A warm welcome awaits you in the shadow of Hadrian's Wall

Our 5 Star Campsite in Northumberland


We are proud to achieve and maintain our 5 star campsite status, accredited by Visit England and the AA. We think we are one of the best casmpistes in Northumberland. Our camping and glamping site in Northumberland holds its 5 star campsite status for both the camping and glamping side of our site. In this article we will run through what a 5 star campsite is, why Herding Hill Farm has achieved its 5 star campsite status and why you should definitely add our camping & glamping site in Northumberland to your "must-visit list". Whether you're a camper, glamper, tourer looking for 5 star camping near me or enjoy a touch of luxury in a countryside break - there's something for everyone at Herding Hill Farm.

What does it take to achieve a 5 star campsite status?

There are many factors which come into achieving 5 stars for holiday, touring and camping parks. 5 star camping includes hitting a score of 90% or above in site cleanliness, toilet and washing block facilities, parks grounds and facilities and recreation. A score of 87% or above also needs to be achieved in touring facilities and the site's reception. These scores must be achieved at every annual visit in order to receive this 5 star campsite status. Herding Hill Farm is also proud to be awarded 5 star glamping status for its Wigwam cabins and luxury glamping pods.

"With strict criteria our assessors check the levels of services and facilities offered to determine which accommodation type is awarded which star rating. Each year, every aspect of an accommodation is thoroughly inspected from the efficiency of the booking process to the level of service." - Visit England. This helps ensure we maintain our proud status as one of the best campsites in Northumberland.

How do you identify a Visit England or AA accredited holiday, touring or camping park?

For Visit England accreditation you just need to look out for the Quality Rose Marque. The Visit England Quality Rose Marque only gets awarded to attractions that have been independently assessed against the national standards of the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme. With the AA, caravan parks and campsites are inspected and rated from one to five black pennants. AA Gold Pennants are awarded to the very best camping parks with a Quality Score of 90% and above within the 2, 3, 4 and 5 Pennant ratings. Herding Hill Farm is rated 5-star gold pennant by the AA and is therefore ideal for 5 star camping near me.

Herding Hill Sign

What makes Herding Hill Farm a 5 star campsite near me?

Luxury Castle Glamping Pods 

We have retained our 5 star campsite status from Visit England and the AA for another year which we are so pleased about! This also means the glamping side of our site has gained a 5 star status, thanks to the addition of our brand new luxury glamping Castle Pods which we added to the site in 2022. Offering 5 star camping & glamping near me located just 1 mile from Hadrian's Wall, it means a lot to us to achieve our 5 star campsite status year on year and remain one of the best campsites in Northumberland.

Our Castle Pods have a unique selling point in that they are exclusively for adults and are situated on the quietest part of our 5 star campsite, boasting magnificent views of the Northumberland countryside. These pods for luxury glamping Northumberland are the perfect choice if you're looking for a romantic getaway, no children or pets, just pure relaxation and a private hot tub per pod. They are each equipped with all of the facilities you could need as well as being open all year round. As a 5 star campsite open all year round, this means you can enjoy a countryside getaway whether you're travelling during peak or off peak season. There's so much to do in summer and winter, you'll be spoilt for choice when staying at our 5 star glamping site. For a romantic break in Northumberland, choose one of our state of the art glamping pods, our Castle Pods. If you prefer a Northumberland lodge with hot tubs try our Luxury lodge.

Our Castle pods
Inside Castle Pod
Castle pods outside

Luxury Amenities Building

Camping near near me doesn't have to be poor shower blocks and cold flooring when you step out of the shower! At our 5 star campsite enjoy heated flooring, hot power showers, drying area for clothes, an indoor washing up area and more with our luxury amenities building. We even have a sauna on our 5-star campsite, another reason that makes us stand out as one of the best campsites in Northumberland and retained our 5 star campsite status. In 2021 we upgraded our luxury amenities building even further by adding an indoor information and camper's kitchen area which allows our campers and glampers to prepare food indoors and wash up indoors if the Northumberland weather is unkind.

Our Green Credentials

It is important to us that we do our bit for the planet, that's why we've developed an environmental policy and are regularly finding ways to add to the green credentials for our 5-star touring site. Some of our green credentials include minimising energy usage, supporting the local community, being a dark sky friendly site, recycling and more. Find out more about our environmental responsibility here.

Hot tub and champagne

5-Star Campsite Grounds

We are corporate supporters of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust and our 5-star site has been designed to ensure that what we do compliments the Northumberland landscape. Our Northumberland campsite is a peaceful, green sanctuary for both people and wildlife. You may spot hedgehogs, wild ducks and bats when camping near me. Our Haltwhistle campsite grounds are well maintained, full of greenery and all the facilities you could need when staying with us. The campsite grounds and facilities is a big factor that VisitEngland and the AA critique, just one factor in giving us our 5 star campsite status. Our new dog walk, added in 2022, was praised by both inspectors and is perfect for 5-star dog friendly camping. As one of the best family friendly 5 star campsites in Northumberland we also have a childrens playground and for those who prefer campsites with animals, our animal petting farm for our younger guests to enjoy.

If you have visited Herding Hill Farm previously and want to try another of our 5-star campsites why not visit our 5-star campsite in the Peak District Longnor Wood which offers 5-star touring and camping, luxury Peak District lodges with hot tubs and luxury caravan holiday homes with hot tubs.