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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 from £60

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 £40 a night B&B; self-catering from £144; camping £10 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 £695.

Palace Farm Hostel with pretty flower boxes

Palace Farm Hostel & Campsite, Kent Downs, England

A family-run B&B, hostel and (quiet) campsite with tipis & yurts 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

From £10 camping, £30 in the hostel

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

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)

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

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

Silver Glades, Isle of Wight, England

On first appearance this site, two and a half miles east of Yarmouth, looks like any other traditional, family-owned static caravan park. Delve a bit deeper, though, and you’ll find it’s an intimate kind of place.

From £200 per week for four, self-catering.

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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

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 £60 a night.

Morben Isaf, Dyfi Biosphere, Wales

Bag yourself a pitch at the highest point and you’re guaranteed sea views, but no matter where you set up tent on this gently hilly site, the views over surrounding countryside are superb.

Tents from £7.50 per night.

Wimbleball Lake, Somerset, England

It’s all about the water: this site, managed by the South West Lakes Trust, is set alongside its eponymous mere, and is the perfect spot for windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and rowing, with courses and craft for hire at the Outdoor + Active Centre.

Standard pitch plus two adults from £13; premium pitch (hardstanding and/or with electric hook-up) plus two adults from £17.

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

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

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

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;

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 £12.

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 for camping pitches; cottages from £325

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

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

from £85 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.

Sandwich Leisure Park, Kent, UK

Working hard to reflect the rural peace of the surrounding area, the Sandwich Leisure Park backs wonderfully onto open farmland, offering premium grade pitches that are spacious and grassy, offering up some fantastic views of the surrounding area.

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

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).

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

Fisherground Campsite, Lake District, UK

A wonderful campsite overlooking Fellside cottage in Eskdale. One of the biggest draws of this particular campsite is the pond, which is a fantastic place for children to play while still under the watchful eye of parents.

From £7 per adult and £3.50 per child (3-15yrs)

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

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.

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

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.

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).

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

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.

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

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

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

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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

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

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)

These western tipis are a quirky place to stay in England

Pinewood Holiday Park, Yorkshire, England

The UK's only Wild West themed holiday park with Indian tipis, cowboy camping shacks and Western wagons plus a seperate camping field and caravanning area. A family run eco site and a unique and memorable holiday destination.
Various accommodation sizes

Camping peak season from £14 per night for 2 people. Themed accommodation in peak season £70 for up to a family of 4

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

Upper Hurst Farm, Peak District, UK

A caravan and camping site in an elevated position with panoramic views, situated near the picture-postcard village of Hartington. Offers super-pitches for caravans and motorhomes, camping and clamping pitches and fantastic facilities.

Caravans/Motorhomes from £29 per night; Tents from £25 per night

Ty Park tents

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.

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

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

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

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

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