20 Fantastic UK Sites to Book Early for the 2017 season

Get ahead of the game and bag the best dates for next summer


Just as one busy camping season passes, another begins to appear on the horizon. It may seem early, but we all know there's nothing worse than missing out on a pitch at your favourite campsite because you didn't book in time. Many campsites are now taking bookings for the 2017 season and, if you know you want to get away, it pays to book ahead. Search online now for your chance to beat the crowds, pick the best pitch and pre-book those key bank holiday dates. Check out our collection of 20 top campsites below that are now taking bookings for 2017…

blackberry wood sussex

Along with regular woodland camping, Blackberry Wood is renowned for its diverse glamping offering with accommodation found inside pods, gypsy caravans, a double decker bus, an ex-RAF helicopter and a newly built tree-house. It's one of the most popular sites in Sussex though, so early bookings are a must!
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digeddi wildlife camping Powys

A brand new discovery by the Cool Camping team, Digeddi Wildlife Camping on the banks of the Wye offers exceptional riverside camping with canoes for hire and wild swimming a must. Hay-on-Wye is within cycling distance and there's a gypsy wagon for glampers.
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botany camping wiltshire

Family-friendly Botany Camping is just a hop down the road from popular Longleat Safari Park and rightfully popular with young visitors on their way to see the animals. Along with six regular camping pitches, there are also a handful of furnished bell tents available to hire, all with campfire pits to use.
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dogwood glamping Sussex

With just a single yurt and a cosy cabin, this secluded glamping site is a rather exclusive spot. Wood burning stoves, king-sized beds and a top pub just a stroll away make it an excellent choice throughout the year. So far, every user review on coolcamping.co.uk has been five stars.
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runach arainn Isle of Arran

On the southern tip of the Isle of Arran, on Scotland's wild western coast, Runach Arainn is a cosy, small-scale glamping site with just two yurts on offer. The pub and the beach are both within walking distance and there's an excellent cycling route around the entire island.
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kitewood camping pembrokeshire

Hidden in the woods of North Pembrokeshire, this expansive campsite has just 11 camping pitches spread across a whopping 60 acres of forest. Each pitch is located in its own private clearing and the whole site is just a short drive from the pretty harbour town of Fishguard.
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glampotel dundas castle Edinburgh

Camp like a king in the grounds of Dundas Castle, a mighty mansion on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Five pre-pitched and fully furnished bell tents are set in a secluded cluster of trees within the grounds and a shuttle bus runs to and from the city centre every day.
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greenway touring & glamping park Shropshire

On the edge of the Shropshire Hills AONB, this small-scale campsite is a boon for walkers and mountain-bikers. Electric hook-ups suit campervans, while large grassy pitches attract the traditional tenting types. Five cosy glamping pods are also available to rent throughout the year.
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samlesbury hall lancashire

One of the oldest buildings in Lancashire also boasts one of the newest and finest glamping sites in the county. The three furnished shepherd's huts in the grounds of the 14th-century hall have modern en-suite facilities and exceptionally comfortable beds. Often booked out for wedding dates, this is definitely a spot to book early for 2017.
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point farm Pembrokeshire

Overlooking the blue waters of Millford Haven on the west coast of Wales, tiny Point Farm campsite has less than ten pitches in total and rightfully gets booked up well in advance. The beaches and pubs along the coast are within very easy walking distance and campfires are welcomed.
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redwood valley powys

Two yurts and a tree-top cabin are tucked away in the woods on the Welsh border at Redwood Valley. Particularly popular with families but well suited to couples who want a romantic hide-out, this luxurious glamping site is finished to perfection. A seperate kitchen shelter allows for extra space in each abode, with wood-burners, king-sized beds and wonderful hand-crafted furniture.
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peak pods Derbyshire

In the heart of the Peak District and located alongside some of the most famous walking routes in the national park, Peak Pods offers three fully-insulated, en-suite pods in the corner of a quiet meadow. Each pod can sleep up to four people and campfires are permitted.
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tremorvu Cornwall

This family-run, family-friendly campsite in West Cornwall is an old favourite that has built up a healthy following of campers who return each year. Book early to bag a pitch for the key bank holiday dates and enjoy campfires, days on the beach and excellent local seafood.
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park farm Oxfordshire

The are just seven camping pitches at Park Farm in the Cotswolds and each has its own en-pitch toilet so you never have to walk far to the loo! Knock-out views reveal the best of the local countryside, while the working farm gives children some wonderful hands-on fun with lambs in spring.
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koa tree camp Devon

Featured in both The Telegraph and The Independent as one of the top 10 glamping sites in England, Koa Tree Camp is the go-to glamping destination for surfers in Devon. If you fancy that laid-back coastal vibe, it should be top of your list too. Yurts, log cabins and bell tents are accompanied by a surf-shack kitchen and an on-site surf school.
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moor view somerset

This brand new bell tent site in the Mendip Hills is bound to book up early for 2017. With just four, fully furnished pitches and stocked with everything you need, it was in high demand this summer owing to its excellent views, friendly owners and top location just a few miles from Wookey Hole.
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keepers meadow Norfolk

Halfway between Norwich and the North Norfolk Coast, this well located glamping site is both accessible and nicely cut off from the outside world. Trees and streams skirt the camping meadow where furnished bell tents await.
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larkhill tipis & yurts Carmarthenshire

Hemmed by a sweeping river in a peaceful, wooded valley, the nomadic structures at this West Wales campsite boast one the most romantic settings in the country. They've only recently started taking bookings online and are already filling up fast for 2017.
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round the woods norfolk

When summer sun isn't streaming through the crown of these two Norfolk yurts, guests can warm up around their private log burner and crawl under the deep duvets of king-sized beds. Trees, streams and nature abound and campfires are permitted. It's a short drive to the North Norfolk coast.
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one cat farm Ceredigion

The four, eco-friendly, wooden glamping 'dens' at this West Wales hideout are superbly insulated and wonderfully warm. Three miles from the beaches of Cardigan Bay, there is plenty to do nearby.
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wardley hill norfolk

Open all year round, Wardley Hill offers a variety of camping and glamping pitches, from tent spaces in among the wild grasses to a cosy shepherd's hut tucked against the hedgerows. Its setting beside The Broads makes it one of Norfolk's top new campsites.
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