THE south west has been named as the top camping destination in the UK - take a look at the best sites in Somerset.

Booking platform created the south west's top campsite list which was based on customer reviews, with more than two million British holidaymakers booking a stay through the platform in the last year.

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In first place was Somerset's Wimbleball Holidays which is close to Wimbleball Lake, just 50m away, where a range of watersports are on offer including kayaking, canoeing, rowing, sailing and windsurfing. 

Owl Valley Glamping in Devon, Portesham Dairy Farm Campsite in Dorset, Porthtowan campsite in Cornwall and Park Farm in Wiltshire  were all named in the top five.

Based on customer reviews rating each site for aspects like location, value for money, quality of accommodation, activities and cleanliness, guests awarded almost two thirds of all UK sites listed on the platform in 2021 an overall score of eight out of 10 and above. 

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Take a look at the following top campsites in Somerset: 

  1.  Station Farm, Westhay - 10/10 
    Station Farm is a small family-run Somerset farm on the edge of Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve and situated between the Ham Wall and Westhay Moor Reserves (3,700 acres of reclaimed wetland collectively known as the Avalon Marshes).
    £28 per night, two people
  2.  Wimbleball Holidays, Dulverton - 10/10 
    This peaceful park is within Exmoor National Park, so think moorland, woodland and wildlife.
    There are a couple of village pubs around two miles from the site but if you can’t tear yourself away from the views, barbecues and campfires are permitted on site.
    £20 per night, two people
  3. Cheddar Bridge Touring Park, Cheddar - 9.7/10
    If you’re a peace-loving peep, you might also brie chuffed to know that Cheddar Bridge is firmly for ages 18 and over, so no footballs should bang against your holiday home wall at six in the morning.
    £27 per night, two people
  4. Splott Farm Camping, Wedmore - 9.7/10

Whole swathes of Somerset are within your reach at Splott Farm Camping. This spot is right on the edge of the wildlife-packed Somerset Levels, an area known for its willow production, while the coast and Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are both about 15 minutes away by road.
£20 per night, two people