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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

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

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

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

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

The Organic Farm Shop, The Cotswolds, England

There are lots of different ways to stay on Abbey Home Farm whether you choose a tent, a yurt, the hut, the shepherds hut or the lovely holiday cottage. The shop and cafe are open on Sundays so you can enjoy a homegrown Sunday lunch.
Cottage for 4, 2 huts for 2, yurt for 5 and small campsite

Various; see website for details

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

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Ty Parke, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Set in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, this secluded, luxury yurt and camping site is the perfect place to come for privacy and space to roam. Wander over the coastal cliffs, snuggle up by the camp fire, and stargaze to your heart's content.
Campsite; four yurts, each with 1 double and 2 single bed.

£13 per adult to camp per night; yurt hire from £70 per night.

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

Camping Schillig, Wangerland, Germany

Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wadden Sea, Schillig is one of the oldest campsites in Germany. You've got a 4-kilometre beach right in front of the site – perfect for children and windsurfers, too.
1500 pitches

From €29 per pitch per night

Yurt interior

Trellyn Woodland Camping, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Catering both for traditional and luxury camping, this rural campsite is set in the gorgeous Pembrokshire countryside, the perfect place to connect with nature. And with so little light pollution you can even see the Milky Way on a clear night!
3 yurts, 2 geo-domes, each sleep 4-6; campsite

yurts cost £110, domes cost £120, camping costs £36

Acacia Farm

Acacia Farm Camping and Touring, Mendip Hills

The Robinson family runs this five-acre campsite and caravan park with cabins, which overlooks the gorgeous Mendip countryside, surrounded on all sides by rolling countryside; bring the dog. Guests arriving on 2 wheels or feet get a discount.

Pitches from £13.50

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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

The Hideaway at Baxby Manor, Yorkshire, England

If you appreciate the quiet life and would rather listen to the dawn chorus from your tent than stay in a caravan hooked up to electricity and play crazy golf, this small, off-the-beaten track campsite is for you.
Camping, 3 ecopods for 2-4, bell tents for 4

Camping £22; ecopods £50; bell tents £80; prices per night

Luxury yurt camping in The Peak District

Long Valley Yurts - The Peak District, Derbyshire

A truly magical 'glamping' experience in The Peak District offering back-to-nature living without compromising on comfort. There are comfy beds, warm duvets, cosy wood burning stoves and solar lighting.
Four yurts on site which can sleep up to 5

Yurts - Mid-week (Mon-Fri) £330, Weekend (Fri-Mon) £330, Full week (Fri- Fri, or Mon - Mon) £490

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

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).

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

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

YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, Derbyshire, England

A magnificent refurbished Victorian Gothic mansion with great restaurant serving a 'rural' menu. You're surrounded by 27 acres of parkland and woodland - a great base for family adventures in the Peak District, with pretty Castleton on your doorstep.
146 beds/36 rooms; 28-bed annex (groups only); campsite

Dorms from £13.50

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

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)

Masons Campsite, Yorkshire Dales, England

In the heart of the National Park in the pretty village of Appletreewick, Masons Campsite makes a lovely base. You can bring your own tent or caravan, rent a tent on site, or opt for a more glamorous airstream vintage caravan or VW.
Numerous pitches, VW campervans, yurts and a cottage

Camping pitch £20 per night; VW campervans £65 - £139 per night; Yurts £75 - £159 per night; Holiday cottage £335 - £535 per week

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.

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.

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

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

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

Enjoying the peace and quiet

Orlando in Chianti, Tuscany Italy

In Chianti countryside, Eurocamp's Camping Orlando, a rural retreat near to Siena and Florence perfect for culture vultures, shoppers and foodies. Family friendly with three pools, new playground, soccer field, animation stage and bars & restaurants.
Tents or 2 bedroom static caravans sleeping 6

from about £20 per night

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

The tiny, secluded campsite at The Lazy Duck

The Lazy Duck, Cairngorms, Scotland

'So laid-back it's almost horizontal', the Lazy Duck offers the ultimate peaceful retreat, tucked away in green pine forests full of wildlife. The site includes an 8-person hostel, romantic eco-lodge and cabin and a tranquil campsite with hammocks.
Eco-lodge & cabin sleep 2; hostel sleeps 8; campsite 4-pitch

Hostel from £19 pppn; cabin/eco-lodge from £95 per night for 2 people; camping £15 per tent per night (+ £5 per extra person).

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

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

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

Have a unique stay in this replica Iron Age roundhouse

The Roundhouse, Cornwall, England

Staying in this authentic replica roundhouse, only 400m from one of the most important Iron Age settlements in Britain gives you the experience of camping circa 600BC with the comforts of 2,610 years later: a holiday that truly cannot be replicated.
Sleeps 2: 1 king size double; hammock for a child over 3

From £150 per night

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

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

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

Peewit Caravan Park, Suffolk, England

A peaceful campsite situated just 900 yards from Felixstowe’s Edwardian seafront. Set in 13 acres of landscaped parkland, the family owned site welcomes tourers and campers, and has all the mod cons you can expect including electric hook-ups.
Campsite and caravan park

Camping from £15 per night; caravan from £17.50

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.

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

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