Welcome to the Clennell Hall Riverside Holiday Park website.

A quiet, country caravan park in Northumberland; located in upper Coquetdale, Alwinton near Rothbury. The Park sits peacefully beside the Northumberland National Park famed for its breathtaking beauty and sparsely populated environment, with flora and fauna in abundance. No busy roads or traffic nearby, just the gentle bleating of sheep in the surrounding fields, penetrates the tranquillity of this quiet, country retreat.

A paradise for walkers and cyclists and the ideal place to relax and unwind…

Park facilities include:

  • Specially designated area for tents,
    tourers and motor homes with electric hook-up available
  • Laundry and washroom facilities
  • Static Caravans for sale with full mains services
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Fishing opportunities nearby
  • Dogs are welcome at the Park but must be on a short lead and supervised

Offers available for static caravan investment on vacant pitches

To find out more and request a brochure; contact 0191 378 0146
or click here to email.

A feast of fairs and shows

The Coquet Valley offers fun and excitement throughout the year with shows and attractions to entertain everyone.

Traditional and colourful, these events include: the Traditional Music Festival in Rothbury in mid-July, the Harbottle Show which takes place on the first Saturday in September followed by the largest and final event of the season - the Alwinton Border Shepherds Show . This annual event in Alwinton is usually held on the second Saturday in October amidst the beautiful Coquetdale scenery. There are strong traditions attached to this fiercely contested event – who will win best ewe, best raspberry jam or even best dressed walking stick?

Wonderful walks

Try the following walks in Rothbury and Coquetdale – they’re wonderful!

Find out more about these walks contact the Once Brewed Vistor Centre t: 01434 344396.

To discover the local culture, enjoy the walks and traditional shows - why not stay at the Park? Please click the links at the top of the page to view and print our Booking Form and Price List.

Wish You Were Here?

A taste of Customer reaction:

  • ‘We had fantastic weather, and really enjoyed every minute - the setting is so peaceful’
  • ‘Location, location, location, this holiday park is situated in some of the most spectacular, gorgeous countryside in the Northumberland National Park’

Beauty, history, culture and inspiration

Alwinton is located in the Rothbury and Coquetdale region and is an ideal base to discover historic castles, stately homes and the magnificent Northumbrian coastline - famed for it’s endless, unspoilt golden beaches. You can also enjoy the spellbinding Hadrian's Wall and the beauty of the Scottish Borders. Then there’s Kielder Water and Forest Park and Alnwick Castle featuring the stunning Alnwick Gardens – all magical and easy to reach.

Rothbury – the ‘capital of Coquetdale’
The historic market town of Rothbury is a joy to visit and only 9 miles east of Alwinton. Located in a beautiful riverside setting, with the Simonside hills as a backdrop, Rothbury boasts tea shops, cafes, antique shops and a warm, friendly community true to Northumbrian tradition.

Cragside House – ‘A Wizard’s Castle’
Cragside House, located on craggy moors overlooking Rothbury, is the creation of industrialist Lord William Armstrong. Cragside was the first house in the world to experience electricity derived by water power. Lord Armstrong developed beautiful woodland, lakes and walks surrounding Cragside. There’s a wooded labyrinth, children’s adventure playground and stunning terraced gardens.

This National Trust treasure is a must to visit and a great family day out.

Harbottle – steeped in legend and history
Harbottle village is a mile or so from Alwinton. The ruins of a 12th century castle once owned by the Umfraville family overlook the village. The castle played an important part of the defences of the English border. Legend reveals that there was once a plan to drain the Harbottle Lough, but on hearing the following mysterious words of someone who could not be seen – the plan was aborted!

  ‘Let alone, let alone
Or a'll droon Harbottle
And the Peels
And the Bonny Holystone’

Holystone – Roman heritage
The ‘Five Kings’ are five stones to the south of Holystone village, which span a line forty-six feet in length. The Holy Well at Holystone is the site of early Christian Baptisms and the source of Holystone's water supply. A Celtic style cross resides in the centre of the well and is dedicated to St. Paulinus. The 16th century farmhouse, Woodhouse Bastle, sits menacingly in the hillside as a reminder of the sometimes turbulent history associated with the area.

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Images courtesy of Northumberland National Park Authority © Simon Fraser
Selected location photography courtesy of One North East Tourism Team and Gail Johnson