More and more people in the UK are turning to caravanning getaways as an alternative to expensive foreign holidays, and with the price of caravans making it an affordable and cost effective holiday solution, it’s no surprise!
Just because you’re staying in the UK doesn’t mean you have to compromise on adventure, excitement or beautiful destinations – exploring England can be a wonderful way to spend your summer, or even winter, holidays.
Have a look through 7 of the best UK caravanning destinations to find your next getaway!
#1 The Peak District
The Peak District is home to one of England’s most amazing national parks – surrounded by impressive moorlands and sensational landscapes, it has many beautiful little stone villages for you to explore and make yourself at home in.
There’s plenty to do to keep you and your family busy – visit Arbor Low, an amazing prehistoric site, high up in the dramatic surrounds of the moorlands, taste a traditional Bakewell pudding, cycle down the famous Monsall Trail or visit the stunning Chatsworth House Estate with a beautifully kept house and garden.
The Peak District tourism website has a huge selection of caravan sites for you to choose from, so it’s easy to find the perfect base to explore this beautiful region.
Somerset, or the Land of the Summer People, is a friendly place to visit in the heart of the West Country. It has something for everyone, with stunning costal scenery and spectacular countryside to explore, and of course an array of famous local ciders for you to sample!
With many famous landmarks, such as Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge, bustling market towns and exciting castles for you to explore with your family, there’s always something to do. And with Glastonbury Festival, as well as many other yearly events – such as September’s Somerset Arts Weeks – you’re bound to find a reason to visit this beautiful and busy part of England.
Have a look on the Somerset tourist website to explore the different caravanning sites you could stay at.
#3 New Forest
The New Forest is a beautiful way to experience nature and is a real haven for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, with plenty to explore in a unique setting. It’s a wonderful place for children and adults alike, with countless farmyards, wildlife parks, museums and gardens – and even wild ponies wandering through the forest!
You can even visit the grave of Alice Liddell – the inspiration behind Lewis Carroll’s famous Alice in Wonderland! So if you’re looking for somewhere secluded and inspirational for your next getaway, visit The New Forest tourist information website for a place to set up home!
#4 North York Moors
The North York Moors is another of our striking National Parks, and it’s no surprise with a combination of spectacular moorlands, coastal paths and secluded valleys making it the perfect place to experience The Great Outdoors.
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to relax or adventure, you’ll find it all here. With 12,000 archaeological sites and historic seaside towns like Whitby with the abbey ruins, and Scarborough with the largest outdoor theatre in Europe, there’s plenty to do and lots to discover.
With a many great caravan parks for you to stay in, you’re sure to experience one of the best British getaways when you stay in the North York Moors.
Dorset is home to many award winning beaches, as well as scenic countryside and ancient, historic sites. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to sample some exquisite local seafood and relax in beautiful surroundings, or take the children on an adventure along the Jurassic Coast to hunt for fossils, there’s something for everyone.
With the Maiden Castle, which is the largest Iron Age hill fort in Britain, dating back to around 600BC, and the famous Cerne Abbas Giant, an amazing 180 foot tall figure carved into a hillside in Dorchester, there are some spectacular sites to explore.
You can even take part in some water sports in the famous town of Weymouth – which hosted the sailing and wind surfing in the 2012 Olympics.
Have a look on the Dorset tourist website to find out more and explore the different caravanning sites you could stay at.
#6 Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight offers an array of traditional seaside resorts and well-kept beaches, making it the perfect family holiday destination. Just half a mile away from the Portsmouth coast, you can experience some real maritime history at the town of Cowes, and even visit Carisbrooke Castle where Charles I was imprisoned.
There’s 500 miles of footpaths for you to explore, and a packed schedule of music festivals, including the popular Bestival; there’s always something new to experience on the Isle of Wight.
Visit this Isle of Wight holiday site to explore the attractions available and the many caravanning destinations you could set up base at.
Whether you want to visit the spectacular White Cliffs of Dover, or you’re want to explore the rich cultural heritage that Canterbury has to offer, Kent is a wonderful caravanning destination for people of all ages.
Often called The Garden of England because of its many orchards and hop gardens, there’s cobbled streets, fresh fish and the famous Creative Quarter with many art galleries open to the public – so there’s always something new to do and see.
Kent has many fantastic caravan parks for you to set up base – visit the Kent tourist information website to find your perfect location.
This is just a small selection of the wonderful places in England that you can explore, and stay in the comfort of your own caravan. Whether you’re looking to experience the nature and adventure of Cumbria and The Lake District, want to see the contrasting beauty of the scenic beaches and the impressive countryside of Norfolk, or fancy a stroll down Blackpool’s wonderful Pleasure Beach – England has many fantastic caravanning sites for you to choose from.