Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch

UK England South East England Oxfordshire Faringdon Ye Olde Swan

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 3 children)

The Owner Says

A basic, non-electric, grass tent or motorhome pitch, close to the river. Flat pitches, basic amenities, shower, toilets and drinking water, next to The River Thames and a close stroll to Ye Olde Swan pub.

Ye Olde Swan is situated in a stunning location aside the River Thames at Radcot Bridge, originally an old packhorse bridge on the main wool export route from Northampton to Southampton. The bridge, which claims to be the oldest crossing of the Thames was built around 1200. Ye Olde Swan has been a stopping off point for weary shepherds and travellers for hundreds of years to enjoy fine ales and good food. Nothing has changed, though the sheep have long since disappeared.

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About Ye Olde Swan

Suitable For

Campers, camper vans, motorhomes, groups, dogs on leads – yes. Caravans – no.


The Thames Path National Trail runs right past the campsite so getting out on foot is easy. Equally easy is taking to the river. You can bring your own vessel or paddle off on a hired kayak or stand-up paddle board. If you have a rod licence, you can fish from site too. There are plenty of classic Cotswolds towns to explore within 10 miles of site including Faringdon, Lechlade-on-Thames and Bampton (where scenes from Downton Abbey were filmed). The Cotswold Wildlife Park (01993 823006) is also within 10 miles of site. Kelmscott Manor (01637 252486), once owned by William Morris, is a 10-minute drive, Buscot Park (01367 240932), home of Lord Faringdon, is 15 minutes away and magnificent Blenheim Palace (01993 810530) is a drive of around 40 minutes away. Swindon, with plenty of attractions including rainy-day options from ice skating to trampolining, is a 30-minute drive.

Food & Drink

The obvious choice for food and drink is the pub, Ye Olde Swan (01367 810220)  just across the waterway. In the summer there’s often a BBQ in the pub garden and, if you’re lucky, the mobile pizza oven and Prosecco bar might cross the river to the campsite. There’s a little shop on site for basic campsite supplies but if you need more, there are plenty of shops and eateries in nearby Faringdon and Lechlade. For a meal out, try the recommended tapas restaurant, La Bobina (01367 240578), in Faringdon.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 63 reviews


A simple and fun campsite

The facilities are simple and for our one night stay for 2 adults this was fine. The adjoining pub is lovely and all the staff at the site were friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to visit and would recommend to adults. I wouldn't take my young family here unless we had an activity planned on the river, as there wouldn't be much for them to do on site.
Oct 12, 2020 by Kirsty Keogh Verified Review

A wet weekend.

We camped on what was the wettest and windiest camping conditions in my life! However, despite the weather conditions we throughly enjoyed ourselves. Everyone was polite and friendly. Local town is just great. And the Ye Olde Swan pub/restaurant service and food is simply amazing. I will definitely be returning to this campsite again and again... although I’ll choose my season more wisely next time.

Well located site, with a nice pub attached.

This is a gently buzzing site. It was busy but it wasn't overly noisy. It is in a great spot to do many walks from. The facilities are a little basic, but are functional and cleaned regularly. The adjoining pub wasn't fully open when we visited but we still had a great night with a band and the prosecco bar and pizza oven open.
Sep 29, 2020 by Mikeylar Verified Review

Great campsite and so lucky with the weather

It’s a fantastic little campsite tucked away from civilisation with just the river and pub to keep you company. For us to score 26 to 30 degree temperatures in September was such a bonus and just look at passing river & bank traffic made it a relaxing few days. Can’t recommend it highly enough, from great service and easy check in to tidy site.
Sep 20, 2020 by David

The perfect camping location

Stunning location, cosy tipis and great facilities close by e.g. pub and watersports. They went out of their way to make my birthday special.
Sep 16, 2020 by Lara
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Ye Olde Swan is located at Radcot Road, Radcot, Oxfordshire OX18 2SX

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Getting There

From Oxford take the A420 to Faringdon, then the A4095 Radcot Road to Radcot. Soon after the village sign for Radcot, you will cross a bridge with traffic lights. The campsite car park will be on your right just after this. Ye Olde Swan pub is just beyond the next bridge

It’s not possible to reach Ye Olde Swan using public transport and the closest railway station is at Swindon some 15 miles (30 minutes’ drive) away... but arriving under your own steam by paddling the Thames or walking on the Thames Path is an attractive option.