Campsites with showers in Durham

Coast, moors, and dales are just some of the landscapes to discover around this quintessentially Northern county town.

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7 top campsites in Durham with showers

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Kip & Nook

6 units · Motorhomes250 acres · Darlington, England
Adult-only campervan site with hot tub pitches in North Yorkshire
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Hill Top Huts

12 units · Glamping1 acre · Durham, North East England
Scenic, simple glamping pods set beside a welcoming Pennines pub
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High Farm Holiday Park Ltd

28 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Toft Hill, England
How about a camping break with spectacular Durham Dales views? High Farm Holiday Park might well be the spot for you, a scenic, family- and dog-friendly glamping/ touring site. Restoring and recycling vintage items is a passion of ours and may examples of this can be found throughout the site including our showstopping /repurposed Railway Wagons – each one found around the local area and completely refurbished into cute and cosy mini lodges decked out with stylish wooden interiors. Set in the County Durham countryside on a family-run former dairy farm, the site also features developing woodland and wetlands with loads of amazing wildlife, and mown walkways for you to explore your surroundings. An on-site café, shop and board game library are also all available for your use. Open all year, the site is close to the market town of Bishop Auckland (10 minutes’ drive), with its wide range of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as the woodland walks and art trails in Hamsterley Forest.
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Derecroft Glamping Luxury Pods

1 unit · Glamping40 acres · Derecroft, England
Super-spacious glamping pods with hot tubs in County Durham
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Crowdy Hall

1 unit · Glamping200 acres · Stockton On Tees, England
Crowdy Hall is an off-grid retreat featuring several bespoke-built, timber-framed eco-cabins. Set in 200 acres of picturesque farmland, guests are encouraged to unplug, unwind and relax, enjoying a break away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Expect wood burning stoves for heat, fire pits on the decking and solar panels for power.
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The Magical Cabin

1 unit · Glamping3 acres · Edmondsley, England
Magical A-Frame Wooden Cabin nestled in woodland, surrounded by trees with a stream running by. The cabin is a relaxing haven for both adults looking for a romantic getaway or families with children looking for adventure. The woodland offers tranquility and nature for adults and a playground with play area for children. I lit has the luxury of all modern amenities. The Cabin is accessed down a winding trail, which means it is only suitable for those who are able bodied. It is approximately 200m from the car parking area, therefore you must be able to carry your luggage. It is downhill to access the cabin, which means the walk back up to the car parking area is steep. This is what makes the cabin unique because once in the woodland it is just peace and tranquility. The stairs within the cabin as shown are steep but accessible for both adults and children (we lived in the cabin with our children for one year whilst renovating our home and they were 5 and 3 and managed the stairs independently. The area of great for walking, hiking and mountain biking.
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Toadlands Shepherd Huts

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Barnard Castle, England
Welcome to Toadlands Established in 2021 on repurposed farmland, our charming Shepherd’s Huts Roudabout and Bill Lunes offers glamping for two in style. Nestled into the Teesdale countryside, get back to nature in the luxury of a cosy Shepherd’s Hut. Whether you’re looking to unwind, explore, or both, Toadlands is a special place to do it. So, relax in the wood-fired hot tub, stargaze by the firepit, and discover what the local area has to offer. The space We have two Shepherd Huts totally private from each other with separate access .The huts are supplied with Luxury linens, cotton towels and bathrobes. Fully equipped bijou kitchen, induction hob, ceramic sink, microwave, fridge with ice compartment. Generous bathroom with spacious electric shower & heated towel rail. Luxurious Hypnos bed and mattress with plenty of storage. The hut offers a cosy interior with walls finished in dark blue tongue and groove paneling, an oak floor and contrasting white ceiling. Sumptuous Linwood fabrics have been used throughout on the windows and furniture. Double glazed hardwood doors and windows combined with electric thermostatically controlled heating ensure consistent comfort throughout the changing seasons. Outdoors, relax in the wood fired hot tub or sit around the fire pit sipping wine or enjoying mugs of hot chocolate whilst enjoying the wonderful views of the Teesdale countryside. we are a stone throw away from the railway walk that can take you to the neighbouring villages of Romaldkirk, or Middleton- in-Teesdale, or hop in the car and take a short drive to the picturesque market town of Barnard Castle. Guest access Cars can be parked approx 100 metres from the hut, access is from the B6277 along a private grass lane, waterproof footwear is recommended for pedestrian access during wet weather.
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Campsites with showers in Durham guide

Overview

Discover UNESCO-listed landmarks surrounded by a vast green belt in this northern city, right on the River Wear. From dales to coastline, there’s much to discover across the county, though those on limited time will find plenty in the reserves and woodlands on Durham’s outskirts. The Northern Saints Trails, Durham Heritage Coast Walk, and Pennine Way are great for ramblers, riders, and mountain bikers, while after-dark adventurers can take advantage of nearby Dark Sky sites—keeping an eye out for the northern lights. With camping options ranging from family-friendly holiday parks to remote campgrounds, there’s something for every Hipcamper around this ancient city.

Where to go

Around Durham

Working farms, holiday parks, and glampsites offer diverse options for Hipcampers, all within easy reach of the city and its rural reserves. Ramblers and riders shouldn’t miss Durham’s famous railway paths, once working train lines which now cut a convenient footpath deep into the county’s countryside.

Durham Heritage Coast

Half an hour’s drive east of the city brings you to the beaches, cliffs, and grasslands of the Durham Heritage Coast. A destination for hikers and wildlife lovers, the 11-mile stretch from Sunderland to Hartlepool boasts nature reserves, a fascinating history, and all manner of holiday campgrounds.

North Pennines & the Yorkshire Dales

Neighbours on the Pennine Way, Britain’s oldest long distance trail, these two iconic moorlands encompass miles of rolling farmland, fells, woodlands, and waterways just west of Durham. From family-friendly field sites to exclusive glamping pods, visiting Hipcampers have many options for sleeping beneath the region’s famously dark skies.

North York Moors

Coastline, forests, and inland cliffs create an adventurer’s paradise in this national park, around an hour’s drive from Durham. Particularly popular for biking breaks, cyclists can soak up the views from Sutton Bank or explore the Moor to Sea Cycle Network, before camping down on one of the park’s farm sites, family-friendly holiday parks, or glamp grounds.

Northumberland National Park

England’s most northerly park, this remote and secluded landscape along the English-Scottish border is ideal for Hipcampers after a quiet break. An hour’s drive north of Durham, the park boasts moors, forests, and uplands, plus a reputation as one of the best stargazing spots in Europe. Overnight options include back-to-basics field sites, adult-only retreats, and family-friendly farm grounds.

When to go

Several outdoor events take place around Durham throughout the year, including the annual North Pennines Stargazing Festival. If you plan for a winter getaway, be prepared for cold, crisp weather and organise accommodation in advance, as offseason closures are common.

Know before you go

  • Walk-ins are not accepted everywhere, so it’s worth calling or booking ahead.
  • Rohan and Mountain Warehouse sell camping and outdoor gear in Durham’s city centre.
  • Durham is just under two hours from Edinburgh and three hours from London via train.
  • If you plan to camp in the region’s more secluded areas, you’ll want your own vehicle.

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