Places To visit Near Riverview

The Scottish Borders and surrounding areas are filled with wonderful attractions to visit.

Places to visit in the Borderlands

The England-Scotland Borderlands is a sparsely populated region of gentle hills, pine forests and unspoilt wilderness. Wrought into its landscapes are the romantic remains of many castles and ancient monuments built by the those who have inhabited the area throughout its long history.

Here you will find a huge range of opportunities for exploration on foot and by bike. Adventure activities are available within Riverview’s immediate locality and make for exciting family days out. Fishing can be enjoyed onsite and in local waters including those of a vast woodland lake.

Discover some of the best places to visit in the Borderlands by following the links below.

Visit Newcastleton

A 20-minute stroll into Riverview’s local valley is the peaceful village of Newcastleton. Here you will find shops, coffee houses, a pub, restaurant, bank, butchers, grocers, and a museum dedicated to local culture and history. Newcastleton host a yearly folk festival
Traveling time from Riverview: 20 minute walk
Things To Do At Riverview

Whithaugh Park

This outdoor centre is a place where children, young people and the young at heart can enjoy adventure activities. Archery, bushcraft, climbing, canoeing, and speeding along a zip-line are just a few examples of the outdoor excitement on offer here.
Traveling time from Riverview: 5-10 minute drive
Hermitage Castle

Hermitage Castle

One of the nearest and grandest of the many ancient towers that watch over the local landscapes is Hermitage Castle. this castle has a reputation as one of the most atmospheric in Scotland. Look out for nesting ospreys on the nearby riverbanks.

Travel time from Riverview: 15-20 minute drive

Places to Visit In Northumberland

Kielder Water

Kielder Forest & Water

Near Riverview, in Northumberland National Park, England’s biggest forest surrounds Northern Europe’s largest man-made lake. During the day, Kielder Forest is an enchanting wildlife haven of walking trails and cycling routes. At night, its brilliant dark skies are a canvas for some of the best views of the constellations visible anywhere in England. Fishing is permitted over a large area of Kielder Water.
Traveling time from Riverview: 30 minute drive
Kielder observatory

Kielder Observatory

Close by Riverview Holiday Park is Kielder Observatory.

Kielder Observatory is a public observatory that gives visitors the opportunity to have a closer look at Northumberland’s magnificent starry night skies. Look out for special family events, and others about the constellations, the moon, and the great unsolved mysteries of the universe. To book tickets, visit the observatory’s website.

Traveling time from Riverview: 30-35 minute drive

Hadrians Wall

Hadrians Wall

Hadrian’s Wall (Housesteads Roman Fort)
Many sections of the ancient northernmost boundary are still visible.
Sitting high on a dramatic escarpment overlooking the wild landscapes of Northumberland National Park, the remains of Housesteads Fort are among the most scenic of those sections. Visit to explore the ruins of the fort’s hospital, barracks and loos, and take in the views that once peered beyond the edge of civilisation.
Traveling time from Riverview: 1 hour drive

Places to Visit In Cumbria


Boasting over 2,000 years of history, the ‘Great Border City’ was founded by the Romans to serve and supply Hadrian’s Wall. Today, it is the cultural and commercial centre of the England-Scotland Borderlands. Visitor attractions here include museums such as Tullie House, galleries, a spectacular cathedral and a mighty medieval fortress. With a vast array of restaurants and bars for you to enjoy.

Traveling time from Riverview: 45 minute drive

Penrith Castle


Penrith and the beautiful Eden Valley in which the town lies are a treasure trove of history. Here you will find the awe-inspiring ruins of two medieval castles, a pre-historic henge, and a museum of ancient artifacts unearthed within the local area. Climb to the 18th century monument that caps nearby Beacon Hill for views that stretch over the town, the valley, and up to the foothills of the Lake District.

Traveling time from Riverview: 1 hour drive

Solway Coast

Solway Coast

The Solway Coast – Thanks to its beauty and its interest to science, the sweeping river estuary landscape of the Solway Coast has been protected since 1996. Its sandstone cliffs, dunes, and vast expanses of beach, mudflat and marshland are an important bird-life habitat, and on lucky days seals and dolphins can be spotted in the seas beyond. Visit to experience the sublime awe of remote wild wilderness.

Traveling time from Riverview: 1 hour drive

Own or rent very own luxury holiday lodge in the Scottish Borders set in rural riverside tranquillity.

Lodge owners and visitors at Riverview can escape to the park’s peace and quiet at any time of year and have a pub, a restaurant and all their basic essentials available less than a mile away in the local village.

As you can see Walking, cycling, fishing and many more activities are available in the surrounding area, Northumberland National Park is just a few miles away, and Cumbria’s Eden Valley, historic city of Carlisle and Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are within easy travelling distance.

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