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With a garden and a bar, Herston Caravan & Camping provides free WiFi in the bar and restaurant and is located in Swanage, 9 km from Corfe Castle. A Full English/Irish breakfast is available daily at the campsite. A children's playground is available on site and both hiking and cycling can be enjoyed within close proximity of Herston Caravan & Camping. Fire pits are also available on site and the first bag of logs and kindling is supplied for free. The nearest airport is Bournemouth Airport, 26 km from the accommodation.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Herston Caravan & Camping has been welcoming guests since 30 Jul 2017.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
2 single beds
1 large double bed
4 single beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Low score for Swanage
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  • Darren
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great tent and firepit, staff were very friendly and hot food for breakfast and dinner was very good
  • Beth
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Super affordable and staff and owners were absolutely lovely and welcoming
  • Chi
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Overall tent and facilities in area was good and clean
  • Charlotte
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    It was close proximity to the town of Swanage, around a 2 minutes drive, or 15 minutes walk, if you walk down the road from the campsite there is a train station for the Swanage steam train which takes you to corfe castle! The bell tents made...
  • Jobelle
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Our family and friends booked the same date 4 years ago and it was worth it
  • Susan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great central location in the Purbecks. The field has a lovely view of the ridge above, and is very peaceful despite being so close to Swanage. The yurts have electricity so we could charge phones, and the camp beds were comfortable.
  • Magdalena
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Good location, lot of space in tent.Only minus that they run out of wood on second day.
  • Sharron
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Everything 🤩 amazing place highly recommend the bell tents, everything spotless showers, toilets, staff so helpful, views outstanding, food amazing, logs and kindling free! We loved it and will defo be back
  • Huw
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent location with a good walk down to a really nice beach with good amenities. Bell tents were really good and the camp shop had all you need. Nice village close by with a good sized co-op supermarket and a very good Indian take away called...
  • Maggie2612
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Amazing places to stay over. We've been here before and really enjoyed our holiday. Very peaceful and relaxing place. Definitely come back here next year.

Property questions and answers
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  • Do I need to bring my own lights for the inside at night?

    There is a light in the tent
    Answered on 25 July 2021
  • Hi do you have to bring your own sheets and bedding for the tents for 4 people

    You do need to supply your own bedding.
    Answered on 7 September 2019
  • Do you take dogs

    We welcome dogs but ask that they be kept on a lead whilst on site.
    Answered on 7 September 2019
  • What is the minimum age allowed to be unaccompanied by an over-18?

    There is no minimum age as long as there is a responsible adult with the group.
    Answered on 7 September 2019
  • Do the tents have bedding provided?

    I am sorry but you do need to supply your own bedding.
    Answered on 7 September 2019
  • I have couple of questions. how far is the bathroom from tent? is there car park and how far? Will this place be suitable for young children?

    There are shower and toilets, the toilets are max 100m from each tent and the showers are 100m from there. We have had many children stay here and enj..
    Answered on 25 July 2021
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Host Information

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Glamping tent for up to 4 people situated in a separate field over looking the hills of Swanage. Beds supplied in a combination of doubles or singles for up to 4 people. Firepit supplied along with a bag of logs and kindling with each booking of 2 nights or more. Please note that you will need to supply your own bedding.
At Herston we are a family orientated site, safe for Children and our friendly staff will help you with whatever you need. There is so much to discover and experience around picturesque Purbeck; gateway to the Jurassic Coast, England’s first World Heritage Site. Take a trip on a the Swanage steam train to historical Corfe Castle only a 5 minute walk to Herston Halt station, enjoy walks along the spectacular coastline and National Trust countryside and why not try out some bird watching, fishing, watersports or even sandcastle building…… all within three miles of our Camping & Caravanning site. Further afield are Monkey World, the Tank Museum, Weymouth - home to the 2012 Olympic Sailing Academy, Poole Harbour and the bright lights of Bournemouth. You can abandon the car for the entire holiday if you wish since the park is a mere mile and a half from the bustling Seaside town centre of Swanage where many interesting events are held including the Folk Festival and the Jazz Festival. It is even less than that to the sandy blue flag family beaches.
Languages spoken: English,Hungarian,Romanian

Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • The Old Mess Room
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner

Facilities of Herston Caravan & Camping

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Additional toilet
  • Shared toilet
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Landmark view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Garden
  • Dining table
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance
  • Water park
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Evening entertainment
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Billiards
    Additional charge
  • Children's playground
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Wired internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Minimarket on site
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Private entrance
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Romanian

House rules

Herston Caravan & Camping takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 16:00 to 22:30


From 07:00 to 10:30



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

The fine print

Please note that the property does not supply bedding.

FAQs about Herston Caravan & Camping

  • Herston Caravan & Camping is 1.2 miles from the centre of Swanage. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Herston Caravan & Camping may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Herston Caravan & Camping is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Herston Caravan & Camping has 1 restaurant:

    • The Old Mess Room

  • Yes, Herston Caravan & Camping is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Herston Caravan & Camping offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Children's playground
    • Billiards
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Evening entertainment
    • Water park
    • Horse riding
    • Live music/performance
    • Live sport events (broadcast)