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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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Shepherd's Hut by Secret Pond, Isle of Wight, England

Take a secluded, woodland site on an organic farm. Throw in a ‘secret’ pond. Add a Shepherd’s Hut supplied with a bed and a wood-burning stove and you’ve got a recipe for the perfect off-grid escape.

From £60 for two, B&B.

Ninham Country Holidays, Isle of Wight, England

Surrounded by 120 acres of woodland, fields and farmland, and only a mile and a half from Shanklin, the site has two nicely spaced camping areas, two self-catering properties and a clutch of mobile homes to rent.
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.

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.

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

Prices from: £290

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.

Porlock Caravan Park, Exmoor, England

This charming caravan park is nestled in the vale of Porlock, near Minehead. Enjoy the sea air with a stroll along the picturesque South West Coast Path, and follow in the steps of a literary legend along the Coleridge Way.

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

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

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

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 £14.99 (Dorm beds - 6 Bed Room)

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)

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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 £150

Cheddar Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Somerset, UK

Hidden deep in walking country, this friendly 90-pitch campsite makes a great launch pad for a variety of attractions in the Mendips - Cheddar, Wells and Glastonbury are all close.

From £8.10 to £13.65 per person per night

YHA Lulworth Cove

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.

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

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

Tanner Farm Park, Kent, England

This traditional Kentish farm once grew fruit and hops, and is now the location for the award-winning Tanner Farm Caravan and Camping Park. Set within 150 acres of glorious countryside, the site boasts 100 pitches for caravans.

Spring Barn Farm, Brighton, England

The Carr family have been at Spring Barn for nearly 100 years; they now have a mix of visitor attractions including a farm shop, a restaurant, and a car-free campsite located just below a beautiful maze field.
Wrostler's Barn, compost toilet and campfire.

Wrostler's Barn, Cumbria, UK

Beautiful, off-grid camping barn in ancient woodland, very close to Coniston Water. A fantastic eco-holiday retreat, remote and secluded but just a one minute walk through the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) woods to the lakeside.
There are two separate sleeping spaces, 12 single mattreses.

from £250

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

from £199 per Yurt

Blaxhall YHA

YHA Blaxhall, Suffolk, England

At the heart of a Suffolk village on the edge of Blaxhall Heath surrounded by wildlife and beautiful countryside you will find dog friendly YHA Blaxhall. Perfect for bird watching, cycling and walking or indulge in the local delicious sea food.
40 beds: 1x3, 2x4, 2x6, 1x6 es plus dorm beds and campsite

Prices from: £13 - £29 (dorm beds - 6 bed room)

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

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

Syke Farm Camping Ground, Lake District, UK

As basic as the facilities might be, this is the ideal location in which to appreciate the true beauty of the Lake District, with plenty of space for kids to run and play, and for parents to relax.

Adults £8, children (3-15yrs) £4, children (under 3) free.

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

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)

Homing Leisure Park, Kent, England

Located just a stone's throw from the beautiful beach at Seasalter and just a few miles from picturesque Whitstable, the park offers 43 grassy and level pitches in delightful surroundings.

Gill Head Farm, Lake District, UK

Come to Gill Head Farm and, on top of plenty of space for tents and caravans, you'll also find B&B accommodation and six timber camping pods.

Blackberry Wood Camping, Brighton, England

A small private woodland 8 miles from Brighton, this 20-pitch campsite is set in quiet Sussex countryside at the foot of the South Downs National Park.
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

Calbourne Watermill Cottages, Isle of Wight, England

The only working water mill on the Isle of Wight, Calbourne has plenty of history. Dating back to the Domesday Book and surrounded by oak woodland, with its café, shop, mill tours and pottery it’s a popular spot for many of the island’s daytripppers.

Traditional cottages from £305 per week for four, eco lodges from £375 per week for seven, camping from £6 per night for four.

Camping in the Forest, New Forest, England

Welcome to year-round caravan and camping holidays where good times come naturally! With a choice of 16 stunning camping and caravanning sites set amongst the woodlands of the Forestry Commission, you’re certain to find your perfect pitch.
16 camping sites

Various

Channel View Caravan Park, Exmoor, England

There’s a romance to the Exmoor coast that’s hard to top: the poet Shelley felt it, bringing his bride to Lynmouth on honeymoon, and wooded valleys inland breathe life into the tragic tale of Lorna Doone, with locations in Oare and Badgworthy Valley.

Hiker tent plus two people £10 per night, caravan or camper van from £12 per night (from £15 serviced); holiday caravans from £280/£330 per week for four-/six-person units.

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

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

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

Sandy Balls, New Forest, UK

Family-run since 1919, this impressive campsite presents breathtaking forest right on your doorstep. There’s a superb range of quality accommodation, from rustic woodland lodges and static holiday homes to Ready Tents and teepees.
Various types of accommodation

Various

Halse Farm Caravan & Camping Site, Exmoor, England

The site, a long-standing holder of a David Bellamy Conservation Award, is great for kids, too, who can watch lambing and shearing.

Tent, campervan or caravan plus two people from £16/£13 with/without hook-up.

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

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