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Camping in the UK: Travel destination guide


Guide Contents

Introduction: How to choose the perfect campsite

Everything you need to know to pick the ideal place to pitch up

There are thousands of campsites in the UK alone so choosing the right one for your camping holiday is vital. Follow our top tips to find the perfect site to match your camping needs.

Choosing A Site  


Camping the North Coast 500: the ultimate UK road trip

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The North Coast 500 is a spectacular 516-mile circular driving route around the most northern tip of the Scottish mainland. It boasts incredible coastal scenery, with a new spine-tingling vista around every corner.

North Coast 500 Guide  


Camping in the Lake District

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The Lake District is the outdoor capital of England, with millions of visitors every year. It’s just as popular with outdoor adventure seekers as it is with those looking for peace and quiet and it’s a great camping destination.

Lake District Guide  


Towering mountains, atmospheric glens and magnificent beaches attract campers to Scotland from all over the world.

Scotland Guide  


Wales is a land of romance and history, with stunning scenery both on the coast and in the countryside.

Wales Guide  

Camping in Cornwall

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From vast, sandy beaches that are popular with families to secluded coves, Cornwall is full of coastal delights. Add the inland attractions and you have one of Britain’s leading holiday destinations.

Cornwall Guide  

Peak District

The Peak District National Park covers over 500 square miles and is a paradise for lovers of the outdoors with loads of campsites to base yourself.

Peak District Guide  


From stunning scenery to quirky attractions, North Devon offers everything you could want in a camping holiday destination.

Devon Guide  

Camping in the New Forest

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Experience atmospheric forest trails and romantic heathland as well as free-roaming ponies and deer in one of England’s top outdoor locations.

New Forest Guide  


Miles of unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside and loads to do make Norfolk a holiday hotspot.

Norfolk Guide  

Yorkshire Coast

Superb beaches, traditional seaside resorts and quaint villages make Yorkshire a superb camping destination.

Yorkshire Guide  


Helping you choose the best place to camp in the UK


Camping in the UK gives you freedom, adventure and the chance to get closer to nature, whether it is a night on the Cornwall coast or a week's holiday in the Highlands of Scotland.

Home is where the heart is, and that's especially true when it comes to camping in the UK. Sometimes we forget just how much there is explore in the UK.

And with the disruption to travel by coronavirus and Brexit, the one thing that seems certain is that more people will be holidaying at home.

Expert information for picking where to camp

Family holidays are so important and we want to help you choose the right destination for your next camping trip. To give you inspiration, we’ve hand-picked some of our favourite UK camping destinations.

Some, like the Lake District, Cornwall and the Scottish Highlands, are obvious. Others are maybe less well-known, but they are all magnificent and should definitely be on your camping bucket list.

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