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The history of yurts and their modern use at Hidden Valley Yurts 

Yurts are portable tents traditionally used by nomadic people in Central Asia. They have been used for thousands of years and are still used today as temporary or permanent homes, as well as for ceremonial and recreational purposes. The word “yurt” comes from the Turkic language and is thought to have originated in the ancient Central Asian steppes. The first yurts were made from animal skins stretched over wooden frames, and were used as portable homes for nomadic people who lived in the harsh desert and steppe environments. These early yurts provided warmth and shelter from the elements, as well as a place to store and transport the nomads’ belongings. 

As the nomadic people of Central Asia began to settle down and establish permanent communities, yurts continued to be used as homes, but they also became associated with wealth and status. Yurts were often decorated with elaborate designs, just like ours at Hidden Valley and were used for ceremonial purposes, such as wedding and funeral ceremonies. In modern times, yurts have gained popularity around the world as a type of alternative accommodation. They are often used as holiday accommodation. Today, our yurts are made from a variety of materials, including canvas, nylon, and other synthetic fabrics, and are equipped with modern amenities such as electricity, and wood burners. However, they still retain their traditional circular shape and strong connection to the nomadic cultures of Central Asia. 

Yurts offer a unique and exotic holiday experience that combines the comforts of modern living with the rustic charm of traditional tents. Our yurts are spacious and comfortable, with high ceilings and plenty of natural light, and can be equipped with a variety of amenities such as electricity, heating, and plumbing. One of the main advantages of staying in a yurt is the ability to connect with nature. Our Yurts are set up in the beautiful natural setting of the Wye Valley and provide a front row seat to the stunning views and sounds of the surrounding environment. 

In addition to the natural surroundings, our yurts offer a cosy and comfortable atmosphere that is perfect for relaxing and unwinding. They are boldly and beautifully decorated with comfortable furnishings and have amenities such as plush bedding and cosy blankets, making them a perfect place to escape from the stresses of everyday life.  A stay at Hidden Valley is also a great choice for those who want a unique and memorable vacation experience.

Overall, yurts offer a unique and exciting holiday experience that combines the comforts of modern living with the rustic charm of traditional tents. They are a perfect choice for those looking to connect with nature and escape the stresses of everyday life, and provide a memorable and enjoyable glamping holiday experience. 

Book your stay with us here , or give us a call on 01600 860723

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