Fancy hot tub glamping in Northumberland? This historic county, in the far north east corner of England, has some spectacular sites for glamping, and is consequently one of the country's most popular destinations for this type of holiday. Traditionally bounded by the River Tweed to the north and the River Tyne to the south, some of Northumberland is now part of the more recent metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear.
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Alnwick, Northumberland / Sleeps 2
Book from £52 Per Night - Close to the Northumbrian coastline and with close proximity for you to enjoy many landmarks such as Bamburgh & Warkworth Castles.View property
Alnwick, Northumberland / Sleeps 2
Book from £54 Per Night - Experience these luxury pods which are situated next to St Oswald's Way where you can enjoy forest trails and famous castles.View property
Bellingham, Northumberland / Sleeps 6
Book from £83 Per Night - Explore Kielder Forest or Northumberland National Park from this base. Also, the Scottish Borders are just a short drive away or even visit Hadrian's Wall.View property
Other popular glamping areas in Northumberland are often located in river valleys or by the coast. Tynedale and the North Tyne and Tyne valleys are particular favorites with glampers, but other river valleys include the Tweed, Coquet, Wansbeck and Blyth. There are over 60 miles of coastline, much of which is ideal for glamping, and includes the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The natural boundary between England and Scotland, the Cheviots are quite wild, yet mainly accessible. The Cheviots lie in Northumberland National Park, which itself covers much of the west of the county. As a very hilly area, this gives rise to many rivers, which flow both north and south, heading eventually eastwards to the North Sea. These rivers have carved out some truly spectacular valleys, some of which make ideal locations for glampsites.
The Harthope and Breamish valleys are very popular with family groups, more and more of which are choosing glamping as a way of seeing Northumberland. The river shallows at the foothills of the Cheviots provide excellent havens for wildlife, which young families in particular love. The Harthope and Breamish are famous for their otters, which are beginning to thrive in the area, again after many years of decline throughout England.
There are some large private estates in north Northumberland and the Borders, often belonging to families who have held the land for many centuries. These often incorporate working farms, which set aside areas for glampsites. To the north and north east of the Northumberland National Park, where the River Till heads towards the River Tweed, glamping opportunities take in some spectacular scenery, while giving children the chance to see farm animals close up.
The southern part of the National Park lies right in the heart of Northumberland. From Bellingham in the north to Haltwhistle and Hexham in the south, this area incorporates the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site. There are many campsites with glamping facilities in this part of Northumberland, taking advantage of the county's long history, as well as its outstanding natural beauty. With a long tradition of sheep farming in parts of the area, glamping can be done in some of the shepherds' huts which have been especially converted for the purpose.
A very popular example of this development is the Hensleyside Huts. These are wooden shepherds' huts, made from reclaimed planking in various colors. This gives the huts a quirky feel, standing as they do in fields with sheep grazing around them. These huts are fully equipped for the glamping experience, however, with wood burning stoves and all the kitchen equipment anyone could need. Particular huts are available to carry out astronomy, as the area is recognized as one of the darkest in Europe at night. Lucky glampers might also be able to hire a hut with its own hot tub.
There are other quirky glampsites in the Hadrian's Wall area, offering a range of pods, tents and other structures. Near the central Northumberland town of Horsley, for instance, is a site with ten wooden wigwams. Ideas like this are increasing in popularity around central Northumberland, as businesses compete to attract families and other glamping groups. As Hadrian's Wall attracts thousands of walkers, being able to rest up on a glampsite along the way is often a welcome luxury.
Historic market town and site of Alnwick Castle, home of the Percy family, Dukes of Northumberland, Alnwick is a focus of much of the glamping activity in eastern Northumberland. With the development of Alnwick Castle itself as a family tourist attraction, the town and surrounding area are becoming more popular for glamping holidays. Alnwick Lodge in particular is a purpose built glampsite, comprising restored itinerant workers' huts, with all mod cons, of course.
Alnwick is also on the doorstep of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This runs from just south east of Alnwick all the way up the coast to Berwick upon Tweed. On the way, the AONB takes in Lindisfarne (Holy Island) and its own nature reserve, as well as Bamburgh, Craster and Seahouses. There are many campsites and glampsites in this huge area, with some spectacular views of the countryside and the North Sea horizon.
Just to the south of the AONB is Druridge Bay, which is home to a spectacular, seven mile long stretch of beach, curving gently inwards along its length. Nearby is Druridge Bay Country Park, which has great wildlife attractions for kids and nature lovers alike. There is a purpose built glampsite nearby, at Hemscott Hill Farm. This consists of bell tents, another popular form of glamping, and perfect for the Northumberland Coast.
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