Seldom Seen Caravan Park is a quiet, family run park in the heart of Northumberland, close to the town of Haltwhistle a short distance from the southern boundary of Northumberland National Park. The park is open from 1 March until 31 January and we have a small number of touring pitches available.
All of the touring pitches at Seldom Seen Caravan Park are serviced with an electric hook-up, while there are also around 50 privately owned holiday homes on site. Tourists interested in becoming an owner of a holiday home at the site should contact the park owners directly, as availability can be low owing to the popularity of the site and the surrounding area.
This is a history rich part of the country and spend your caravan holidays in Northumberland here and you can discover the region's Roman past. Indeed, the Roman fort Vindolanda and the adjacent Roman Army Museum are only about 10 minutes by car from this park, while just five more minutes down the road is the Housesteads Roman Fort. This is Hadrian's Wall Country and if you love walking holidays, you can follow the wall's route for miles and miles, simultaneously soaking in the spectacular views.
Seldom Seen Caravan Park might feel quiet and rural, but it is ideally placed for exploring the area, as it is just a short way off the A69. It is also very close to Haltwhistle, a small town that can easily meet your everyday needs during your self catering holidays. There's a post office, a number of shops and supermarkets, plus plenty of pubs, cafes, tearooms and restaurants, so you can enjoy time away from the kitchen, with no need to squabble about the washing up, either. There's also a railway station in Haltwhistle, from where, in under an hour, you can be in Newcastle, or in just half an hour you could be in Carlisle, making it easy for you to leave your car on site and still get about the area.
Just a 20-minute drive from this caravan park is Hexham, a market town where you can see Hexham Abbey, which dominates the market place, tour Hexham Old Gaol and maybe place some bets at Hexham Racecourse.
Or would you like to visit Scotland? Jump in the car and in 40 minutes you could be in Gretna, Dumfries a little over an hour's drive away.
The mind-blowing natural beauty of this part of the country is, of course, what many people come here for, and Seldom Seen Caravan Park is very well place to explore it, as it is located a little way south of the Kielder Forest Park. Discover this park on foot, or go horse riding or mountain biking, or take to the water, either sailing, kayaking or windsurfing. And there's more, as Kielder Forest Park and the neighbouring Northumberland National Park have both been recognised as International Dark Sky Parks, so stargazing can be enjoyed here, too – there are regular events at the Kielder Observatory.
Alternatively, head south from this site to the Pennines or the Lake District National Park. We think it's fair to say you are spoilt for choice when staying at Seldom Seen Caravan Park!
Only two miles from the park is Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, steeped in 2000 years of history. We are on the fringe of the Northumberland National Park and within easy reach of the High Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and historical borders. An hour or so drive and you are in the Lake District . If you wish to do some ‘heavy duty shopping’, the Gateshead Metro Centre is 45 minutes away by road, as is Newcastle upon Tyne. The city of Carlisle is within 30 minutes drive. Haltwhistle railway station, which provides a good service between Newcastle and Carlisle, is only a mile from the park. Seldom Seen is an ideal base for enjoying the wide variety of peaceful walks in the area. The park has a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award and is a perfect setting for bird watching. We have private fishing on the river South Tyne . There is also a small licensed club for a relaxing drink and a chat.
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