As the new holiday season approaches, you’ll be keen to discover breathtaking scenery and award-winning attractions.
And there’s so much on offer right here on your doorstep. We list some of the UK’s must-see destinations and include one visitor attraction you should head for once you’ve arrived at your campsite. We’ll help you with that too by suggesting a site in the area.
1. Lyme Regis: A picturesque seaside town set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the border where Dorset meets Devon. Expect a tangle of narrow streets and shops that wind their way down to the famous 13 th century Cobb harbour.
Must see: Jurassic Coastline – covers 95 miles of stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth’s history. Visit www.jurassiccoast.com
Stay at: Shrubbery Touring Park, Lyme Regis, Dorset. Tel: 01297 442227. Web: www.ukparks.co.uk/shrubbery
2. Bath: Designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site, Bath offers some of the finest architectural sights in Europe. At the heart of the city next to Bath Abbey is the Roman Baths, which gives a fascinating insight into the bathing complex and great Roman temple of Sulis Minerva. It also boasts museums and galleries as well as theatre and vibrant street entertainment. It’s also a celebrated shopping area.
The Royal Crescent in Bath
Must see: The Royal Crescent – a stunning road of 30 houses, laid out in a crescent shape and renowned as one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture. Visit www.royalcrescentbath.com
Stay at: Bath Marina & Caravan Park, Bath. Tel: 01225 424301. Web: www.bathcaravanpark.com
3. Liverpool: This year’s European Capital of Culture has more theatres, museums, galleries and listed buildings than any other UK city, outside of London. Its history as one of the world’s great ports has left a remarkable legacy of art and architecture that gives it a distinctive look and unique atmosphere. The city is also home to Tate Liverpool, an art gallery housed in a converted warehouse in the historic Albert Dock. It is the home of the National Collection of Modern Art in the North.
The City of Liverpool
Must see: The Beatles Story – a trip to this vibrant city would not be complete without delving into the history of the Fab Four. This trip takes you on a journey into the life, times, culture and music of The Beatles. Visit www.beatlesstory.com
Stay at: Wirral Country Park Caravan Club Site, Thurstaton, Wirral. Tel: 0151 648 5228.
4. Stratford-upon-Avon: There are so many things to do and see in the area. Take a boat out on the River Avon, explore the area by a “hop on, hop off” bus or simply enjoy a stroll around its many historic houses and gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon also offers a varied shopping experience with its many gift shops, cheesemongers, jewellers, antiques, boutiques and bookshops. There are also regular farmers’ markets to help you stock up your motorhome fridge and craft events during the summer.
Must see: Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Exhibition – just as The Beatles are synonymous with Liverpool, you can’t talk about Stratford-Upon-Avon without mentioning Shakespeare. Why not explore Shakespeare’s life while in the area? Visit www.shakespeare.org.uk
Stay at: Riverside Caravan Park, Tiddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon. Tel: 01789 292312. Web: www.stratfordcaravans.co.uk