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Metal Bridge Pods: Camping pods

General

  • Small-scale glamping pod site by the river Esk in Cumbria
  • Five minutes' drive from Gretna and 15 minutes from Carlisle
  • Furnished pods with private decking area; pub on site for food/drink

Can't decide whether to stay in England or Scotland? This small-scale pub glamping site in the far north of Cumbria could be a good compromise. Located on the southern side of the river Esk, here you can sleep in England and wake up to scenic views over the Scottish Southern Uplands on the other side of the water.

These pods come equipped with comfy beds, with all bedding included. In addition, two chairs, a coffee table, battery-operated lights and outdoor decking with chairs and tables are provided, making Metal Bridge Pods an excellent and self-contained spot to stay for couples on the start of a cross-border road trip (or as a base for day trips in both countries).

Other handy features included diesel-powered heaters to keep you toasty at night and chargers to make sure your phone is never low on juice. Toilets are shared in a smart loo block, with free showers available in a well-maintained bathroom inside the pub.

The pub is just across the field for refreshing drinks and tasty food, with relaxing views over the water available if you're sitting in the restaurant area. Metal Bridge's closest amenities are in Scotland, with Gretna's shops, pubs and takeaways an easy five-minute drive away over the river. Carlisle (20 minutes' drive) is also close by, though, and Newcastle (just over an hour) is surprisingly easy to reach too if you fancy a day out to a bigger city.

Please note

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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Overall rating based on 93 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  65% described as Peaceful ?

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Brilliant stay. Well organised. Comfortable25/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGemma Louise B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (double)
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  • Liked: 

    Bedding
    Finishing touches
    Clean
    Dog friendly
    Fence with gate

    Disliked: 

    Window above the bed didn’t close properly

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We enjoyed a very comfy bed and warm room. The …18/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (double)
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  • Liked: 

    We enjoyed a very comfy bed and warm room. The pub next to the campsite provided delicious food and friendly service.

    Disliked: 

    We found some little debris on the bed. We looked everywhere but couldn’t find where to charge our phones. The fairy light outside was broken and there was only one lightbulb working.

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We enjoyed our stay, thanks15/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSylwester S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (double)
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    Pod was comfy and decent size. Clean with modern furniture. Larger double size bed a bit too soft for me but this is individual. No electric but solar powered USB ports so could charge phones and tablets. A few battery powered lights worked fine but we had to ask for recharged batteries during our 5 nights stay. Nice view on countryside and closed terrace where our puppy had a lot of fun without going outside. Staff friendly and helpful. 50 meters to the pub with quite a few good meals. You can even order food to the pod. A lot of room to park a car, but also a lot of motorhome parked every night, so we recommend to go back to the pod by 4pm to park beside the pod as later this might be a problem. Toilet facilities with shower available only to pod guests could be renovated. It was a pleasant stay.

    Disliked: 

    Noise from nearby M6 motorway and train line can be annoying to someone but after a couple of days you get used to it and don't even hear it.
    Diesel powered heater noisy and when ignited too strong smell of diesel fumes for some time.
    Not many places where you can take your dog for longer walk if you want avoid roads.

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Quiet clean site. Comfortable bed.12/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (double)
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    Nice little pod. Extremely comfortable bed, a great sleep. Nice location overlooking a field, watching rabbits.

    Disliked: 

    Shower wasn't great, it kept going cold.

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The pod was absolutely amazing! Even the rain didn’t spoil …11/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • King camping pod
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    The pod was absolutely amazing! Even the rain didn’t spoil the stay! Pub next door food and service was AMAZING!

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Excellent site pods nice and clean06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomian m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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Pod was great, views over the fields and river. Comfortable …06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLucy B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • King camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    Pod was great, views over the fields and river. Comfortable bed. Highly recommend, ideal for us as a 1 night stop travelling up to Scotland. Dogs allowed.
    Toilet facilities kept clean. Pub on site.

    Disliked: 

    Can hear motorway traffic occassionally

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Great stop over site with clean facilities03/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteven M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (twin)
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  • Liked: 

    Cosy and fun set up good food in restarant

    Disliked: 

    Had to walk across field to toilets in middle of night and would have preferred our packed car to be right up close

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Anonymous user

The location is stunning, located facilities accessible, lovely friendly pub …30/08/2022

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  • Camping pod (twin)
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    The location is stunning, located facilities accessible, lovely friendly pub on site, peaceful atmosphere

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The pod and surroundings and the pub30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomANDREW T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (double)
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    The pod and surroundings and the pub

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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

Portaloo

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

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Metal Bridge Inn, Metal Bridge, Carlisle, Cumbria, England, CA6 4HG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.9737°N 3.0092°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 6.3 miles
War Memorial — 10.1 miles
War Memorial — 10.1 miles
Train stations
Gretna Green Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Carlisle Rail Station — 6.5 miles
Dalston (Cumbria) Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Ferry ports
Leaplish Ferry Landing — 23.8 miles
Belvedere Ferry Landing — 25.2 miles
Tower Knowe Ferry Landing — 25.4 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 51.8 miles

Directions


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

It's a five-minute drive to the retail park at Gretna Green, where you can also whisk your beloved away to the Anvil Hall, a traditional marriage spot for eloping couples. Heading west through the green countryside of Annandale, you might like to take a trip to Caerlaverock Castle (35 minutes), an impressive triangular fortress from the 13th century that's surrounded by a moat.

To discover history and heritage sites on the English side of the river Esk, you could explore Carlisle Castle (20 minutes) or Hadrian's Wall (half an hour), where there are several Roman forts you can visit. Alternatively, keep going south to see the Lake District National Park – Ullswater, the nearest lake, is about 40 minutes from base.

If you don't mind a bit longer in the car, head to New Lanark (an hour), a World Heritage Site with historic industrial buildings where you can take spectacular walks out to the Falls of Lanark. Alternatively, head to Newcastle city centre (an hour and 10 minutes) to discover Tyneside's shopping and hospitality.

Must see

  • World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Centre (3.0 miles)
  • Carlisle Castle (5.9 miles)
  • Birdoswald Roman Fort (16.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (25.8 miles)
  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (27.0 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Metal Bridge Pods cancellation policy

No refunds within 5 days of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Metal Bridge Pods will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Metal Bridge Pods have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Metal Bridge Pods dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Metal Bridge Pods? It's a five-minute drive to the retail park at Gretna Green, where you can also whisk your beloved away to the Anvil Hall, a traditional marriage spot for eloping couples. Heading west … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Metal Bridge Pods?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Metal Bridge Pods? From £55 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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