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Updated: 06/06/2012 14:46 | By Poorna Bell, editor, MSN Travel
Beautiful camping spots in Britain

Highertown Farm Campsite, Cornwall



Highertown Farm Campsite, Cornwall (© NTPL)
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Good for: coastal calm
Perfect for beach lovers, the Highertown farm campsite is a short walk from a secluded beach and set within a stunning coastal landscape that is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. With newly installed solar water panels and composting toilets Highertown is one of the Trust's greenest campsites.

Literary aficionados may wish to take the Gribbin Head walk across the coast, which is famed for its association with Daphne du Maurier and the setting for many of her books. Also within easy reach are the charming coastal villages and towns of Polperro, Fowey and Looe. Lanhydrock, is also close by and as one of the most intact 19th-century country houses in England, it offers the definitive upstairs, downstairs experience.

Open until late October. For more information, call 01208 265211.

38Comments
06/06/2012 12:44
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Britain does not end at Hadrian's Wall.  MSN seems incapable of unbiased journalism, last I checked Britain included Scotland, Wales and England.

 

06/06/2012 11:49
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Britain?  You mean England?  MSN is obviously unaware of the other parts of the UK, which are just as, or even more beautiful than those featured. James McCready and Kenneth Jackson are both right in their comments, midges are awful here but stunning scenery more than makes up for that!!
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Great list of English campsites. Not so sure if it represents Britain's best though, seeing as there isn't anything from; Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, all of which have beautiful countrysides.  
06/06/2012 12:17
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Not one Welsh campsite shown either. Typical. For "Britain" read "England" !!!!
06/06/2012 12:25
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Haha, really, lots of England is beautiful, Devon, Cornwall etc, however I could list 4 places in Scotland within two hours drive of glasgow that are stunning on a WORLD stage. Try to remember that there are other places in Britain NOT whthin the confines of England.

Good point on midges though, but worth the annoyance.

06/06/2012 11:48
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Another utterly rubbish offering from MSN--- in my opinion , beautiful campsites do not include  having a large mansion house/mill/priory as the main view/feature ; The whole point of camping is to take to the great outdoors and see natural landscapes and wildlife in a setting devoid of mans machinations ; Must also echo previous comments --- obviously there are no picturesque campsites in Scotland --- poor piece of journalism full stop
06/06/2012 11:12
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I cant believe you dont have anywhere in Scotland on here!!!
06/06/2012 14:27
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Not one of these places would come close to the top 11 destinations in Scotland.

 

Applecross, Black Ness, Glen Nevis, Glen Etive, Aviemore, Isle of Skye, The Cairngorms, Arisaig, Oban....will I continue?

 

06/06/2012 11:33
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MSN have really outdone themselves this time.  This has to be one of the poorest selection of camping sites out of our rich selection of locations.  Please change "... spots in Britain" to "... spots in England."  I dare you to camp under the shadow of Ben Nevis!!

06/06/2012 17:10
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Yet again a completely Biased & misleading aricle by the  "Don't do our homework team at MSN", Britain obviously dosen't include anywhere north of the Border
06/06/2012 13:19
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Just back from Glen Nevis campsite at Fort William and it beats all of those sites hands down , lovely site .
06/06/2012 13:59
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Here we go again, its just like the Olympics, if a WELSHMAN wins an event its well done BRITAIN, if a SCOTSMAN wins an event its well done BRITAIN, IF AN ENGLISHMAN wins an event itsWELL done ENGLAND.

There are more things and places to see in the country than bombarding us with ENGLAND, MSN,

BRITAIN RULED THE WAVES, AND WON THE WAR, NOT, WHATS IT CALLED? OH YES WELL DONE ENGLAND.

FROM A PERSON WHO DOES NOT LIVE IN ENGLAND.

THANK GOD.

06/06/2012 11:25
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Just thinking the same thing myself... it does say beautiful camping spots in Britain! hadn't realised we'd become independent yet?
06/06/2012 20:03
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If this is the best of  'Britain' then I'm glad I'm Scottish. 'Britain' can keep their rolling meadows and lush green forests. Give me the wilderness of Rannoch Moor or the breath taking Glen Coe any day over these poor imitations of what the great outdoors is all about.
06/06/2012 17:15
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Sorry, forgot to mention that the first image does look suspiciously like Glen Nevis but there are no rolling meadows there, or perhaps they didn't know how to spell GLENS !
06/06/2012 11:32
12/06/2012 15:15
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the opening pic is ben nevis from glen nevis campsite in glen nevis,fort william  if there is a better view to wake up to a will eat my tent and walking boots!
06/06/2012 19:09
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 During the Queen's,s diamond jubilee celebrations campers in Castle Ward camping  park e told to remove Union Flag bunting from there gazebo,so much for a National Trust property.

06/06/2012 16:23
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Sorry to be "rational" here but you'll see that the sites are from the "NATIONAL TRUST" not the "Scottish National Trust" which will explain why there are no Scottish camp sites. It does'nt explain why the Travel editor at MSN can't tell the difference between Britain and its contituent parts.

 

    

06/06/2012 19:55
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To the best of my knowledge, County Down (pic 4) is not in England... (after reading previous comments)
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