great beaches and bustling town centre.
To the south of the county can be found Hadrians Wall , a World Heritage Site and relic from England's Roman occupation. Building by the Emperor Hadrian began in AD 122 and it runs from the west coast to the east. Perhaps a bit much to walk in one go, but there are many interesting attractions to visit along the way!
Northumberland can provide it's visitors with a huge range of activities including Golf, Fishing, Hill-Walking, Canoeing, Sailing, Bird Watching and Cycling.
In other words, something for everybody no matter what your tastes! All of this on our doorstep and we will be only to pleased to help you plan excusions during your stay with us.
Made numerous stops at Highburn House, very friendly, well organised site situated on the edge of Wooler, ideal base for some stunning scenic walks