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.

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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.

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


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Very nice
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Great setting in the forest and close enough to Marlborough for the pub. Good space for children to play.
Unit Type: Tent
Lack of facilities
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Postern Hill is a beautiful campsite in a lovely location but is badly let down by the inadequate facilities. The toilet block is a disgrace,old,cramped and to make matters worse when we were there at a busy time 1 out of 4 ladies' toilets was out of order. A decent toilet block with showers is badly needed. We know people who would love to camp there but who are put off by the facilities.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Not such a warm welcome!
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Having read the other reviews on this site, everyone seems to have had a warm welcome except us! We arrived mid-day mid-week and the office was locked. The sign said "we're probably working on site come and find us". Well we had a good look round and couldn't find anyone. Eventually we roused a man who we found asleep in a deck chair, who seemed surprised that there was no one in the office. He was a member of staff and used his mobile to call a lady who eventually unlocked the office from the inside. She told us in no uncertain terms that the office was closed between 10am and 4pm and that she had locked the door as she was "doing paperwork". She spoke to us as if we had been exceptionally rude in disturbing her and we felt very uncomfortable. In any event, the sleeping man then assisted us in finding a pitch and was very helpful. I gather the very brusque lady may have been his wife. This is not to mistake her for the other very lovely lady from the office, at a time when it was open, who helped us with buses on a different day. We have stayed at other camping in the forest sites and had a very warm welcome and a very lovely time, but I'm afraid our experience at Postern Hill was rather spoilt by this incident right at the outset of our visit.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Great time
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Second time staying here and even though the site was full it was just so peaceful and relaxing.... stayed for two nights with a few of our extended families. Staff so friendly and helpful. Kids were little disappointed that the little shop was gone so hopefully this will be back soon.... Only thing that would make this place even better would be showers... see you again soon x
Unit Type: Tent
A short break spoiled by thoughtless campers
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We are Veteran members of the C&CC in our 35th year and are long standing tent camping enthusiasts (ALC and TTFCG sections). We booked a 3 night grass pitch stay at Postern and were treated extremely well on arrival by the site wardens who found us a secluded spot away from the main area. Sadly, on the second day a large group of mainly tent campers pitched in an open area about 50 metres away from us and began forming a tight circle at spacing which appeared far too close. It turned out they were celebrating a wedding which they certainly did until well after normal quiet time. So sadly we did not have the magical time you suggested and left the site a day early. We do not blame the site wardens who would not have fared well in our opinion if they had tried to interfere but do think people who ignore the rules and upset others like this should be blacklisted and refused future bookings.
Unit Type: Tent
Hidden gem
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This was an absolute amazing experience. I had booked somewhere for a very large family get together not knowing what the site was like. We were tucked away in our own little field and felt we could really relax. The children had endless fun playing on fallen trees and making shelters in the woods. I would say this is a perfect site for children and adults alike, with enough space to not be on top of each other and lots of areas of peaceful nature filled calm. And amazingly there was a beautiful walk to the shops, seemingly hidden but very doable.
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Perfect for families and dogs
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We were looking for a campsite that would accommodate our large dog (Rhodesian Ridgeback) and had felt that being near to a forest would work well. We couldn't have been more thankful to discover Camping in the Forest and Postern Hill. This being our first time camping in the UK (having previously camped in South Africa many years ago), it was an excellent experience. We stayed two nights, and spent most of our time either on the campsite or in the forest. Gave me many good memories to back up those I have of camping in very similar circumstances back in SA. Perfect location for families and dogs, with a safe environment for children to run/scoot/cycle around, lovely picnic area nearby, and a fantastic forest to explore beyond. Thank you for making it an experience to remember. We will return!
Unit Type: Tent
Lovely camp site
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We had a brilliant time camping here. It was so calm and quiet on the Thursday night. It got a lot busier on the Friday night but still didn't feel crowded. The facilities are great and well maintained and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I don't think we could have chosen a better place for our first family camping trip!
Unit Type: Tent
Beautiful campsite in wonderful forest close to delightful town
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We received a very warm welcome and great care was taken to find the ideal spot for us, close to our friends. The camp site is beautiful - set in the most amazing forest. We spent many hours wandering through the calm of the trees, enjoying the ancient oaks which were well marked. Despite the site being incredibly peaceful it is a short walk to Marlborough - a lovely town to visit with excellent restaurants and pubs. In normal circumstances the four ladies toilets would be more than adequate but on the Saturday night we were there about 120 teenage girls descended creating huge queues last thing at night and in the morning.
Unit Type: Tent
Good site
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Lovely setting - perfect for the Savernake Forest and for Marlborough. Wardens helpful and friendly. Facilities adequate but cramped and "elderly" and issues concerning hot water. Showers are surely a must in the 21st century. The state of the washing facilities makes the site dubious value for money.
Unit Type: Camper Van
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