Bamburgh Under Canvas

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Bell tent exterior (added by manager 30 Aug 2023)
Lotus bell tent (added by manager 16 feb 2024)
Lotus bell tent (added by manager 16 feb 2024)
Lotus bell tent (added by manager 16 feb 2024)

  • Adult-only Northumberland glamping overlooking the Cheviot Hills
  • A mile from Bamburgh; half-hour drive to Holy Island
  • Smart bell tents with bedding, stove, barbecue and cool box provided
This is ‘camping without the crouching’ say the folk who run Bamburgh Under Canvas, in the Northumberland hamlet of Glororum, about a mile away from Bamburgh. The lotus bell tents have a clever design that gives maximum head height throughout the whole tent – so you’ll be able to walk around freely without getting a crick in your neck. It’s not all about the size though – these adults-only tents have been set up with luxury in mind, so the site has the vibe of a smart hotel (with the added bonus of some fine views out over the Cheviot Hills). Each tent sleeps two, in a bed that’s got a comfy mattress and top-quality bed linen (throws, cushions and soft towels are all thrown in too). A stove keeps things cosy even on chilly evenings, and you can also use it to brew up a hot drink in the morning. There’s also a barbecue/firepit for alfresco cooking with a view (and a gas stove for when you need something more quickly…) Each tent also has a cool box to keep the all-important drinks nicely chilled. Even the bathrooms are smart here… they’re in a couple of refurbished horse boxes with hot showers, toilets and basins, plus a collection of toiletries to use. You’ll have battery-powered lamps (and battery packs) in your tent but it’s worth bringing a torch too, even if only for that short walk to the loo. Heading out, it’s about a 20-minute walk to Bamburgh for the castle and beach, along with several shops, pubs and places to eat.

Site type

Rent a tent 4
Open now
Please note
  • Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 29 Mar to

Reviews

100%

would recommend this site to a friend

100%

would stay here again

Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Clean facilities Hot water Accessibility Dog friendly…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jordon C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent

Liked: Clean facilities Hot water Accessibility Dog friendly

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent mini break

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Paula W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent

Liked: Lovely stay here for three nights, owner was friendly and helpful, the tent was warm and comfortable with enough wood for two nights, clean sheets on the bed with throws and the tent was immaculate when we arrived, showers were excellent, clean and always had hot water, very quiet spot and lovely watching the sunset and looking at the stars

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Bamburgh Under Canvas

Glororum

Bamburgh

Northumberland

England

NE69 7AW

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

55.5916°N
-1.72833°W

Nearest transport

Coach
12.4 mi Bus station
16.4 mi Golden Square
16.4 mi Golden Square
Rail
3.9 mi Chathill Rail Station
14.2 mi Alnmouth Rail Station
16.8 mi Berwick-upon-Tweed Rail Station

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Bamburgh’s attractions are the place to start, of course – a 20-minute amble or five-minute drive will take you down into the village centre to visit the glorious seaside castle and learn about a local heroine at the Grace Darling Museum. You can also play a round at Bamburgh Castle Golf Club or head to the beach for a stroll through the dunes and a bit of surfing (kit hire and lessons are available if you need them). Elsewhere along the coast, you can board boat trips to the Farne Islands from Seahouses Harbour (10 minutes) to spot puffins, seals and other marine creatures, or drive across the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (half an hour). There’s also another lovely castle at Dunstanburgh (25 minutes). Alternative visits nearby include the excellent displays at Andy Howey Birds and Reptiles (20 minutes) and walks to find the spiritual site of St Cuthbert’s Cave (25 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Bamburgh Castle 1.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Seahouses North 2.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Beadnell 4.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Low Newton 7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Spittal 15.3 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Bamburgh Castle 1.4 mi

Lindisfarne Castle 5.8 mi

Lindisfarne Priory 6.1 mi

Northumberland Coast 6.7 mi

Howick Gardens & Arboretum 10.8 mi

National Trust

Lindisfarne Castle 5.8 mi

Dunstanburgh Castle 9.7 mi

Cragside 19.9 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Bamburgh - Budle Bay Circular 1.3 mi

Seahouses - North Sunderland Circular 3 mi

Seahouses Saunter 3 mi

BELFORD HALL 3.6 mi

Warenford Circular via Chatton Moor and Brownridge 3.7 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Northumberland?

  • Does Bamburgh Under Canvas have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bamburgh Under Canvas dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bamburgh Under Canvas? Bamburgh’s attractions are the place to start, of course – a 20-minute amble or five-minute drive will take you down into the village centre to visit the glorious seaside castle and learn … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bamburgh Under Canvas?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Bamburgh Under Canvas? From £135 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.