Where to Stay in Northumberland National Park

As part of our Green Traveller's Guide to Northumberland National Park, Jo Keeling picks out a selection of characterful places to stay in this glorious protected area in northeast England.


The national park has a wide range of accommodation options from the characterful Old Repeater Station, which offers a sociable pit stop for walkers and cyclists making their way along the Wall, to a 14th-century fortified castle with spa baths, four-poster beds and 7ft-thick walls, and luxurious cottages complete with a gently-scented black granite steam room and a Jacuzzi with views of the Northumberland hills.

A number of accommodation providers make the most of the county’s dark sky status: the spacious wooden cabins at Battlesteads are close to the hotel’s onsite observatory so you can easily pop back to the warmth of your room to watch the stars through your skylights; while the friendly folk at Wild Northumbrian can furnish you with blankets, binoculars and a picnic hamper and show you the constellations straight from your yurt or tipi.

St Cuthbert's House, Northumberland, England

Luxurious award-winning 5-star, 6 double bedroom B&B in a 200 year old former church in the village of Seahouses on the coast, and near the Cheviot Hills. Renovated with bags of character, includes superkingsize beds and great local food. stcuthbertshouse.com

Fenham Farm, Northumberland, England

Fenham Farm overlooks the dunes and salt marsh between the mainland and Lindisfarne, which marks the conclusion of the 62.5-mile St Cuthbert’s Way. Rooms are set away from the farmhouse in converted outbuildings. fenhamfarm.co.uk

The Old Repeater Station, Northumberland, England

This B&B is a great pit-stop halfway along Hadrian's Wall, and a bus can take you from right outside the door to nearby historic Roman Forts such as Vindolanda. There are five basic bedrooms offering simple accommodation in bunks or en-suite twins. hadrians-wall-bedandbreakfast.co.uk

Southlands Farm Cottages, Northumberland, England

Three award winning luxury self catering cottages surrounded by farmland in Northumberland, an area famed for its outstanding natural beauty. Great for visiting its breathtaking beaches and stunning nature reserves or unwinding in the great outdoors.

southlandsfarmcottages.co.uk

Hunting Hall, Northumberland, England

A small family farm near Holy Island, managed with a passion for the environment. There are two award winning, green, self-catering cottages, and a farm trail to help guests explore the beautiful countryside of North Northumberland. huntinghall.co.uk

Grindon Farm, Northumberland, England

Tranquil, self-catering cottages in stunning Hadrian's Wall country, an ideal base for walking, cycling or simply taking some time out with nature. Impressive eco credentials including underfloor heating and rain water harvesting. grindonfarm.co.uk

Laverock Law Cottages, Northumberland, England

Laverock Law, a clutch of 3 cottages and a shepherd's hut - all self catering and tucked away in 2 acres of woods in a tranquil area of Northumberland. An ideal place to relax by starlit campfires, explore the fantastic coast, castles and wildlife. laverocklawcottages.com

The Hytte, Northumberland, England

Award-winning, grass-roofed timber cabin in the style of a Norwegian Mountain Lodge with large open plan living room, extensive private garden, and decked verandah with views of the open countryside. Unwind in the hot tub and sauna at sunset. thehytte.com

Beacon Hill Farm, Northumberland, England

15 well-equipped luxury cottages with fabulous facilities including a swimming pool, steam room and spa, as well as lovely gardens. If you can leave the comfort of the cottage, the Northumberland coast and Cheviot Hills are waiting to be explored. beaconhill.co.uk

Woodhead Holiday Cottages, Northumberland, England

Take time to relax in an area so wonderfully remote that on clear nights you will be amazed by the starry skies. Two beautifully-restored luxury cottages nestled between coast and countryside offer a wealth of great walks straight from the door. woodheadholidaycottages.co.uk

Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant, Northumberland

Relax by the cosy fireplace in winter and in the secret walled garden in summer at this family-run inn deep in Hadrian's Wall and Border Country. Tuck into locally sourced seasonal food and explore the surrounding castles and Roman ruins. battlesteads.com

Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, Northumberland, England

This hotel is perfect for exploring the wonders of the National Park, such as the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle itself and the beautifully long beach at Embleton Bay. You can choose to stay in elegant guest rooms or lovingly-converted cottage suites. dunstanburghcastlehotel.co.uk

Langley Castle Hotel, Northumberland, England

If you've always dreamed of staying in a Medieval castle, this hotel with four-poster beds, oak-panelled walls and open fire in the drawing room will not disappoint. It's perfect for exploring the woodlands and open meadows of the South Tyne valley. langleycastle.co.uk

Wild Northumbrian Tipis & Yurts, Hexham

A beautiful, special place to stay in Northumberland National Park. Stay in a Tipi or Yurt among wildflower meadows with views of fells and woodland in the peaceful, tranquil Tarset Valley. Learn bushcraft, pottery, falconry, go on walks & much more. wildnorthumbrian.co.uk

Berwick Holiday Park, Northumberland, England

This caravan park overlooks the North Sea on the highest cliffs in Northumberland; follow steep steps down to two white sand beaches and seek out sea creatures in the rock pools at low tide. Onsite, there’s a bowling green and sports court. haven.com/parks/northumberland/berwick

Haggerston Castle Holiday Park, Northumberland, England

This pretty woodland caravan park occupies an old castle estate. A pool, ropes course, pedalos in the lake and pony riding will keep the kids entertained and outside the park there are woodland trails, unspoilt beaches and ruined castles to explore. haven.com/parks/northumberland/haggerston-castle


For more information on local food and drink, nearby visitor attractions and activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Northumberland National Park


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