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Editor's picks of the best campsites

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Here we showcase the best UK campsites, hand-picked by team of expert editors.

Working for many years across our range of outdoor leisure magazines, we've visited our fair share of campsites and touring parks.

Featured here are some of our favourite campsites in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, split into regions and popular categories, so you can easily find your perfect place to pitch!

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Best campsites by type

Choose here from campsites that allow dogs, campsites just for adults and campsites that cater for your hobbies and interests.  So, whatever your needs, our editor's picks will have suggestions for the perfect campsite you're looking for!

#1 Best campsites for dogs

Best campsites for dogs

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These dog-friendly campsites and touring parks across the UK are the ideal choice when you want to take your dog away on holiday with you. Most will have dog-friendly extras such as a dog walk area, a dog shower and plenty of options for walking.

Best campsites for dogs  


#2 Best campsites for families

Best campsites for families

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The perfect for choice for you and the family to get away. These campsites and touring parks across the UK are aimed at families, either with lots of green open space to burn off some energy, or with a host of facilities to keep all ages entertained.

Best campsites for families  


#3 Best open-all-year campsites

Open all year campsites

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These campsites and touring parks across the UK are open 365 days a year and ready to offer you the perfect holiday. Year-round touring offers lots of freedom - enjoy the colourful first blooms of spring, bask by the seaside on warm, summer days, wander woodlands with a carpet of autumnal leaves underfoot, or see the countryside bathed in the snow-white frosts of winter.

Best campsites open all year  


#4 Best campsites for adults only

Best campsites for adults

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For a grown-ups-only holiday, check out our recommended campsites that are exclusively just for adults. Tranquil, relaxing and child-free, these are the perfect choice for couples or solo travellers who prefer the company of other adults on holiday.

Best campsites exclusively for adults  


#5 Best coastal campsites

Sands touring park

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Enjoy being beside the seaside with our choice of the best coastal campsites... Options range from sites right beside the golden sands to those with panoramic clifftop views over the sea. Walk coastal paths, relax to the sound of the waves, or head into popular seaside resorts for all the fun of the fair!

Best coastal campsites  


#6 Best campsites in the countryside

countryside campsites

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These rural retreats are perfect for a relaxing holiday amid countryside and stunning views. If you enjoy walking and being surrounded by nature then these are the places to be. Countryside views, rolling farmland or views to distant hills - England's green and pleasant land is on show here.

Best campsites in the countryside 


#7 Best campsites for city breaks

City break campsites

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The perfect option for exploring history and culture among some of the UK's best cities. Whether you want to marvel at the architecture, enjoy some shopping, sample culinary delights, or be part of a vibrant nightlife, a city is the place to be. A city break is also a great choice when the weather is inclement, as there's plenty to do come rain or shine.

Best campsites for city breaks  


#8 Best campsites for spring getaways

campsites for spring getaways

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Get your holiday year off to a great start with these perfect campsites to enjoy the beauty of spring. See the new buds blooming in fields and woodland or marvel at an array of wildlife as it emerges from its winter slumber.

Best campsites for spring getaways 


#9 Best campsites close to theme parks

campsites close to theme parks

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If your idea of a top family holiday is strapping yourself in for thrills and spills on some of the best UK roller coasters then these are the campsites for you! Theme park campsites are a top idea for families to keep all ages happy and also ideal for couples looking for an adrenline-filled adventure.

Best campsites close to theme parks  


#10 Best campsites for your year of holiday inspiration

campsites for holiday inspiration

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Be inspired to explore the UK with a selection of campsites and touring parks ideal for holidays throughout the year. From countryside retreats and coastal havens, to full-on family-fun holidays parks there'll be something for everyone among this collection.

Best campsites for your year of holiday inspiration  


#11 Best campsites for stately homes and castles

campsites for a grand tour

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Holidays are all about discovering new places and where better to have a nosy around than a stately home or castle. Wander around grand state rooms gilded in gold and with family heirlooms on show, or uncover an intriguing history of kings, queens and battles among the ruins of an imposing castle.

Best campsites for stately homes and castles 


Best campsites by location

If you already know which area of the UK or Ireland you'd like to visit, then this section is handy as we've already selected our ideal campsites from some of the most popular counties of England. We've also featured some from Scotland, Wales and Ireland, too. If you're still deciding where to visit, let this guide to some of the best locations be your inspiration - or maybe explore them all!

#1 Northern England's best campsites

Northern England

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The editorial team's campsites of choice in the north of England, whose counties include Northumberland, Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside.

The north of England is ideal for anyone who loves the outdoors, and it's waiting to be discovered.

Northern England's best campsites  


#2 Yorkshire's best campsites

Yorkshire

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Yorkshire, perfect for a holiday of every kind, from relaxing amid beautiful countryside to exploring ancient cities or getting outdoors in one of the two national parks. For the perfect break, check out these high-quality campsites ...

Yorkshire's best campsites  


#3 East & southeast England's best campsites

East & South East England

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From coastal campsites to those close to historic towns, this selection of top sites is perfect for exploring the east and southeast of England.

East and southeast England's best campsites  


#4 Cornwall's best campsites

Cornwall

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Our selection of the best campsites for exploring one of England's most popular counties. Beautiful coastlines await, some of the country's best beaches, and a host of world-famous attractions such as The Eden Project and the Minack Theatre.

Cornwall's best campsites  


#5 Devon's best campsites

Devon coast

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A vast county of gorgeous countryside and miles of stunning coastline. Devon boasts part of the Jurassic Coast, the South West Coast Path, and two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Undulating countryside leads down to craggy coves, while secluded coves and vast stretches of beach border pretty seaside towns.

Devon's best campsites  


#6 Dorset's best campsites

Dorset

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Often overlooked by people heading further south into Devon and Cornwall, Dorset has plenty to offer. From the stunning scenery of the coast to beautiful far-reaching countryside. Must-see places include the iconic limestone arch of Durdle Door and the hilltop ruins of mighty Corfe Castle.

Dorset's best campsites  


#7 Scotland's best campsites

Eilean Donan in Scotland

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Home to some of the most epic scenery in the UK, vast lochs, rugged mountain ranges and unspoilt coastlines are a sight to behold. With welcoming hospitality and breathtaking sights, Scotland certainly makes for a memorable holiday.

Scotland's best campsites  


#8 Wales' best campsites

Wales

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Whether you prefer a relaxing or an active holiday, beaches or mountains, historical or contemporary, you’ll find it all in Wales. From beaches to castles, and the heights of Snowdon or the Brecon Beacons, Wales is a diverse landscape and a popular holiday destination.

Wales' best campsites  


#9 Ireland's best campsites

Ireland

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Glorious beaches, far-off islands, towering cliffs and lush green mountain slopes – from the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland to the stunning Kerry coastline in the Republic of Ireland, it’s a photographer’s dream at every turn.

Ireland's best campsites  


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