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In the idyllic setting of the ancient Savernake Forest, surrounded by a network of tracks and paths, lies the blissful Postern Hill campsite. Completely immersed in the woodlands with lush, flat green pitches, Postern Hill is a special place for anyone, whether you're a seasoned camper or just starting out.
Postern Hill is rich in everything ecological – from grand and ancient trees to a rich array of flora and fauna. In the summer Postern Hill is a hot spot for bats with one of the largest varieties in the UK. If you're camping during the winter months you may spot a deer or two roaming in the woodland. There are also plenty of noisy owls to be hear all year round!

Full of registered oak, beech and sweet chestnut trees, the forest boasts the largest beech avenue in Britain. The forest surrounding the site has been awarded with Site of Special Scientific Interest status due to the diversity of wildlife and plants found within the land.

Hugged by the tree-lined boundaries yet spread spaciously through the site are some of the most beautiful pitches in Wiltshire. Each spot feels like it’s been taken straight out of a secret garden, whether carved into the bushes or overlooked by the site’s many ancient oak trees, and all provide more than a glimpse of serenity.

Wherever you pitch up, you’ll be instantly surrounded by nature.

With the forest literally on your caravan door step you can take full advantage of  the many walking and cycling opportunities it offers. Made up of four valleys and more than 4,500 acres of woodlands, Savernake Forest also offers plenty of stunning views, picnic stops and places for contemplation.

Postern Hill campsite is just a 20-minute walk from the pretty market town of Marlborough where you'll find a range of characterful cafes, restaurants and pubs each offering delectable food and enticing tipples. For shoppers there's a plentiful choice of well-known high street stores as well as a number of independents offering something slightly more unique.

For a complete ‘get away from it all’ break, visit Postern Hill. Bathed in tranquillity, it will entice you back year after year. 

Facilities available at Postern Hill Campsite, Savernake Forest

For the 170 available pitches, Postern Hill campsite offers toilet facilities and washbasins, though no showers. Other facilities include chemical toilet disposal, dishwashing facilities, drinking water taps and more.

From London:

  • Take the M4 west to Swindon.
  • Take exit 15 and follow A346 towards Marlborough.
  • From Marlborough take the A346 towards Salisbury.
  • Postern Hill campsite is signposted on the left.


From the North West, Midlands, Wales and West Country:

  • Take the M4 towards London.
  • Take exit 15 and follow A346 towards Marlborough.
  • From Marlborough take the A346 towards Salisbury.
  • Postern Hill campsite is signposted on the left.

From the North via M1:

  • Take the M1 south.
  • Take junction 23a onto A42 towards Birmingham.
  • Follow M42 and M5 towards Gloucester.
  • At junction 11atake A419, A417 then A346 towards Marlborough.
  • From Marlborough take the A346 towards Salisbury.
  • Postern Hill campsite is signposted on the left.

From the South West:

  • Join the A303 and follow to Amesbury.
  • Take the A345 then the A346 towards Marlborough.
  • Postern Hill Campsite is signposted on the right.

From the South East:

  • Take the M20 west towards London.
  • Follow the M25 to the A322 in Surrey.
  • Take the A322 exit from the M3.
  • Follow the A322 and A329 to Wokingham.
  • Take the M4 towards Swindon.
  • Take exit 15 and follow A346 towards Marlborough.
  • From Marlborough take the A346 towards Salisbury.
  • Postern Hill campsite is signposted on the left.

Public transport around Postern Hill

By train

The nearest rail station is Great Bedwyn with fantastic connections to London Paddington and Bath.


By bus

The bus stop is just a few minutes’ walk from the campsite, situated at the bottom of the hill. There are hourly services to Great Bedwyn, Marlborough, Salisbury and Andover.

Chalk horses, delightful cafes and more await you in Savernake Forest, Marlborough and the surrounding areas.

To help you get the most out of your stay we're putting together a list of things to see and do in and around Savernake Forest. Take a look below to see what we've started with and visit again to keep updated.

The Food Gallery Cafe Logo

The Food Gallery
Delicious food, drinks and more at this fantastic cafe. With a lovely happy atmosphere and a reputation for great coffee and delicious food.
47-48 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1HQ
Telephone: 01672 514069

stone hengeStonehenge

Take a trip back to the past and visit one of England's most iconic prehistoric monuments.

Near Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7DE
Telephone: 0370 333 1181

avebury stone circlesAvebury Stone Circles
Avebury Stone circles is full in English Heritage dating back to 2200 BC, and it one of the largest Neolithic henge monuments that is still standing.

Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1RF
Telephone: 01672 539 250

White-Horse-Trail The White Horse Trail

This spectacular walk takes you through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, steeped in history. See if you can spot all eight white horses cut into the land’s chalk hillsides!

Wilton-WindmillWilton Windmill 

Why not pay a visit to the only working windmill in Wessex, set in a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? The windmill is open throughout the summer months for guided tours, and there is also a picnic area allowing you to enjoy the breath-taking views across the Downs.

Child feeding a Giraffe at Longleat Safari park
Longleat Safari Adventure Park
Let out your wild side and interact with the animals at Longleat Safari park. A brilliant day of for children and adults.

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7NW
Telephone: 01985 844400



For Rainy Days

Marlborough-LeisureMarlborough Leisure Centre
Less than ten minutes away, this leisure centre is open every day apart from bank holidays and offers great indoor activities for everyone.

Address: Barton Dene, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN81PB
Tel:  01672513161

Museum-of-The-Great-WesternMuseum of the Great Western Railway

This indoor museum tells the story of the people who built, operated and travelled on the railway.

Address: Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN22EY
 Telephone: 01793466646

Rock-Star-ClimbingRockstar Climbing

Great for couples and families with older children, this indoor climbing centre offers sessions for both seasoned and experienced climbers and beginners.

Address: Unti 3, i.o. Centre, Hobley Drive, Swindon SN3 4NS
Telephone:  01793824177

McArthurGlen-Designer-OutleMcArthurGlen Designer Outlet

Luxury indoor shopping with a lot or style, great eateries to fuel your shopping trip and great facilities same to make your day of shopping easy and enjoyable.

Address: Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2DY
Telephone:  01793507600
















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£12.40 per night (Two Adults)

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Phone bookings: 024 7642 3008
Postern Hill Campsite, Savernake Forest Marlborough Wiltshire SN8 4ND
01672 515195

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Great new wardens
Arrive to find site a bit wet is an under statement and the hard standings were non existent found a place on a wide bend in road to stop asked if it was alright and borrowed a lead as out 25 mtr leads was too short. We had a good view as new campers sunk down in the grass driving off the road after helping to extract him had his unit park behind us. The warden also piped water to a caravan who had forgot his pump. They kept checking every so often everything was ok and could not have been more help full a good start to there time as only arrive two days before. Good luck in the coming days .
Unit Type: Motorhome
Beautiful location
Great Forest walks on the doorstep, or a stroll into delightful Marlborough. The site is peaceful and beautiful and the wardens are the nicest people. The site does get wet and I foolishly got stuck. Thank you kind wardens for helping me out with such grace and good humour.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Awesome site in a lovely setting
Even in February it is well worth visiting Postern Hill Campsite. It was our first camping weekend ever in our VW camper and I am really glad we chose to go here. The site is picturesque right on the edge of the forest with trees all around and in amoung the campin pitches. Lovely walks right from the site and within walkign distance of Marlborough which is well worth a visit. I can highly recommend it!
Unit Type: Camper Van
Lovely forest location, but busy in summer
Reluctantly leaving Postern Hill campsite after a year on a seasonal pitch. Would have stayed longer if there were hard standings, but after our experience last winter during very bad weather, we hardly used the caravan due to the site being very waterlogged. Lots of motorhomes and caravans got stuck and had to be towed off pitches with 4x4s. There has been a change of management this year, but the staff are friendly and helpful. The site has a basic toilet block/washing up area, in need of upgrading, but no showers. This facility is usually closed during winter but remaining open this winter (2016). It's a lovely site situated on the edge of beautiful Savernake Forest where there are plenty of walking routes. Postern Hill is popular with couples, families, and dogs, during the summer months, so can get busy and noisy! Its just up the hill from a Tesco and a fuel station/shop on a small retail park and about 20 mins walk from Marlborough town centre, where there are lots of interesting independent and high street shops, eateries and some lovely coffee shops. There are also some nice local village pubs providing excellent food. We will return next year, but not during the winter. The site would benefit from upgraded facilities and hard standings.
Unit Type: Caravan
Good Stop
We arrived to a great welcome from very friendly and helpful Lucy. All the staff throughout our two night stay were also very good. The site is easily approached through a gate (locked at 22.00hrs with inadequate and muddy parking outside) and a wooden hut stocked with maps, guides etc, but no food. Calor Gas available. Tesco and a well stocked BP filling station is, however, very nearby. The site itself is a beautiful space of clearings in an oak tree forest near a busy main road. After heavy overnight rain we arrived to find most of it unusable, being mud and puddles. Because the whole site is designated a SSSI (good) there are no hardstandings (bad), in the winter months a 4x4 would be near essential. The toilet block though spotless lacked hot water during our visit and needs a complete replacement. There are no showers. On the above basis we considered the site only average value. Our stay (Nov2016) found that there were many seemingly permanent (inc hanging baskets, lawn mowers, picnic benches and very green awnings still up!) 'touring' caravans, a considerable number of caravans occupied by men who went to work, and a fairly random scattering of winter storage vehicles all of which detracted from the marketed image. Apparently things had slipped and changes were afoot.............check before booking. A great location for Marlborough and its adjacent delights, visit the Valley of the Stones. We left heading south to Salisbury, though a trunk road it was hard work, twisty, often narrow lots of villages and with sections of poor surface.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Our winter trip in our 20+ Hymermobile motorhome
Both Sheila and myself had an enjoyable trip back to Postern Hill after a break of 10 years, we had a relaxing time and with the freindly advice from the wardens walked from the site to Malborough via the forest! We would recommend this site to all as it has both tranquillity and beautiful surroundings in abounds! Looking forward to our return visit this year.
Happy Days
We have just bought an American RV, Postern Hill was the maiden voyage.. We had a great time, There was a lot to learn, and lucky for us we had chosen the right site. The staff at Postern Hill were brilliant, they helped us out no end and went totally above and Beyond the call of duty. We had problems with the electrics on the day we were due to leave. Pete & Ian came to the rescue and helped us out. We had to leave the RV there and return to Collect it the next day after they had charged the batteries and put the slide outs away. We had the Grandchildren with us and the boys had more than enough to keep them busy. Max our dog was in his element, there were no major restrictions on him. A massive thank you to Pete, Lorraine .. Ian, & Jules , who make Postern Hill the great site it is. We will be back soon, and would recommend the site to anyone...
First Timers
My 6 year old son and I stayed over night at Postern Hill last night. (16/8/14) This was our first attempt at camping. The site is very easy to locate and booking in was super easy. The site managers were very friendly and helpful. The site is clean and the facilities although limited are clean and tidy. There are plenty of places to pitch up, but there are no defined pitches is more relaxed just make sure you are 6 metres from everyone else and you're good to go. This makes it feel more natural but can make initially finding a spot when it's busy a bit harder. They hire out bat detectors too which was good fun. Next to the site there is a BBQ/Picnic area which is made up of a massive area with lots of trees, bushes for kids to play in. There is no actual play area but with all that goat around you who needs a play area. For our first time it was a great site and we will definitely go back. Generally if you want a standard pitch you can just turn up but if an EHU is required then you would need to pre book. My only wish is that it had showers on site, but there is a leisure centre nearby that had showers for a ?2.15 charge.
Relaxing in the Mud
We stayed at Postern Hill over the recent wet bank holiday, the campsite was lovely and the staff friendly. When we arrived many of the pitches were a bit boggy because of the rain but we managed to find a less boggy spot, wellies were definitely required. Luckily the weather held off so we pitched in warm sunshine. The only negative was that there weren't enough sinks for washing dishes, 2 sinks for a site with 170 pitches is really not enough, especially as when you managed to get a free sink there was no hot water left.
Jim and Nicky review of Postern Hill
My wife and I were very lucky with the weather-May bank holiday weekend, the hottest so far this year! We had an epic 5 day break here, the site is absolutely gorgeous. We were allowed to pitch where we liked (keeping to the 6m rule) and found a nice secluded spot near a big bush where we had an enormous amount of birds popping in!! The forest is huge and we spent a whole day there walking. Marlborough is a delightful little town only a short walk as is Tescos and a BP garage. The main road near the site is very noisy but it didn't spoil our break. Toilets are adequate, clean and presentable. Plenty of waste and CDP points and EHU posts if you need them. Definitely recommend it and we would definitely return.
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