A “secluded” area where a “hidden gem” tourist attraction resides in the North East has been revealed as one of the best new campsites for campervans in the UK this year.

The land surrounding Preston Tower not far from Alnwick (which backs on to woodland) featured in the top travel guide by The Guardian, and can have up to three campervans staying at any one time.

You can even make the most of the warm balmy evenings this summer by enjoying a feast with friends and family as campers are allowed to set up BBQs.

The Guardian commented on its latest travel guide: “Pods, campervans, bell tents and even Star Wars domes feature in our round-up of sites set in glorious countryside from the South Downs to the Hebrides.”

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Why is Northumberland’s Preston Tower among UK's best new campsites?

The Guardian said: “Wild With Consent works with landowners to gain permission for campervans, and sometimes caravans, to spend the night on private land.

“This year, a new location is Preston Tower, a 14th-century pele tower on a 243-hectare estate.

“Bookings are exclusive, for individuals or small groups (up to three campervans).”

It added: “There is a toilet and a tap, and barbecues and raised fire pits are allowed.

“The camping field backs on to woodland that is home to skylarks, whitethroats and chaffinches.

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“Visitors can climb the tower ramparts for 360-degree views: south to Heiferlaw Hill overlooking Alnwick, east to the sea, west to Ros Castle and the Cheviots, and north to the Scottish border.”

The only noise you can expect to hear if pitching up for the night at Preston Tower is bird song, according to Wild With Consent.

The website explained: “Stay in the ancient borderland of Northumberland, at this secluded site which is steeped in history.

“The fortification at Preston was built in the 1300's during a time of ongoing conflict between England and Scotland.

“It is considered to be one of the best examples of medieval stonework in England, and has been refurbished to reflect its 14th Century origins. Visitors can explore the tower, and admire the view from the ramparts.”

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On Tripadvisor, Preston Tower has a rating of 4.5/5 out of 106 reviews, with one visitor describing it as a “hidden gem”.

They added: “This was an interesting Pele tower, with some furnishing to give you an idea of what it would have been like, and lots of history to read about.

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“There are quite a lot of steps up the tower, and payment is via an honesty box, or online (QR code).

“It's set in an estate where you can go a short woodland walk. There are also picnic tables.”

To see what is permitted on-site, all facilities available at Preston Tower and to book a stay with your campervan, visit the Wild With Consent website.