Are you tired of the same old boring holiday routine? Look no further than these 6 dream UK glamping holidays for 2023! Imagine waking up in a cozy, luxurious timber cabin surrounded by breathtaking views of the countryside. From a quirky turf house to a German fire truck, these unique accommodations offer an unforgettable experience for travellers seeking something different. Get ready to explore nature and create memories that will last a lifetime with our top picks for the best glamping getaways in the UK this year.
Forest Holidays, Garwnant
Just in time for spring, Forest Holidays has opened in Wales’ beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, amid 400 acres of woodland. Its 40 timber cabins with large decks are designed to let guests immerse themselves in nature. Head out on two wheels to explore forest trails, then build dens, and learn about the big outdoors on one of the new Forest Ranger experiences. Return to your private hot tub and indulge in a little star spotting: the park is a Dark Sky Reserve.
Cabins sleep two to 10 guests and cost from £1,510 to £2,935 for four nights in April.
The Glastonbury Pop Up Hotel
If you want to glamp at Glastonbury, book now to bag a yurt, a gypsy caravan or an emperor tent. Classic rooms have already sold out; prices are now from £3,399 for two. It’s not cheap, but you do get proper beds, a restaurant, spa and swimming pool access, all a ten-minute walk from gate D.
Icelandic Turf House
Channel your inner Viking at a quirky turf house near Kirkby Stephen. Beneath the grass roof you’ll find a bed lined with faux fur, a table for feasting, Viking-style lamps, and horn glasses to drink from. Set off from the door for walks in the fells, then return to cook on the BBQ or in the kitchen hut.
From £75 a night for two.
The Journeyman Treehouse
Treehouses don’t come much better than this. Sleeping 10, the woodland retreat has twin baths on the veranda, a pool table and a movie projector, as well as a fire pit, a BBQ and a pizza oven.
Four nights cost from £1,596.
Field of Dreams glampsite at Melbourne Hall
For a change from tents, why not stay in a German fire truck, an American school bus, or even a helicopter? The vehicles form part of comedian and TV star Johnny Vegas’ new glampsite. Moving from his original Yorkshire pitch in search of something bigger, the eponymous star of Channel 4’s Johnny Vegas: Carry on Glamping picked the Derbyshire home of Lord and Lady Kerr to host his Field of Dreams campsite, opening in April. Combine a stay with one of the boutique events held at the hall.
Two nights from £330.
Need a digital detox? Eco-cabin company Unplugged expects to have 50 UK lodges by the year end, up from 11 last August. Among them is Olive, with a picture window looking onto woodland, a wood stove, and plenty of games. Guests swap their digital devices for an old-school Nokia in case of emergencies.
Three nights from £390.
Words | Jane Knight