Leeds Castle asked us to review their new Knight's glamping.
Set in the beautiful grounds of Leeds Castle, the glamping has been really well thought out with lots of attention to detail, and a real desire to give visitors a one-off experience.
The tents really put the emphasis on the 'glamour' rather than the 'camping' with spacious (and very comfortable) 4 poster beds, complete with soft furnishing that match the interior of the castle bedrooms, fun fairy lights to create a cosy atmosphere, and a lovely wood burning stove to keep you warm. The tents are very spacious, easily fitting in a family of 4 (kids stay on camp beds) and insulated to help keep off any chills. The tents were designed to the correct spec for any discerning knight (or so I'm told) and they really do feel top-notch.
Although there's no view of the castle from the campsite, the immediate grounds of the site have been planned to a very high standard. The garden leading to the showers and loos has been beautifully planted with country cottage flowers, and is full of games to keep little ones happy. The loos themselves are full of wrought-iron, keeping up the castle feel and brand spanking new and very clean.
Each tent has its own decking area and there's a communal fire-pit area, guarded by two life-size armoured knights, for anyone wanting to bbq or cook. Cooking (and eating) utensils can be provided, and there’s also a restaurant on site.
The camping isn't cheap, but I would compare it to a hotel or top-notch glamping, rather than other camping, it also includes the entry to the castle (with maze, falconry, castle playground, gardens) which is worth bearing in mind.