10+ Glamping Holidays to try in Northumberland

*this article was originally posted in January 2018 and updated in March 2023

Glamping is a holiday trend that started around 8-10 years ago and shows no sign of slowing down. Google searches for the term have increased year on year and I can certainly see why.

We LOVE a glamping break - you have all of the benefits of camping with none of the bad parts and when done right, it can feel like a luxury break too. 

Everyone knows that Northumberland is my favourite destination so I've put together a little guide featuring some of the best places to glamp in our region.

These sites are perfect for a cheeky short staycation for locals and work equally well hosting those travelling from further afield.

Some are perfect for couples, others are better for families and some even come with their own hot tubs! Many are pet-friendly too. 

Let me know if you've tried any of the sites mentioned or if I've inspired you to give glamping a go.

12 Glamping Holidays to try in Northumberland

1 - Doxford Farm Camping, Near Alnwick 

Doxford Farm Camping offers Glamping Pods, Bell Tents and a Caravan/Motorhome Site. We stayed in one of the 4 berth glamping pods which have 2 bedrooms, one double and one bunk beds. 

The kitchen has a butler sink, 2 burner hob and a small fridge. The Bathroom is in a rustic style but has a great sink and a poweful shower.

The Living Area has comfy corner seats and a smart TV and wifi. 

There is a short trail around the nearby fields and woods which includes fairy houses in the trees which are very cute. 

Prices are £380-£430 for two nights depending what size Pod you choose For more info and to book visit here

10+ Glamping Holidays to try in Northumberland - Doxford Farm Glamping

10+ Glamping Holidays to try in Northumberland - Doxford Farm Glamping

2 - Shepherds' Huts at Beacon Hill Farm

Beacon Hill Hideaways near Morpeth offer breaks for 2 with stunning views and lots of luxury included. Their Shepherd's Huts are located in a wildflower meadow and have been built to a very high standard and include Wi-Fi, a smart TV and access to the farm's wonderful spa and gym.

Prices are around £230-£250 for two nights. Find out more and book here.

3 - Springhill Farm Wigwams

Springhill Farm wigwams can be found on a farm near Seahouses. The wigwams sleep up to 5 and are well appointed with countryside and coastal views. There's free WiFi and each Wigwam has it's own electricity and small fridge and kettle.

There's a decent communal kitchen and shower block and you can buy firewood from the on-site shop. We stayed in December 2015 and had the best time.

The site is a short drive from Seahouses where you'll find boat trips, restaurants, award-winning fish and chips and cosy pubs. Wigwams are dog-friendly and prices are from £21.50 per adult per night. Find out more and book here.

4 - Herding Hill Farm

Herding Hill Farm is a camping and glamping site on Hadrian's Wall. We stayed in one of their wigwams around 5-6 years ago and it came with it's very own hot tub!

The site is perfect for families with a sauna, immaculate bathroom, play park, chicken and alpacas. They can deliver pizzas directly to your wigwam too! Belle Tents and Tipis are also available. Prices are from £48 per night. Find out more and book online here.

5 - Posh huts at Kielder

Posh Huts are Luxury Shepherds Huts hidden away in a romantic setting in the heart of Kielder. You'll find a super comfy king size beds, wood burning stoves and snuggly sofas with idyllic views of the countryside and dark skies.

Prices are around £250 for 2 nights so perfect for a little trip away without the kids. Find out more and book online here.

Credit | Posh Huts 

6 - Wild Northumbrian Tipis and Yurts

Wild Northumbrian Tipis and Yurts can be found in Tarset in the heart of Northumberland. Lots of luxury is included and it's your chance to cook on an open fire under some of the darkest skies in Europe.

Lots of fabulous extras can be included in your stay from a foraged feast to starry night picnic walks, star gazing, bushcraft, archery and more. It's one of those places where you can relax and do nothing or keep busy with a full itinerary of activities.

Prices start at around £165 per night. Find out more and book online here.

Credit | Northumbrian Tipis and Yurts 

7 - Pot-a-doodle do wigwams

Pot-a-doodle-do is just South of Berwick Upon Tweed and somewhere many people have recommended to us.

With lots of open space, a park, arts and crafts, a restaurant and shop on site as well as the option to fish, cycle or hike, there's something for everyone here.

Some of the wigwams are en-suite with a kitchen area and even a TV and DVD player and five are dog-friendly too. Prices start at £128 per 2 adults for 2 nights. Find out more and book online here. Check out my video tour below: 

8 - Alnwick Lodge Glamping

A collection of travelling workers homes from the 20th century have been carefully restored and are available to hire at Alnwick Lodge.

Wagons are fully insulated with electric sockets and there's plenty of space for children to run around. There's a play area and sea views and you can order bacon rolls to be delivered to your van in the morning for just £3.50. Spot lambs, chickens, hens and a cockerel and bring your telescope to admire the dark skies.

Prices start at just £110 for 2 nights Find out more and book online here.

Credit | Alnwick Lodge Glamping
9 - Hesleyside Huts

Hesleyside Huts can be found in the heart of Northumberland National Park and you may remember them making an appearance in Robson Green's More Tales of Northumberland.

The Shepherd's Huts here provide a step back from everyday life with 5* luxury and comfort. The huts are handcrafted with reclaimed wood and come with a wood burning stove, campfire, kitchen equipment and even everything you need for a spot of stargazing.

One hut even has it's own hot tub! Prices start at £290 for 2 nights. Find out more and book online here.

Credit | Hesleyside Huts 

10 - Northside Farm Glamping

Northside Farm, Horsley is home to 10 wigwams, each with their own fruit tree. Perfectly located for exploring Hadrian's Wall and wildlife spotting, the wigwams sleep up to 5 and pets are welcome.

With a play area, lighting and electricity plus a family washroom, Northside Farm is a wonderful countryside retreat for families. Prices start at £104 for 2 nights. Find out more and book online here.

Credit | Northside Farm 

11 - Shepherd's Retreats Beadnell

These dog-friendly Shepherd's Huts come with their own private garden, hot tub, pizza oven, BBQ, fire pit and views of Dunstanburgh Castle. They're dog-friendly too. Take a look at our video tour below: 

Have any of these suggestions caught your eye? I'm not going to lie - I want to stay at them all!

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  1. we stayed at Beacon Farm years ago, not in a shepherds hut. I really want to take my little one back

  2. Some great inspiration for trips away this summer. Thanks for sharing!

  3. We LOVE camping. Although we've always been into more the traditional camping and we're yet to try proper glamping. Looking at your fab list - I think I'm converted! Hot tubs and pizza delivery?! YES PLEASE.

  4. I like the look of Paxton House, definitely worth bending the rules to include it!

  5. I am DESPERATE to go glamping again, I loved our little trip to Hemscott and i'm gutted that Simon spent his time whinging .. glamping was very me and not very him! I was annoying the hell out of him with how happy I was toasting marshmallows and skipping around in my wellies!

    I can't decide which one I want to try, the cute little hut at Kielder looks lovely!

    1. Come and see me at GlamPods Northumberland - especially in this glorious weather - check out my website www.glampodsnorthumberland.co.uk

  6. great list! i've not glamped before but fancy trying it out this year seeing we aren't going abroad

  7. What a great array of glamping choices. I fancy the yurt- it looks so cosy!

  8. oooooh, these look really good! especially the shepherd's huts!

  9. Oh my word. These look amazing! I especially like the sound of a romantic night in Kielder, gazing at the stars.

  10. What a lovely list, I especially love the sound of Wild Northumbrian Tipis and Yurts. It makes me feel excited that spring is on its way.

  11. We love glamping! You've really found a nice variety of places in this round up, they really can vary we've found but sometimes it's nice to rough it and sometimes it's nice to splash out a bit. We've not yet stayed in a yurt but I really want to!

  12. So many ideas here Sam! We love glamping too, nothing quite beats being out under the stars (but having the darkness that a tent just can't give in the mornings for keeping the kids from waking up at the crack of dawn!). Not tried sleeping in a yurt yet but it's certainly on our travel wish list.

  13. There is something for everyone here isn't there. I really love glamping for families. It removes so much stress and planning from the experience I think

  14. I loved our glamping experience a few years ago and admit that I would like to do it again. So these are great suggestions. I especially like the idea of a shepherd's hut!

  15. glampodsnorthumberland.co.uk New Pods on the block!!!

  16. Langley Dam Glamping simply gorgeous pods,complete luxury in a fabulous setting

  17. We love a good glamping experience. So many great options to choose from your way.. we've GOT to plan a visit soon!


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