A peaceful place filled with rugged countryside and unbelievable natural beauty, there’s no place like the North York Moors for a bitta glamping this summer.
Ask anyone at The Yorkshireman HQ the one word we’d use to describe the North York Moors, and you’ll likely hear a resounding “underrated”. Packed full of stunning waterfalls, quaint villages and ample countryside, just like its counterpart the Yorkshire Dales, it’s often left behind in the shadow of the Three Peaks. Which is exactly why you should holiday there this year.
1. Swallowtails Glamping, Pickering
A luxurious spot found near lovely Pickering, Swallowtails Glamping is home to a number of gorgeously decorated bell tents and yurts – providing a proper level up from your typical tent camping trip.
Enjoy the comfort of a proper double bed inside each and every tent, day beds, wood burners and even en-suite toilet sheds alongside BBQs and firepits for the ultimate summery evening in Yorkshire.
Location-wise, guests can enjoy good proximity to the likes of Pickering and Thornton-le-Dale, alongside beauty spots such as Dalby Forest just a short drive away. Find out more.
2. Birch House Farm Lodges, Goathland
Fancy a slice of heaven right here in Yorkshire? Birch House Farm Lodges offer just that, deep within the North York Moors. Found near the stunning village of Goathland – famed for its use as Aidensfield in Heartbeat – the tranquil getaway is perfect for those who need a bit of peace and quiet, set within twelve acres of woodland overlooking the Esk Valley.
There, guests will find just two beautiful lodges – both set within their own glades for a bit of privacy. A home away from home, guests can expect comfy, proper beds, kitchenettes in each lodge, outdoor seating and even a firepit – perfect for warming up over or toasting marshmallows.
Nearby, guests can expect gems such as Grosmont, Beck Hole, Goathland, and the stunning Yorkshire Coast a short drive away. Find out more here.
3. Bickley Rigg Farm, Scarborough
Found just a short drive away from sunny Scarborough, Bickley Rigg Farm is home to two incredible, bohemian glamping wagons. Offering peace and quiet by the bucket load, the lovely farm is ideally situated right next to Dalby Forest – meaning those who love walking are in for a treat.
Each wagon is complete with gas and oil lamps, a stove, two double beds and an outdoor fire pit – providing a homely touch to the vintage-looking huts.
In addition to Dalby, guests can also enjoy the beach town of Scarborough just a short drive away, too, giving the best of both worlds. Find out more.
4. Whorlton Pods, Whorl Hill
Tucked away on the edge of the North York Moors, Whorlton Pods provides the type of relaxation that’s quintessential to rural Yorkshire, fresh country air and ample greenery included.
Located in the North of the moors, the site can be found near Whorlton Castle and between other landmarks such as The Wainstones and Mount Grace Priory, with plenty of lovely villages and countryside walks surrounding, too. In a nutshell, it’s a whole lotta tranquillity.
The luxury pods themselves boast cosy beds, hot tubs, fire pits and tells, so you won’t need to stem too far to enjoy yourself. Book here.
5. Middlewood Farm, Robin Hood’s Bay
Overlooking not only Marnar Dale Beck, but the North Sea, too, the North York Moors glamping spot Middlewood Farm is perfectly located near the stunning Robin Hood’s Bay – one of Yorkshire’s most quaint holiday destinations.
Combining Yorkshire countryside with the stunning coast, the holiday park houses a number of unique glamping pods, each complete with beds, kitchenettes, electricity and outdoor seating. It’s most definitely a step up from roughing it in a tent, and the kind of glamping you can enjoy all year round thanks to the addition of heating. Find out more.
6. North Shire, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
North Shire is undoubtedly one of Yorkshire’s most unique glamping spots. Found inland just a short walk from Scaling Reservoir, North Shire is home to not only multiple Harry Potter-themed cottages, but cute and colourful, Gypsy-style shepherd huts, too.
Ideal for a romantic weekend away, guests can take advantage of the many home comforts supplied – including a kitchenette, kingsize bed, day bed and ample outdoor space, alongside the ideal location that’s only ten minutes away from the nearest beach.
Whilst rural, the North York Moors glamping spot, still has a traditional country pub just a mile down the road, or, if you plan to drive, you can enjoy Saltburn, Staithes or Runswick Bay. Book here.
7. Helmsley Huts, Helmsley
On the edge of the Moors near the stunning Rievaulx Abbey and beautiful Helmsley lies Helmsley Huts, a stunning countryside site that’s home to three luxurious huts.
Think modern Scandi-style furnishing with warm, fur throws and mid-century furnishings, underfloor heating, kingsize beds and a lovely outdoor patio area that’s perfect for spring nights.
The owners have thought of all the lovely finishing touches, too, including plush bathrobes, slippers, handmade soaps and even Netflix. Book it here.
Read more: 5 Terrific Treehouse Holidays That Make For The Perfect Yorkshire Adventure