Glamping in the UK

Nowadays, you hear about fewer camping trips and/or outdoor activities that your friends have been on, maybe because we’re uncomfortable being a little bit disconnected from the world. We’ve found a new type of holiday to give you the perfect balance of modern life and nature. It’s called glamping.

There are glamping sites all around the UK, ready for anyone to enjoy. NationalRail.com has shortlisted affordable and unique glamping experiences in the UK – and they are all, of course, accessible by train.

Lee Wick Farm, Essex

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Photo credit: Lee Wick Farm

On what was originally a potato production farm, is now full of several self-catering glamping pods. Colchester is the near train station to the countryside location. Lee Wick Farm balances the outdoor feel of a real camping trip and the pods which offer a homey space to relax. There are horses living on the farm too, so any equine enthusiasts can go and visit them. You can also take the opportunity to enjoy cycling and fishing around the site.

 

Eye Kettleby Lakes, Leicestershire

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Photo credit: Eye Kettleby Lakes

Once you step off the train at Melton Mowbray train station, you can head to stay in the luxury camping pods. This site is open all year round, as is the clubhouse with a tea room and bar. The town isn’t far from the site, so you can enjoy some good retail therapy and maybe enjoy some evening entertainment in a gala casino or even in the cinema – or you could take your laptop on the train to watch some films on the way there.

 

Pinewood, Kent

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Photo credit: Pinewood

This glamping site is a special one. Aside from the short 3-mile distance from Westenhanger train station, the family-friendly environment is situated near a wildlife park – so close in fact, that you can hear the roar of lions and Amur tigers from your glamping pod! You can take the kids to see other animals like the black rhinos and Western Lowland gorillas. You may even be able to book a select pod so you can see the big cats from your room!

 

Glamping is great during all seasons, so book train tickets to any site around the UK at www.nationalrail.com!