The Cotswolds, quintessentially ‘English,’ are one of 41 areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. There is so much to see and do when camping in the Cotswolds, with its rolling hillsides, peaceful villages, ancient Roman sites like Bath, and thriving regency towns like Cheltenham.
Let’s run you through some of the best Cotswold camping spots in the Cotswolds.
Cotswold Hills Country Park is a peaceful, year-round camping, touring, and holiday lodge park located in the open countryside just outside of Chipping Norton and near to the picturesque Cotswolds villages of Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Broadway, and Stow-on-the-Wold.
This campground is available all year and accommodates caravans, RVs, and campers. With a view of open country, the park is a perfect place to unwind and rest.
It has 70 pitches, all of which have power connections, including 40 Grass Pitches and 30 Hardstanding Touring Pitches for motorhomes.
Rallying camp reserved for rallies and gatherings of up to 100 tents, caravans, or camper carriages.
Camping in the heart of the Cotswolds is an ideal opportunity to explore the local region and relax in the surrounding countryside at your own speed and desire.
There are various grass pitch camping places on this property, as well as roughly 50 electric hook-up connections for trailers, motorhomes, and camping vehicles. You can choose to be at a remote location or right in the middle of the action.
You may pick between simple grass and electric hook-up pitches, as well as the Glace, which is located distant from the car park and completely surrounded by trees.
You can reserve a minimum of two nights in peak season, one night in low season, and three nights on bank holiday weekends. Fire pits and grills are permitted as long as they do not harm the grass.
The campground is available from March to October, and reservations may be made online.
Visit this award-winning park in the heart of Standlake village, Oxfordshire, for something more private and luxurious. Lincoln Farm Park is around 9 miles west of Oxford and close to several attractive Cotswold villages, including the delightful market town of Witney.
The park has been completely renovated and now features 5-star amenities such as a children’s playground, games area, sauna with jacuzzis, gym, two pools, and a small shop and pub nearby.
Valley Farm is a more conventional, rustic, family-run campground located on 6 acres of land about 4 miles from Oxford Centre. It’s a 2-minute ride from Oxford Sailing Club, where you can also do windsurfing or fishing.
There are three luxuries, fully equipped Bell tents on the property, which are available from April to September. Due to its rising popularity, reservations for this one are advised to be made in advance.
In the evenings, you’ll be surrounded by the aroma of BBQs and campfires, as well as individuals enjoying quality time with family and friends.
In 2019, the facilities and showers were remodelled to be clean and contemporary. They are only a short distance from the pitches.
Hardwick Parks, which boasts a good bar, restaurant, and entertainment facility, as well as two lakes and access to the Windrush River, is a popular water sports location for everything from water-skiing to wakeboarding and more.
This family-friendly park is approximately 30-40 minutes from ancient Oxford and only 15 minutes from the gorgeous Cotswolds. The park, which spans more than 180 acres, is a popular destination for local animals, whose natural habitats are preserved.
Chipping Norton is a market town in the Cotswold Hills of Oxfordshire’s West region, around 12 miles southwest of Banbury and is a great location for camping in the Cotswolds.
If you intend on spending 4 or more nights, take advantage of the 20% family discount, which is good for stays through July and August 2020. This camping and RV club features free Wi-Fi and welcomes pets of all shapes and sizes!
A pleasant welcome lodge may be found at the entrance of this caravan and camping park. Here you may enjoy the Ox Shed Bar & Cafe and the perks of an on site camping necessities shop, as well as dip into a heated relaxing area or explore the neighbouring wildlife walk.
This facility has the following amenities to make your stay more comfortable: a microwave, a fridge, a freezer, a toaster, a chemical toilet, wastewater disposal, and a laundry room.
Glamping tents, camping pots with contemporary and well-maintained shower blocks, lodges with Wi-Fi, private bathroom, and pitches for experienced campers are also available.
The grass pitch is great for tents, while the premium pitch is ideal for caravans and motorhomes with an awning.
Since its opening in 2007, this pleasant, family-owned, rustic canal-side campground has been totally restored. Friendly hosts would welcome you for a handcrafted, tasty, freshly prepared meal and a tour of their animal farm.
The campground has introduced measures such as distance markers for shower/toilets lineups, contactless check-in, and daily deep cleaning of communal areas in accordance with the government’s guidance on the present situation.
This waterside campground provides an excellent outlook because it is located on a farm. The bicycle trails are close, so you may spend the day cycling or fishing. This is an adult-oriented facility with nice trails nearby and a tavern within walking distance. In the nearby town of Banbury, you’ll discover independent shops and eateries.
This campground is reserved for adults and is ideal for tents, campervans, and caravans. It allows dogs and is open from March through October each year.
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Hayles Fruit Farm in Winchcombe, which can accommodate tents, caravans, and RVs, is an ideal location for exploring some Cotswolds camping. Campers may enjoy the scenic surroundings while watching the sunset before starting a fire pit to stay warm and toast some marshmallows. For those seeking a taste of luxury, there are five pre-erected bell tents.
With electric hookup spaces only £20 per night, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better value area in the county to park your motorhome than the Lower Lode Inn’s riverbank campground in Tewkesbury. Located on the banks of the River Severn, guests visiting by boat are also cared for, with moorings available outside the pub, which offers substantial pub meals and lots of real ale.
That wraps up some of the best Cotswolds camping as well as some caravan parks in the Cotswolds. We hope this managed to give you some ideas of where you can visit this summer.