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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

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

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.

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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Old Farm

Old Farm, Dorn, The Cotswolds

Old Farm is a family run B&B with 3 bedrooms, based in a farmhouse which dates back to the 15th Century. A working farm, with a small campsite and farm shop, perfect for a family holiday in the beautiful walker's paradise of Cotswolds.
3 double rooms (one with four poster), all en suite

From £50 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.

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).

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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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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.

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

Northlodge Eco-Camping, Pembrokeshire, Wales

With gorgeous views over the Preseli mountains, this smallholding is set in it's own beautiful patch of countryside, providing a campsite, two log cabins and a cosy B&B lodge. It's also about as eco-friendly and you can get, and welcomes dogs!
Campsite; B&B w. 2 double rooms; 2 log cabins, each sleeps 4

Campsite, £20; B&B, £50; log cabins, £45 (all per night in high season)

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

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.

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.

Tanners Hatch, Dorking

YHA Tanners Hatch, Dorking, Surrey

Tanners Hatch, a family friendly, picturesque and eco-friendly 25 bed hostel with plenty of charm and character in National Trust woodland is a perfect country retreat close to London with two safari tents in the garden and pet-friendly camping.
25 beds across 3 rooms in hostel, two safari tents

From £13 per person for a dorm bed private rooms from £49

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clippesby Hall, Norfolk Broads

Near the river at Thurne, this site pretty much has it all: a wonderful location with lots of trees for secluded camping, and a position that’s perfect for cycling, walking and boating, its own pub and pool bike rental and cafe.
Many pitches, caravan sites and cottages

£12.50-£36 for camping pitches; cottages from £630 to £1455

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)

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

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

Families and learning at Cerdanya Eco Resort

Cerdanya Eco Resort, Lleida Pyrenees, Catalonia, Spain

A family-friendly eco site in the heart of the Pyrenees, Cerdanya offers a huge range of accommodation and activities, with something to please all ages and dispositions. On site is a pool and spa, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars.
Hotel rooms sleeping 2 - 8, bungalows, camping pitches, yurt

Prices vary - check website for details

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

Nou camping signage

Nou Camping, Lleida Pyrenees, Catalonia, Spain

Located by the National Park of Aigüestortes, this family-friendly campsite offers 150 pitches, some with pre-assembled tents, as well as cosy wooden cabins. Includes an on-site shop, delicious restaurant, heated swimming pools, games room, and more.
150 tent pitches, 3 bungalows

Prices vary. Tent plots from €11.50 per night during low season

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

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

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