6 Best Glamping Spots Near Durham, England - Updated 2022

glamping durham
Kristen Grace
Kristen Grace 
Updated

With several farm lands near the city, Durham is as close as you can get to nature and enjoy a weekend away from the bustling cities and your routine-based life. It is famous for its beautiful cathedral near the River Wear, as well as its castles, botanical gardens, and Beamish Museum. Near this place, you can go for a walk in parks, cycle or hike to take in sceneries, or even try alpaca trekking at Teesdale Alpaca Farm. If you enjoy watching the stars at night, it’s good to explore the stunning beauty through stargazing at Grassholme Observatory and learn more about astronomy. A peaceful stay that refreshes your mind and soul awaits you when you go glamping, so what are you waiting for? Check out these best glamping spots near Durham, UK.

1. Lovely retreat for small families (from USD 146)

This lovely retreat provides 4 beds, which are ideal for a family of 2 adults and 3 children, allowing rental for as long as 28 days. Although it is located in a tranquil field, famous tourist sites not too far from the yurt can still be visited, namely North York Moors National Park and the heritage coast. The accommodation is the perfect place for families to unite, communicate, and be more open to each other since it is an opportunity to detox from social media.

There is a communal fire pit area and a large grassy area where outdoor games can be played. The woodland is also available for you to explore.

Apothecary, the herbal retreat yurt.
Dunsdale, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 5 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

2. Luxurious tent on a farm (from USD 208)

Are you planning to bring the whole family with you on a glamping trip? There’s some good news for you because this tent can accommodate everyone. The accommodation is spacious and convenient, with three separate bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a private shower, and loos. All essentials are provided, including bedsheets, towels, shampoos, and soaps.

Set on a 400-acre (161.9-hectare) farm, the accommodation is the perfect place to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Your stay will also be worry-free, for the tent has safety measures, such as smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and a first aid kit.

Snipe - Safari Tent - on our farm in Richmond
8 reviews
Tent 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Host:
a great host who cares about his guests
fantastic host very friendly and welcoming
chris was a great host & couldn’t have done enough to accommodate throughout the stay
Location:
wonderful experience fantastic privtae location with amazing views
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3. The Llama Hut (from USD 96)

This extraordinary hut is a place where you get to meet animals, especially llamas. It is situated beside a river and found in an enclosed garden, and it is only a stone’s throw away from The Fox Covert Traditional Pub. With its outdoor features, such as a fireplace, a picnic area, and a terrace, you can have a relaxing time while marveling at the views.

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed here. This is to ensure the safety of the animals since interactions among them cannot be predicted and may result in injuries.


The Llama Hut

Address: Garth Cottage, Low Leven Yarm
Accommodates: 2

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Free parking Hiking Cycling Heating

4. Beautiful Mongolian yurt in Wylam (from USD 78)

“Clean and comfortable” is how guests describe this Mongolian yurt, which gives you the quiet and relaxing atmosphere that you will need. The place is located in the village of Wylam, and it can accommodate two people. Perfect for couples, it offers free parking, a private entrance on a separate street, and a backyard, providing a safe place where you can talk freely to each other or just enjoy the views and hang out.

Have the best date with your loved one by exploring the village’s parks, highly rated restaurants, and pubs.

Beautiful space in Wylam
2 reviews
Yurt 0 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
a very peaceful campsite and lovely clean yurt
the yurt was clean and comfortable
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5. Unique hut with a backyard (from USD 172)

Reward yourself and your partner with a luxurious vacation and book this vintage-style hut. You will surely feel calm and carefree since the place is located in a secluded, rural area. Essentials, like towels, bedsheets, soap, toilet paper, kitchen appliances, and an indoor fireplace, are provided. The accommodation also has a backyard with a barbecue grill that you can use to prepare lunch. The backyard is also a great spot for enjoying the fresh air.

At night, cozy up to the wood-burning stove, have a sincere talk with your significant other, and unwind.

Hadrian Shepherd Huts Luxury Glamping
Stamfordham, United Kingdom
79 reviews
Shepherd's hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the shepherd's hut is a quaint cozy space that was perfect for my husband and i
get the breakfast - it’s delicious will definitely come again
the bed is comfy the shower is amazing and there’s plenty space for 2 people
very comfortable place to rest for a night
Cleanliness:
beautifully clean cosy and peaceful
it was clean stylish and very cosy
really comfy so clean and accessible
hut was clean and included everything you could want for night like this
the hut was incredible - so very beautiful comfortable warm and spotlessly clean
Host:
both hosts are super friendly and responses were quick and helpful
lovely hosts and an amazing place
kit and nettie are great hosts who’s response time was exceptional
beautiful place and lovely hosts
kit was a wonderful host by collecting me and dropping me off on the wall
Location:
great location and lovely hut
the location was absolutely stunning
a beautiful secluded location for an overnight stay
fantastic value for money in a superb location
excellent shepherds hut in a beautiful location
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6. Take a moment to unwind

Surely a beach trip would be nice, and the same goes for city tours. However, nothing relieves stress and provides mental and emotional healing the same way nature does. Glamping is a great activity to spend time away from technology and focus on what nature offers instead; it is also an opportunity to get closer to your loved ones.

The power this type of trip holds is enough for you to start fresh and go on with life with much lighter footsteps.

Comfortable camping pod for two

In a 6-acre (2.4-hectare) space that is surrounded by farm land are camping pods where you can enjoy peace and tranquility with your significant other and dog. This accommodation allows you to bring your pets with you. Although small, it provides enough headroom for visitors, and it is equipped with lights, power sockets, and a heater for added convenience. Each pod also comes with timber decking, benches, and hardstanding for barbecues. Although all these amenities seem to be enough, you will still need to bring your own camping kit with you.

The place is still a camping site, after all, just more comfortable.

Small Camping Pod (2 people)
196 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in dome house 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
dottys cafe was on site for breakfast who delivered a tasty breakfast and amazing coffee
Cleanliness:
the pod was very clean
clean restrooms and kitchen facilities
the pod was clean and cosy and (most importantly ) dog friendly
well organised site sparkly clean communal areas
sparkling clean kitchen and showers
Host:
friendly and helpful hosts
kate & ed were great hosts would definitely go again :)
highly recommended - great hosts and great place
lovely place to stay kate was a brilliant host and most welcoming
lots of local knowledge from kate who was the perfect host
Location:
great location and facilities
brilliant stay and brilliant location
a lovely quiet and picturesque location
several nice places to visit close by such as barney castle and richmond
the location was fantastic with lots of lovely walks and places to visit
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