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Camp Kátur

UK England North East England North Yorkshire Bedale

  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Glamping holidays with oodles of on-site activities on a vast Yorkshire estate between the Dales and the Moors

Imagine a place where you could take the kids on an outdoorsy holiday and not have to get in the car for the duration of your stay. Somewhere with accommodation, space to roam, plenty of activities and a place to eat out on site. You don’t have to go to a ‘pack ‘em in’ holiday village with rows of identical chalets to experience something like that. You could go to Camp Kátur instead. Here, glamping families stay in bell tents, yurts and geo domes and have 300-acres of Yorkshire woodlands and meadows to explore.

Camp Kátur is midway between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Parks and based on the appropriately-named Camp Hill Estate. While the V word (village) could still be applied to the 31-strong accommodation options on offer, this place is a lot more earthy than it’s big-branded brothers. First opened in 2013, it’s grown organically, developed and changed over time. Most recently, there’s an increasing focus on nature. Gone are the segways of years gone by, now there’s a focus on wildlife walks, bushcraft and nightly campfires.

Glampers stay in one of three areas on site. The Meadow is the closest to camping. All accommodation here is off grid, you bring your own bedding and there are communal facilities for most guests – including handy camp kitchens. There are bell tents, yurts and cute ‘hobbit’ pods, geo domes, safari tents and a log cabin (Bear Lodge). Next up is Hill Farm, a step-up in the luxury stakes as the 10 geo-domes here each have en-suite bathrooms, log burners and lovely stargazing roofs. But, if a shared kitchen is not for you, opt for the geo-domes of Camp Kátur’s third space; Chestnut Hill; the most luxurious of the lot with a hot tub each to boot. For groups, the nearby vast, self-contained Chestnut Lodge, is great for groups as it sleeps up to 18.

The Camp Hill Estate is private but glampers have the run of the place. There are woodland walks and bike trails, a brilliant Woodland Kingdom kids’ play area and swing park which are all for free in addition to the paid-for bushcraft activities. If you don’t fancy going anywhere, you’ll have plenty to do and dinner is taken care of too. There’s a new-in-2021 bar and grill, The Hebridean, within the estate and two pubs within half-a-mile of site. Beyond Camp Hill, it’s less than 15 miles east to reach the Yorkshire Dales or west to reach the Moors. Camp Kátur, which is named after the Icelandic word for 'happy', uses the mantra: Discover Your Outdoor Happiness. Plenty of people will find that here.



Nestled within the beautiful landscape of the Camp Hill Estate and at the gateway to the Yorkshire Moors, Camp Kátur is a Glamping experience in North Yorkshire like no other. Now with 3 separate sites, each with its own character and amenities, Camp Kátur is the place to come for your own dose of eco-therapy:

The Meadow is our off-grid, back to nature site with a quirky range of accommodation, all bespoke and custom to suit your needs. We have Yurts, Safari tents, Pods and clear Unidomes, everything to make your family adventure one to remember.

Hill Farm is the place for our Stargazing Geodomes, each aligned to the heavens and with views over the Vale of Mowbray. With log burners and electricity, these Geodomes are a delightful addition and new to 2021.

Chestnut Hill has pride of place on Camp Kátur. 2 of the highest quality, luxurious Geodomes sit atop our old knoll with pristine views over our wildlife hotspot. Aside these domes sits our Lodge, perfect for large groups of families looking to reconnect amidst the woods.

These special places are complemented by the wider facilities for all to enjoy; the Swing Park, Woodland Kingdom children’s area, forest walks and pathways, and our very own pub, The Hebridean, serves local ales and wholesome food. Camp Kátur is the perfect hideaway for people who want to experience the space that nature affords and spend quality time with one another in the great outdoors.

Suitable For

All age ranges are welcome, the site is perfectly suited for families and couples. We accept group accommodation but we always remind guests it is a family run site.


Knaresborough is one of the UK's prettiest towns. With its impressive Victorian viaduct, the crumbling Knaresborough Castle (01423 556188) and the legendary Mother Shipton's Cave (01423 864600), this is a great place to lose the day. If you're visiting in June, be sure to attend the annual Great Knaresborough Bed Race – a quirky local tradition which attracted over 30,000 people to the town in 2013. If shopping is on your agenda, Leeds is just 30 odd miles down the A1. If you haven't had your fill of outdoor fresh air on site, the famous North Yorkshire Moors National Park and Yorkshire Dales lie to the east and west respectively.

Food & Drink

Our newly refurbished onsite bar and grill, The Hebridean, run by Chef Adrian Orford is at the heart of the Estate, serving handpicked Yorkshire Cask Ales from local breweries including Black Sheep, Wensleydale and Theakstons, and elegantly chosen wines, spirits and soft drinks. All beautifully paired by creating delicious home-grown menus with so many of our fresh ingredients from our very own Hill Farm and Walled Kitchen Garden.



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Getting There

Camp Hill Estate is just 5 minutes from the A1, in between the lovely Ripon and Bedale and just 30 minutes from the popular Spa town of Harrogate and 45 minutes by car from Leeds and York.

Nearest Train station is just 8 miles away in Thirsk.


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