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Ah, camping. Pitching a battered old two-man tent in the mud and then trying to cram a family or four or five inside... Desperate attempts to heat baked beans on a dodgy gas-burner... Queueing for cold showers and running water from a standpipe... We've all been there, right? Well, whilst no-one would want to take away a person's right to have the 'traditional' camping experience, nowadays you can expect a whole lot more from your night under canvas. Whether you want to stay in a caravan or a yurt, or simply a good old fashioned tent, we've got a selection of the best campsites in beautiful, scenic locations across Europe, that offer great facilities coupled with top environmental credentials - see below.

For some more ideas, why not look at our blog post on where to go camping in the Swiss Alps, check out the campsites on the Green Travel List, find out where you can have a sustainable camping holiday in the Mediterranean and have a look at some Autumn camping options (and other great green Autumn holiday ideas).

For a camping experience that's a little more plush, check out some of the best Green Luxury Campsites.

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Graig Wen, Snowdonia, Wales

Stylish four-star B&B, yurt camp, holiday cottages and award-winning campsite in the stunning Snowdonia National Park with breathtaking views of mountains and the Mawddach Estuary. Connect with nature on this wild yet perfectly comfortable escape.
Camping £10 - 20/night; B&B £75 -135; Yurt £70 - 110:...

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Holiday lodge at Waveney River Centre

Waveney River Centre, Norfolk, England

Waveney River Centre provides an ideal location for a Norfolk Broads holidays where you can enjoy boating, walking and relaxing. Stay in one of our luxury holiday lodges, use our exceptional camping facilities. Rent a canoe, bike or day cruisers.
2/3 in lodges

Lodge s/b from £ 246, wk from £352 • Pod from £40 pn • Pitch from £10pn

Trericket Bed and Breakfast in Brecon Beacons Wales

Trericket Mill, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A wonderfully restored mill for quality B&B with adjacent bunkhouse and small campsite in a cider orchard on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park close to the second-hand book town of Hay-on-Wye. All meals vegetarian, fair trade and organic.
3 B&B: 2 doubles & 1 twin; Bunkhouse sleeps up to 8

From £60 a night B&B; 4 bedded bunkroom £50 per night, 2 bedded bunkroom £29 per night; camping £6.50 per night

Exterior of Huntstile Organic Farm in Somerset

Huntstile Organic Farm, Somerset, England

Escape into the country at this lovely Tudor farmhouse on a working organic farm offering delightful, individual accommodation decorated to a high standard, all with en-suite facilities. Dine on delicious home-cooked, locally produced food.
4 family, 6 doubles, 1 twin

B&B room costs £75-£85 per double room including breakfast for 2; Camping £12.50-£20 per pitch, Cottages £340-£635 per week

Ruthern Wigwam

Ruthern Valley, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Small, family run holiday park in North Cornwall. Rural, wooded site with timber lodges, camping, camping pods, Wigwams. Very little light pollution so the stars are great! David Bellamy Gold Award, On The Camel cycle trail for family days out.
8 cabins 4 lodges 1 caravan 3 eco pods 4 wigwams, 28 pitches

From £12.50 per night for tents to £195 for static caravan hire in low season

Wild Luxury Norfolk Coast Safari Farm stay at night

Wild Luxury Safari Farm Stay, Norfolk, England

Combines all the beauty of Wild Camping on the Norfolk coast with all the creature comforts of home in a stunning unspoilt location without a chimney pot in sight. Terrific for beach days, bike rides, nature walks and climbing.
Master bedroom, double canopy bed, bunk beds

From £229 for weekends, 239 Midweek and 299 full week

Wooda Farm Holiday Park, Cornwall, England

Surrounded by forty acres of parkland, Wooda Farm offers holiday homes, cottages, caravans and tent pitches; it’s well placed for fishing and all the activities that Bude has to offer. The holiday homes sleep between 4-6.
Campsite, 7 caravans, plus 2 cottages for 7-10

Pitches from £14, caravans from £48; prices per night. Cottages from £588 per week.

Dalesbridge, Lancashire, England

Originally built in 1907, this spacious, dog-friendly campsite is set right on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and is perfectly situated for the Three Peaks, Ingleton waterfalls, caves and a huge variety of different walks.
Camping (100 tents), 8 bunkhouses, house for 17 (B&B or S/C)

Camping from £6; bunkhouses from £70 per night (entire bunkhouse); house £17.50 per week (or from £70 per night B&B)

Kingsdown Camping, Kent Downs, England

There are panoramic views across the Channel from this 35-acre site on the very edge of the Kent Downs AONB. A family-run operation priding itself on care for the environment, it offers green-field camping as well as a variety of indoor options.
Ample camping space plus dormitory and lodge indoor options

Camping from £6 per adult; dormitory accommodation from £10

Riverside Caravan Park, Lancashire, England

Owned and managed by the Marshall family since the 1960s, this unspoilt campsite is perched on the banks of the River Wenning, within walking distance of the traditional market town of High Bentham, screened by trees and natural hillsides.
Pitches for 61 caravans; 2 cottages (1 for 8 + cot, 1 for 6)

Caravan pitches from £21.75 per night; cottages from £320 per week

Thistledown Campsite

Thistledown Campsite, Nympsfield, The Cotswolds

Thistledown Campsite offers more than just a beautiful spot to pitch a tent. Footpaths wind their way through 70 acres of ancient meadow and woodland; past streams, woodland ponds, Roman troughs, animal paddocks, picnic spots and land art.
Tent pitches are limited booking required

From as little as £12 a night if you arrive by public transport

Bucklegrove Caravan and Camping Park, Mendip Hills

Bucklegrove Caravan and Camping Park started as a tearooms in the 1940s, but these days, tables and chairs have made way for beautifully-manicured camping pitches with mature trees and shrubs, but you can still grab drinks and snacks.

From £14.30

Haggs Bank Bunkhouse exterior

Haggs Bank Bunkhouse, North Pennines, England

Get back to basics at this clean, comfortable and friendly bunkhouse and its adjoining campsite. Not only is it surrounded by the glorious scenery of the North Pennines, it also boasts its own beautiful patch of woodland and wildflower meadow.
Bunkhouse sleeps 24, also a camp and caravan site.

Bunkhouse: £18 pppn. Campers: £8 pppn. Caravans: £20 per night.

Exterior of Gårdshotellet Påarps Gård

Gårdshotellet Påarps Gård, Västergötland, Sweden

This fabulous conference centre is hidden in the middle of a forest – a great away-from-it-all venue for a business meetings or family gatherings. Choose from double rooms, cabins in the woods or camping. There's a great restaurant onsite, too.
12 rooms (hotel), plus 5 cabins, a barn for 12, and camping

From 595 Kr per double room

Tom's Field, Dorset, England

Tom's Field is a peaceful hidden gem for families, tucked away in beautiful countryside and within walking distance of many paths along the dramatic Jurassic Coast. Award-winning beaches and many family-friendly attractions are also close by.

Backpacker pitch from £6; extra-large family pitch for four £18-20

Old Farm, Gloucestershire, England

This family run B&B with 3 bedrooms at Old Farm is based in the farmhouse which dates back to the 15th Century. A working farm, the family breed sheep, cattle and their very own Glamrock pigs (half Gloucestershire Old Spot and quarter Hampshire
3 doubles (1 four-poster)

From £80 per night; singles from £50

Rushbanks Farm Campsite, Dedham Vale, Essex

Just a short distance along the River Stour from the pretty 15th-century village of Nayland is Rushbanks, the only official campsite in Dedham Vale. It’s a peaceful, family-friendly site with simple facilities and is particularly good for boaters.
Campsite (no electric hook-ups)

£15 for one-man tent; £22 for 2 adults

Golden Hill Farm, North York Moors, England

A bucolic idyll, this small, intimate campsite – also offers holiday cottages, shepherds huts and gypsy caravans. Perfect for families, the site is set amongst 6 acres of beautiful English countryside.
Range of camping, caravan, house, cottage and hut rooms

Camping from £15 per family per night; Caravan from £25 per night. 3 bedroom cottage from £300 per week

Waddow Hall, Lancashire, England

A 17th century Manor House overlooking the River Ribble, with five fully equipped campsites, each with their own unique landscaping. Waddow is within easy reach of some beautiful trails within the Lancashire countryside.
Hall for 60; house for 30; lodge for 16; 4 cottages; camping

Full board from £70 pppn; camping from £4.50;

Brook Lodge Farm

Brook Lodge Farm, Mendip Hills, Bristol

Hidden in the historic hamlet of Cowslip Green, Brook Lodge is a peaceful, sheltered camping & caravan site with an environmental conscience. Perfectly placed for exploring Bath, Wells, Glastonbury & the Mendip and walking, birdwatching & cycling.

Pitches from £8

Zmar Eco Experience, Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal

This property is temporarily closed until further notice.
200 accommodations, with capacity from 2 to 6 people

Prices between 30€ (camping pitches) to 240€ (eco bungalows for 6 people)

Pitched safari tent at Lochhouses

Lochhouses Treehouses & Safari Tents, Lothian, Scotland

Beautifully kitted out safari tents and 2 treehouses of Lochhouses, nestled under trees just a short stroll from a long sandy beach. This dream-like coastal scene is only an hour from Edinburgh, and each tent sleeps 6-8 so plenty of room to share.
6 tents 2 treehouses: Sleeps 6 to 8

From £124 per night

Idwal Cottage YHA

YHA Idwal Cottage, Bangor, Wales

Perfectly located between the Glyder and Carneddau mountains, Idwal Cottage, Bangor, is great for strolls to the Cwm Idwal nature reserve and Devil’s Kitchen or for walking holidays on the Cambrian Way or the Welsh 3,000ft peaks.
36 Beds:1x1, 1x2, 1x3, 2x4, 1x4 es,1x6 plus dormitory beds

Prices from £21 - £140 (Dorm beds - 6 Bed Room)

Tudor Caravan Park

Tudor Caravan Park, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

Tudor Caravan Park, open all year, is a quiet country caravan site right alongside the Gloucester-Sharpness canal, and close to the world famous Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre at Slimbridge. Voted Cotswolds Caravan Park Of The Year 2014 - Gold
Pitches available for tents and also caravans

From £8 a night

Palace Farm Hostel with pretty flower boxes

Palace Farm Hostel & Campsite, Kent Downs, England

A family-run B&B, hostel and (quiet) campsite in a small quiet village in the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fantastic for relaxing, wildlife watching, cycling and walking in the beautiful surroundings.
1x 2, 1x4, 2x5, 1x6 and 1x8 person rooms

Adults- £20 per person per night, Children- £15 per person per night, Single Supplement- £4 per person per night. Discount for room rates, see web site, group bookings please phone. Camping £8 for adults, £4 for children.

Camping at Wetherdown Lodge

Wetherdown Lodge and Campsite, Hampshire

Simple, comfortable eco-friendly accommodation for individuals and groups. As well as the lodge, there's a peaceful campsite with the backdrop of the South Downs National Park. It's a fantastic spot to get together and enjoy the great outdoors.
13: 2 twins, 11 triples, 3 yurts, 2 tipis

£26 for single room, £46/69 for 2/3 sharing a room, £20 each for groups of 8 or more. Under 10 years old £13. Camping: £8 per person over 14 years, £4 for 5-13 year olds.

Aerial view of Le Belledonne Campsite, Bourg D'Oisans, The Alps, France

Le Belledonne Campsite, Bourg D'Oisans, Alps, France

Le Belledonne Campsite, Bourg D'Oisans, in the Alps, is a small and friendly site located on the edge of Les Ecrins National Park, ideal for walking and water sports. An epic spot for keen cyclists, or stay put in the pool complex and sauna.
180 pitches

From £33.25

YHA Lulworth Cove, Dorset, England

Nestled in the Dorset hillside, this seaside timber retreat is just a one-mile walk away from Lulworth Cove and the South West Coast Path, and is the perfect place for discovering Dorset's Jurassic Coast and the historic Lulworth Castle.
34 beds in total. Camping space for up to 12 people.

From £20 for a single dorm bed - up to £90 for a private family room sleeping up to 6 people.

Campsite Bryncoch Farm, Brecon Beacons, Wales

This fantastic little campsite is complete with a central lake (developed from a natural stream), comfortable cabins, easy vehicle access and fishing, located in the picturesque Beacon National Park.
5 pitches caravans; 5 pitches for tents; 2 camping pods

Pods from £25-£40; Shepherds Hut £30-£35; Child under 12 £3; Child over 12 £5; Dog £1

Ling's Meadow, Suffolk, England

A small, relaxed eco campsite with six tent pitches, two furnished bell tents, a restored Norfolk shepherd's hut, and a locally made living van situated on a family farm. All hidden among the tall grass of a 4 acre natural meadow. Free bike hire!
2 bell tents, 1 van (5per), 1 hut (2per), 6 pitches (5per)

bell tents £80, shepherds hut £70, living van £90, pitches £20

Bryncoch Farm Campsite, Carmarthen, Wales

Campsite with pitches for 10 tents and 'log pods' which can sleep a family of 4, including a wheelchair-friendly pod. The site has a central swimming lake, and 3 acres of land to explore. Great wildlife watching (red deer, eagles, red kites).
10 camping pitches, 2 camping pods

Pods from £25 per night

Cabin at Eurocamp Parco delle Piscine Campsite Sarteano, Tuscany, Italy

Parco delle Piscine Campsite Sarteano, Tuscany, Italy

Parco delle Piscine Campsite, Sarteano, Tuscany, Italy is a Eurocamp site perched on the edge of the stunning hilltop town of Sarteano. With three pool complexes, each served by a thermal spring, the park has been awarded AEMAS for being so green.
418 Pitches

From £42.50

Pitton Cross Caravan and Camping Park, Gower, Wales

If you fancy a campsite stay but aren't too keen on sleeping under canvas there are pretty shepherds huts also available to hire.
Caravan and camping pitches plus shepherds huts.

From £11 per night

Blackton Grange exterior

Blackton Grange, North Pennines, England

Surrounded by stunning scenery and complete with a roaring open log fireplace, this beautiful stone farmhouse is the perfect venue for large group holidays, parties, business training and conferences, and even wedding receptions.
10: sleeps up to 40.

£787.50 to hire

Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, Devon, England

There wasn’t much need for a brainstorm to come up with the name for this holiday park. Devon Cliffs is what it says: on the cliffs, in Devon. Try to get one of the caravans near the red sandstone cliffs and you'll have wonderful views.
Various caravans for rent sleeping between 2-6

Contact site for details

Wild Duck Holiday Park, Belton, Norfolk Broads

Situated near Fritton Lake, this is a lovely woodland campsite with 118 pitches, both basic and with electrical hook-ups. It’s a good mixture, a tranquil location but with plenty to do, with two pools a café, shops, kids club and more.
118 camping pitches, 2-3 bedroom caravans

£7-£55 depending on camping or caravan and dates

Walkmill Campsite, Northumberland, England

A quiet, riverside campsite with 20 pitches, just a short hop from the coast. Anglers can fish in the river (tickets available from the owners), and great cycling and walking opportunities from the door. Warkworth Castle is a 30-minute stroll.
20 pitches (9 with electrical hookup)

Pitches from £10 for tents or £13 for caravans/campervans

Andrewshayes Caravan Park, Devon, England

Just seven miles from the Jurassic coast, this campsite, sheltered by large trees, is a great place to pitch up. There are grass or astro-turf pitches with or without electrical hook-up. Pool, games and TV room to keep the children amused.
Camping and static caravans

Contact campsite for more details

Robin Hood Caravan and Camping Park, Yorkshire

Ten minutes’ drive from the A64, this site, in the village of Slingsby, near the Howardian Hills, is well-situated for those driving. There are electric hook up points for tourers and even some for tents. Caravans are available for hire.
Camping pitches and caravans for hire

From £18 per night for a pitch; 6 berth caravan from £40 per night

Horsebox in June sunshine

Tree Of Life Horsebox Holiday, Cornwall, England

A traditional wooden horsebox that has been renovated into a beautiful, modern living space for two people on a fully registered organic 'off the grid' smallholding in a wooded valley near to the Cornish Coast.
1 double

£70 per night based on 2 people sharing

Deepdale Tipi

Deepdale Backpackers & Camping, Norfolk, UK

Award winning, eco friendly, self-catering, backpackers' paradise of a hostel and campsite on the Norfolk Coast. This beautiful village by the sea is designated an "area of outstanding natural beauty" - the driest, warmest, sunniest region in the UK.
Mixed private & dorm, Campsite, Tipis, Yurts, Shepherds huts

from £18 camping to £90 yurt. All other prices in between.

Deneholme Country House exterior

Deneholme Country House Hotel, North Pennines, England

Set in the bucolic village of Allendale, this beautiful Edwardian manor offers a range of exciting activities and is ideal for family reunions, educational groups and conferences. It also forms a wonderful setting for wedding receptions.
11: 2 doubles, 1 single & several sleeping 4-8

Roughly £970 to hire per night (events are priced individually)

Ladram Bay Holiday Park, Devon, England

Ladram Bay has its own beach and spectacular sea views. There are level grass pitches for tents with electric hook-up or hard-standing for caravans. If the sea views and private beach aren’t enough entertainment there’s a plethora of things to do.
Lodges, holiday homes, glamping and camping

Contact site for details

Chateau Eurocamp Sequoia Parc Campsite, La Josephtrie, Gascony, France

Sequoia Parc Campsite, La Josephtrie, Gascony, France

Sequoia Parc Campsite, France, has a giant water park with a lazy river & waterslides, horse riding or tennis lessons, or relax in the restaurant/bar or enjoy evening entertainment. Close to the beach and dog friendly, perfect for all the family.
640 pitches

from £57 per night

Langstone Manor Holiday Park, Dartmoor, England

Nestling in the park’s western fringes, Langstone Manor provides the full gamut of self-catering accommodation, from tent and van pitches through wooden glamping pods to fixed holiday homes, an apartment and a pair of cottages.
Mixture of rooms, tent pitches and clamping pods

Camping pitches from £14.50-£20; Static caravan from £255-£359 per week; Camping pods from £40-£60; Two-bed holiday homes from £215 per week; Apartment/cottages from £285/£369 per week.

Lovely pool complex

Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Gwynedd, Wales

This Haven holiday park is the perfect place for a family break; with a range of accomodation available (including adapted caravans for the disabled), Hafan y Môr features a water park and has a range of outdoor activities on offer.
Several family caravans, chalets & apartments.

Caravans: £65-265. Chalets: £72-215. Apartments: £45-190. (all to rent per night)

View of outside pool area

Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Wales

This Havan holiday park is the perfect place for a family break; with a range of accomodation available (including adapted caravans for the disabled), Hafan y Môr features a water park and has a range of outdoor activities on offer.
Several family caravans, chalets & apartments

Caravans from £133, Apartments from £143, Lodges from £176 per night

Dalesbridge Centre, Yorkshire Dales, England

Situated in the beautiful Forest of Bowland, and with a campsite, B&B and self-catering house, the Dalesbridge Centre offers accommodation to suit the needs of all comers, whether groups or individuals.
Camping pitches, bunk houses, B&B and self-catering rooms

Tent from £6 per night; Caravan from £25; B&B double from £70; Self-catering house from £1,750 per week; 4-bed bunkhouse from £70 per night.

Hartford Bridge Holiday Park, Dartmoor, England

Sited alongside the River Tavy in the west of Dartmoor, Harford Bridge is a delightfully landscaped site managed to encourage local wildlife, with nestboxes, hedges, wildflowers and bird food provided. Provides camping, caravans, cottages and lodges.
Many camping pitches, caravan sites, huts and lodges

Camping from £13.60 (tent or van plus two adults); shepherd’s hut from £48; holiday caravan from £305 per week; holiday lodge from £370 per week; six-bed cottage from £360 per week

Chestnut Tree Yurt

Yurt Holiday Portugal, Lugar Varzeas, Arganil

Nestled in the mountains of central Portugal, these romantic Mongolian style yurts are among organic olive groves, vines and fruit trees with fantastic wild swimming spots nearby. Great to get back to nature with all the creature comforts.
Double yurt, Bell tent and Family yurt with pod for children

£65 per night for two people including breakfast. £400 per week for two people including breakfast. Bell tent hire £50 per week, kids under 3 free kids 3-12 years £10 per night

View from the Farmhouse garden at Nannerth Country Holidays

Nannerth Country Holidays, Rhayader, Mid Wales

Delightful 4 star cottages, farmhouse B&B and wild camping on a 200 acre organic Welsh family farm. Secluded, beautiful and green. Great for badger watching from the treehouse, seeing lambing live or soaking in the tranquillity.
3 cottages: 1-3 bedrooms per cottage for 2 - 7. B&B double

Per cottage per week: min £203 for 2 low season; max £791 for 7 high summer. B&B suite £35 pppn

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