A tradition that goes back centuries, caravanning is a staple of British holidaymaking that represents the freedom to create a home from home without breaking the bank.
In anticipation of English Tourism Week, an annual campaign set up to celebrate the exciting, diverse and vibrant sector, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite campsites from this great nation for you to add to your bucket list.
With over 3000 caravan sites across the UK, there are plenty of locations with incredible vistas and natural features to choose from which are also suitable for motorhomers too. Here are our top picks of some of the most impressive places to appreciate from your lawn chair.
Wheal Rodney Holiday Park, Cornwall
It’s easy to see why Cornwall is one of the most visited regions in the UK, combining a universally British love of pastry and ice cream with seemingly endless stretches of stunning beaches and natural landscapes.
Wheal Rodney Holiday Park perfectly encapsulates this. A mere 20-minute walk away from the tidal island of St Michael’s Mount, a man-made causeway separates you from an ancient castle and some of the most inspiring views to be found anywhere on the British Isles. It’s also accessible by boat should the tide be against you.
As well as containing all of the features you’d expect from a modern caravan site, including electric hook up as standard, there is also a superheated indoor swimming pool onsite should the sea prove too cold.
Hill Cottage Farm Caravan Park, Dorset
Immerse yourself in 40 acres of pristine New Forest countryside. This private and family-owned site provides hardstanding, fully serviced pitches complete with dividing hedges for extra privacy.
With several award-winning parks, trails and market towns within a few miles of the site, there’s plenty to do and see while enjoying the local greenery. Our top picks include the Heavy Horse farm park for an educational and conservation centric day trip as well as Stonehenge – the Neolithic wonder of the world just a short drive away.
Coniston Park Coppice Caravan Club Site, Lake District
Cumbria and Caravanning are practically synonymous with each other. Based near the shore of Coniston Water, this site combines the beauty of the lakes with a base for endless activities.
From hiking and biking to any number of water sports, Coniston Park is nestled within 63 acres of National Trust woodland, its central location making it ideal for exploring the whole National Park. Imaginatively landscaped, pitches are grouped in open glades for the easiest possible access to the attractions of Coniston Water and beyond.
If water sports aren’t your thing it’s only another 1.5 miles to Coniston Pier where you’ll find relaxing steamboat rides, as well as gondola and boat, which you can hire to go at your own pace.
Glororum Holiday Park, Northumberland
Considered a hidden gem by many, we’ve no problems with helping to spread the word about a pitch near one of the most aesthetic coastlines in the world (in our opinion!).
Family owned and run, facilities include hardstanding pitches and a central heated laundrette complex with washing machines, tumble dryers and ironing facilities as well as an on-site shop to pick up any handy items you might have missed.
The location is where Glororum truly shines through. The closest caravan park to Bamburgh, a walk down the nearby beach provides incredible views of the imposing Bamburgh castle perched just above one of Britains finest beaches.
Foxhill Park, Yorkshire
Our top pick finds itself in this position because it truly has a bit of everything.
The Ryedale district is famous for its market towns, historic attractions and coastal resorts. With the village of Claxton on your doorstep, you’ll find a plethora of shops, cafes and history as well as great transport links to York and Scarborough from the bus service just 10 minutes walk away.
For rural rambling, you’re just a stone's throw from “God’s Country” and the Yorkshire moors for hiking, biking, horse-riding and much more, all set in pristine and unspoiled countryside.While these stunning destinations deserve to be celebrated during English Tourism Week, the same might not be said for the weather. If we’ve inspired you to visit any of our favourite sites, make sure you’ve got your cover at the ready.
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