7 of the most unique gypsy caravan experiences in Britain

As glamping becomes ever more popular, there is one camping experience that has a particulary romantic allure: the gypsy caravan.

With the help of Cool Camping's  new book Glamping Getaways, we highlight seven of Britain's most unique gypsy wagons you can spend the night in. 

1. Wanderlusts gypsy caravans, Edenhall, Penrith, Cumbria

In Cumbria you don’t just sleep like a gypsy – you get the chance to live like one too. At Wanderlusts gypsy caravans your wagon changes location every day, being pulled by a horse lead by Wanderlusts founder Barney who will be your personal guide. He will take you to new villages – giving you an authentic experience of gypsy life. You may even have the chance to take the reigns yourself, on quiet country roads with Barney on hand to offer assistance.  You’ll stay in secluded meadows and quiet villages near Edenhall and Penrith for up to five nights as part of your stay.  

Brainchild of owner Barney Maurice – who ran away to join the circus as a trapeze artist at just 16 – he and his wife Katus Young (herself an musician and world traveller) have many a story to tell.Spend your days on the move and your nights sharing stories with the intriguing owners. You might just return home wishing that your own house moved. 

2. Bramble Bield, Stirling, Scotland

A battlefield might not seem the obvious choice to get a good night’s sleep, but trust us on this one. Situated in the grounds of the 18th Century mansion Powis House, just a stone's throw from where Scotland began its fight for independence at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, rests the tranquil Bramble Bield. 

With the violence of those days firmly in the past, you can spend your time enjoying the peaceful surrounds, toasting marshmallows over a crackling campfire. But to peer further into the past, head to Stirling Castle, one of Scotland's most iconic sites that played an important role throughout the Scottish War of Independence and beyond. 

Bramble Bield has three gypsy wagons that are suitable for both couples and families, with separate washing and kitchen facilities.

3. Alde Garden, Sweffling, Suffolk

As the fascination with the gypsy lifestyle becomes increasingly popular, more and more gypsy caravans are succumbing to a modern make-over. But that is not the case with Alde Garden's beautiful restored gypsy wagon estimated to be at least 100 years old.

Thanks to delicate workmanship (and lots of recycled materials) Alde Garden's gypsy wagon contains all the traditional touches so you truly escape into the gypsy lifestyle.

When you're not snuggled up in your cosy accommodation, you can enjoy a scenic horse ride at Alde driving horse and carriage rides or Iken Bay Riding, explore 500 years of history at Helmingham Hall Gardens or get a taste of Africa at the Africa Alive! Safari park where you'll spot giraffes, zebras, rhinos and ostriches. 

4. The Ceridwen Centre, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire

Deep in the rolling green hills of the little-visited Teifi Valley, cut off from the rest of civilization, sits The Ceridwen Centre campsite.

Wake up to awe-inspiring views of the Welsh moors and breathe in the fresh country air after a comfortable nights sleep in a traditional gypsy wagon complete with its very own stove to keep you warm and cosy.

And its not just the scenery that's green as The Ceridwen Centre includes solar water heating, biomass boiler and solar electricity – all features that won it a Sustainable Tourism Gold Award for Carmarthenshire in 2015/16. One things for sure, your busy modern life will seem like a far-off memory. 

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