You know you have a winning campsite, when you're sitting pretty, neighbouring one of England's most iconic landmarks. Toweringly beautful and enormously overwhelming, the Stonehenge monument is a definite stellar reason to come to this neck of English woods.
The other reason is the site itself – a camping hub for travellers, hippies, families and couples, all looking for a peaceful place to rest their heads. And rest your head you shall, after you embark on many of the stunning nearby walks through the surrounding idyllic, rural Wiltshire landscape.
At night time, the stars come out and evoke your hidden sentiments as they glisten directly above your campfire. You'll quickly learn that Stonehenge campsite is the place for swapping stories with other campers whilst sipping a hot chocolate at the communal fire pit till the sun rises.
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Beautiful mixed 15 + Pitch family run campsite - one of the best campsites in Wiltshire and the Salisbury area.The nearest touring camping site to Stonehenge; The World Heritage site near Salisbury, Amesbury & Wilton in Wiltshire (SP3 4TQ).
We stayed in the Fox Pod in mid-October 2012. I can highly recommend. It was lovely to just turn up and put our stuff in the pod. The bed was comfy and there is a little kettle which was a nice surprise. The heaters were plenty to keep it warm. Having the BBQ pit was a great addition too for a nice chilled evening. The local pub is within stumbling distance. We also did a day out to Longleat Safari Park which is also recommended.
The facilities were fine for the weekend when there were no campers and one or two caravans. However, on a busy week in summer there may not be enough showers or toilets to avoid big queues at the usual busy times of day.
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An eco friendly, fresh, new site! Lots of space for our motorhome and a great pitch for our camping family. William, the site owner, was extremely helpful and friendly, with local info, advice and good ideas for us tourists.
A stones throw from The Henge, the campsite is in a great countryside location with several local villages and great pubs in easy walking distance, we enjoyed both...the walks and the pubs!
The site has good basic facilities for cooking and washing up, toilets and a shower block, which we were told is to be improved imminently.
William is aiming for the David Bellamy Conservation Award and has set inplace more than the minimal recycling requirements, new native hedgerow throughout the site with a wild area to encourage wildlife.
We will return!!!
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Love beer gardens? Love Camping? Well then pitch your tent up here in the middle of this radical site and live in a beer garden! Make sure you pitch up before the pint though!
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Roll on the river and run through the dreamy meadows at this oh so enchanting site...
Tom’s Field (Hampshire)Godshill Pottery, The Ridge, Fordingbridge, Hampshire New Forest SP6 2LN
Sometimes you just can’t fight your destiny; this is the campsite formerly known as farmland where the owners caved in to campers constant requests and now, for 28 days a year, this field gets to fulfil its wonderful campsite potential
Midgham Farm (Feather Down Farm)Midgham, Fordingbridge, New Forest, Hampshire SP6 3DA
In this quiet spot you’ll likely see or hear roe deer, honey buzzards, cuckoos, woodpeckers, kingfishers and owls, as well as the traditional-breed pigs, who roam here year-round.
From Stonehenge, head west on the A303 for 3 miles. Take 1st left in Winterbourne Stoke onto the B3083 and head south for half a mile. The site is on your left.
Salisbury is the closest train station and from there you can either catch the No 2 bus or get a cab to the site.
For 1 tent, 2 people and 1 car - £9-15 depending on season.
Campfires (in designated pits) & barbecues allowed. The site has 35 mixed pitches in total and 12 electric hook ups for tents and caravans. There are 2 tent fields: the 2 acre campfire field and the 1 acre meadow/family Field. Both fields belong to a 9 acre small holding, where you will find horses, Jacob sheep, (lambs in the summer) and chickens. There are no set number of pitches per field, however both are suitably spacious. The campfire field has 9 electric hook ups, 2 water points and extra porter loos. There is one heated shower and toilet block comprising of 2 showers, 3 sinks and 6 toilets. Plans for a new eco-friendly shower block are underway for 2012. Warning: The site can get extrememly busy (over 100 tent pitches) during the Summer Solstice Festival (17th-23rd June 2012).
Being one of England's premier tourist attractions, Stonehenge is a definite must. The prehistoric monument also manages to attract tens of thousands of people every year for the Summer Solstice Festival. Lots of soul searching with thousands of peaceful sunworshippers as you all watch the sun rise on the longest day of the year. Something the kids will never stop talking about is Longleat House Safari Park (01985 844400). Home to an African array of stunning wildlife, including lions, cheetas, wilderbeests, elephants and of course the infamously cheeky Longleat monkeys. Warning: keep your windows shut when the monekys are about, as they have been known to dabble in the art of the five-finger-discount.
If it rains
Dance like a crazy person amongst the Stonehenge rocks. Or you could (more sensibly) take refuge in the stunning Salisbury Cathedral.
Fresh morning eggs are sold onsite, however, the Berwick Farm Shop sells practically everything the camper could ever need. And we weren't joking when we said the location of this site is perfect , you've got 8 (yes 8) stellar nearby pubs to choose from. Top picks are the Boot Inn at Berwich St James (01722 790243) and the Bell Inn at Winterbourne Stoke (01980 620445).
We always have space so just do £10 deposit on line and just come!
Special Winter Offers - 1 October to 30 March
- Mid week 3 Days £35
- Midweek 5 days £55
- 7 Day Special £80
- Groups get 10% off for 2 day stays
See full details @ www.stonehengecampsite.co.uk
Tents, campervans, caravans, families, dogs - everyone really.