Best Motorhome Destinations in the UK
Summer is the best season for being out and about on the road. Whether you enjoy exploring beautiful natural landscapes, historic sites, city life or the seaside, it’s all within your reach on a motorhome holiday in England.
Motorhome travel gives you both freedom and flexibility in planning your itinerary. However it’s important to remember to book ahead when caravanning, because some popular locations and spots are filled well in advance.
Plan a UK Motorhome Holiday
Is this the year when you finally make the trip to the Lake District that you've promised the kids for so long, or catch up on history and culture at Stratford-upon-Avon? From picturesque and world famous landscapes to castles and stately homes, to say nothing of the pubs and inns, there’s plenty to choose to from, and you can have a lot of fun planning your magical mystery tour.
Of course, there are some practical things to keep in mind as you plot your itinerary, such as making sure your motorhome is in perfect condition to go adventuring. And if you don’t yet have your own, this might the year you buy a new or used one one at Oaktree motorhomes. You also need to make sure that you can find a convenient motorhome park near your detonation, and that you have confirmed reservations.
A motor home holiday is one of the best ways to visit some of the most beautiful and historic destinations in England. You can spend your days hiking, bicycling, exploring and sightseeing and then come home to your own cozy retreat. Here are some of the most popular summer destinations for traveling by motorhome in England.
1. New Forest
The New Forest is famous for the wild ponies that run free across the woods and hills.
The Forest is very old, and was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1089. It has played an important part in history, and the oldest archeological remains date back to the Iron Age. You can explore the Forest through walking and biking trails, and visit traditional pubs and villages.
Where to stay: Harry’s Field is well-planned site which makes an ideal base for exploring the countryside with its quiet lanes and hedgerows. Campfires are allowed and the site is dog-friendly.
2. Lake District
The rugged landscape has inspired generations of poets, writers and artists and this can be your year to visit the famous lakes and fells.
Remember to bring sturdy walking shoes and hiking gear, and make sure your motor home is ready for the trip as well. The roads can be steep and narrow, but the drive is worth it. You can visit the highest peak in England, Scafell Pike, walk through the landscapes made famous by Wordsworth and the Lake Poets, and see the places where Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin lived and worked.
Where to stay: Castlerigg Hall Caravan and Camping Park is located in the heart of the Lake District, close to the fascinating Derwentwater. You can take your car or the local bus service to explore the nearby South Lakes and Grasmere as well as the market town of Keswick.
Millions of people make their pilgrimage each year to the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
This is also the place to get the feel of Merrie Olde England and catch up with the latest productions at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. It can also be your base for exploring the shire counties of Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.
Where to stay: Riverside Caravan Park is located right on the river, and is ideally sited for visiting the local sights. And for the times when you don’t feel like going too far, there’s a club and restaurant at the park itself.
The Cotswolds are another storied landscape, famous for their natural beauty as well as gardens and homes with the unique look of warm gold Cotswold stone.
After the Lake District, the Cotswolds are the second largest protected natural area in England. Besides castles, museums, historic villages and hiking trails, the Cotswolds are also known for the local cheeses, which you can try at the new gastropubs as well as the old inns.
Where to stay: Mayfield Park is a welcoming family-run park right next to the Cotswolds, with facilities like free hot showers. Make this your base to explore the natural scenery and Cotswold villages as well as farms, wildlife parks and stately homes.
You’ll find thousands of years of history at Stonehenge, the mysterious Bronze Age site sitting on Salisbury Plain.
The purpose of the stone circles is not still understood and has been variously interpreted by historians, archeologists, writers, poets, New Age thinkers and many others over the years. Was it an ancient site of sacrifice or of healing? Maybe your visit will give you the answers.
Where to stay: Stonehenge Campsite and Glamping Pods is close to the historic site and also a good base for exploring South Wiltshire, Dorset & Hampshire. Campfires are allowed and there is free WiFi. You can buy local eggs, milk, bacon, sausages, butter and yogurt at the shop and there are recycling facilities as well.
With a little planning, an exciting and adventurous holiday in some of the most beautiful, historic and beloved places in England is within your reach. Your motor home is ready and waiting to take you away.
6. Other Places to Consider
These are some more popular destinations to consider for your next campervan holiday:
- Newperran Holiday Park, Newquay, Cornwall
- Blackpool and Fylde Coast
- Lady’s Mile Holiday Park, Dawlish
- Anglesey, Wales
- St Helena’s Caravan Park, Wharfedale
- Shear Barn Holidays and Touring, Hastings
- The Willows, Tewkesbury
- King’s Lynn Caravan and Camping Park, King's Lynn
- Solway Holiday Village, Silloth
- Rosewall, Weymouth
- Lyons Farm, Liverpool
- Ashton Hall Caravan Park, Lancaster
Motorhoming can be expensive so you might like to view our top campervan budget travel tips.