Carry on glamping as Britain embraces luxury-tent breaks

Updated: Mar 27, 2020

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When a pound buys you little more than one euro, and staying at home was what you did last year, this summer's best holiday option may be to join the fastest growing trend – go glamping.

Backpack-free and not a soggy sleeping bag in sight, upmarket camping is coming of age in Britain with an explosion in the numbers of luxury venues for those who would like to enjoy the great outdoors without having to get their feet wet on a traditional campsite.

This month two specialist travel companies have opened dedicated glamping websites and Lonely Planet,