Camping purists who relish being huddled in a sleeping bag with nothing between them and the stars above might jeer at glamping, but it’s the perfect compromise for people who want to get outdoors without roughing it. From charming wooden cabins with amazing mountain backdrops to mesmerising yurts just a stone’s throw away from the beach, here are the top UK glamping spots.
The Best UK Glamping Spots
1. Graig Wen, Snowdonia
Set within the stunning Snowdonia National Park, Graig Wen has won all kinds of awards for their green ethos and superb accommodation. Choose between a spacious bell tent, quaint Welsh caban or one of the inviting yurts which come in all sorts of sizes, catering for romantic couples’ escapes as well as adventurous family holidays. Dogs are welcome so your furry friend can tag along, too. For an extra treat, order a breakfast hamper and enjoy it al fresco surrounded by the beautiful countryside.
2. Cotswolds Camping, Cotswold
Cotswolds Camping offers a great choice of accommodation, from classic bell tents to gypsy caravans and airstream trailers. But the star of the show is definitely Yurt Yami. This one-of-a-kind yurt is decked out in a Middle Eastern style, with exotic Moroccan rugs, genuine sheepskins; and intricate embroidered wall hangings. If you can tear yourself away from the ultra-glamorous decor, you’ll find plenty to see and do in the local area, including the gorgeous Whichford Wood and loads of historic pubs. For a fun day trip, explore these charming towns in Cotswold.
3. Loveland Farm, Devon
Loveland Farm boasts five incredible geodesic domes designed by 2 talented fashion designers. Each dome comes with a plush king-size bed, wood-burning stone and mod-cons, like WiFi access and film projectors so you can be as comfy as you are at home. With solar power, compost toilets and eco showers, Loveland Farm is totally environmentally-friendly. So you can relax in the knowledge that you’re doing some good, while cosying up by the fire and bingeing on Netflix.
4. Aviemore Glamping, Cairngorms
Not quite ready to ditch your cosmopolitan city lifestyle for the bohemian backwoods? Then Aviemore Glamping might be perfect for you. It’s located just 10 miles from the busiest ski resort in Scotland and is just a short walk away from the town centre. But there’s still plenty of outdoor charm to be found. The Cairgorms national park is a 10-minute walk away. You can arrange everything from mountain biking to loch kayaking. Accommodation comes in the form of cute and cosy en-suite wooden pods, equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, perfect for people who are useless without their morning caffeine.
Prefer traditional camping over UK glamping spots? Take a look at these top summer camping spots in the UK instead.