Nothing beats a home-away-from-home when staycationing – which is exactly why we love glamping so much. An outdoor experience without the bugs, an uncomfortable sleeping bag on the ground and no tent condensation? It’s a winner if you ask us. Sound ideal? Here’s our guide to the best bell tents here in Yorkshire.
1. Camp Katur, Bedale
While Camp Katur certainly has some pretty unique glamping offerings, nothing quite beats a classic bell tent stay.
Surrounded by meadows of greenery, Camp Katur is home to multiple bell tents, including unique ‘lotus flower’ shaped tents, light and airy bell tents with their own fire pits, and even a spacious ‘Emporer’ tent for those who prefer a little bit more space.
Each tent lies under the Dark Sky Reserve, with log burners to keep warm, room enough for your furry friends, and plenty of woodlands to roam nearby. Book here. Camp Katur, The Camp Hill Estate, Kirklington, Bedale, DL8 2LS.
2. Kingfisher Lakes, Brandesburton
Found in the peaceful village of Brandesburton – just a short drive away from the Yorkshire coast – Kingfisher Lakes is perfect for a family glamping trip, with not only the stunning coast just a ten-minute drive away, with the likes of Beverley, Driffield and Hornsea right on its doorstep.
Positioned around a tranquil lake, the bell tents are complete with cosy furnishings, BBQs and comfy beds, levelling up the camping trip by a solid 100%. Find out more. Kingfisher Lakes, Corner Farm, Hempholme/Mill Lane, Brandesburton, YO25 8NA.
3. Catgill Farm, Bolton Abbey
If you haven’t heard of Catgill Farm yet, take note: it’s one of the most glamorous campsites in Yorkshire.
Known for its pretty glamping pods, Catgill is also home to some serious cosy bell tents, which are complete with private decks, comfy seating, pizza ovens, wood-fired hot tubs and fire pits to keep warm with.
Inside, the luxury amenities continue, with cosy beds, log burners, twinkling lights and more. Find out more. Catgill Farm, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, BD23 6HA.
4. Humble Bee Farm, Scarborough
Just a short drive away from beautiful Filey, Humble Bee Farm is another great option for families, with not only stunning surroundings for everyone to enjoy, with numerous beaches just a short drive away.
Amplified by ambient lighting by night, each bell tent is kitted out with cosy beds, outdoor kitchens with BBQs and seating areas, heaters, mini-fridges and electricity. It’s certainly a world away from your typical camping trip. Find out more. Humble Bee Farm, Flixton, Scarborough, YO11 3UJ.
5. Deerstone Glamping, Earby
Ok. Busted. It’s not Yorkshire. It’s… *dum dum dum*… LANCASHIRE. But it’s close enough (and pretty enough) that we just had to include it.
Just a few miles away from Skipton, the stunning glamping site offers an array of beautiful glamping options, with tons of bell tents to choose from overlooking the beautiful countryside. Apparently, Lancashire ain’t so bad after all.
Each bell tent is complete with comfy double beds, wood-burning stoves, BBQs and more, with Instagrammable decor to enjoy during your stay. Book here. Deerstone Glamping, Deerstone House, Farm Birch Hall Ln, Earby, Barnoldswick, BB18 6JY.
6. Swallowtails Glamping, Pickering
Found near one of Yorkshire’s most popular destinations, Pickering, Swallowtails Glamping is a wonderfully wholesome retreat, boasting four stunning ‘lotus flower’ bell tents that are picture-perfect inside out.
The cosy quilted interiors make the tents incredibly welcoming, while double beds and wood burners make the retreat a proper home from home. Each tent is complete with electricity, outdoor gas hobs, BBQs, fire pits and picnic areas, meaning families can gather together for a fantastic staycation. Find out more. Swallowtails Glamping, Wayside, Goslipgate, Pickering, YO18 8EQ.
7. Freespirit Glamping, Oswaldkirk
Nestled right in the heart of the North York Moors, Freespirit Glamping is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with tons of underrated villages to explore.
Providing luxury glamping within the gorgeous National Park, guests can enjoy beautiful starry skies and colourful sunsets from their very own bell tent – with added luxuries such as cosy kingsize beds, fire pits and BBQs.
Nearby there’s tons of lovely, dog-friendly country pubs to enjoy, alongside beautiful Yorkshire destinations such as Malton, Helmsley and Castle Howard. Find out more. Freespirit Glamping, Freespirit Glamping Station Road, York, YO62 4JW.
8. Yorkshire Heart, York
Available between July and August only, guests can enjoy the beautiful surroundings from the comfort of a double bed, amplified by stunning fairy lights and, of course, countryside views. Find out more. Yorkshire Heart, Pool Ln, Nun Monkton, York, YO26 8EL.
9. Tickhill Alpacas, Doncaster
Probably one of Yorkshire’s most unique glamping experiences, Tickhill Alpacas is not only home to an array of lovely bell tents, but an alpaca trekking experience, too.
Alpacas roam the site freely, hanging about and grazing around the cosy bell tents as you unwind, making for the perfect staycation for animal lovers.
Each bell tent is complete with a double bed and room enough for six to sleep, alongside fire pits, BBQs, camping stoves, heaters and more, alongside little luxuries such as tea lights, picnic basket and more. Book here. Tickhill Alpacas, Sunny Acres, off Hindley Ln, Apy Hill Ln, Tickhill, Doncaster, DN11 9BF.
[Featured image: Catgill Farm]