Local attractions

If you're a walking enthusiast, here are 10 great walks around Northumberland, many of which you can start from Budle Bay Campsite! With the extension of the Coastal Path through Northumberland (and directly past our site) the coast and country of Northumberland is more accessible than ever to walkers.

Castles and more castles!

Northumberland famously has more castles than any other county in England. Some of our local castles include Bamburgh, Warkworth, Alnwick (home to the Duke of Northumberland and filming location for the Harry Potter films), Lindisfarne, Dunstanburgh, Berwick and Chillingam (one of the most haunted sites in the UK). And those are just the ones nearby! 

For more information, check out the Visit Northumberland website


Lindisfarne, also called Holy Island, is a crucible of history and heritage for the British Isles. Both the first Christian missionaries and the first Viking raiders arrived on our shores at Lindisfarne so there are thousands of years of history on display at this site.

For more information, visit the Lindisfarne website

Bird watching

Northumberland is a bird-watcher's paradise. The Farne Islands and Lindisfarne are home to many rare and beautiful birds. The Beadnell Bay Sanctuary is just down the road and  the bird sanctuary of Budle Bay is only 5 minutes walk from Budle Bay Campsite.


For more information on these sites, see the Northumberland Coast AONB Birdwatching page and the Budle Bay Birdguides page

Beautiful Beaches

Whether you're into walking, canoeing, sailing or surfing, the beaches of Northumberland are perfect for you. As well as offering a range of exciting activities, the Northumberland coastline is remarkably unspoiled, rugged and wild, with picturesque views and an amazing range of wildlife.

Start off at our local Budle Bay beach and sanctuary, then make your way further south to Bamburgh beach with the striking silhouette of Bamburgh Castle above you, or north to Amble and St. Abb's Head

Diving, Sailing and Canoeing

The Northumberland coast has plenty of attractions for the (cold-hardy!) water lover. From wreckages, to sea caves, charismatic species of animals such as the puffins and grey seals of Lindisfarne and the farne islands, and plants such as the huge kelp forests which line the coast. The Farne Islands and St. Abb's Head are particular recommendations. 

For more information see the Dive Report Northumberland page and the Northumberland AONB marine page

Family at a Beach
And Much more!

This is only a small selection of the huge amount that Northumberland has to offer. There are also many family focused attractions, sites of industrial history (we particularly recommend Cragside, the birthplace of hydroelectricity, and Beamish, a living museum based on a Victorian coal village)


Check out the Visit Northumberland, Northumberland AONB, Visit England (Northumberland) and Northumberland National Park websites for more ideas for great days out during your stay at Budle Bay Campsite

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