Despite all the shivering we’ve done during the recent period of cold weather, this time of the year is an exciting time for motorhomers as it’s when they plan their holidays for the coming year.
With spring just around the corner, the prospect of sitting outside your motorhome with a glass of wine in hand and the smell of barbecue filling your nostrils is not that far away.
Here, we suggest some areas of interest that you might want to consider when planning a tour of the UK from north to south or vice versa or just a few days away in the ‘van. We’ll also recommend a nearby campsite too!
South East England
Renowned for its beautiful gardens and parks, this region also played an important role in the military history of Britain, which many sites pay tribute to.
Visit Dover Castle
Dover Castle and Secret Wartime Tunnels. Take a tour that recreates the dramatic conditions experienced in World War Two by hundreds of servicemen and women who worked secretly in the operations’ nerve centre – the very place where Sir Winston Churchill and Vice Admiral Ramsey masterminded the evacuation of Dunkirk. Web: www.dover-kent.co.uk.
Hawthorn Farm, Station Road, Martin Mill, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom, CT15 5LA. Tel: 01304 852658. Web: www.keatfarm.co.uk
As frequent travellers you’ll know that this region is at the hub of Britain’s road network! But it offers so much more than just excellent transport links as it is home to the beautiful Cotswolds, to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon to the Black Country’s modern architectural design sitting alongside villages from the Victorian era.
Coventry Transport Museum
Coventry Transport Museum. See the world’s largest collection of British road transport located in the birthplace of the British cycle and motor industry. It’s home to the likes of land speed record cars and ‘bone-shaking’ cycles. Web: www.transport-museum.com
Dodwell Park, Evesham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Tel: 01789 204957, web: www.dodwellpark.co.uk
Home to seaside delights, the Lake District and the beautiful Pennines, this region really does offer something for everyone. Enjoy its many museums, country houses and cosy pubs.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Pleasure Beach. OK, we could have gone for something a little more cultural such as a museum but Blackpool is not all about stag dos and kiss-me-quick hats. In fact, if you’ve got the kids or grandkids with you, they’ll have hours of fun on the Pleasure Beach, enjoying its many rides and attractions. Web: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com
Windy Harbour Holiday Park, Little Singleton, Blackpool FY6 8NB. Tel: 01253 883064, web: www.windyharbour.net
Choose from mountains, vibrant cities or idyllic countryside – you don’t have to venture far into this country to find something to do. Ideal as a holiday destination in its own right, Scotland is also the perfect place for a short motorhome break.
The Tweed Valley. Although it boasts rolling countryside and picture-postcard towns and villages, this area is also known for its ruined abbeys, particularly those that date back to the 12th century at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose. There’s many ruined castles too to go and see, which are relics of a turbulent past. www.visittweedvalley.co.uk
Crossburn Caravan Park, Edinburgh Road, Peebles, Scottish Borders EH45 8ED. Tel: 01721 720501, web: www.crossburncaravans.co.uk
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