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The 11 Best Places to Go Glamping in Yorkshire

· Emma Cooke · Culture

Why not upgrade your usual tent to a luxurious glamping retreat?

Swaledale Yurts

These glamping escapes will allow you to immerse yourself in the great outdoors and experience Yorkshire at its finest.

Swap your sleeping bag for a bed and enjoy the added extras that come with these glamping retreats. From ensuite shepherds’ huts with a hot tub to Mongolian yurts with a private waterfall, there are loads of weird and wonderful ways to go glamping in Yorkshire. So, if you want to truly enjoy Yorkshire, why not do your next camping trip a little differently?

Swaledale Yurts

Swaledale Yurts

If you stay in one of these Mongolian yurts you’ll be in the heart of the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales, and it’s got a secret – a private 30-foot waterfall. These 19-foot tents are hooked up to electricity and can comfortably sleep up to five people. You can order an evening meal to your yurt or find your adventurous side and explore your surroundings. There are plenty of wild swimming spots nearby and local company Alfresco Adventures offers all kinds of activities, from canoeing to climbing.

Swaledale Yurts, Park House, Keld, North Yorkshire, DL11 6DZ. Yurts start at £69 per night.

Camp Katúr Glamping Village

Camp Katur

You can stargaze from your very own bed if you go for a luxury clear Geodome at Camp Katúr. The log burner and fairy lights will add to the winter cosiness while the summer months will see you kick back in the hammocks as the barbecue gets going. From cocktail-making classes to an eco spa, you can get stuck into all sorts and since it’s based on the 250-acre grounds of the Camp Hill Estate, you can try a host of adventure activities too, like zip wires and segways. It’s one of the most action-packed places to go glamping in Yorkshire.

Camp Katúr, Camp Hill Estate, Stapley Lane, Kirklington, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2LS. The Geodome starts at £200 for two nights.

Humble Bee Farm

Humble Bee Farm

Credit: Humble Bee Farm

If you’re after a family and dog-friendly glamping experience with loads of surrounding greenery, why not check out Humble Bee Farm on the stunning Yorkshire Coast? Their surprisingly spacious Wigwam Cabins come with plug sockets while the outside area is kitted out with a picnic bench and a charcoal barbecue, so it’s the perfect setup for families. The farm hosts activities throughout the year, from wildlife rambles to lambing and calving, or if you want to go further afield, Filey, Scarborough and Eden Camp are all a short drive away.

Humble Bee Farm Glamping and Holiday Accommodation, Flixton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3UJ. Wigwam Cabins start at £75 per night.

West Hale Gate Glamping

West Hale Gate Glamping

The Shepherd Huts at West Hale Gate have clean-cut, muted pastel interiors with a cosy vintage feel. You can expect a plush double bed and a fully-fitted kitchen unit complete with stacks of Emma Bridgewater crockery. Why not complete your glamping experience with a dip in the private hot tub with your complimentary bottle of bubbly? The Yorkshire Coast is just a stone’s throw away, with Filey and Bridlington on your doorstop, as well as a smattering of local walks that will take you from Flamborough Head to Danes Dyke Nature Reserve.

West Hale Gate Glamping, Grindale Road, Burton Fleming, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 3HR. Shepherd Huts start at £200 for two nights.

Yurtshire Fountains

Escape it all with an off-the-grid-getaway in one of Yurtshire Fountains’ four luxury Yurts, nestled in a huge meadow just one mile from Fountains Abbey and Studley Park World Heritage Site. There may be no electricity but you still have everything you need, from private kitchen facilities to a gas-powered shower. Not to mention the all-important hot tub, which you can enjoy under the stars. Why not order a food package filled with locally sourced meat? You can cook it yourself on the barbecue in your private decking area.

Yurtshire Fountains, Yew Tree House, Aldfield, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3BE. Yurts start at £106 per night.

Bracken Burrows

Bracken Burrows

If you want a glamping pod your pooch can stay in, look no further than Bracken Burrows. In this spectacular location, you’ll be surrounded by the Yorkshire countryside and you can enjoy it in relative luxury. From hobs and a coffee machine to a wet room with a loo, each pod is comfortable and well-equipped – one even has an eco hot tub. You’ll be at the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds so you can explore the rolling hills and tackle the popular Minster Way walk, or head to Kilnwick Park just one mile down the road. Prefer the beach? Bridlington is just a 30 minute drive away.

Bracken Burrows, Bracken Cottage, Kilnwick, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 9JQ. The Pods start at £160 per night.

Kingfisher Lakes

Kingfisher Lakes is the perfect lakeside glamping retreat – you can kayak, fish, or even visit Yorkshire’s serene coastline, before you flop onto a comfy double bed at night. The spacious, quirkily-named 6-person Safari Tents are ideal for families as they come with bunk beds, private decking and a wood-burning stove to keep you warm. If you don’t have kids to entertain, check out the luxurious Sunset Lodge log cabin. It comes complete with a hot tub and ensuite shower room for the perfect romantic getaway, where you can wake up in your king-sized bed and look out over the lake.

Kingfisher Lakes, Corner Farm, W Lee & Co, Burshill, Brandesburton, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 8LY. The Safari Tents start at £200 per night and Sunset Lodge and Sunset Lodge log cabin is £210 per night.

Acorn Glade

Acorn Glade

Credit: Acorn Glade

If you want to spend the night in a 100-year-old gypsy wagon, head to lakeside retreat Acorn Glade, just nine miles from York. The double bed is tucked up against a stain glass window and fills the width of the charming cabin. Keep warm with the iron coal-burning stove and when you want to cook, head over to the Chicken Shed, where you’ll find a communal kitchen, complete with gas hob, microwave and fridge. Fishing enthusiasts can make the most of the lake or you can visit Allerthorpe Woods & Country Park. There are no children, pets or wifi so it’s one of the most tranquil places to go glamping in Yorkshire.

Acorn Glade Glamping, Kidd Lane, Melbourne, York, YO42 4QF. The Rose Gypsy Wagon starts at £120 for two nights.

Catgill Farm

Catgill Farm glamping

Located on the edge of the imposing Yorkshire Dales are the timber camping pods of Catgill Farm, which face out onto breathtaking views that showcase Bolton Abbey at its finest. Your surroundings can be admired from your own log-fuelled hot tub or in front of the fire from cosy chairs on the private patio. Each pod is fitted with a kitchen, a smart TV and wifi for those who don’t want to feel too cut off. And to top it all, you get your own pizza oven, so you can feast together while the sun goes down.

Catgill Campsite, Catgill Farm, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, BD23 6HA. Timber Pods start at £100 per night.

Snug Huts

You can find the two cosy Shepherd’s’ Huts at Wold’s Edge, stowed away in the foothills of the Yorkshire Wolds. You’ll find a complimentary basket filled with local produce on arrival, which you can enjoy in the sunshine thanks to the outdoor seating. Each hut has a double bed with one bunk, so it’s perfect for small families – throw in a private bathroom and you’re all set. If you love walking, you can go for the low-level Bishop Wilton or tackle longer routes like the Fangfoss Circuit. If you’d rather explore by bike, you can safely store your wheels onsite.

Snug Huts, Main Street, Bishop Wilton, York, YO42 1SQ. Shepherd Huts start at £55 per night.

Dale Farm

Dale Farm Holidays glamping

With the mighty North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds at your doorstep, you can truly enjoy the great outdoors while glamping at Dale Farm. They have three romantic Cabins and a Treehouse, each with decking or a balcony. Both are kitted out with a log burning stove, a barbecue and insulated walls to keep you toasty all year round. The rolling hills make it the perfect spot for walkers and cyclists or you can even set off on The Hockney Trail in the surroundings that inspired the work of world-famous artist David Hockney.

Dale Farm, Bartindale Road, Hunmanby, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0JD. Cabins are £70 per night and the Treehouse is £100 for two nights.

Cover image credit: Swaledale Yurts