Caravan park and campsite ranked as best in North East

South Meadows Caravan Park in Belford.
South Meadows Caravan Park in Belford.

A north Northumberland campsite has been selected as the best in the North East in a prestigious national awards scheme.

Recently it was announced that the AA Best Campsite for the North East 2014 is South Meadows Caravan Park in Belford.

It came as the AA launched its Caravan and Camping Guide 2014.

Now in its 46th year, the guide has details of more than 900 fully-inspected and independently-graded camping parks across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

It describes the Belford-based campsite as follows: ‘Set in 40 acres of beautiful Northumbrian countryside, a short drive from unspoilt beaches and magnificent Bamburgh Castle, South Meadows has been transformed in recent years and is now a top-quality touring and holiday park.

‘Joining the AA Pennant Scheme for the first time in 2014, and achieving an excellent Five-Pennant 87 per cent rating, the park is extremely spacious and no expense has been spared in its landscaping and development.’

Campsites are visited by one of the AA’s qualified campsite inspectors who look at touring pitches, facilities and hospitality before grading the site from one to five pennants.

For 2014, the AA has introduced Gold Pennants to identify the top-quality parks that score 90 per cent and above within the two to five Pennant ratings.