Camping and caravanning are becoming more and more popular with many people who are now opting to take their holidays in the UK.
Although you could take a chance and look for a site when you reach your preferred holiday location, for your peace of mind, it’s always better to book a pitch in advance.
Whether you want a fully-equipped campsite or caravan park, a glamping experience, or you would prefer to get back to nature and go wild camping, the easiest and most convenient way to book your holiday is online.
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10 Top Websites to Book Campsites
In this post, I’ve found 10 top websites where you can book your camping holiday safely and securely.
1. Camping and Caravanning Club
The UK Camping and Caravanning Club website is a very well-established, user-friendly site where you can book a pitch for your van or tent at dozens of approved sites across the UK, many of which are dog-friendly.
If you join the Camping and Caravanning Club, you’ll get up to 30% discounted from Club Sites’ fees, and given that memberships start from just £41 for a year, that’s a pretty good deal. (I joined the club in the Spring of 2020.)
On the website, you’ll also find offers on insurance and caravan storage facilities, as well as lots of advice and tips, news and events, and a club magazine.
2. Cool Camping
Cool Camping is a sophisticated-looking site that’s packed with lots of information on myriad different camping options, including glamping, dog-friendly sites, autumn and winter sites, campsites with fires, and woodland campsites. You can also arrange campervan hire if you want to enjoy total holiday flexibility.
The site has an easy to use search facility, making it quick and simple to find precisely what you want. If you want to give the gift of the Great Outdoors, you can buy gift vouchers here, too.
Pitchup provides you with over 830 sites to choose from across the UK and also offers touring campervans and pitches. You can go glamping, pick a dog-friendly site, and even hire a caravan if you don’t have one.
The site is easy to use and includes a visitor review facility so that you can see what other campers thought of each venue before you book. Also, if you fancy venturing further afield, there’s a section that includes campsites in Europe and the Americas, too.
Campsites.co.uk presents an attractive site that’s pretty user-friendly and has some very appealing photos of the various camping locations they cover around the UK.
Virtually every kind of camping experience is catered for, including glamping, treehouses, yurts, motorhome parks, tented camping, touring caravan sites, safari tents, and even old-school bell tents and hobbit homes! You’ll also find campsites that allow fires, adult-only sites, family sites, pub campsites, year-round campsites, and sites with swimming pools.
5. UK Campsites
UKcampsite.co.uk offers the opportunity to book camping experiences in the UK and in Europe.
Although this site does provide plenty of information and a very decent choice of campsites, as well as offers, reviews, tips, and competitions, the layout is poor and not as visually pleasing as many of the other sites we’ve reviewed in this guide.
6. Experience Freedom
Experience Freedom is produced by the Caravan and Motorhome Club. This is a smart website that’s user-friendly and packed with lots of helpful information, deals, and a blog. There’s also a handy live chat facility that you can use to ask any questions you may have before you book.
There are many different types of sites on offer, including glamping, yurts, and motorhome hire. Every site featured has Wi-Fi, showers, and toilets as standard, but the pitches are all on grass, so you’ll need to remember your tent pegs!
Campsited offers 2,000 campsites, 8,000 mobile homes, and pitches across the 17 countries across the UK and Europe. There are family-friendly and pet-friendly sites, fun campsites, and a waterpark, too.
The site is easy to navigate and visually appealing, and there are a handy car hire and things-to-do facility, too.
8. Campsite Finder Online
Campsitefinderonline.com allows you to search for camping, glamping sites, Holgates Holiday Parks, and what’s described as “alternative accommodation” across all countries in the UK and Southern Ireland.
The search facility is straightforward to use and looks pretty good too. You can read reviews of camping and caravanning equipment and catch up with the latest news related to UK camping.
9. Let’s Camp!
Letscamp.net is based around UK camping experiences, ranging from traditional caravanning and tented camping to glamping, adults-only sites, and even weddings.
The search facility is easy to use, and the website is quite attractively laid out with plenty of beautiful photos to illustrate what’s on offer. If you want to, you can become a site member and save details of your favorite sites for later reference.
10. The National Trust
The National Trust offers lots of camping and glamping in beautiful locations across the UK, including Northern Ireland.
Choose from stunning lakeside locations, woodland pitches, and campsites at the foot of towering mountains, all offering you a peaceful adventure in the Great Outdoors. Facilities vary, but most of the campsites offer amenity blocks with toilets, showers, and sinks for washing dishes.
If you want a more back-to-nature experience, there are some more basic sites with limited facilities in more rural locations where you can enjoy peace and quiet, and go stargazing without the blight of light pollution.
There are dog-friendly sites, sites where you can enjoy campfires, coastal sites, motorhome and caravanning holidays, and glamping.
There are so many diverse and unique camping experiences to choose from, you’ll never be short of inspiration, and there are plenty of sites where your dog will be welcome too.
When booking your dream camping holiday, we recommend that you double-check what facilities are available and check out other visitors’ reviews before you confirm your reservation.
If there are any other sites that you would recommend, please let us know in the comments below.
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