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- Medieval glamping
- Sleep like a real king
- Wonderful settings and castle views
Sleep like a king at Mettingham Castle Lodge and Castleview Vacations just outside Bungay in Suffolk: they even come complete with castle views.
The roomy and toasty tents here each have a bench and table as outside seating and are on private decking with a gas barbecue. All have woodburning stoves and are a short walk away from the showers and loos.
Mettingham Castle Lodge is about 14 acres in size and guests are very welcome to walk around its fields to meet the Mettingham menagerie, consisting of Tamworth pigs, Norfolk and Suffolk sheep, goats, rare breed hens, horses and exceedingly friendly Kunekune pigs.
When it's time to fire up the barbie, the Mettingham farm shop can sort dinner goodies directly to your tent, from a range of home-reared meat, fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables and homemade chutney and jams. We're pleased to report that local wine and cider can be delivered too.
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Convenience store nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transportation nearby
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Amenities on park
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Propane/gas cylinders available
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Touring and motorhomes
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
- Coach stations
Bungay: Earsham Street Coach Stop
— 2.5 kilometers
2.5 kilometers Beccles: Old Market Coach Stop — 6.7 kilometers
6.7 kilometers Harleston (Norfolk): Broad St Coach Stop — 12.3 kilometers
- Train stations
Beccles Rail Station
— 7.0 kilometers
7.0 kilometers Brampton (Suffolk) Rail Station — 7.6 kilometers
7.6 kilometers Halesworth Rail Station — 11.3 kilometers
- Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry South
— 13.7 kilometers
13.7 kilometers Reedham Ferry North — 13.7 kilometers
13.7 kilometers Southwold Ferry Landing — 19.8 kilometers
Norwich International Airport
— 28.1 kilometers
The purty Georgian town of Bungay is a mile and a quarter from Mettingham Castle Lodge and Castleview Vacations and, fittingly for proximity to a site with medieval tents, is steeped in history and has its own castle. Bungay and Waveney Valley Golf Club is there too for those who want to tee off, and there are also seven pubs, one with its own medieval banqueting hall and one with a microbrewery...
The closest beaches and coastlines are at lovely Lowestoft and Southwold, about 12 and 15 miles away respectively; Lowestoft first, we think, for its lighthouse, museums and the most easterly location in the UK at Ness Point.
At Southwold, the amusement pier stretches out from a sand and shingle beach edged by wooden chalets and a promenade; putting greens and boating ponds are here too and are enjoyed by families. For a quieter and more secluded beach, go to the shingle of Denes Beach next to the River Blyth where there are good walks, dune climbs and beaut views over the estuary.
You could also learn to sail or canoe at Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre (sustainability courses are also available locally), or drive 15 miles to the museums, old buildings and excellent shops of medieval Norwich.
- Somerleyton Hall and Gardens (16.2 kilometers)
- Fritton Lake Country World (16.4 kilometers)
- Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (23.4 kilometers)
- Elizabethan House Museum (24.8 kilometers)
- Horsey Windpump (35.5 kilometers)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.