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25 of the UK & Ireland's Best Glamping Locations

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Published 20/09/2021 25 of the UK & Ireland's Best Glamping Locations


Glamping has never been more popular, especially in the UK & Ireland.

So much so, that it's even easier to set up a new glamping site in 2021 than in previous years.

While being spoilt for choice of locations has its merits, it can be hard to sift through all the options to discover that dream glamping spot. You know... the one that's peaceful, beautiful, and comes complete with just the right conveniences?

That's why we've done the hard work for you, with our list of 25 of the loveliest glamping locations the UK and Ireland have to offer.  

(You're welcome!)

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Lough Mardal Lodge Glamping | Co Donegal - photographer David Flanagan, Three Rock Books

Lantern & Larks luxury campsite Bleasdale

Lantern & Larks luxury campsite Bleasdale

Luxury glamping accommodation on Bleasdale Estate in Lancashire, set beside the Forest of Bowdale. Indulge in ‘comfort under canvas' at Lantern & Larks - an unforgettable glamping experience on the Bleasdale Estate in Lancashire. Set beside the spectacular Forest of Bowdale, Lantern & Larks is the ultimate place to relax, unwind and get back to nature.  And…

Wardley Hill Campsite

Wardley Hill Campsite

An ecological take on glamping and camping in the unspoilt natural vista of the Waveney Valley. If you love the great outdoors but find your tent-pitching skills are more Bungle the Bear than Bear Grylls, come and claim your unique glamping haven at Wardley Hill, a rustic six-acre ecological campsite in the Waveney Valley. Located right on the edge of the idyllic Norfolk Broads, the area is…

Jollydays Glamping

Jollydays Glamping

Enchanting natural woodland living with lashings of style in Ryedale on the edge of the undiscovered Yorkshire Wolds. If you're looking for a nature-inspired family or group escape full of fun, creativity and indulgence all rolled into one, look no further than Jollydays Glamping - your 200-acre North Yorkshire home-from-home that promises to transform your expectations of the great…

Mulino Pods

Mulino Pods

Eco-powered exclusive rural valley glamping - complete with friendly neighbourhood sheep! - in the scenic Peak District.  Always wanted to try glamping, but worried it might be a little too crowded and noisy? You'll be firmly converted after a stay in the quietly welcoming Mulino Pods, three private glamping pods situated on farm land featuring outstanding valley views, far…

Longlands

Longlands

Reconnect with nature and revive your senses with sumptuously sustainable camping at its finest, set in a North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where everyone is welcome, including the dog. Ideally situated on the beautiful North Devon coast and on the border of Exmoor National Park, you'll discover a whole new world of natural living at Longlands, representing the…

The Dandelion Hideaway

The Dandelion Hideaway

The Dandelion Hideaway - gorgeously green vintage-style farmside glamping complete with unique luxury ensuites, delightfully hidden away in rural Leicestershire. For a holiday haven with a beautiful rural setting, vintage-style luxury and a friendly welcoming committee consisting of rare-breed hens, ducks, ponies and goats, head for The Dandelion Hideaway! You're guaranteed a…

Tom's Eco Lodge

Tom's Eco Lodge

Sustainable rural glamping on the Isle of Wight - where you'll find the perfect setting, from scenic romantic escapes to fresh, fun-filled family adventures. At Tom's Eco Lodge, located at Tapnell Farm, you'll discover a thoughtfully-designed glamping haven to suit everyone. After all, how many sites can offer a wide range of luxury outdoor accommodation with plentiful space, fresh sea views,…

Howgills Hideaway

Howgills Hideaway

Fall in love with the sanctuary that is Howgills Hideaway, a gorgeous retreat tucked away in Cumbria's idyllic Howgills Fells.  Here, you're invited to soak up the simple life with an unforgettable stay in a timber-clad glamping pod or a secluded static caravan. Howgills Hideaway is found at Beck House - a traditional, upland livestock farm run by the…

Fforest Farm

Fforest Farm

Simplicity, adventure, and beautiful outdoor living - that's what you'll find at fforest farm. This incredible place, located between the sensational River Teifi Gorge and the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve, has just about everything you could possibly need for the perfect holiday in unforgettable accommodation. With six incredible glamping options at the farm, as well as the chance to cosy up in…

Browning Bros Teybrook Orchard

Browning Bros Teybrook Orchard

Take your pick of unforgettable glamping in the heavenly Teybrook Orchard, tucked away in rural North Essex. This gorgeous glamping spot, nestled between an apple orchard and sprawling woodland on the owners' family farm, is home to a variety of very special dwellings - perfect for anyone from a single glamper to a whole family. Every dwelling in Teybrook Orchard has been specially…

The Orchard Retreat

The Orchard Retreat

Experience a refreshingly rural Devon hideaway that's uncommonly good for mind, body and soul. The Orchard Retreat is the secret that Vogue didn't really want to tell you about! Featured in the prestigious magazine's ‘Best Destinations for Families', the eco-friendly, family-run and award-winning glamping site is rich in country luxury and blissful relaxation, offering plenty of on-site…

Sauchope Links Park

Sauchope Links Park

Soak up the Scottish sunshine in a relaxing Fife retreat, with a range of activity and accommodation to suit all tastes. Perfectly positioned at the eastern tip of historic Fife, Sauchope Links Holiday Park is ideal for families, couples and friends who want to indulge in all the fresh and scenic delights that this stunning slice of Scotland has to offer.   This is a relaxing…

Kaya Lodge

Kaya Lodge

Luxury camping in a canvas safari lodge in the rural heart of Suffolk - with a hint of the windswept African wilderness! Found on tranquil Lewis Farm, Suffolk, Kaya Lodge is the perfect place to make your escape from all the stresses of life back home. As soon as you arrive in the beautiful meadow, gaze across glorious countryside and take a reviving breath of fresh air, you'll feel…

West Stow Pods

West Stow Pods

How about an unforgettable escape to the beautiful Suffolk countryside with West Stow Pods, where hobbit pods and more offer something for everyone at this glamping idyll. West Stow Pods is a family-run glamping site, about four miles from bustling Bury St Edmunds. You'll discover a range of fantastic glamping pods and unique abodes here, each one perfectly situated in private woodland for…

Secret Valley Glamping

Secret Valley Glamping

Nestle yourselves in the peaceful beauty of the Quantock Hills, with unique glamping accommodation to suit all tastes at Secret Valley. Magnificently located in the foothills of Somerset's Quantock Hills, the family-run, organic Cobbs Cross Farm is nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - and it shows.   Surrounded by pine-scented Christmas trees, lush vineyards and…

Strawberry Skys Yurts

Strawberry Skys Yurts

Captivating Welsh countryside and a cosy yurt, the ideal recipe for a fun, friendly and relaxing rural break. Friendly and family-run, Strawberry Skys Yurts began life back in 2006 (when the term ‘glamping' had yet to be coined!), as owners Eric and Anya discovered the perfect spot to set up their holiday sanctuary. You'll find Strawberry Skys Yurts in Powys, in a beautiful setting…

Exe Valley Glamping

Exe Valley Glamping

A charming Devon family farm, rich in traditional luxury, cosy creature comforts, and pure back-to-nature loveliness. A soothing, sumptuous and eco-friendly sanctuary, Exe Valley Glamping is the perfect retreat for those times when hectic everyday life gets a little too much. Father-and-son team Robin and Patrick are your friendly hosts (together with Sparrow, their shaggy canine…

Green Acres Glamping

Green Acres Glamping

A family-run glampsite where everyone is welcome, perfectly set between the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. Green Acres Glamping is the soothing kind of setting where absolutely everything has been thought about... ...leaving you free to relax, explore, and have plenty of fun with your loved ones! You'll find this friendly glampsite nestled in a picture-perfect Herefordshire…

Woodland Escapes

Woodland Escapes

Feel compelled to relax in a luxury dome retreat, soothingly set amongst 45 acres of magical Shropshire countryside. There's a certain kind of pedigree to Woodland Escapes.  Featured in the Daily Mirror's Top Ten Glamping Sites, and included on the BBC show Escape to the Country, you can be sure that this is far from an everyday countryside retreat. Set amongst 45 birdsong-filled,…

Redwood Valley

Redwood Valley

Refreshingly eco-friendly yurt and cabin glamping, secluded within 25 acres of soothing woodland on the Welsh borders. Redwood Valley has a delicious, ‘secret woodland hideway' feel you're sure to fall in love with just as soon as you arrive. (You'll be in good company, too, as the site has been featured in The Times and The Telegraph as one of Britain's top luxury glampsites and more recently…

Hideaway Camping

Hideaway Camping

Eclectic family accommodation and soothing therapies await, on a friendly campsite secluded amongst enchanting Devon woodland. Nestled on the edge of Dartmoor, right at the end of a private track, Hideaway Camping is exactly that - a 24-acre expanse of pure Devon nature, hidden beautifully away from everyday life. Surrounded by gently babbling brooks, wide open fields, and soothing woodland,…

Campwell

Campwell

An off-grid, eco-friendly village inspired and powered by nature, with eclectic accommodation hidden in woodland near Bath. Campwell at Cherry Wood promises a holiday life that's filled with natural simplicity and fresh-air adventure. In other words, it's the perfect antidote to our hectic, digital-infused lives! An off-grid, low-impact village mostly created by green woodworker Tim Gatfield,…

Kushti Camping

Kushti Camping

A refreshing ‘re-wilding' experience, in quirky, lovingly bespoke retreats nestled in a magical copse on a Devon farm that feels miles away from anywhere. Peacefully secluded in the heart of South Hams, Kushti Camping occupies an idyllic position on a working farm that's surrounded by green fields and rolling Devon hills.     With no internet connection, and no passing traffic,…

Lough Mardal Lodge Glamping

Lough Mardal Lodge Glamping

Luscious, off-grid lakeside retreats and a strawbale lodge, mesmerisingly secluded amongst 90 acres of diverse, wild, and unspoilt landscapes on the Wild Atlantic Way. Just 20 minutes from Donegal Town, yet with the soul-soothing feeling of another world entirely, Lough Mardal Lodge Glamping offers the ultimate in natural, off-the-beaten-track escapes. Comprising 90 acres of vast, sweeping…

Hill Farm Tintern

Hill Farm Tintern

A low-impact, paradise-like retreat that overlooks the Wye Valley, complete with cosy accommodation, an eco-spa, and a programme of magical sensory experiences in nature. Recently featured in The Guardian's ‘10 of the best UK spas and wellbeing holidays', Hill Farm comprises 15 glorious acres of enchanting woodland, paddocks and streams that overlook the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding…

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