Norfolk Glamping – 16 of the Best Spots

Welcome to my local’s guide to the best glamping in Norfolk. The fantastic county of Norfolk in East Anglia is the perfect place for a glamping holiday or break, with activities, attractions and adventures to suit couples and families alike.

Pick from glamping sites on the glorious North Norfolk coast, spots with easy access to Norfolk’s historic towns and cities, and tranquil meadows with wonderful Norfolk Broads views.

Whether you’re looking for luxury bell tent glamping, a cute shepherd’s hut, woodland hideaways, or even a re-purposed goods wagon, I’ve got the very best of glamping for you, with our top fifteen Norfolk glamping sites.

If you prefer good old-fashioned camping, where you take your own tent or campervan, then check out my posts about the best campsites in Norfolk and the best Norfolk motorhome sites.

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Fifteen Best Glamping Sites in Norfolk

Hengrave Meadow Glamping

Hengrave Meadow Glamping is a small rural, quiet adult-only retreat, with just three luxury bell tents, situated in a gorgeous two-acre meadow where the grass is left long to attract the bees and butterflies.

Each tent is furnished with a wooden framed double bed, coir matting, rugs, chairs, and bedside tables and comes complete with bedding. Outside is an undercover cooking area with a picnic bench, camping gas cooker, barbecue and kitchen essentials.

Your own loo & shower is in a converted shepherd’s hut just a short walk from your tent, by the old stables.

Also at the old stables there is a communal pot wash area, table and chairs, electric points for phone charging, a fridge and small freezer you can use, and bread and milk for sale.

If you’re lucky, there are sometimes a few delicious eggs from the little group of ex-battery hens that live in the owner’s garden, and maybe some home-grown produce from their veggie patch.

What to See & Do Nearby

Hengrave Meadow is on the edge of the charming village of Swannington, a rural hamlet with a village green, a thatched pump, a pretty stream and a lovely church. There are lots of good footpaths for walkers, starting on the doorstep of the site.

Swannington Farm to Fork is an award-winning butchery and farm shop, a half-hour stroll away. If you enjoy gardening, The Romantic Garden Nursery is closer still and has beautiful topiary and plants.

There is good access on to Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail, which is a 25 mile long path using the former railway line from Norwich to Aylsham. This can be joined about a mile from Hengrave and is fantastic for easy and safe cycling and walking.

Along with the market town of Reepham and the pretty Norfolk villages of Heydon and Itteringham, Hengrave Meadow is a great spot from which to explore historic Norwich, ten miles away.

In the other direction is the glorious North Norfolk Coast and the traditional seaside towns of Cromer and Sheringham, where you can try your hand at the Norfolk sport of crabbing, and enjoy traditional fish and chips!

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Amber’s Bell Tent Camping

Amber’s Bell Tent Camping has five fantastic locations around Norfolk – Branthill Farm; Hoveton Estate; Little Massingham Estate; Mannington Hall and Wiveton Hall.

Their five metre deluxe bell tents at Wiveton Hall and Little Massingham are really roomy, providing a spacious couples hideaway for two or a good-sized room for a family of four.

Six metre tents are available at Mannington Hall, Hoveton Estate and Branthill Farm for that little bit of extra space if you like to spread out a bit! And new for 2022 at Little Massingham are Myrtle and Beryl the railway carriages – a really quirky glamping option!

Each tent and carriage is furnished with proper beds, made up with duvets and pillows, using 100% cotton sheets and pillowcases. There are apple crates to use as bedside tables and a cool-box trunk which doubles up as a table. An LED lamp is supplied with either a winder or solar power. Spare blankets are supplied for cooler nights.

Outside you’ll find a picnic table, a fire pit come bbq and a crate of essential cooking equipment. Fire starting kit and some wood for the first night are supplied and more can be picked up from the honesty shop. There is a washing up area near the tents with running water and washing up liquid.

​What to See & Do Nearby

Amber’s Glamping sites are spread across West Norfolk, North Norfolk and Broadland, meaning whatever your interest, you’ll find a site in a great position to visit lots of Norfolk’s top attractions.

For the wonderful beaches and huge skies of North Norfolk, head for Wiveton or Branthill Farm. Both sites are in fantastic locations for seeing all of North Norfolk’s highlights – stately homes, fabulous gardens and traditional seaside towns like Sheringham, Wells and Cromer.

For exploring King’s Lynn and the birdlife of the Norfolk Fens and North Norfolk Coast, book a tent at Little Massingham. Surrounded by nature and close to some of Norfolk’s top nature reserves, this makes a perfect spot if you’re looking for a peaceful break.

To discover the gorgeous Norfolk Broads, medieval Norwich and nearby Wroxham, make for Hoveton Estate, in the heart of the Broads and on the edge of the lush Bure Valley, but only ten miles from the centre of Norfolk’s beautiful capital city. This is also the perfect spot from which to visit the award-winning BeWILDerwood, a forest of family fun and outdoor adventure.

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Gorsey Meadow

For the ultimate retreat to peace and tranquillity with plenty of fresh air, look no further than glamping at Gorsey Meadow, located at the very heart of Norfolk.

This wonderfully secluded space allows adults to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and kids to enjoy the great outdoors and nature in a safe environment.

There are five off-grid bell tents around campfires in a meadow filled with oak trees. The site is family-run and has chosen to remain small. Showers in sheds and you won’t find a hot tub anywhere near us! This is glamping but more basic and back to nature than some of the larger sites.

Book individually or hire the meadow exclusively as part of a group of family and friends and have your own slice of Norfolk to build memories that will last a lifetime. 

What to See & Do Nearby

Within easy reach of Norwich and a 30 minute drive to the coast and Broads, Gorsey Meadow is in a great location to explore all areas of Norfolk.

Whitlingham Broad Campsite

If you’re craving the simple way of life, with minimal fuss and facilities, then Whitlingham Broad Campsite, on the doorstep of Norwich, will most definitely deliver.

This tranquil family-run site is the perfect place to get back to nature and enjoy a fire pit at night before you nod off to sleep listening to the sound of owls. You even have a fantastic choice of whether to stay in a bell tent, shepherd’s hut, yurt, goods wagon or woodland den!

I would term Whitlingham Broad’s accommodation as a cross between glamping and camping. There is no electricity provided to any of the glamping options, although solar lamps are offered. Some of the options require you to bring your own bedding, and cooking and dining equipment, so check this carefully first.

Toilets and showers are shared with the campsite, and there are private family rooms available.

What to See & Do Nearby

On the banks of Whitlingham Broad and the River Yare, the campsite is the ideal place for kayaking and stand-up paddle (there are hire places close by on the Broad), boating adventures, walking and bird watching.

Wroxham, the capital of the Norfolk Broads, is just nine miles northeast, and the attractions of Great Yarmouth and the east coast’s splendid beaches are a half hour car drive away.

You can also cycle into the centre of historic Norwich, just 2.5 miles away, on a Beryl Bike (which can be picked up close to the site). With fantastic shopping, medieval architecture and a growing foodie scene, Norwich is a vibrant city waiting to be explored.

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View to bell tents from a restored railway carriage

Wild Luxury

Wild Luxury offers three locations around Thornham, a pretty coastal village popular with walkers, bird watchers, photographers and artists, who flock here for the wonderful light and tranquillity of this part of Norfolk.

Their award-winning Serengeti Lodges offer over 600 square feet of top-quality safari tent-style accommodation, and provide sleeping accommodation for up to 6 people, with the Zambezi Lodges sleeping six adults or families of ten.

There is also a VIP Wild Camp, which offers exclusive use in summer, and can sleep up to 12 people who want their own outdoor adventure in luxury bell tents.

All the safari tents are warm and cosy with everything you need for your stay, including things like cutlery, utensils and bedding provided. The beds are supremely comfortable and wood-burning stoves take care of all the cooking and heating requirements. Every lodge has private loos and showers. You can chill on the sundeck, relax on the leather sofas or gather around the dining table for a natter.

For the ultimate glamping experience, you can also enjoy their dine-out-dine-in food service with a lovely choice of meals delivered directly to your lodge.

What to See & Do Nearby

Thornham is the perfect place to stay for a few days to explore this northwest corner of Norfolk. A small coastal village, Thornham is separated from the sea by marshes, where smugglers once bought in their haul.

It’s easy to spend a day at the huge Brancaster beach, just four miles away, which is blessed with soft sands perfect for picnics, sandcastle building and walking the dog. It’s also a popular spot with kite surfers and kite flyers when the wind blows. If you’re looking for solitude, then try the equally large Holme beach just a few miles to the west.

Try a spot of hiking along the Norfolk Coast Path, which runs for 84 miles from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea, via Thornham, through the breathtaking landscapes of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Or go birding at the RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve, which is blessed with diverse habitats that include reedbeds, saltmarsh and freshwater lagoons where avocets, bearded tits and marsh harriers nest.

There are a couple of excellent places to eat locally – try lunch at The Lifeboat Inn after a bracing walk out to the beach through the marshes, or dinner at The Orange Tree, one of Norfolk’s best restaurants.

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North Norfolk Glamping

Close to the traditional market town of Fakenham, and many of North Norfolk’s top attractions is North Norfolk Glamping. Surrounded by country lanes safe for cycling, and the idyllic landscape of the area, this is a great spot for a Norfolk short break or holiday.

Offering luxury Norfolk camping, you can choose from a safari pod with a hot tub, a Lotus Belle tent, the star gazer geometric dome and my personal favourite, the luxury pod complete with hot tub!

All glamping accommodation is fully equipped with everything you need for your holiday, including comfy beds, luxury Egyptian cotton bedding, wood-burning stoves and your own private shower and loo.

Outside you’ll find the hot tub (unless you’re in a bell tent), seating for outdoor dining and a fire pit and BBQ. The bell tents have a private loo and shower room close by.

What to See & Do Nearby

North Norfolk Glamping is blessed with a great location, which makes visiting many of Norfolk’s attractions easy work. You can cycle from the site, along country lanes, to Holkham, where you’ll find Holkham Hall, one of Norfolk’s top stately homes, the fabulous Holkham beach and their very own nature reserve.

A few minutes up the road in North Creake is the Burn Valley Vineyard, where they produce fantastic English wines – you can go for a tour and tasting, but be careful on your bike coming home! And less than four miles south is the Archangel Gin Distillery, where you can try your hand at making your own gin.

Just south of Fakenham is the wonderful Pensthorpe Natural Park, home to wildlife-rich landscapes, diverse habitats and four of the most spectacular Norfolk gardens, including a colourful wild meadow and a beautiful lakeside environment.

Within 8 miles, is the lively seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, with arguably one of Norfolk’s finest beaches, and lots of great attractions in and around the town.

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Heydon Grove Farm

Feather Down Farms offer small-scale family farm holidays in glamping style accommodation. Their concept is to showcase what farming is all about, so kids can learn where food comes from and farmers can diversify their income. When staying on a Feather Down Farm, you’ll also be doing your bit for the local economy, sustaining the village pubs and local producers. What’s not to like about that?

Heydon Grove Farm is close to the Georgian market town of Holt, a perfect spot for a family holiday in Norfolk. The family-run working arable farm has been in the family for four generations, and also plays host to cows from some of the neighbouring farms!

Your canvas tent comes with fresh running water, a fully equipped kitchen, a flushing toilet, and super comfy beds. Most tents come with their own private shower inside or outside, or you can choose an allocated cubicle in the farmhouse shower block.

There is no electricity in the canvas tent, but you’ll be provided with oil lamps and candles, and in winter, the log burner provides heat and ambient light.

What to See & Do Nearby

The medieval city of Norwich is only 30 minutes away by car, but the big draw here on the North Norfolk coast and its glorious beaches, and all the fantastic places to see in the North Norfolk Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Norfolk seaside resorts of Cromer and Sheringham are within a half an hour’s drive, and once there you can explore their fantastic family-friendly beaches, the Victorian Cromer Pier and the brilliant North Norfolk Railway which puffs between Sheringham and Holt daily.

To the east lies the sublime National Trust Blickling Hall, a Jacobean mansion packed full of history, with 4,600 acres of gardens and parkland to explore.

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Glamp & Tipple

If you love the name, then you’re bound to love this TOWIE meets camping experience. The award-winning Glamp and Tickle offers luxury Mongolian Yurt camping with private hot tubs and private bathrooms, with each rural yurt named after a wine!

Each yurt comes fully equipped for all your holiday needs – all you need to bring are your wellies and PJs. Perhaps some clothes and toiletries, but you could seriously spend a whole duvet week here!

All guests have their own private heated bathroom, with ‘posh’ eco/composting toilet and shower, full-length mirror, a hairdryer, fluffy towels and ‘Norfolk Natural Living’ toiletries.

You can also book lots of luxurious extras on site, including a movie projector with screen, DVDs and popcorn, beauty and spa treatments in your yurt, yoga sessions and food goodies like gourmet hampers, afternoon tea and luxury platters.

Glamp and Tickle is also dog friendly, and they provide a special dog bed, bowl, towel, lead, poo bags, treats and ground stake with cable in your yurt, so your fur baby has as good a time as you do!

What to See & Do Nearby

In the beautiful Breckland region of Norfolk, the site is between Thetford and Norwich and has the stunning Norfolk coast less than an hour away.

Closer still is the tranquillity and unique flora and fauna of the Norfolk Broads waiting to lure you in. With boating, kayaking and paddle boarding in abundance along the peaceful Broads and rivers, there’s a lot to do and see in the vicinity.

Continuing with the wine theme, there are six fantastic vineyards in Norfolk that you can visit for a tour and tasting of the English wines they produce!

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Happy Valley Norfolk

A Norfolk Wildlife Trust site, Happy Valley is nestled in nine acres of beautiful woodland and open glades, rich with wildlife throughout the fir trees, and featuring its own bridged island, surrounded by water.

Enjoy a Norfolk mini-break or staycation in their fantastic collection of lodges, cabins, huts, treehouses and bell tents. With wonderful names like Toad Hall and King Nutkin, selected units also have a private hot tub. The larger cabins are ensuite and all other accommodation have hot waterfall showers and toilets in the bathroom block.

All are equipped with proper beds, wood-burning stoves and a kitchen area with modern cook wares, a gas hob and all the utensils you need for your stay. You will need to bring your own towels.

What to See & Do Nearby

West Norfolk is blessed with a host of fantastic attractions. From Royal Sandringham, just a stone’s throw away, to the endless beaches of Heachem and Snettisham, the seaside town of Hunstanton, the fabulous and very historic Castle Acre Castle and Priory and the stately homes of Oxburgh Hall and Holkham Hall, there’s something to appeal to everyone here.

If you don’t fancy going out in the car, there is good walking and cycling on the public footpaths through Congham Heath Woods, which backs onto the site. Within a few miles, you’ll find Roydon and Grimston Warren (sometimes called Common), adjacent reserves which form part of NWT’s Gaywood Valley Living Landscape and share a rich mosaic of habitats.

For a real treat, head to Congham Hall Hotel, just two miles away, for one of the best afternoon tea’s in Norfolk!

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Moat Island

Moat Island offers relaxed, family-friendly & peaceful glamping in Lotus Belle tents on the beautiful Haveringland Hall Estate, where the outdoors, natural surroundings, and wildlife are all on your doorstep.

Two of their tents have a clear roof so you can lay in bed stargazing, taking advantage of zero light pollution and the legendary big skies of Norfolk.

Also on site is a wonderful naturally filtered swimming pond and jetty. The swimming zone is two meters deep with native plants in the shallow margins attracting dragonflies that flutter past you whilst you swim.

Luxury tents are fully furnished with beds & wood-burning stoves or choose the unfurnished tents which are a blank canvas for you to take your own things and create your personal magical space. Each tent sleeps up to five people and comes with its own private fire pit area with seating, a fire bowl, a cooking tripod and a bag of logs to get your barbecue underway.

There are power showers and flushing loos housed in super-luxury washrooms, as well as the eco option of a compost loo near your tent.

What to See & Do Nearby

Moat Island is on the edge of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Buxton Heath Nature Reserve, one of the best remaining examples of heathland in Norfolk. Many rare plants and invertebrates can be found, as well as breeding nightjar and woodlark, and there are good walks on trails around the site.

Further afield is historic Norwich, with its fantastic open-air market, medieval architecture and foodie scene. In the opposite direction are the huge beaches and seaside towns of the North Norfolk coast.

The whole area is peppered with stately homes, castles, fantastic gastro pubs and interesting things to see and do, although you may prefer just chilling in the fantastic surroundings of the historic estate.

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Lanterns Shepherds Huts & Glamping

Laterns Glamping is a small site on a quiet country lane in Happisburgh (pronounced hayz·buh·ruh), on Norfolk’s Deep History Coast. They offer luxury glamping in a tranquil environment, at a perfect location for exploring the fascinating and historic coastline.

Lanterns Glamping currently has two shepherd huts and two wooden glamping pods. All are fitted out with everything you need for your stay and feature Emma memory foam mattresses on the double beds, satellite TV and WiFi. Bed linen and towels are included, as are Scottish Fine Soaps toiletries.

You will find tea, coffee, sugar & milk to get you started, as well as basics like washing up liquid, salt & pepper, oil & vinegar. Outside is your own private picnic bench, folding garden chairs, muddy welly/boot rack and a metal stand to be used with your disposable BBQ. Well-behaved dogs (and other pets are welcomed), but dogs must be kept on a lead.

What to See & Do Nearby

Happisburgh is a designated ‘Dark Sky’ area and as such the village has no street lighting, making it a wonderful spot for stargazing. Lanterns supply LED torches in their huts, but you should take a head torch if you’re planning to walk out to local pubs.

Happisburgh is most famous for the wonderful red and white striped Happisburgh Lighthouse, which is one of Norfolk’s most iconic and photogenic landmarks. You should visit the working lighthouse, which has open days, where you can climb the 112 steps to the top for fantastic coastal views, and find out more about how the light is operated.

Happisburgh Beach made international headlines in 2013 when a layer of sediment was exposed by the tide to reveal ancient footprints, which were dated to over 850,000 years ago. Along with the discovery of the West Runton Mammoth, they have now made the Norfolk coastline an integral part of ancient British history, and you can search for your own fossils on the beach today.

Nearby is the market town of North Walsham and the wonderful gardens at the East Ruston Old Vicarage, possibly the best gardens in Norfolk, if not the whole of East Anglia.

The glorious Blickling Estate is just fifteen miles away. Mentioned in the Domesday Book and the birthplace of Anne Boleyn, the Jacobean house is packed full of history. Outside are 55 acres of formal gardens with an orangery, kitchen garden and lake to explore.

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Wild Meadow at Raynham Estate

Wild Meadow is an unforgettable glamping experience in the grounds of the privately owned 17th century historic house, Raynham Hall, and is perfect for those looking for a rural retreat close to the North Norfolk coast.

The five-acre wildflower meadow offers you the chance to reconnect with your closest friends and family in small groups, but with huge amounts of space and a feeling of exclusivity, with a luxury glamping experience.

There are eight yurts, their names inspired by the flowers that grow in abundance in the surrounding meadow. Each yurt includes a super king-size bed, cosy rugs and blankets, your own wood burner and BBQ with outdoor seating, a bespoke undercover dining area, and allocated separate toilets and showers.

Each yurt is almost fully equipped, but you do need to bring your own towels, torches and toiletries.

What to See & Do Nearby

The Wild Meadow is in an excellent location for many of Norfolk’s best attractions. With historic King’s Lynn to the west and medieval Norwich to the east, both are easy to visit in a day.

To the north are the gorgeous beaches, nature reserves and pretty towns and villages of the North Norfolk Coast, and its Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Just south of Fakenham is the wonderful Pensthorpe Natural Park, home to wildlife-rich landscapes, diverse habitats and four of the most spectacular Norfolk gardens, including a colourful wild meadow and a beautiful lakeside environment.

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