Castle 'glamping' site
Leeds Castle has been given permission to offer a camping
experience with a luxury twist.
The historic venue was last night told it could push ahead with
plans to build a 'glamp' site on a disused vineyard in its
Victoria Wallace, chief executive of Leeds Castle, sold the idea
of glamorous camping to members of Maidstone council's
The idea of 'glamping' allows people to enjoy the outdoors but
instead of a sleeping bag on the muddy ground and stocking up on
tinned food, they can snuggle up in a bed and go to the fridge if
they fancy a snack.
It has been made famous by Kate Moss, who chooses to camp in
style at festivals such as Glastonbury, and the cast of
The Only Way is Essex.
Despite concerns from neighbours about noise and added traffic,
members voted in favour of the eight tents and associated
Mrs Wallace said the site would have a medieval theme to
compliment the Grade I listed castle.
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