10 Best Glamping Spots In Canterbury, England - Updated 2024

Karina
Karina 
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A staple to England’s history, home to a few UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and a pilgrimage for the Middle Ages, Canterbury is one of the country’s gems. It’s also a destination that you should put on your bucket list. The city is sprinkled with cobblestone streets, Gothic architecture, and timber houses. Although it is only an hour and a half away from London, Canterbury is surrounded by beautiful scenery, from Blean Woods National Nature Reserve to Kent Downs. If you would love to try a glamping experience in England’s picturesque countryside, campfire under the stars, sleep in a tipi, or explore the outdoors, read on for the best glamping spots in Canterbury, UK.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location that facilitates glamping or is close to glamping spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 09, 2024.

1. Luxurious yurt with outdoor soaking tub (from USD 203)

This authentic Mongolian yurt is a perfect blend of comfort and outdoor, close-to-nature living. Although it is located in central Canterbury, the rental will make you feel like you’re somewhere remote with its peaceful, off-the-grid setting. Still, guests will get to enjoy the home and deluxe amenities such as a large jetted tub perfect for soaking under the stars, Google home, a log burner, and barbecue facilities. High-speed internet is available but there’s no television, offering guests the chance to disconnect from the screen and relax.

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
349 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the tardis toilet is lovely and clean and literally everything you could need
a wonderful glamping experience lotsof thoughtful touches and all very clean
Host:
really lovely hosts reply very quickly if you have any questions
the little yurt retreat is beautiful and nat and pete are wonderful hosts
a really lovely experience with great hosts
peter and natalie was amazing hosts and did everything they could to make our stay extra special
natalie and peter are very responsive
Location:
the location is very good just 15 minutes walking to the city centre
perfect location as it is only a ten minute walk into town
finally it's perfectly located in a hidden corner but still within 15 min walk from the town centre
absolute dreamy get away location so quirky and picturesque
what a wonderful place to get away
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2. Unique glamping experience on a cattle farm (from USD 113)

This rustic little hut offers guests a unique glamping experience in a secluded region of a working cattle farm. Inside, guests will find a double bed, cozy pillows and linens, a shower room, a kitchenette, and a small wood-burning stove. Just outside the window, they will be able to see cows passing by, peacefully munching on grass. There’s also a barbecue and fire pit right outside the hut, making the atmosphere and experience even more magical.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
170 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved waking up to mooing cows and the lovey view from bed
very comfortable accommodation exactly as described
we were perfectly comfortable for our two nights and could happily have stayed a week
Cleanliness:
everything was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated
the hut itself was clean and the bed was very comfortable
the accommodation was sparkling clean with everything we needed for a comfortable stay
the hut was very clean and there was plenty of storage
spotlessly clean beautiful location and lovely friendly hosts
Host:
ellen & tom we’re so kind and inviting
ellen was a thoughtful and helpful host
tom and ellen were both really lovely attentive hosts
wonderful cosy space with great hosts
ellen and tom were fantastic hosts
Location:
we loved the farm location
location wise we drove to canterbury in 20 minutes and whitstable in 30
amazing location amazing host and an amazing time away from london
beautifully kitted out and a small walk away from a beautiful pub with wonderful food
the location is secluded yet close to amenities it’s the ideal place to get some piece and quiet
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3. Off-the-grid tent with kitchen

Overlooking the nature reserve of Preston Marshes, this fully furnished bell tent just outside of Canterbury is ideal for enjoying time outdoors. Here, you can take in the beautiful sunset glow and snuggle under the soft and comfy cotton sheets. Guests have access to a well-appointed shared kitchen, a newly built bathroom, and a shared outdoor “living room” under the trees. Guests can relax in hammocks by the fire, set up a barbecue, or explore the surrounding villages and search for the best local pubs.

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3 reviews  
Private room in tent 2 Beds 2 Guests 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tents are great beds are extremely comfortable and the communal areas are excellent
Cleanliness:
fantastic spacious comfortable and clean tents set in a truly idilic setting faultless
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4. Bright and colorful tent with fairy lights (from USD 124)

This bright, spacious, and simply decorated tent comes with just the essentials – a few chairs and a cozy mattress to lay your head on at night. The tent can host up to six people. Additional mattresses or beds can be added for an extra fee. Toilets and showers are available on site. The woodlands and green fields surrounding the tent and the fairy lights make the whole place look magical at night.

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
21 reviews   Wifi Available
Tipi 6 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great tent with lots of space and comfortable beds
Host:
thanks so much for being a great host jo x
Location:
it's about a 45min walk to whistable along the coast which was very nice
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5. Cozy tipi with campfire

Surrounded by green fields and woodlands, this secluded tipi on a tranquil farm is only an hour away from the bustling city life. Here, guests will find a campfire for cooking and gathering outdoors, an eco-friendly toilet, and farm animals roaming around. Inside the tent, there’s a double bed and a floor mattress, linens, and towels. Upon arrival, guests will find a basket of treats waiting for them to enjoy at breakfast.

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Blean, England, United Kingdom
31 reviews  
Private room in tent 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Host:
great hosts showed us around
friendly staff and friendly animals
hosts were very welcoming and showed us round on arrival
so peaceful and quiet and the hosts are so helpful and accommodating
lovely place with 2 great hosts the farm animals r a lovely touch
Location:
tent & location was brilliant
great location for back to basics camping
beautiful area very close to whitstable and canterbury
the tents were lovely and the location next a wood was beautiful
such a great place to spend a few comfortable nights
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6. Deluxe glamping rental in a wonderful meadow

This luxury tent offers guests a unique glamping experience. With modern facilities including electricity and heating for added comfort, the tent also boasts cozy beds, feather duvets, and fresh and soft linens. Outside the tent, guests will find a small house kitchen that comes fully equipped with all necessary appliances and utensils. There’s also a gathering area with fire pits, barbecue facilities, and plenty of seating space. Guests will find plenty of breakfast goodies upon arrival but they can also check out one of the local pubs for a hearty meal or an evening drink.

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6 reviews  
Private room in tent 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

7. Eco-friendly tent on vast woodland (from USD 102)

This bright and spacious tent is surrounded by vast woodland in a beautiful and serene setting. Guests staying here will enjoy the fresh air and the sound of woodpeckers, owls, and bats. With much thought and attention put into creating an eco-friendly rental, the tent features a compost toilet and a solar bag wash area. Guests can gather around the campfire pit outside the tent and dine under the stars.

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
28 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 6 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tent was super cosy and comfortable and in spite of the noisy wind we all slept brilliantly
Cleanliness:
nice quiet place with a few tents basic enjoyable clean and close to dover
Location:
we went for a lovely walk in blean woods collecting sticks and den building
had such an amazing time provided everything we needed and in a great location
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8. Secluded yurt nestled in a lush forest (from USD 102)

A spacious, off-the-grid rental, this yurt can host up to 10 guests. It has beds, air and floor mattresses, and a hammock for everyone to relax in. Its location, with nature and fresh air all around, makes it ideal for relaxation. Outdoors, the rental features a compost toilet, a shower room, a kitchen, a fire pit, chairs, and tables for guests to dine under the stars. The kitchen is equipped with the necessary cookware and dinnerware, and large water containers can be found on site.

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United Kingdom
111 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 10 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is especially impressively functional (and there's a bbq/campfire too )
Cleanliness:
we found the yurt the outdoor kitchen toilets and shower very well equipped and spotlessly clean
the yurt is clean and comfotable and very cosy
the washing facilities were excellent very clean and convenient
the yert was comfortable and clean as were the facilities
their compost loos are really good and very clean
Host:
they are lovely hosts
sally was a wonderful host
they were friendly and welcoming
the hosts were wonderful and explained everything to us in depth
sally & chris were the perfect hosts and helped with anything questions or requirements
Location:
a lovely location amongst private woods
so close to local attractions
the location is fantastic especially for anyone london-based wanting a short weekend break
it is the perfect location for a relaxing retreat - completely secluded in a huge private woodland area
it really is a lovely secluded woodland place to get away from it all
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9. Countryside tent with luxurious amenities

Set in Southeast England, in the rolling hills of Kent Downs, this two-person tent is an excellent choice for a glamping experience in a beautiful location. With surrounding walking and biking trails, a fire pit right outside the tent, and a pool nearby, there are plenty of ways to spend a lovely time outdoors. Inside, guests will find a king-size bed, comfortable linens, pillows, and a duvet, as well as a small refrigerator, a kettle, and cooking utensils. Guests can opt for a breakfast box or a barbecue box for an additional charge and they can even bring their dog for an extra fee.

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
31 reviews  
Private room in tent 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool was a treat with the hot weather we will be back again
Cleanliness:
the shower room is modern clean and functional
the tent was clean and laid out stylishly
Host:
lissa was a great host
lissa was really helpful and very accommodating
over all an amazing weekend away the hosts were very kind and welcoming would definitely recommend
this place is absolutely fantastic - incredible surroundings so peaceful and brilliant hosts
Location:
fabulous location and great hosts
easy access to country walks and close to nice pubs for perfect weekend getaway
wonderful couple of days - peaceful and quiet in beautiful countryside
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10. Remote yurt nestled in the woods (from USD 131)

Surrounded by tall trees all around, this cozy yurt is ideal for recharging your batteries, taking walks surrounded by nature, and sitting by the fire. Around the yurt, guests will find a covered outdoor kitchen, a sheltered seating area, an open fire camp, and barbecue facilities. The toilet and shower are eco-friendly, clean, and safe. There are complimentary tea, coffee, and fire logs available with a limit of one net of logs per day.

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
170 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 6 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and the bed was super comfy
we got by with the compost loo and outdoor shower it was a really good humbling experience
also depending on the weather that might affect the warmth of the shower
Cleanliness:
kitchen and toilet/shower were all clean and comfortable
the yurt is very special and quite clean burning logs in the fireplace is a great experience
Host:
a wonderful yurt in a charming forest camp with fantastic hosts
great hosts and well thought place
absolutely outstanding venue amazing hosts
the food was great and the staff was just lovely
perfect hosts as always
Location:
absolutely amazing location right in the middle of the woods
perfect location to venture into canterbury
a great place to get away from it all
lovely one night stay with friends at this unique location
beautiful location and delightful hosts will definitely be back to enjoy in the summer
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Enjoy a unique glamping experience around Canterbury

East from London, Canterbury is one of England’s historic cities surrounded by hills and woodlands galore. If you’re a nature aficionado, an outdoor enthusiast, or someone who simply wants to try something different for once, here are the best glamping spots in Canterbury, UK. Sleeping in a deluxe tent, stargazing in a hammock, gathering around a campfire, and trailing through sumptuous woodlands are just some of the activities you can do here.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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