SHAFTESBURY has a very good collection of hotels, cottages and B&Bs. But as the town sits on a hilltop, there isn’t a great deal of room to innovate with glamping options. Happily, there is a great deal of space in The Blackmore Vale and Cranborne Chase surrounding Shaftesbury – and there has been a considerable amount of innovation in recent years.
From a list of 12 in summer 2017, we now have 24 glamping sites close to Shaftesbury which offer a range of options, from luxury safari tents and yurts to a converted double decker bus, eco pod and shepherd huts with hot pools. Last autumn, we also had six pop-up campsites open very close to Shaftesbury – read the article: Six new camping pop-up sites near Shaftesbury or check them out on the map (the yellow ones!)
Many sites spectacular views and settings, in oak woodlands, deer parks, kitchen gardens, equestrian centres and working farms. And they all add to the wealth of accommodation choices in North Dorset, alongside a number of AirBnB options. Come and stay in north Dorset for a short break, or a full family holiday: we’re halfway between London and Cornwall, just off the A303, and within easy reach of Dorset’s world famous Jurassic Coast.
- Visit Dorset: more glamping options in Dorset