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What is Glamping?

From converted horse lorries to shepherd’s huts, what is glamping and why could it be the perfect holiday for you.

Originating from the words ‘glamourous’ and ‘camping’, glamping provides a holiday where you can enjoy all that nature has to offer with the added luxuries of self catering accommodation. Glamping retreats can vary greatly. From safari tents and geodomes that have clear connections with traditional camping. To cabins and treehouses which are a very different style of accommodation to staying in a tent.

Glamping in a converted railway carriage at Llanthony Castaway

Pictured: Llanthony Court Castaway

What are the benefits of Glamping?

  • Less packing – Whilst camping is fun, there is a lot to pack! From a tent to sleeping bags, foldable tables and chairs and the list goes on. Trying to cram it all into the back of your car and then leaving no space for the dog! Often most glamping accommodation will provide everything you need for a relaxing holiday. So just pack your suitcase and jump in the car!
  • A comfy bed – Whether you’d camp on an airbed or a mat, there is no denying the comfort of a proper bed! After a day’s exploring, retreat back to your luxury glamping abode and climb into the cosiest of beds for a restful night’s sleep – ready to do it all again the next day!
  • More time to explore – With no lost time pitching your tent and setting up your camp, you have more time for exploring and working out where the nearest pub is!
  • Cosy and comfortable – Most glamping accommodation will be designed to keep you cosy and warm no matter what the weather. So you don’t need to worry about adverse weather, leaky tents and a lack of sleep!
The Nest Glamping Safari Tent

Pictured: The Nest Glamping

Glamping Accommodation

The growing popularity of glamping, means it’s never been easier to experience all the fun. With unique accommodation popping up all over the UK. We no longer want an off the shelf holiday, but rather a unique experience where we can truly immerse ourselves in nature and not just witness it from the side lines. Whether you’d like to explore some of the UK attractions, spectacular scenery or just nestle away and enjoy some ‘me time’. Glamping is the perfect UK staycation option for families, couples or as an individual.

We have a wide range of glamping accommodation here at The Wanderlist, to wet the appetite. From geodomes on the Pembrokeshire coast to eco-friendly cabins hidden in wildflower meadows. Below is just a small selection of our unique and luxury glamping accommodation in the UK.



View our full glamping collection to see more inspiration and book your next UK glamping staycation.


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