As we’ve already established, glamping is the new cool thing. Camping’s more fashionable younger sibling has taken the world by storm, and we’re not just talking about the American continent.

In this article, we will present and discuss some accommodations that offer the best glamping in Europe. Make sure to check them out if you’re ever in the area, as we’re sure you’ll make a lot of beautiful memories there.

Note regarding our price rating system: $ incudes accommodations less than 100 dollars per night, $$ means you will pay between 100 and 299 dollars per night, and $$$ are pricier options charging over 300 dollars per night.

Ireland

Why Is Ireland Such a Great Glamping Destination?

  • Voted one of the twenty most beautiful countries in the world in 2017, Ireland has a diverse array of landscapes and natural wonders to offer tourists.
  • From untamed rocky cliffs and green flatlands to the unmistakable Northern Lights, Ireland has it all.  
  • Its main attractions for glampers include the Cliffs of Moher, the Connemara coastline, the Connor Pass, Glencar Lake, and magnificent wild horses.

Best Glamping Sites in Ireland

1. Teapot Lane Glamping

Situated in the Mullaneyduff townland of Ireland’s Leitrim County, the Teapot Lane glamping site is an elegant, yet quaint destination surrounded by woodlands and grassy hills. Besides traditional yurts, glampers have the option to book a stay in either a vintage caravan or a treehouse.

The Bluebell Cottage is also one of the site’s main attractions, ideal for groups or families in search of advanced levels of comfort. Plus, Teapot Lane offers special packages for glamping hen parties.

Great for: families, couples, groups, pets

Price: $$

Also available:

  • Cottage,
  • Caravan,
  • Treehouse.

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • Double size bed
  • Bedside lamps
  • Electric heater
  • Electric lamps
  • Private deck
  • Blankets
  • Throws

Activities in the Area

  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Casual dining.

Campground Facilities

  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Communal kitchen
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Campfire
  • Woodland shelter
  • Hen parties

2. Portsalon Luxury Glamping

The North of Donegal hillsides are home to one of the best glamping sites in Ireland, namely Portsalon. The campground offers five luxurious yurts with prices ranging to fit any budget, depending on the size and amenities on the premises.

In addition to this, Portsalon introduced the Cashel bell tent back in 2017 after receiving numerous requests from their customers. Thus, it has something for everyone. What is more, the area is gorgeous, which makes it worth visiting.

Great for: families, couples, groups

Price$$

Also available: bell tent

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • King size bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Woodburning stove
  • Firepit
  • Picnic table
  • Bench
  • Hammock poles

Activities in the Area

  • Climbing
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Birdwatching
  • Marine life sighting
  • Surfing
  • Wildflower sighting
  • Kayaking
  • Horseback riding
  • Golfing
  • Northern Lights sighting
  • Dining

Camp Facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Reception

Killarney is the perfect site for couples glamping in Ireland, as the two accommodation options the site offers cater to this specific demographic exclusively. Book a romantic suite or a luxury lodge, and you can spend your next anniversary in one of the most dreamily cozy locations the country has to offer.  

Great for: couples

Price: $

Also available: luxury lodge

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • Deluxe double bed
  • Duvet
  • Linens
  • Electric blanket
  • Private toilet
  • Gas stove
  • Candle lanterns
  • Electric lights
  • Private patio
  • Outside heater
  • Private kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Private seating area
  • Private dining area

Activities in the Area

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Boating
  • Driving
  • Touring
  • Swimming
  • Spa
  • Abseiling
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Guided climbing
  • Archery
  • Water skiing
  • Cruises

Resort Facilities

  • Parking
  • Public toilets
  • Public showers
  • Common firepit
  • Central store
  • Entertainment area

United Kingdom

Why Is the United Kingdom Such a Great Glamping Destination?

  • The United Kingdom and its four constituent countries, namely England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, have a lot to offer for outdoors enthusiasts.
  • In spite of its often glum weather, the island is surprisingly green and scenic. Whether you want to experience its 20,000-mile coastline or picturesque canyons and river valleys, you are bound to have a terrific time.
  • Scafell Pike, Mount Snowdon, Swallow Falls, Kynance Cove, and the Seven Sisters Cliffs are just a few of the wondrous sights you can explore in the United Kingdom.

Best Glamping Sites in the United Kingdom

4. Humble Bee Farm

What sets the Humble Bee Farm apart from many other glamping accommodations in the United Kingdom is its authenticity. Visitors have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves into nature and enjoy the tranquility of the region.  

At the Humble Bee Farm, glampers can interact with what the owners lovingly dubbed “the farmyard gang”, namely their cows, calves, sheep, pigs, piglets, ducks, and lambs. Plus, there are three adorable dogs on the premises as well that go by the names of Molly, Winnie, and Alfie.

Great for: families, couples, groups, pets

Price: $$

Also available: cabin, yurt, luxury cottage, tent

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • Double bed
  • Two futons
  • Fairy lights
  • Bunting
  • Hurricane lamps
  • Outside kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Gas stove

Activities in the Area

  • Egg collecting
  • Petting farm
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Films

Campground Facilities

  • Parking
  • Public toilets
  • Public showers
  • Playpark
  • Sports field

5. Loveland Farm

The concept behind Loveland Farm came about when fashion designer Jeff Griffin traveled to Canada in 2007 and met a man who hung wooden pods in trees. The glamping site thus offers luxury pods, as well as tipis where visitors can enjoy a more traditional experience.

At Loveland Farm, sustainability is the main goal. The entire establishment is developed through green technologies, and it promotes the return to a simpler way of life. And yet, you won’t have to leave comfort at the door when you check in.  

Great for: families, couples, groups, pets

Price: $$

Also available: pods, traditional camping

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • Double bed
  • Duvets
  • Wood burner
  • Private kitchenette
  • Private toilet
  • Private shower
  • Solar electricity
  • Wi-Fi

Activities in the Area

  • Climbing
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Dining

Camp Facilities

  • Hampers
  • Food
  • Shared kitchen

6. Plush Tents Glamping

Plush Tents is located in Chichester, the only city in West Sussex in southeastern England. The woodland setting of this luxurious Mongolian yurt village makes it the perfect choice for couples, families, or groups who want to disconnect from the noise and clutter of modern life.

The village is designed in such a way as to appeal to both experienced glampers and first-time adventurers. It takes off-grid living to an entirely new level, and you will definitely leave it feeling relaxed, recharged, and at peace.

Great for: families, groups, pets

Price: $$

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • Double bed
  • Three memory foam floor beds
  • Furniture
  • Egyptian cotton linen
  • Towels
  • Wood burning stove
  • Mood lighting
  • Sound system
  • BBQ
  • Gas stove
  • Picnic table
  • Kitchenware
  • Tea & coffee

Activities in the Area

  • Walking
  • Festival of Speed
  • Sightseeing
  • Kitesurfing (at West Wittering Beach)

Camp Facilities

  • Parking
  • Common seating area
  • Cinema projector
  • Sound system
  • Firepit
  • Hot tub
  • Hammocks
  • Play area
  • Public toilets
  • Public showers

France

Why Is France Such a Great Glamping Destination?

  • France is the world’s most visited country, surpassing the first runner up on the list by almost 10 million tourists. Of course, there’s a good reason behind that.
  • Besides Paris, its renowned capital, France offers a melting pot of landscapes and architectural styles, from hazy Mediterranean vibes to stern German designs.
  • The country’s landscapes are to die for, especially in its Southern Region.
  • In addition to this, the region has been blessed with a mild, yet balanced climate that borders on Mediterranean in the south and maritime in the north.

Best Glamping Sites in France

7. Auvergne Naturelle

Auvergne Naturelle’s owners Robert and Kathryn are dedicated to preserving the beauty of nature, while offering an amazing holiday experience for their customers. Their four luxurious yurts are made from ash coppice, a material that has minimal impact on the environment.

Even the en-suite toilets of the yurts are eco-friendly, as they are composting. Still, they remain as luxurious as expected from a glamping site. Thus, Auvergne Naturelle offers all the comforts you’d want without damaging the area surrounding it, which is a huge plus in my book.  

Great for: families, couples, groups

Price: $$

Also available: cottage

Glamping Cottage Amenities

  • King size bed
  • Storage space
  • Private toilet
  • Private shower
  • Organic toiletries
  • Solar lighting
  • Towels
  • Linens

Activities in the Area

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Paddling swimming,
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Bushcraft courses

Location Facilities

  • Dining room
  • Gas stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Utensils
  • Cookware
  • Included breakfast
  • Lunch and dinner

8. Domaine des Mathevies

The Domaine des Mathevies glamping site is located in an old rustic village in southwestern France known as Sainte-Nathalène. This provides tourists with a dreamy getaway spot hidden in plain sight where they can truly get in touch with nature and their inner selves.

What is more, if you’re a foodie, then Domaine des Mathevies is the place for you. The campsite benefits from several visiting food trucks that serve dinner between 6 and 8 p.m. every day. The dishes are a mixture between the finest local and world cuisine.

Great for: families, groups, pets

Price: $$

Also available:

  • Mobile home
  • Cottage
  • Traditional camping

Glamping Cottage Amenities

  • Double bed
  • Five single beds
  • Private kitchen
  • Private shower
  • Private toilet
  • Outdoor seating
  • Picnic table
  • BBQ
  • Pillows
  • Blankets

Activities in the Area

  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Pony rides
  • Walking
  • Cycling

Location Facilities

  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Sanitary block
  • Laundry
  • Playground
  • Tennis court
  • Indoor playground
  • Café
  • Wi-Fi

9. Camping La Pointe

Situated in France’s northwesternmost region, Britanny, La Pointe is a glamping site that aims to adhere to tradition while still providing visitors with a certain degree of luxury. For this reason, the campgrounds are destined to full immersion in nature, remaining unoccupied by structures such as swimming pools and entertainment areas.

Glampers and campers alike can enjoy everything that La Pointe has to offer, from the magical onsite wildlife sightings to feeding the chickens and collecting their eggs. In addition to this, gardening enthusiasts will always be welcome here, and encouraged to participate as well.

Great for: families, couples, groups, pets

Price: $

Also available: traditional camping

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • Two rooms
  • Double bed
  • Two single beds
  • Duvets
  • Pillows
  • Linen
  • Living room
  • Private kitchen
  • Gas stove
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Private terrace
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Lighting  

Activities in the Area

  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

Location Facilities

  • Parking
  • Bicycle rack
  • Sanitary block
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave

Spain

Why Is Spain Such a Great Glamping Destination?

  • Spain is a country of rare natural beauty, with each one of its historical regions offering something new to the many visitors that cross its borders every year.
  • Be it mysterious Andalusia, quirky Catalonia, momentous Castile and León, or sunny Galicia, you are bound to discover unmatchable beauty wherever you go.
  • Its rich and at times tumultuous history gave it some of the most splendid monuments and sights on the European continent.
  • When it comes to glamping in Spain, you come for its warm weather and inimitable landscapes, and stay for its vibrant culture, delicious food, and outgoing people.

Best Glamping Sites in Spain

10. Hidden Valley Andalucia

The Hidden Valley glamping site can be found in Spain’s Andalusia region, just a brisk 20-minute walk outside of the charming town of Alora. In spite of its proximity to it, the campgrounds remain quiet and secluded, separated from the clamor of modern cities.

The Malaga airport is just 45 minutes away by car or train, which makes airport transfer to this private location fairly accessible. Furthermore, flights into Malaga remain affordable all year round, which adds to the entire luxury on a budget experience in Hidden Valley.

Great for: couples

Price: $

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • Double bed
  • Or twin beds
  • Furniture
  • Carpet

Activities in the Area

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Climbing
  • Golfing
  • Horseback riding
  • Paintballing
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Stargazing
  • Visiting
  • Swimming

Resort Facilities

  • Public showers
  • Public toilets
  • Shared kitchenette
  • Private chef

11. Camping Torre de la Mora

Camping Torre de la Mora is excellently positioned on Catalonia’s Costa Daurada, which literally translates to the Golden Coast. This sunny Mediterranean region is a mesmerizing vacation spot for family glamping in Spain.

The campsite has its own swimming pool, but it also overlooks the sea. Thus, you’ll love it here if you can’t get enough of swimming. It is an excellently rated location that is isolated enough to satisfy even the most adamant nature lovers out there, yet remains glamourous.  

Great for: families, couples, groups

Price: $

Also available: 

  • Bungalow
  • Mobile home
  • Traditional camping

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • Double bed
  • Storage space
  • Table
  • Chairs
  • Private kitchen
  • Utensils
  • Cookware
  • Fridge
  • Two electric cookers
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Activities in the Area

  • Pilates
  • Zumba
  • Paddle
  • Aerobic
  • Yoga
  • Aquagym
  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Pool
  • Mini-golf
  • Cycling

Resort Facilities

  • Parking
  • Public toilets
  • Public showers
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Honesty bar
  • Supermarket
  • Car wash
  • Laundry
  • Wi-Fi

12. Forest Days

The Forest Days glampsite in Catalonia lies one hour outside of Barcelona. In other words, it’s far enough to provide visitors with the perfect retreat, yet close enough for tourists who want to indulge in the beauties of the region’s capital metropolis.

Every single booked tent comes with its own daily breakfast basket that is included in the price. The food is fresh and prepared on site, and the beverages are hot when they are left by your door. You could say that waking up in Forest Days is more relaxing than actual sleep.

Great for: families, couples

Price: $$

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • King size bed
  • Cotton sheets
  • Duvet
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Furniture
  • Private toilet
  • Wood burning stove
  • Gas stove
  • Solar lighting
  • Breakfast

Activities in the Area

  • Walking
  • Kayaking
  • Trekking
  • Cycling
  • Wild swimming
  • Climbing
  • Caving
  • Horseback riding
  • Gorge walking
  • Parapenting

Resort Facilities

  • Public showers
  • Public toilets
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar

Portugal

Why Is Portugal Such a Great Glamping Destination?

  • In spite of its small size, Portugal is a country blessed with impressively diverse landscapes.
  • From the world-famous waves of the Atlantic Ocean to the snowy peaks at Serra de Estrela or the starry skies of Parque Nacional do Gerês, tourists never get bored in Portugal.
  • For glampers in search of a different experience, the country also offers award-winning wine, beautiful beaches, and an animated nightlife experience. Still, its natural sights always take the forefront.

Best Glamping Sites in Portugal

Silver Coast Glamping is situated in Portugal’s eponymous region of Costa de Prata, which literally translates to Silver Coast. It is considered the most attractive part of Portugal by many tourists and locals alike due to its endless white sand beaches, lovely cities, and delicious gastronomy.

Great for: families, groups

Price: $$$

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • Double bed
  • Two single beds
  • One single bed and a bunk bed
  • Dining table
  • Chairs
  • Sofa
  • Private bathroom
  • Private kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Utensils
  • Cookware
  • Wi-Fi

Activities in the Area

  • Bowling
  • Cycling
  • Go-karting
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Watersports
  • Shopping
  • Visiting
  • Fine dining

Resort Facilities

  • Parking
  • Play area
  • Swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Covered terrace
  • Picnic tables
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine

14. Yurt Holiday Portugal

Are you looking for a novel honeymoon destination, or do you simply want to engage in family glamping in Portugal? Regardless of the situation, Yurt Holiday Portugal is your answer.

The glamping site is situated in the mountains of central Portugal, and it is an organic and solar-powered smallholding. Therefore, you can have the vacation of your dreams without worrying about how your stay will impact the environment.

Great for: families, couples, groups

Price: $

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • Double bed
  • Furniture
  • Chairs
  • Storage space
  • Independent solar panel
  • Two reading lights
  • Powerpoint
  • Private bathroom
  • Handmade soap

Activities in the Area

  • Wild swimming
  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Stargazing
  • Horseback riding
  • Table tennis

Resort Facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Private chef
  • Honesty bar

Camp Tamanco

Located in the heart of Portugal’s Costa de Prata, Camp Tamanco embodies the cultural diversity and natural beauty of the region brilliantly. Its rural setting and charming accommodation options add to its welcoming atmosphere.

The campsite is known for its Tamanco tubismos, round tubes that provide guests with ideally comfortable accommodation conditions by using a minimal amount of space. However, the grounds also feature options such as yurts (my personal favorite), cabanas, and artist shacks.

Great for:  families, couples, groups

Price: $

Also available:

  • Cabana
  • Artist shack
  • Tamanco tubismo

Glamping Yurt Amenities

  • Queen bed
  • Lighting
  • Writing desk
  • Electrical outlet
  • Linens
  • Towels

Activities in the Area

  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Surfing
  • Dining
  • Shopping

Resort Facilities

  • Public bathroom
  • Shared kitchen
  • Saltwater pool
  • Bread delivery
  • Animal farm
  • Lounge areas
  • Firepit
  • Café
  • Wi-Fi

Italy

Why Is Italy Such a Great Glamping Destination?

  • While Italy is definitely known globally for its cuisine and ancient Roman history, its natural landscapes are worth visiting as well.
  • From its undulating hills and Mediterranean beaches to some of the most captivating active volcanoes in Europe, Italy is a true glamper’s paradise.
  • The country’s rivers are a challenge to navigate, but the experience will be worth it as they carry tourists from one UNESCO World Heritage Site to another.
  • Italy is also a great destination for speleology enthusiasts as well. It is one of the most cavernous European regions, with a total of 35,000 surface caves and quite a few more underwater ones.

Best Glamping Sites in Italy

Italy offers some of the best glamping in Europe, and the International Camping Village Etruria is testament of that. Located in the country’s famed Tuscany region, it overlooks the sea and has its own private beach.

Together with its swimming pool and waterpark, this makes Etruria an ideal destination for water sports lovers. Moreover, it is particularly great for families. Children will never get bored here due to the wide range of curated activities at their disposal.

Great for: families, pet owners

Price: $

Also available:

  • Mobile home
  • Traditional camping

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • Double bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Private kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Living area
  • Fridge

Activities in the Area

  • Swimming
  • Wellness
  • Hydromassage
  • Dining

Resort Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Minimarket
  • Water park
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pizzeria
  • Butcher shop
  • First aid
  • Wi-Fi

Canonici di San Marco

Canonici di San Marco is perhaps the best luxury camping in Europe, and it is located in Italy, near Venice. Its lush tents are decorated in an opulent manner that will certainly make you feel like you’re at a five-star resort.

What is more, you can enjoy exquisite wines in the winery located on the campground, accompanied by traditional Italian antipasti. Breakfast is included in the price of the tent, and the rest of the meals are catered for you on site. Canonici di San Marco is truly a gourmand’s dream.

Great for: families, couples

Price: $$

Also available: suite

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • Double bed
  • Table
  • Chairs
  • Private bathroom
  • Outdoor lounge area
  • Laundry
  • Breakfast
  • Air conditioning
  • Pillows
  • Minibar
  • Wi-Fi

Activities in the Area

  • Fine dining
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Visiting

Resort Facilities

  • Garden
  • Winery
  • Chic picnic

Luxury camping in Europe is particularly beautiful in northern Italy. Camping Village Weekend is positioned on the Brescia side of Lago di Garda, just a few minutes away from the town of Salò. This area benefits from an amazing cultural and natural heritage, which recommends it as a suitable holiday destination for glampers of all ages.

Great for: families, couples, groups

Price: $$

Also available:

  • Cottage
  • Suite
  • Lodge
  • Air dreamer
  • Air stay

Glamping Tent Amenities

  • Double bed
  • Private kitchen
  • Ceramic stove
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Heater
  • Living area
  • Linens  
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private terrace

Activities in the Area

  • Archery
  • Football
  • Table tennis
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking

Resort Facilities

  • Public bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Market
  • Entertainment
  • Gym
  • Archery area
  • Sports field
  • Mountain bike rental
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Conclusion

These have been our top picks for the best glamping in Europe. What is your favorite accommodation from this list? Have you ever visited one or more of them, or do you plan to do so in the near future? Let us know in the comments below.

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