Pensthorpe Named One of the UK’s Best New Campsites for 2024 by The Guardian

Pensthorpe Named One of the UK’s Best New Campsites for 2024 by The Guardian

Pensthorpe, a renowned nature reserve located just 11 miles from the stunning North Norfolk coast, has been recognised as one of the UK’s best new campsites for 2024 by The Guardian. This exciting accolade comes as Pensthorpe prepares to welcome guests to its brand-new pop-up camping and glamping site this summer.

Starting from July 9th through September 1st, visitors can experience the natural beauty of Pensthorpe in a whole new way. The site offers 24 spacious tent pitches and six luxurious bell tents, designed to accommodate families and groups with ease. Each bell tent is equipped with a comfortable double bed and three single beds, ensuring a restful night’s sleep under the stars.

The campsite is thoughtfully designed to blend sustainability with comfort. Guests can enjoy the convenience of solar-powered toilets and showers while embracing the off-grid experience – with phone charging available at the Courtyard Cafe if needed. To enhance the camping experience, fire pits and barbecue slabs are available for hire, and a food truck serving delicious pizza is on-site. Additionally, the charming pubs and restaurants of Fakenham are just a short two-mile journey away.

Pensthorpe’s 700 acre reserve is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and families alike. Campers and glampers can explore four scenic walking routes, perfect for birdwatching. As well as see the the reserve’s iconic flamboyance for 62 flamingos. The reserve boasts five beautifully landscaped gardens, a captivating sculpture trail, and both indoor and outdoor play areas for children.

As an added bonus, glampers receive free entry to the nature reserve, which is typically priced at £16.95 for adults and £15.95 for children over three. Campers are offered a generous 50% discount on entry fees, making it an affordable and enriching getaway for all.

Camping prices start at just £30 per night, accommodating up to six people, while glamping options begin at £120 per night for up to five people. To ensure a tranquil and exclusive experience, stays are limited to two or three nights.

“We are thrilled to be recognised by The Guardian as one of the UK’s best new campsites for 2024,” said Donna Hodds, Marketing and Events Manager for Pensthorpe. “We look forward to welcoming guests to our new camping and glamping site, where they can enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of Pensthorpe while making unforgettable memories.”

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