11 best glamping sites in the UK

Glam camping really doesn’t do glamping justice. You see, it’s not just camping for those who squeal at the sight of a nylon tent and can’t face cold showers in the morning. Today, glamping is a luxury experience with all the home comforts plus a little more. 

Forget about canvas tents too as glampers can now choose from treehouses, shepherd’s hut, cabins with hot tubs and more. And we’ve even done the hard work for you by pulling together the best glamping sites in the UK. 

 

Cadland Estate’s Pop Up Hotel

Where is it? New Forest 
Best for? Beachfront stays 
Cost: ££

Sitting just a few steps away from the beach on New Forest’s south coast, these safari-style tents make for a great staycation. With a team that goes above and beyond, incredible views of the sea and luxury cabins, you really are in for a treat. And if you’re looking for something to do, there’s a clifftop restaurant and plenty of watersports to try your hand at. In the evening, sit outside your hut, listen to the waves and watch the sunset. 

 

The Paddock Wildcamp

Where is it? Cornwall 
Best for? Watersports lovers

Ideally located for all the nearby surfing spots like Perran Sands, Newquay and Fistral Sands, this pop-up glamping site offers everything you need and more. For those who prefer staying on dry land, there’s plenty to do and see too, and if you just want to relax back at the accommodation you won’t be disappointed either. Think modern bell tents, wicker hampers filled with all the goods, double beds and a communal kitchen area. 

 

Parkhall Pods

Where is it? Derbyshire
Best for? First-time campers 

These contemporary pods are so far away from camping that they’re almost like a hotel. They come with a fitted kitchen, shower room and large living space. Outside, you’ll find a hot tub, campfire and spacious seating area too. Plus, you’re right in the middle of the Derbyshire countryside which makes for a fantastic day exploring before heading back to your digs… 

 

Chesters Country Retreats

Where is it? The Scottish Borders 
Best for? Far-away destination feels

Seriously, this glamping site might be on the Scottish Borders but it looks like it’s just fallen out of a safari. Situated in over 1,500 acres of greenland, with plenty of wildlife roaming around, these wooden safari-style lodges offer all the mod-cons plus a canopied outdoors area for watching the stars. Close by, you’ll find a gastro pub, restaurant and farm shop – which might take away the safari feeling but are still worth a visit. 

 

Brook House Woods

Where is it? Herefordshire 
Best for? Couples looking for an adults-only break

Choose from a luxury treehouse, yurt or hobbit house at this adults-only glamping site. Or, if you’re looking for an extra special stay, why not opt for the giant ball-shaped red tent that hangs from the trees? It even has a glass roof, ideal for stargazing. There’s plenty of activities for all ages and budgets too and spending a day exploring the Malvern Hills should definitely be a priority. 

 

Crafty camping

Where is it? Dorset
Best for? Unique accommodation with alfresco dining

When we say this site is good for alfresco dining, we don’t mean eating out of a tin that’s been heated on the campfire. Accommodation here has a BBQ and pizza oven on the rear deck. Plus, inside, you’ll find luxurious copper baths, huge beds and a few added luxuries. There’s a reason the treehouse on this site is RIBA-award-winning. 

 

Kudhva

Where is it? Cornwall 
Best for? Those looking for something special

Raised high on wooden stilts, these cabins boast floor-to-ceiling windows, an outside terrace and mezzanine bed. When you’re ready to explore the local area, the site offers a hot tub and bar and there’s plenty of activities to enjoy too. The site does only open for 28 days every year though so if you want to enjoy it, you better hurry. 

 

Camp Katur

Where is it? North Yorkshire 
Best for? Exploring the local area

This site has three separate areas for visitors to choose from, which consist of The Meadow (ideal if you want to shut off from the world), Hill Farm (best for stargazing and watching the sunsets) and Chestnut Hill (boasting luxury family-friendly huts). Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales, there’s plenty to do and see here as well as on-site activities for all ages. 

 

Eco Retreats

Where is it? Powys 
Best for? A quiet retreat to relax in 

Hidden within the Dyfi Forest and at the end of Snowdonia is this quaint glamping site that houses five tipis and yurts. With 40 acres of fields and woodland to explore, a trip here will be a quiet one but enjoyable nevertheless. And, if you really want to be at one with nature, there’s a wood-fired bath outside.  

 

The Tree Howf

Where is it? Perthshire 
Best for? Getting the full outdoors experience

Built around a huge – and very old – ash tree, this impressive treehouse is home to a handmade king-sized bed, fire pit, balcony, stargazing window and BBQ. Pack your bags with some bubbly, take some of your favourite treats and prepare for a night under the stars putting the world to right. It really doesn’t get better than this. 

 

Happy Days Retro Vacations

Where is it? Suffolk
Best for? Couples looking for an adults-only break

Okay, there might not be a tent in sight but these classic tin caravans still count as glamping for us. While each has been kitted out with a fantastic blend of comfort and style, many original features are still on board for that traditional retro feel. You’re sure to get that pic for the ‘gram here…

Looking to plan a UK staycation? Our team would be delighted to help. Whether you’ve got a location in mind or have no idea, we can advise on the most popular staycations and recommend a few activities, accommodation and restaurants along the way. What are you waiting for?