Best places to camp near you
Looking for somewhere special to camp in the UK this year? From waterfront motorhome pitches in the Lake District, traditional Cornish campsites five minutes from the beach, to camping pods hidden in the woods, very few places can rival the beauty of our campsites. Take a look at our best places to camp in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and find a campsite near you.
Wake up to spectacular sunrises and the fresh, salty sea air when you stay at Gupton Farm on the Pembrokeshire coast. This coastal campsite overlooks Freshwater West, one of the UK's finest surfing beaches. With 50 pitches for tents and caravans, it's ideal for a group holiday.
Highertown Farm is in an enviable location less than a mile from Lansallos Cove and a short drive from the charming coastal villages of Fowey and Looe. It's a simple site with basic facilities where guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful setting without distractions.
A short walk from a secluded, sandy beach and close to the turquoise water of Kynance Cove, this coastal campsite is perfect for beach lovers. With some onsite facilities including a small shop, playground and laundrette, the campsite is ideal for a family holiday in Cornwall.
Weston Farm Campsite, on the Isle of Purbeck, is in an open meadow field, one back from the coast, with sea views and a footpath down to the local beach. There's plenty of space to pitch a tent, or there are ten basic bell tents available to book. Simple toilets, showers and washing-up facilities are provided onsite each season.
This campsite offers a unique place to camp on Brownsea Island Nature Reserve. Just on the water's edge, enjoy views from the campsite over the sea and beyond to the rolling Purbeck Hills. Staying on the island offers the chance to experience this special place out-of-hours, when all the day visitors have left.
Set up your tent in the legendary Lorna Doone Valley for a tranquil retreat surrounded by Exmoor's fantastic scenery. Pitch by Badgworthy Water and listen to it peacefully flowing behind your tent morning, noon and night. You can also enjoy the company of your nature neighbours including buzzards and red deer.
On the bank of the Great Ouse River, Waterclose Meadows is an idyllic place to park your caravan, pitch your tent, or enjoy a stay in a camping pod. The best way to explore the area is by water so bring your own canoe or dinghy, or hire punts, canoes and rowing boats.
There's nothing like sleeping under the stars after a day exploring the 800 acre estate at Castle Ward. With pitches for tents, caravans, motorhomes and campervans, there's something for everyone. If you don't have your own tent, the campsite also has a handful of wooden camping pods for hire.
Deep within the peaceful Cothi Valley, Dolaucothi is a tranquil retreat for a caravan break. The area around the park is a haven for wildlife, from the wildflower meadows to the ancient woodland. While you're there, visit the Dolaucothi Gold Mines which are a short walk away.
Oldbury Hill Campsite offers a relaxing and easy getaway in a Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can explore the neighbouring woods and hill fort, or walk a little further to Ightham Mote’s 14th-century moated manor house, gardens and estate.
Great Langdale Campsite sits below the towering Langdale Pikes, in one of the best walking and climbing areas in the Lake District. There are lots of things to see and do in the valley from cycling to orienteering. There's even a National Trust pub, the Sticklebarn, just down the road from the campsite.
If you're looking for a simple, scenic place to camp, Hafod y Llan is the one for you. Pitch your tent on this campsite in the Nant Gwynant Valley then head off to discover Snowdonia National Park. With cascading waterfalls, wooded valleys and quaint towns all nearby, you'll be spoilt for choice for places to explore.
With towering mountains and an awe-inspiring lake, this remote valley is an adventurer's paradise. The campsite sits between Wastwater and Wasdale Head and provides immediate access to the highest fells in the Lake District, including England's highest peak, Scafell Pike.
If you're looking to set out on your next adventure, our caravan, motorhome and campervan sites offer the perfect spot to park up for a night or a few.
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