Shepherd's huts near Canterbury

Discover Canterbury’s UNESCO-listed monuments and literary heritage at the heart of the Kent countryside.

99% (147 reviews)
99% (147 reviews)

Popular camping styles for Canterbury

Star Hosts in Canterbury

Dog-friendly getaways

12 top shepherd's huts sites near Canterbury

95%
(66)

Cattlestone Farm

36 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents60 acres · West Sussex, South East England
Friendly camping and glamping on a Sussex farm, with animals to meet, a pond to swim in, and the South Downs nearby.
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£35
 / night
93%
(37)

Fleets Paddock Glamping & Camping

21 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Canterbury, Kent, South East England
Pitches, bell tents and a gypsy caravan on the outskirts of Canterbury
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Cooking equipment
from 
£12
 / night
95%
(38)

Dernwood Farm Wild Camping

17 units · Glamping, Tents70 acres · East Sussex, South East England
Camping and glamping in Sussex meadows and woodlands
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£16
 / night
100%
(2)

Barn Owl Camping

10 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Suffolk, England
Dog-friendly camping and shepherd’s huts in rural Suffolk
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
from 
£20
 / night
100%
(137)

Hale Farm

38 units · Glamping, Tents56 acres · East Sussex, South East England
A family-run, working farm in East Sussex offering spacious, traditional camping with no set pitches
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£14
 / night
100%
(5)

Sindles Farm Glamping and Camping

9 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Emsworth, West Sussex
We are a small, friendly site on a working farm in the beautiful South Downs National Park. We have shepherds huts, bell tents and a land pod in an old sheep paddock, all with private fire pits. We’re surrounded by footpaths and bridleways that can be explored all day, and 10 minutes drive from the sea. We also have a small grass-pitch campsite that opens in the summer for tents and camper vans.
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£40
 / night
100%
(105)

Fontmills Farm Campsite

40 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · East Sussex, South East England
Family-friendly camping near the Cuckoo Trail, where campfires are permitted and space is guaranteed
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£14
 / night
100%
(37)

Brakehill Lodge Farm Camping

5 units · Glamping1 acre · Norfolk, England
Small, secluded, homespun farm campsite in rural Norfolk, a short drive from Thetford Forest Park
Potable water
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£95
 / night
100%
(18)

Beautiful hideaway, panoramic views

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Rake, England
The Shepherd's Hut at Coombe Farm Glamping is only an hour or so from London and within easy reach of Goodwood, Cowdray and the south coast; yet once you're here, you'll feel as if you've stepped through the back of the wardrobe. With it's unimpeded views over the South Downs and barely another soul around. It is the only hut in the field, so you can enjoy the peace and space to yourself.
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£120
 / night
100%
(21)

Waydown Shepherds Huts

2 units · Glamping2 acres · West Sussex, South East England
Modern shepherd's huts beside the South Downs Way
Pets
Potable water
Showers
Trash
from 
£100
 / night
100%
(1)

Wonderland Festival Retreat

2 units · Glamping10 acres · Henfield, England
Glamping by the lake with an optional sauna and hot tub
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£170
 / night
98%
(21)

Free Range Glamping

4 units · Glamping500 acres · Kent, South East England
Off-grid yurt and shepherd's hut glamping on an organic farm with views across Kent's Eden Valley
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£120
 / night

Available this weekend

Value Prop
Value Prop

Shepherd's huts near Canterbury guide

Overview

With its cobblestone lanes, half-timbered houses, and flower-lined riverbanks, Canterbury is steeped in history. A tour of the UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral is a must, followed by a stroll around the ancient city walls or a scenic cruise along the River Stour, but travel outside the city walls to find plenty of camping variety, with Kent coast and countryside within easy reach of the city. Farmers’ fields, orchards, and woodlands surround the city—park your motorhome at a peaceful caravan park, check into a beachfront holiday park, or have fun glamping in a bell tent or treehouse.

Where to go

North Sea Coast

Herne Bay and Whitstable are two of Kent’s most popular beach resorts, both less than a half-hour drive from Canterbury. Swim and sunbathe on the pretty pebble beaches, hire out a traditional painted beach hut, or tuck into Whitstable oysters at a seafront restaurant. To the west, the Isle of Sheppey is a favourite among campers, and its sandy beaches fill up with holidaymakers in the summer months.

South Coast

East of Canterbury, sea-cliff walks and windswept beaches tempt adventurers to the English Channel coast. Margate, Ramsgate, or Broadstairs beaches are surf hotspots, and further south, the White Cliffs of Dover are among the UK’s most iconic natural wonders. Laid-back Folkestone makes a picturesque choice for summer campers, with its long sandy beach, while bird-watchers flock to the nearby Romney Marshes.

Kent Downs

Just south of Canterbury, the rolling hills and farmlands of the Kent Downs AONB are responsible for Kent’s nickname: the Garden of England. Hike through ancient woodlands and wildflower meadows, take in the views from the Devil's Kneading Trough, or go cycling or horseback riding through Perry Wood. Along the way, stop for lunch at rural village pubs, enjoy wine tasting at local vineyards, and pitch your tent at quiet campsites far from the crowds.

When to go

Canterbury fills up with day-trippers in July and August—plan an early start to beat the crowds at top attractions if visiting at this time. Spring and autumn are ideal for sightseeing, with fewer crowds and mild weather. Springtime is particularly beautiful in Kent, when the bluebell woods and wildflower meadows are in full bloom. There are options for winter campers too, when Canterbury pulls out all the stops for the festive season.

Know before you go

  • Canterbury has several camping and outdoors stores where you can pick up everything you need for your camping trip. 
  • Canterbury has public transport links to many of Kent’s towns and beaches, but it is handy to have your own transport, especially if staying at rural campsites.
  • Most campsites require advance booking, and many ask for full payment upfront. Check opening dates, as some campsites close in the winter months.
  • Wild camping is illegal throughout Kent.

Top towns near Canterbury

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Hipcamp Hand

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

About us

Cool Camping is now Hipcamp, your best resource for beautiful private campsites.

Discover & reserve tent camping, caravan parks, cabins, treehouses, & glamping.

Download the Hipcamp App

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.