10 Best Campgrounds Near Hadrian’s Wall, UK

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Hadrian’s Wall is one of the most famous Roman archaeological structures in Great Britain. It runs for 73 mi (117.5 km) in an east-west direction from River Tyne to Solway Fifth. Hadrian’s Wall is best seen from Birdoswald Fort, or on car parks in Cawfields, Steel Rig, and Walltown Quarry. Tourists can walk down the Hadrian’s Wall Path for free. As most travelers would have to walk from coast-to-coast for seven days to traverse the entire length of Hadrian’s Wall, camping sites are the best options to rest and hit the sack after a long and strenuous day. Here’s the lowdown on the best campgrounds near Hadrian’s Wall, UK.

Tent-only campgrounds

1. Roman Wall Lodges, Carlisle

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Roman Wall Lodges on Monday, May 27, 2019

About less than 15 minutes’ drive from the city of Carlisle, this lodge welcomes backpackers, bikers, and their fur babies into their rustic tents and cottages that are known for their self-catering features. All the accommodations come with cooking facilities, a seating area, a comfy sofa or bed for sleeping, a washing-up area, and a TV with radio, plus shared amenities like a communal lounge and a fire pit.

Visitors can enjoy the natural scenic beauty of Solway Coast from here, making it one of the finest campgrounds near Hadrian’s Wall. Plus, there are several walking paths and cycling trails nearby. This campground is open year-round, and the land stays dry, even during winter so guests won’t have to worry about damp outdoors. The campground has an immense parking area that visitors can freely avail.

Roman Wall Lodges

Website: Roman Wall Lodges

Address: Monkhill Road, Carlisle CA5 6ED, United Kingdom map

RV campgrounds & RV sites

2. Hadrian's Wall Campsite, Haltwhistle

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Posted by Hadrian's Wall Camping and Caravan Site & Bunk Barn on Friday, August 9, 2013

This campsite, about 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from Hadrian’s Wall, is ideal for big families and groups, along with backpackers, trekkers, and cyclists. It sits in the fringe areas of Northumberland National Park, and is the perfect place to chill out and reconnect with nature. It makes camping comfy with sites for motorhomes, campervans, tents, and touring caravans, plus amenities like toilets, centrally heated shower, and laundry facilities.

Breakfast and tea/coffee can be made available on request, and there’s a small cook house where you can prepare simple meals. Guests can also bring their pets for a more pleasant stay. No matter what time of year, the natural scenery around will take your breath away.

Hadrian's Wall Campsite

Website: Hadrian's Wall Campsite

Address: Tilery, Melkridge, Haltwhistle NE49 9PG, United Kingdom map

3. Drybeck Farm Camping, Armathwaite

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Posted by Drybeck Farm Glamping and Camping on Saturday, May 14, 2016

This capacious camping site has more than a few stylish cabins with varied designs. It is found along the riverside of Eden Valley. It is ideal for families and groups, who want to experience the rustic farmland living. Visitors can pitch their tents for a terrific camping experience.

Spend the day hiking, boating in the adjacent lagoon, swimming in Rive Eden, or simply relaxing in the wood-fired private hot tub after a long day outdoors. Guests can freely park in the area. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome here. Cooking facilities and shower rooms are available on site. Guests may come in any season at this camping site. A horse and carriage can pick up visitors from the station.

Drybeck Farm Camping

Website: Drybeck Farm Camping

Address: Dry Beck Farm, Armathwaite CA4 9ST, United Kingdom map

4. Greencarts Campsite and Bunkhouse, Hexham

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Beautiful night at Greencarts tonight!!

Posted by Greencarts Farm Campsite & Bunkhouse on Friday, August 4, 2017

Greencarts Campsite and Bunkhouse is a pet-friendly camping area, perfect for solo travelers, couples, families, and large groups. Children are welcome here. Guests can pitch their tents anywhere they like, plus there are sites for caravans and campervans. There are electric hook-ups available, so you can easily charge your devices.

For a more comfortable stay, there’s a bunkhouse and a camping barn with a shower room, and a kitchen to prepare decent meals. Guests can come any time of the year. A shop is within 5 mi (8 km), so guests can conveniently secure necessities. It is centrally located, thus offering easy and quick access to attractions such as Hadrian’s Wall, Kielder Water, Alnwick Castle & Gardens, and more. It is only 34 minutes’ from Newcastle International Airport by car.

Greencarts Campsite and Bunkhouse

Website: Greencarts Campsite and Bunkhouse

Address: Greencarts Farm NE46 4BW, United Kingdom map

5. Herding Hill Farm Camping & Glamping Site, Haltwhistle

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Posted by Herding Hill Farm Touring, Camping & Glamping Site on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

This campsite has award-winning luxury glamping tents, lodges and cabins. Guests can visit any time of the year and take along their mate, children, travel companions, pets, or come solo. Stay in a luxury lodge that come complete with a steam bath, laundry, a drying area, barbecue facilities, WiFi, free parking, a children’s play area, and a petting farm. Reservations can be made online. It is only 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Hadrian’s Wall and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Roman Army Museum - absolutely perfect for those who like history and culture.

Herding Hill Farm Camping & Glamping Site

Website: Herding Hill Farm Camping & Glamping Site

Address: Shield Hill, Haltwhistle NE49 9NW, United Kingdom map

6. Fallowfield Dene Certificated Site, Hexham

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Posted by Fallowfield Dene Camping & Caravan Park on Friday, July 12, 2019

This large campground is a serene space bounded by beautiful greenery that will make guests feel relaxed after a trek to the Hadrian’s Wall. It is situated smack dab in the middle of Hadrian’s Wall country, and will surely satisfy guests with its fabulous caravans. The site is tucked away in a forest at the end of a single track road, so it is perfect for visitors who are transporting via a small van for their trip.

Free parking is available on site, as are toilets, showers and laundry facilities. Visitors can come any time of year. Feeling peckish? There’s a cafe on the site, plus there are several eateries and pubs nearby.

Fallowfield Dene Certificated Site

Website: Fallowfield Dene Certificated Site

Address: Acomb, Hexham NE46 4RP, United Kingdom map

7. The Larches Caravan Park, Wigton

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Posted by The Larches Caravan Park on Thursday, June 20, 2019

Located just a 10-minute drive away from Cumbrian town of Wigton, this campsite is open from March 1 until October 31 every year. Tulips and bluebells spread across the ground during spring, the green grassland is parched in summer, and the pretty colors of fall are mesmerizing.

The peaceful and well-organized camping site permits tent pitching, touring caravans, and motorhomes. It is open for adults only. When it comes to facilities, shower blocks, washbasins and laundry are available on site. The property has a helpful staff and an on-site shop for guests’ needs. It is only 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from Aspatria Rail Station.

The Larches Caravan Park

Website: The Larches Caravan Park

Address: The Larches, Mealsgate, Wigton CA7 1LQ, United Kingdom map

8. Stonehaugh Campsite, Hexham

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Posted by Stonehaugh Campsite on Thursday, May 1, 2014

The quiet campground lies in the center of Hexham, and is close to Bellingham, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Hadrian’s Wall, and Newcastle upon Tyne. It’s situated on astonishing flat grasslands. Visitors can choose to pitch tents or park their motorhomes. It’s a great site for families with children as there’s a picnic area nearby.

The site uses wind and solar energy. Laundry facilities and shower blocks are available on site. But keep in mind, there’s no shop here so you’ll have to pack all your supplies. Visitors can also bring their fur babies in this pet-friendly campsite. It is open from April to September, so do make reservations in advance.

Stonehaugh Campsite

Website: Stonehaugh Campsite

Address: The Old Farmhouse, Stonehaugh, Hexham NE48 3BU, United Kingdom map

9. Kielder Campsite, Hexham

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Posted by Kielder Campsite on Sunday, February 2, 2020

This riverside camping area has plenty of space to unwind, especially under the dark starry night sky with no mobile signal for a perfect retreat. It is close to a forest with various wildlife, perfect for adventurers and explorers. Together with motorhomes, campers and tent pitching, guests can also sleep in pods that accommodate three adults or a family with two children.

The accommodations are perfect for campers, backpackers, solo travelers, couples, or groups. The site is open from mid-March until October. Kielder is a 34-mi (55-km) ride from Hexham.

Kielder Campsite

Website: Kielder Campsite

Address: Kielder, Hexham NE48 1EJ, United Kingdom map

10. Camping at Cardewlees, Carlisle

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Posted by Camping at Cardewlees on Saturday, July 10, 2021

This enormous site has gorgeous farm and garden views, and hidden in the Cumbrian town of Carlisle. It is ideal for families and groups who want a restful holiday. The site has space for 10 tents and 5 caravans, and guests can pitch tents 10 meters (33 feet) apart from each other.

The property provides toilet access and electric hookups for guests’ convenience. Fur babies are also welcome to this pet-friendly site. It is only 6 mi (9 km) away from Carlisle Castle, a medieval Roman fortress near Hadrian’s Wall. It’s open year-round, so you can visit anytime you want. Just keep in mind, they have a three-night minimum stay policy on weekends.

Camping at Cardewlees

Website: Camping at Cardewlees

Address: Cardewlees Farm, Carlisle CA5 6LF, United Kingdom map

Camp in spacious fields with scenic views

Hadrian’s Wall Greenhead
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Hadrian’s Wall is one of the most remarkable and charming places to visit in Great Britain. It’s time to plan your week-long tour to Hadrian’s Wall and camp in places that offer the essentials, such as toilets and electric power. Choose from these fantastic campgrounds that are perfect for an ultimate getaway.

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