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Swansea ranked in top 10 best places to go camping in the UK

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Swansea is ranked 8th in the best camping hotspots in the UK according to new data – and with the fantastic Gower coast just on the doorstep, it’s no surprise to those that live here!

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.

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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!

Cairngorms National Park is the best place to camp in the UK. The area is home to stunning scenery and breathtaking 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 the UK, 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. 

Swansea also ranked in the top 10 for luxury camping sites. If your Greatest Day camping involves a glamping pod, private bathroom, electricity and running water, then luxury camping is perfect for you.

Swansea ranked 5th in the UK for ‘Couples Camping’ which looked at the number of peaceful, pet friendly, adults only campsites that are open all year, that have internet access and a hot tub.

It’s not just couples though, Swansea also ranked in the top 10 for family camping too, looking at good value facilities suitable for children, including playgrounds.

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