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Prices From £13.10 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW
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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Far from family friendly
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Visited the site with my friends over a weekend break. There were 12 children under the age of 14 and 7 adults so a sizeable group. There were too many restrictions for the children which has put us off ever returning. Either the site should have a family specific area that accommodates children, away from adult-only campers, or the site stops advertising itself as suitable for families. After our two night stay we felt victimised. We were accused of incidents on the site that weren’t our doing and frankly felt unwelcome.
Unit Type: Tent
Really lovely ideal for dogs
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This is our second stay here as it's perfectly located for one of our hobbies nearby. The staff are really lovely and helpful and being able to order your pain au chocolate for the following morning is a real treat. The site is superb for dogs as you are straight on the forest where they can be in 7th heaven running through the trees and chasing squirrels.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Great site shame about the showers
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We spent four days at Postern Hill. A lovely site with flat pitches and electric hookups, situated on the edge of the Savernake Forest. The town of Marlborough is within easy walking distance as are a network of paths in the forest. We found the purchase of a forest map from reception invaluable. Avebury is a short drive away and well worth a visit to see the Neolithic earthworks, burial barrows and stone circles. The staff were pleasant and helpful and the site well maintained. Our only concern was the lack of shower facilities which for a site this size is bordering on the unacceptable. I do hope that this situation is remedied as it lets down what would otherwise be a very pleasant and enjoyable experience.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Fantastic!!!
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Wonderful site with the best wardens you could ever ask for. The wardens are warm welcoming and go out of their way to help you out, Rob and Jeanette are just wonderful people. The very minor downside would be the toilets, which could have been a little larger and included a shower, but meet they meet your needs for what they are. I would recommend this site to anyone. It is easily accessed by the main road but you could hardly hear the passing traffic, with the added benefit of the entrance gate being locked at suitable times and unlocked early enough for any departure keeping all young-ones safe. Thankyou again to Rob and Jeanette for such a delightful stay.
Unit Type: Tent
Great place great people
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I have just spent the weekend at the site with a group of my Cubs. the site was perfect for what we needed. It is very clean and tidy and well looked after. It was very busy but it didn't feel it as there was so much space and the whole place was very relaxed. The added benefit of the gate being locked at night made us all feel very safe. Rob and Jeanette couldn't have been more welcoming. They are amazing people doing an amazing job. Thanks guys we will be back very soon. It is a shame that I can only choose 5 stars as I would have given more
Unit Type: Tent
Standard but lovely
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We had a wonderful weekend here all made so much better by Rob one of the many friendly helpful staff there, Rob went beyond to make sure we we're all comfortable and happy, what a lovely bubbly chap. Camp is basic but has everything we needed to enjoy a great outdoor weekend
Unit Type: Tent
Dire facilities
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A lovely relaxed site with very friendly and helpfull wardens. Only negative is the toilet facilities block which in my opinion should have been condemned years ago! Could be a five star site if this is addressed asap.
Unit Type: Motorhome
alright
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big campsite next to a busy road so can hear cars can be tricky to reach by cycling since cars go fast on the road has a 50% discount for backpackers with no car, but is hidden away on the website and could not figure out how to use it. Was going to ask at reception but was closed when i arrived (9/10pm) and closed when i left (5/6am) also no showers toilets are clean but require access code, can't see much of a reason for that since the campsite is in middle of nowhere. overall a decent campsite
Unit Type: Tent
Wonderful as always
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This was our second visit to Postern Hill. Why - because it is so relaxed and the forest is so beautiful. Our hosts are friendly and helpful which also makes a difference. The forest has a wonderful atmosphere and its a few minutes walk from your pitch. You can get lost as a couple we saw cycling did. On the third pass we called out were they looking for the campsite and directed them back. Everyone who stays there enjoys the forest so much they want to come again. As you walk through you look up at these huge tall trees, and just when you can’t think they get any bigger or taller you come accross one that is. There are glade areas, and the forest has different feel in different parts. Our highlight was to see a new born fawn stumble to its feet and gingerly follow Mum off into the bracken. We saw many deer, and several different kinds. Of course there are hundreds of squirrels and plenty of birds singing their hearts out. If you haven’t been here then you must. There is a large Tesco a few minutes off road walk from the site, and Marlborough is another 15 minutes or so further up the road. Visit Coates Water if you go near Swindon and walk around the lake (2miles). The only downside is the road is quite close, but it didn’t seem to bother anyone. Accessibility - Almost all the forest trails are good for a bigger type mobility scooter. There are plenty of good surface roads for pushchairs and smaller scooters. No styles. We came across one barrier that was down but I got off and pushed my scooter under it. We went on all the grassy trails, even the small ones with my off road scooter and a larger 3 wheel one for my husband. So its all good if you need freedom to wander up the bigger tracks on even the smaller car boot scooters, plus fun for the bigger ones on other trackers.
Unit Type: Caravan
Fabulous
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A lovely site. Super helpful and friendly staff Freedom to pitch where you choose Many fabulous walks through the forest Pizza available Friday and Saturday evenings Breakfast rolls and croissants too A clean and tidy welcoming site Very dog friendly Could only be made better by having a shower block but I knew it didn't when I booked, it would in my opinion make it the perfect site with this addition
Unit Type: RV Motorhome