we love campfires!
Who doesn't? So find out how to build one, how to be safe,
and most importantly – which campsites allow them.
What is cool camping?
To us, camping is all about finding those extra-special places to camp. Our team has spent years searching the UK for the very best campsites in England, Scotland and Wales (and throughout Europe too). Between this website and our guidebook series, you can discover our most-loved campsites. At Tent HQ, we don't judge campsites on the number of showers or electricity hook-ups. We're more interested in the location, the view, the ambience, and whether it allows campfires. We understand that different people are looking for different camping experiences; families need half-decent facilities and plenty of room for the kids, couples need peace and quiet, walkers want to explore straight from the tent, and who doesn't love glamping (luxury camping) every now and then in a yurt, tipi or treehouse! But whatever you're looking for, as long as you favour the characterful rather than the commercial, smaller rather than larger sites, and value location or views over pristine facilities, then you're in the right place for discovering the very best campsites in the UK and France.
There are an immeasurable combination of factors that transform a regular campsite into a Cool Camping one, but we'll leave it up to you to find your perfect place ... And don't forget to tell us how you get on! Your campsite reviews are important to other campers, so please tell us about your experiences.
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Dernwood Farm Wild Camping
Secret, hidden camping gem, nestled sweetly in the Sussex Countryside
Scenery that will blow your mind...still, at least you got this chilling site for a comfort pillow.
The proximity to St-Tropez’s most famous beach, the privacy amid bamboo. The wry humour of Philippe Lamon.
Whitlingham Broad Campsite
Just a stone's throw from beautiful Norwich, this wonderfully laid back site is your gateway to the famous Norfolk Broads.
Big Sky Tipi Holidays
Tipi times, with plenty of Sussex stars and enchanting woods alongside.
Such a good place to stay
My wife, 3 children and I stayed at this campsite this summer in August for 3 weeks. We chose it because it didn't have bingo, kids clubs, disco, g...
Not so great in winter unfortunately
Heading off on a camping trip in winter was never going to be easy, but we were fully prepped and hopeful as we headed off to Wowo in our campervan...
Stayed here in September 2013 for a day/night... Lovely little site, feels like the middle of no where with the luxury of the village pub jus...
Great holidays here, love it...
We have been to Domaine des Mathevies 4 times, we started coming when our twins were 2 and we're totally hooked, we are planning our 5th trip next ...
My favourite place to stay in Wales
Thank you to Penny & Tudor who made this a lovely place to visit. We stayed in the Stone hut which was lovely & the seclu...