Shipley Lane Camping and Caravanning

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  • Dog-friendly Northumberland farm site 10 minutes’ drive from Alnwick
  • A 20-minute drive to Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle on the coast
  • Pub five minutes’ drive away; dark skies with views of the Milky Way
It’s no secret that Northumberland has a stunning coastline and lush green countryside, but fewer have been introduced to the dramatic evening skies and rural views of Shipley Lane Camping and Caravanning. At night, the Milky Way can often be spotted up in the dark sky – and when the sun’s still high in the sky, views over the Cheviot hills make up the green screen. From the well-maintained touring pitches (which all have electric hook-up and water and waste points) it's easy to explore the Northumberland coast and its beaches – Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle and Alnmouth are only 20 minutes’ drive away. The Northumberland Coast Path is splendid for a day of hiking and birdwatching, with the hilly trails of the Northumberland National Park about 25 minutes’ drive away. Those big names live up to their reputation, but local spots like the pub in the village of Eglingham (five minutes’ drive away) are just as lovely. Seek out a page-turner in the famed bookstore of Alnwick, 10 minutes’ drive away, too. If the scene sounds like something out of the Harry Potter wizarding world, you’re not far wrong; the town's castle is one of the series’ filming locations. The Alnwick Garden is mightily peaceful too, with 4000 different plants to spot as you stroll. Dogs are welcome on site as long as they get on with the resident dogs. The site’s border collies greet owner Robert with great excitement when he releases them from their kennels to help out on the livestock farm. Meanwhile, Timmy, who is now retired, likes to lie outside the house and keep an eye on things. The farm dogs take their duties seriously, so you may well hear a bit of barking at night.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 12
Motorhome pitches 12
Tent pitches 20
Open now
Please note
  • This site has no on-site shower facilities.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Please note that the toilet facilities are unisex.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Sun, 14 Apr to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Super simplistic set up, just drive up and pitch you're tent and…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Super simplistic set up, just drive up and pitch you're tent and you're ready to go. Easy to find and in a great spot

Recommend to friends Visit again

Not formal, laid back. Amazing views. Able to stay til 12…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Not formal, laid back. Amazing views. Able to stay til 12 o clock

Disliked: No proper toilets. Price

Recommend to friends Visit again

Such a lovely location with great views. A really peaceful, relaxing place…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Such a lovely location with great views. A really peaceful, relaxing place to spend a couple of nights.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great position but no customer care.

Overall 4/10
Location 10
Value for money 4
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Great views

Disliked: Very noisy overnight, due to other site users ! Only portaloos. No onsite management team.

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Hi sorry you feel this way! You had my number if you had any issues. The listing is detailed as portaloos only, along with pictures. They are cleaned daily! We don’t usually hear the site being noisey and since you were here on a quiet day I’d say you’ve just been unlucky. Sorry about that! Thanks for staying.

Beautiful site, very friendly staff

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: So easy, booked through pitch up, we had a text on the day of arrival with instructions, easy to find, lovely location, beautiful views

Recommend to friends Visit again

Very good basic site with fantastic views.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
Evelyn R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: The peace.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Friendly owner. Clean toilets.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Caroline J. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: The area was beautiful...the site very relaxed and pitches huge..liked that we could choose our own area to pitch. Great for the kids ..freedom to play.

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The simplicity, the location was close to where we were intending to…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Ruth H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: The simplicity, the location was close to where we were intending to visit. Kids loved the nearby sheep.

Disliked: Bit of a windy set up but calmed down for the rest of the stay.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great views, big open space, peaceful.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jarrod P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Absolutely beautiful surronding area. Fantastic views in a well kept open field. Freedom to park anywhere in the field and plenty of space. Great for the dog too yo run about safely and not disturb anyone. Owner was so kind and welcoming giving great advice. Fantastic location for Alnwick and Holy Island with great easy accessibility on roads.

Disliked: The rain lol

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely little site views are Buitifull…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Diane M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely little site views are Buitifull

Recommend to friends Visit again


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Shipley Lane Camping and Caravanning

Shipley Lane

Alnwick

Northumberland

England

NE66 2LS

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

55.45713°N
-1.76991°W

Nearest transport

Coach
3.9 mi Bus station
20.2 mi Bus Station
20.5 mi Bus Station
Rail
6 mi Chathill Rail Station
6.9 mi Alnmouth Rail Station
11.4 mi Acklington Rail Station
Airport
29.1 mi Newcastle International Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Which way, captain? That’s what the kids might ask – and your answer may very well be the medieval hilltop fortress of Warkworth Castle (25 minutes’ drive), where the Duke of Northumberland once lived, or the 14th-century Dunstanburgh Castle (20 minutes). For good views, head to the Holy Island (40 minutes), a tidal island with an ancient priory. Northumberland National Park's Upper Coquet Valley surrounding the River Coquet (half an hour) is a dream for walks or bike rides, and the same can be said of Breamish Valley’s prehistoric hill forts (around 15 minutes). Further afield, the Kielder Observatory (an hour and a half) may be worth the journey for keen stargazers. Scottish border towns like Kelso (50 minutes) and Hadrian's Wall (50 minutes’ drive) are also within reach.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Low Newton 7.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Beadnell 8.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Seahouses North 10 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Warkworth 10.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bamburgh Castle 10.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Alnwick Castle 3.8 mi

The Alnwick Garden 4.1 mi

Howick Gardens & Arboretum 6.3 mi

Northumberland Coast 7.1 mi

Warkworth Castle 9.9 mi

National Trust

Dunstanburgh Castle 6.9 mi

Cragside 10.7 mi

Lindisfarne Castle 14.6 mi

Wallington 22.3 mi

Seaton Delaval Hall 28.1 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

ALNWICK CASTLE 2.5 mi

Hulne Park - Brizlee Tower Loop 3.5 mi

Rock Farm Trail 3.7 mi

Alnwick Castle - Hulne Priory 3.7 mi

Doxford - Falloden Hall Circular 3.9 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Northumberland?

  • Does Shipley Lane Camping and Caravanning have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Shipley Lane Camping and Caravanning dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Shipley Lane Camping and Caravanning? Which way, captain? That’s what the kids might ask – and your answer may very well be the medieval hilltop fortress of Warkworth Castle (25 minutes’ drive), where the Duke of Northumberland … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Shipley Lane Camping and Caravanning?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Shipley Lane Camping and Caravanning? From £25 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.