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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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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

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

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

Woodland Springs Touring Park, Dartmoor, England

A peaceful site in the northern quarter of the moor, Woodland Springs provides pitches for caravans and tents in a child-free environment. Surrounded by farm and woodland, the park is carefully managed to encourage wildlife.

Camping from £17 (tent plus two adults and dogs), touring caravans and motorhome from £20 (unit plus 2 adults and dogs).

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

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

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

Welsummer Camping, Kent Downs, England

Set in lovely landscape near Lenham, this small and generously devised campsite aims to highlight the natural wealth of the area. Owners Laura and Med Benaggoune have been restoring hedgerows and planting fruit trees.
Pitches, bell tents, one sleeping hut, one B&B double room

Pitches from £15; sleeping hut for two (linen provided) £70; B&B double room from £65

Vintage Airstream caravan

Vintage Vacations, Isle of Wight, England

13 original American vintage and five British caravans in a secluded green field near Ryde on the Isle of Wight. Trailers are kitted out with fully equipped kitchens, hot showers, vintage boardgames, crotchet blankets and amusing retro knick-knacks.
18 trailers sleeping 2 - 6 people

Weekends from £160, midweek breaks from £145, weeks from £360 Large groups and events on request

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.

High Laning Campsite, Yorkshire Dales, England

Within walking distance of the village of Dent, High Laning Campsite is surrounded by gorgeous countryside and is open year-round – whatever the weather! Offers discounts for large groups, D of E teams and schools.
Numerous camping and caravan pitches

4 man ten + car £22.50 per night; Walkers/cyclists £9 per night; Small caravan £22.50 per night; Small motorhome £19 per night. Students under 16 £16 per night; Students over 16 £7 per night

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

Monkton Wyld Court exterior

Monkton Wyld Court, Dorset, England

A welcoming B&B and campsite, amid rolling hills and within walking distance of the Jurassic coast. Visitors return time and again, secure in the knowledge that the hosts are doing everything they can to make their stay a green and relaxing one.
14 rooms comprising singles, doubles, twins, family + dorms

£35/45 single, £70 double/twin, £99 triple and hostel accommodation at £20 - all prices are per night

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

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.

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

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.

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

View of Bolmynydd Camping Park

Bolmynydd Camping Park, Llanbedrog, Wales

Just a stones throw away from the glorious, golden sand beach of Tyn Tywyn, this tranquil, dog-friendly campsite is in the perfect location for an action-filled family holiday. From wakeboarding to pony rides, there is something for everyone.
Grass pitches with electric hook ups

From £22 per night including tent, car, 2 adults and children up to 3 years old during peak season

Cae Wennol yurt in the sunshine

Cae Wennol Yurts, Conwy, North Wales

A fabulous "glamping" experience offering a quiet retreat and gateway to Snowdonia's mountains and coasts. Relax by the beautiful nature gardens and wildlife pools, watch out for feathered friends and share stories around the campfire. Magical!
3 yurts- Seren sleeps 2-4, Heddwch & Celynnin both sleep 6

Seren (smaller yurt)- £80 a night, £210 for 3 nights, £500 for 7 night. Heddwch or Celnnyn (larger yurts)- £90 a night, £270 for 3 nights, £6000 for 7 nights

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)

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)

Middle Ninfa, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Offering comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to six people in the beautiful surroundings of Monmouthshire, Middle Ninfa provides both rustic charm and modern conveniences. Also home to a small, unspoilt campsite.
Bunkhouse sleeps 6

Camping from £5 per person per night; Bunkhouse £15 per person per night or £60/70 for whole building

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

Fernhill Farms

Fernhill Farm, Mendip Hills

Fernhill Farm, a herd of cowsheds on a 160-acre working farm in the Mendips, converted into an alternative, relaxed accommodation for up to 55 people in eco-camping barns and Ramshackle Arcs. Super green & earnest, groups from 10-200 catered for.
40 bunk beds, cottages sleeping 8-10, camping

Camping £7 pppn; self-catering £24 pppn; B&B £30 pppn.

Bell tents at Cliff House, Suffolk, England

This fabulous collection of luxury bell tents are a new offering from the five star Cliff House Holiday site, set in a beautiful cliff top location with its own private beach access. The tents themselves are raised up on their own individual decks.
Safari tent for 4, cottage for 6, lodge for 4, camping

Safari tent and cottage from £334 per wk; lodge from £354; camping from £14.50

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

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Holyford Yurt, Devon, England

Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the beautiful Axe Valley in Devon, this family-friendly, lone yurt pitched in a smallholding offers homegrown fruit and veg, earth oven, solar showers and is close to beaches and nature reserves.
Yurt sleeps 5 double bed, bunk beds, futon. Extra tent space

From £50 per night, based on a minimum of three nights

Springhill Farm, Northumberland, England

Ten cottages in converted farm buildings, a clutch of wooden wigwams, a bunkhouse sleeping 32 for family reunions or groups of friends, and a beautiful campsite. The coast is within touching distance, as are the area's historic sights. Fabulous.
Camping & caravan site, cottages, bunkhouse, wigwams, hides

Pitches from £14; wigwams & hides £19.50 pppn; bunkhouse £15 pppn; cottages from £185 for 2 nights.

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

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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.
B&B: 3 doubles, 1 double/twin. 4 cottages: sleep 4-6.

Camping £10 - 20/night; B&B £75 -135; Yurt £70 - 110: Cottages £585 - 665/week

Oakdown Holiday Park, Devon, England

With a David Bellamy gold award for its conservation work, this camping and caravan site is setting a fine example. The Franks family have owned Oakdown for nearly forty years; they have landscaped the Devon meadow into a tree- and shrub-filled site.
Caravans, pods and camping

Contact site for details

Perran Sands, Cornwall, England

The accommodation is just half the story at this holiday park near Newquay. Perran Sands offers a range of safari yurts, geo domes, yurts and supertents. Explore the dunes to the beach, join a surfing lesson, or hang out in the beach themes café.
Camping, caravans, beach houses, glamping and chalets

Pitches from £14.

Camp in style at this luxury yurt camp in Cumbria

Long Valley Yurts The Lake District, Cumbria

A fabulous collection of yurts and bell tents nestled in the heart of the Lake District National Park on the quiet western shores of England's largest lake, Windermere.
Yurt: Sleeps 5-6, Bell Tent sleeps 4

Yurt mid-week (Mon-Fri) £330, weekend (Fri-Mon) £330, week (Mon-Mon/Fri-Fri) £490, Bell Tents Mid-week £265 weekend £265 week £410

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

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.

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

Mill Haven Place yurt exterior

Mill Haven Place, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Set just a mile from the Pembrokshire Coast path, Mill Haven Place is the perfect location for a nature-filled, luxurious and eco-friendly holiday. Choose between cosy cottages, fully-furnished yurts, or pitching up in your own tent or motor-home.
3 cottages, 5 yurts and campsite

In high season, cottages and yurts cost £85 per night, campsite costs £20 per night.

Solway View Wigwams - Bring your boots

Solway View Holidays, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

A lovely campsite nestled on the coast of Dumfries and Galloway, with eco wigwams and eco pods near the pretty little town of Kirkcudbright.
5 Large Wigwams

£37pn Big Chief Wigwam (inc 2 adult) and £42pn Running Water Wigwam (inc 2 adult). Extra: Adult £6pn, Infant (0-3) £foc & Child (4-16) £4pn

Coldblow Farm, Kent Downs, England

With stunning views over the North Downs, Coldblow Farm, near Thurnham and Maidstone, is close to both the North Downs Way and Pilgrims Way trails. It’s an ideal base from which to walk – and also cycle. You can ride here, too.
Camping paddock, 3 self-catering cottages, 2 bunk barns

Pitches from £6, cottages from £250 per week, bunk from £16

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

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

Our original fforest dome, luxury camping at its best

fforest camp, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

This is more like staying in a hotel than a tent... a hotel with woodland corridors and canvas rooms. No tv, no mini bar, no trouser press just bliss: sleeping, living and eating under canvas with beauty, birdsong and all the best bits about camping.
32 'rooms'; 13 doubles, 3 twins and 16 tents for 2 - 6

All rates are bed and breakfast; (2PAX); Dome £117; Crog loft £148, Threepi £86, Nomad £67. Note all accommodation is booked as weekend, midweek or full week only.

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

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

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.

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

camp in a lovely field

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

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