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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 throughout the year, though no showers. Other facilities include chemical toilet disposal, dishwashing facilities, drinking water taps and more.

All electric hook-ups are 10 amp.

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

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Lovely site, close to Ancient sites
Our first time winter camping was very successful on this lovely site. It's a short (but steep and muddy) walk into Marlborough or a 5 minute drive, so all the options for eating in warm pubs are very close. Fabulously close to the Avebury site and so we were able to enjoy a long walk around there as there was no long drive home at the end. We were surprised how busy the forest was (it was the school holidays) but some amazing trees, plus we listened to owls and muntjacs at night. The site is well maintained, grassy and not muddy like another camping in the forest site we've stayed on.
Unit Type: Caravan
Beautiful venue
Stayed here for one night prior to a family get-together for lunch in Marlborough. Lovely venue in the forest, and not busy. Really nice walks in the forest directly from the site. Pleasant walk down through the trees into Marlborough, but VERY muddy in winter, and dark on the way back, so bring walking boots/wellies and a torch! Very helpful manager - let us stay until after our lunchtime meeting, and towed us out when we (predictability) got stuck in the mud! Toilet block basic but clean. Would benefit from having showers too, but not a big problem if (like us) you have washing facilities on board.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Beautiful woodland setting
Friendly site in a beautiful natural woodland setting. Well maintained
Unit Type: Caravan
Great site in a beautiful setting.
Though the weather at night was doing it's best to put off camping when the first two named storms of 2018 rocked the site during our stay, we could not help but love this site. The setting is magical, on the edge of the Savanake forest which is beautiful with miles and miles of forest walks. This is one of the smallest Camping in the Forest sites, equipped with all but showering facilities, which we did not find difficult. It is just a short walk from Marlborough, (allow 30 minutes to the town centre), a supermarket is a 10-15 minute walk away via a forest trail, so it is easy to stock up with groceries and ice, which we will remember for our next visit! Staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. This was the second Camping in the Forest site we had stayed at in 2018, and Postern Hill did not disappoint on any level even though the UK weather (at night) more than lived up to its reputation! We will be coming here again in 2019 for certain. Loved it.
Unit Type: Tent
We had a fantastic time on this beautiful site
This was our third stay and we love this site. The trees are beautiful and the site has a lovely atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful. Best of all is the easy access to the forest with a network of great trails
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Quiet and hassle free site
For this time of year out of school holidays it was a very very quiet site.WArdens were pleasant but please have more info at your disposal over bus times and facilities.What you need to bear in mind is that this site is set on a hill.The handy footpath to the outskirts of the town is great going down it but coming back up it was a struggle.Buses do not stop on the main road to pick up and drop off.The nearest bus stop going to eg Salisbury is from the base of the footpath or in town or half a mile away from the site entrance on a very busy road. However the site layout is good.You can choose your own spot depending on preference for electricity or not. We will return here for the peace, quiet and tranquillity and the blackberries.Cycling in the forest itself was very easy to access and again undisturbed. Looking forward to a return stay.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Postern Hill Campsite Marlborough wilts
I have been going to Postern Hill for many years this year I left my caravan for a number of weeks Rob, Jeanette ,Tom and Karen the wardens are very lovely and helpful people and keep the camp very tidy I have 2 dogs and it is great to be able to walk straight into the forest I would recommend the site for a holiday
Unit Type: Caravan
Lovely site easy access to lots of places. The camp site was clean and really quiet.
Unit Type: Tent
Joyous, refreshing and a lovely stay
Booked a 5 night stay with three dogs, chose the sight because it enabled me to take all 3 dogs on holiday. The site was perfect and I will definitely be back, the proximity of the forest - on the doorstep with easily accessible pathways and tracks. Did not need to leave using my camper as the town was easily accessible on foot as was the local supermarket. Staff could not have been more helpful and the toilet/washing up area was a credit as always neat, clean and tidy whenever visited during my stay.
Unit Type: Motorhome
The site was great, could have been slightly bigger but it was a bank holiday in all fairness. The reason I’m leaving the review is the staff. All of them were great, but one lady in particular stood out to me. I can’t remember her name, but she was in the cabin when we arrived on Saturday evening around 6:30. She was absolutely fantastic, very warm and friendly, told us all the information we needed to know about the site, and was just an absolute pleasure to deal with. She had to ask us to extinguish our bbq because it was after 10pm (sorry about that!) and even then she was so pleasant and polite. She really made the experience enjoyable and she’s a credit to your camp site. We will be returning!
Unit Type: Tent