Our Top Picks for Glamping in the UK
As much as we love spending time with our nearest and dearest, we can’t deny that the holidays can be just a little bit hectic. An escape with your loved ones, that special someone, or even just man’s best friend is exactly what some of us need after the stress and mess of the holiday season. After all the festivities simmer down, make this new year’s resolution an ode to relaxation and why not think about taking a trip Glamping in the UK?
All of these destinations offer a modern twist on camping – balancing lots of nature with lots of comfort. This makes them an ideal escape, whether you are looking for an adventure or just a place to rejuvenate. There are all sorts of quirky and unique spots for Glamping in the UK scattered across the country. All of the ones that we’ve chosen are perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer trip (and to make it easier all of the following suggestions are bookable through Glamping Hub).
It’s never too early to start planning your next trip away so why not take a peek at some of our top picks for a Glamping stay in the UK?
Why not take a trip out of London and into the Essex countryside to stay in one of these stunning barn rentals that are each fit to accommodate up to 10 people. Having been converted from rustic wooden barns to luxurious Glamping accommodation, these beautiful rentals are perfect for a weekend of relaxing in style while getting back in touch with nature. The modern touches, spaciousness, and close proximity to London also makes this site an elegant venue for a small wedding or social catch up. With plenty to do on site such as horseback riding and fishing, the nearby town of Burnham-on-Crouch also offers a dynamic nightlife with several local pubs and restaurants to enjoy. Glampers can even make the short trip to the coast to visit a few historic sites such as The Chapel of St. Peter in Bradwell, Essex.
These authentic Mongolian yurts are packed with five-star amenities and offer a truly unique experience for couples and small groups. The ornate exterior blends in perfectly with the surrounding meadows and the beautiful Loch Craignish. The interior provides a modern and comfortable setting almost making it a home from home. A stay in one of these lavish yurts offers the opportunity for rejuvenation and reflection as guests are free to walk around and embrace the stunning views of Scotland’s countryside. A visit to Glasgow or Edinburgh is also well-worth the drive if you’d like to take in all of the many historical attractions in the city, such as Edinburgh Castle. Even if you want to skip the cities just driving through the beautiful West of Scotland will give you a glimpse into Scotland’s proud and vibrant culture.
You’ll find these cozy (and super eco-friendly) Glamping huts nestled in an apple orchard near the lovely village of Slapton in Buckinghamshire. The unique miniature cabins are charmingly furnished and will comfortably fit up to four guests – and we can guarantee that you’ll be welcomed onto the family-run farm with open arms. In addition to these delightful huts, the farm is home to one of the oldest Wiltshire Horn Sheep flocks in the country. Days can be spent hiking or biking through the English Countryside where guests can take in the fresh country air, followed by cozy evenings by the fire and a well-deserved good night’s rest. For the adventurers in the group, a trip along the Grand Union Canal is highly recommended with its stunning views of Ivinghoe Hills Nature Reserve.
Why not surprise that special someone with a romantic retreat to this beautiful bell tent situated in the woodlands of Pembrokeshire, Wales? Pembrokeshire is historically one of the most beautiful areas of the United Kingdom with sea to the North, South and West. True nature lovers will certainly love the gorgeous grasslands which surround this site – filled with beautiful and unique flora and fauna. On warmer days, you might want to travel by car to the nearby beaches of Broadhaven and Barafundle Bay and maybe even have a go at some water activities such as paddle boarding, sailing, and surfing. In addition to the several local cafes and shops in Pembrokeshire, Glampers can also visit both Pembroke and Carew castles. While there will always be plenty to explore, this lovely and welcoming bell tent is also a perfect hideaway for those who just want to spend a little quality time with a loved one.
For an authentic Glamping experience with a fabulous combination of luxury with nature, consider a stay in this scenic dome village. The domes are found near the village of Killin, Scotland which is surrounded by several rivers, lakes, and mountains. Each dome has a crisp and modern structure on the outside with funky décor and furnishings within. The dome village also has breathtaking views of both the Ben Lawers mountain range (the tenth highest of the Munros) and Loch Tay which, at fifteen miles long, is a bit long for a quick walk around before dinner! More adventurous Glampers are in for a treat as well, as the village offers several activities such as canoeing, archery and mountain biking. Killin is also perfectly located for a visit to the nearby highland towns of Aberfeldy and Kenmore for a bit of historical sightseeing or for a chance to experience authentic Highland culture.
This one-of-a-kind tree house situated on an organic farm in Wiltshire, England is perfect for offering the whole family a spectacular Glamping experience. This elegant property incorporates the tree into its rustic interior. It also has several nice extras from board games and a stereo system to a crib and a king-sized bed. The wooden tree house is elevated high above the ground, offering panoramic views of the surrounding organic pastures, towering oak trees, and winding streams. There are several activities for even the tiniest of Glampers to enjoy on the farm such as feeding the animals or playing in the straw farm. Glampers can also venture over to nearby Lacock village which has several boutiques and family-friendly restaurants for a bit more exploring and the opportunity for fine dining.
For a more unique experience than a traditional tent, think about arranging a stay in this elegant tipi which is available to rent over in Powys, Wales. These authentic tipis tower over regular tents topping out at 21 feet tall (nearly 6.5 m!). They are perfect for travel duos looking to escape the city or for couples in pursuit of a romantic weekend getaway. Glampers are bound to feel close to nature as they are immersed in the beautiful 6000 hectare Dyfi forest. From the inside, however, there is nothing more inviting than the cozy double bed and warmth provided by the extra insulation. Regardless of the time of year, Glampers will have lots to do: the Dyfi forest has fast flowing streams, steam trains and atmospheric ruins. All sorts of activities are easily accessible – from biking and caving to wine tasting and visiting the local spa. Whether you’ve spent the day reading in the tipi or cycling through the forest you can guarantee that you’ll want to end each day stargazing by the fire in the beautiful Welsh countryside.
This is, of course, just a tiny sample of everything on offer in the UK. You can find hundreds more unique and luxurious Glamping spots in England, Wales and Scotland with Glamping Hub!