Major upgrade for coastal caravan park

Glororum Holiday Park's �500k upgrade for touring caravan facilities is launched by Francis Watson Armstrong (right) of Bamburgh Castle with Nigel Thompson of Northumbrian Leisure.
Glororum Holiday Park's �500k upgrade for touring caravan facilities is launched by Francis Watson Armstrong (right) of Bamburgh Castle with Nigel Thompson of Northumbrian Leisure.

A north Northumberland holiday park has unveiled its new state-of-the-facilities for touring caravans following a £500,000 upgrade.

Park owner Northumbrian Leisure has invested more than half-a-million pounds in a major refurbishment programme to Glororum Holiday Park, near Bamburgh, in a bid to attract more touring caravan visitors to the county.

The park upgrade has transformed redundant land at the park into 42 hard-standing touring caravan pitches, each with water and electrical connections. The new facilities also include an all-new shower and toilet block, indoor washing-up area and an eco-waste disposal point.

Park owner Nigel Thompson said: “Glororum has to have one of the best locations of any caravan park in the North East, being close to iconic Bamburgh Castle and surrounded by miles of amazing beaches here at Bamburgh.

“The upgraded facilities at Glororum mean that we will have one of the best sites for touring caravans in the area and this will play an important part in Northumberland’s tourist draw.

“Around half-a-million people in the UK own tourers, while another 164,000 own motorhomes.

“We are keen to bring new caravanners into the area who, in turn, will bring valuable extra spend and trade into the local economy.

“Our investment in Glororum will certainly enhance the visitor experience and stay quality for existing owners at the park too.”

Glororum Caravan Park’s new facilities were officially opened by Francis Watson Armstrong, owner of Bamburgh Castle.

Mr Watson Armstrong said: “I am delighted to be opening the new facilities at Glororum Holiday Park.

“Top-class holiday parks such as this attract more people to the area, which in turn impacts favourably on local business and job creation.”