When staying at Elm Bank Coastal Park in Northumberland you’re always close to history and stunning landscapes, and never short of things to do and see. The local area has a wonderful offering of amenities and attractions to explore, including historic buildings, micro-breweries, artisan coffee shops, restaurants, takeaways and activity venues.
Just a few minutes’ drive from the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, itself just three miles from the Scottish border. It’s the most northerly English town, and is famous for its Elizabethan Walls, iconic bridges, thriving culture, wildlife and beaches. Centuries ago the area was fought over by England and Scotland, with possession of Berwick switching between the two kingdoms on several occasions – but these days it’s a much more peaceful and personable area! There is still, though, a close and happy affinity to north of the border, with both Berwick Rangers Football Club and Berwick Rugby Club playing their matches in Scottish leagues.
Heading west and over the border for approximately sixty miles will land you in the wonderful city of Edinburgh – a superb spot if you wish to indulge in some serious art and culture. With a world famous annual fringe festival every August highlighting established and up-and-coming theatre, comedy and literary talent, plus several art galleries, including the world famous Scottish National Gallery, this is a city for connoisseurs. Edinburgh is also renowned for its historic importance and royal connections.
A mere half an hour to the south of Elm Bank Coastal Park is Northumberland National Park, the 1050 sq.km home to England’s cleanest rivers, clearest air and darkest skies. The southernmost section of the park showcases the dramatic central part of Hadrian’s Wall, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates from the times of Roman occupation.
You are never too far from something interesting to do when you stay Elm Bank Coastal Park in Northumberland.