Welcome to Somerset
One of the UK’s most varied counties, camping in Somerset is a great way to explore. You can cycle, walk or trek around the countryside or spend the day on beautiful, sandy beaches. Somerset is bursting of wonderful villages and towns offering numerous restaurants, pubs and attractions to choose from. Somerset is also the home to the huge music festival Glastonbury.
Somerset’s attractions seem endless offering plenty of opportunities for adventure or quiet camping getaways in the South West for everyone.
Why you should use our YHA campsites in Somerset:
- Great location for walking holidays
- Beautiful gardens and grounds
- 24-hour access to hostel facilities
- Meals available
YHA hostels with camping in Somerset
YHA Exford offers a great base for camping in Somerset. A tranquil garden surrounded by the river Exe, this camping area is in the centre of the village of Exford, close to pubs, a tea room, the village shop and a post office and caters for 20 campers.
Staying at YHA Exford means all the joy of camping under the stars combined with all the comfort of 24-hour access to facilities including hot showers, a cosy lounge and a convenient self-catering kitchen as well as tasty meals served. A perfect camping location for families and groups.
YHA Street offers an ideal location for camping in Somerset. Bring your own camping gear and pitch up under the stars in the National Trust grounds of the oldest hostel in the YHA network. The perfect location for a Somerset activity break for all the family, with easy access to great routes for cycling and walking.
Campers are welcome to use the hostel facilities including: the self-catering kitchen, comfortable lounge, showers and toilets with 24-hour access.
Things to do in Somerset
The brilliant limestone Cheddar Gorge is one of Somerset’s best known features. Viewed from the road below or from the footpaths above, the gorge is an amazing location in which to take a walk.
Whilst these days it has to settle for second place on the list of things Glastonbury is famous for, Glastonbury Tor is one of Somerset’s most popular landmarks, given its projecting location visible for miles.
Somerset is known for its wildlife and ranks among the UK’s top places for bird-watching. Bridgwater Bay is a popular location for spotting Shelducks, dunlins and curlews. Perfect for wildlife lovers.
One of the UK’s best Victorian seaside towns, Weston-super-Mare is ideal for a family day out with the kids, thanks to its sandy beaches and its Grand Pier - home to a number of attractions and rides for the whole family to enjoy.