When it comes to staycationing, Sussex has so much to offer and the good news is that these days camping seems to come with a little added luxury. Which is why we were excited to discover that Glynde Place is running a one-off pop-up campsite this year.
Camping at Glynde
Only available in July and August this year, Glynde Camping is tent-only camping and promises spacious pitches, with beautiful views. Well-behaved dogs are welcome and Glynde Place has teamed up with local food vendors Crepe de la Creme and the vintage pizza truck, Pizza Amore to take the hard work out of campsite catering. You can also pre-order your camping food treats from the village store and collect them on your way to the campsite (they also have a tea room if you want a take-away lunch or afternoon tea).
Because it’s a fabulous corner of Sussex rich in history and stunning landscape, of course! Just outside Lewes, Glynde Place itself is an impressive Elizabethan mansion house dating back to 1569, set in acres of parkland and right on the edge of the South Downs. The house is built of local flint and Caen stone and although privately owned, it does open to the public at limited times.
Picturesque and historic Glynde village is 5 minutes walk away and showcases local flint buildings. It’s home to the much-loved Ram Inn with its superb menu but there are also lots of other pubs nearby including The Star Inn at Alfriston. The surrounding area also has much to offer with some fantastic local walks up on the South Downs as well as paragliding and kayaking.
For the culture vultures, you’re not far from Grade II listed Glyndebourne opera house, home of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Charleston House, Firle Place, and Lewes (with its impressive castle, markets, and historic buildings).
Firle Place is open to the public and Charleston has a schedule of summer events. And if you’re from out of area, there is Barcombe Mills, Eastbourne, Brighton and the beaches of the south coast all within easy reach, as well as Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
A pitch is £25 night and you can book at: https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/South_East/East_Sussex/glynde/glynde-place-pop-up-campsite/
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