Suffolk is ranked 5th in the best camping hotspots in the UK.

Suffolk is ranked 5th in the best camping hotspots in the UK.

New research by GO Outdoors has ranked the best spots across the United Kingdom for camping, based on factors like price; pet friendliness and internet access. The research also looks at the best places for families, couples and luxury camping, for those who aren’t as keen to pitch a tent!

You can view the camping hotspots in full here:

The top 10 best places in the UK for camping were based on:

  • % of campsites with internet access
  • % of pet friendly campsites
  • % of campsites with glamping options
  • % of campsites open all year
  • % of campsites with kids’ playgrounds
  • Average price of campsites

The results ranked:

  1. Cairngorms
  2. Dumfries and Galloway
  3. Fort William
  4. Scottish Highlands
  5. Suffolk
  6. Isle of Skye
  7. Conwy
  8. Swansea
  9. Cornwall
  10. Norfolk

Cairngorms National Park is the best place to camp in the UK. The area is home to stunning scenery and breath-taking landscapes, and is popular with people of all ages. Wigwam Holidays Glenlivet nestled in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park is the ultimate place to camp in the middle of woodlands, while Glenshee Glamping is an idyllic location with llamas, donkeys and goats.

The average cost of a small tent for two adults is £24 per night – cheaper than most locations on our list. 83% of campsites are also pet friendly and 57% are open all year round, while three quarters have internet access.

With the top four camping hotspots in Scotland, Suffolk is ranked as the best place to camp in England, with an overall camping score of 7.08 out of 10. The region reported an average price of £24.50 to camp, while reporting 79% of pet-friendly camping sites – making it a great spot for a family-friendly break.

Further insights from the study include: 

  • Buckinghamshire is ranked as the best place for luxury camping, with a score of 9/10.
  • Fort William is the best place for family camping, reaching a score of 8.93/10.
  • Hadrian’s Wall is voted the best place for couples wanting to camp, 79% are classed as peaceful campsites; 24% having hot tubs and 58% open all year round. Ideal for couples, around 18% of Hadrian’s Wall campsites are adults only.

To view the research in full, please see here, alongside relevant imagery here.

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