10 prettiest UK camping locations

    The North York Moors is the tenth most instagrammable camping location in the UK according to Safeguard, the leading caravan insurance provider

    Here we list the top 10 prettiest UK camping locations. More travellers than ever are dusting off their tents ready for a spot of staycationing. So which are the most stunning UK landscapes to pitch your tent in?

    It’s no surprise that, since the pandemic, there has been a 156 per cent increase in the search term “UK staycation”. The more old-fashioned, outdoors option of camping or caravan parking is growing in popularity. 

    High on many staycation-seekers’ wish list is natural beauty and Britain is over flowing with that. From Devon and Dorset in the south of England to the Peak and Lake District in the north, and Scotland’s wild Highlands if you keep on driving, how do you choose where to set up camp this summer?

    Leading caravan insurance provider Safeguard has done some of the hard work for you. Their analysis of Instagram’s location hashtags reveal the nation’s favourite UK staycation hotspots. Coming out on top was charming Devon, where you can stay at Langstone Manor Holiday Park near the vibrant market town of Tavistock. Within the Dartmoor National Park not far from the beautiful Tamar Valley AONB, there are even glamping pods for those who crave the outdoors without discomfort.

    1. Langstone Manor Holiday Park in Devon

    Langstone is an award winning camp sight within Dartmoor national park. Choose between daffodil fields or walled gardens for your pitch, all with beautiful views of the moors. Glamping is also available here if you enjoy taking your home comforts with you into the great outdoors.

    2. Irton House Farm in the Lake District

    Looking out over Bassenthwaite Lake, this camp sight is one of the most beautiful in the Lake District. It is spacious and a half an hour drive from the coast. As an extra bonus, free heated shower blocks await your return at the site after long days hiking or swimming.

    3. Higher Moor Farm Campsite in Dorset

    This campsite has been run by a family for the past 40 years who are there to help answer any of your questions. This camping location has a ball park and a play area for your children as well as a shop for all your camping needs.

    4. Riverside Country Park in Northumberland

    Riverside Country Park is a camping location with brilliant amenities. It has an indoor bar and restaurant in addition to a laundrette, a shop and a play area. It is on the banks of Wooler Water and within walking distance to the medieval market town of Wooler.

    5. Bainbridge Ings (hot tub included) in the Yorkshire Dales

    10 prettiest uk camping locations

    This camping location is perfect for visiting castles, caves and the nearby Hardraw Force Waterfall. Bainbridge Ings has luxury homes with private verandahs for those who enjoy comfort and the option of a hot tub.

    6. Oban Caravan and Camping Park in Oban

    Oban camping park is very secluded and right on the coast with options to camp or park a caravan or motorhome. It is perfect for bringing the whole family and is dog friendly.

    7. Quantock Orchard Caravan Park in Exmoor

    This five star rated camping site is award winning due to the neat plots and facilities. These include hot showers, a games room, an adventure playground, a large shop and free wifi. There is access to fishing and horse riding just a short drive away which makes this a perfect site for an unforgettable family adventure.

    8. Glenmore Campsite in Aviemore

    Glenmore camping sight is deep in the Scottish Highlands and on the shore of Loch Morlich. This is an ideal spot for water-sport lovers and the sport centre on the loch provides a wide range of aquatic activities.

    9. Southerness Holiday Park in Dumfries

    Southerness Holiday Park is filled with sea views and provides the opportunity to camp or book a lodge on site. The grounds also have a large heated pool with a waterslide and a mini golf course.

    10. Hillside Caravan Park in North York Moors

    Children and dogs are most welcome at Hillside Caravan Park. Hillside has a selection of pods to choose from which range from a simple kitchenette to ones that can sleep five and have underfloor heating. A range of pitches are also available with lake views and water and electric hook ups.

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