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20 best UK campsites for motorhomes
Hitting the road in your motorhome is a great way to holiday – not only do you get to experience the best that the great outdoors has to offer, but you also get to take it all in at your own pace.
But it’s not quite as simple as parking up and spending the night anywhere you want to, so you’ll want to make sure you pitch up at a campsite that offers all the facilities you need.
Here we take a look at some of the best camping places and best campsites in England and across the rest of the UK.
- Shore Caravan Site,Achmelvich, Scottish Highlands
With a stunning Scottish Highlands backdrop, and set alongside one of the most beautiful beaches you’ll find anywhere in the UK, Shore Caravan Site on Achmelvich beach is an absolute must if you’re looking to get away from it all. A word of warning though, dogs aren’t allowed on site.
Prices – From £13 to £16 per night. More information at http://shorecaravansite.yolasite.com/site-fees.php
- Keswick Camping and Caravanning Club, Lake District
Set on the shores of Derwentwater, with wonderful views across to the hills of the Lake District, this is a good-sized campsite with 250 pitches and facilities including washing machines, showers, flushing toilets, boating trips and on-site WiFi.
One of the best UK campsites for families, it features a designated ‘Parent and Baby room’, a children’s play area, and family pets are welcome on-site too.
Prices – From £9.40 to £41.20 per night. More information at https://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/cumbria/keswick/keswick
- GlenbrittleCampsite, Isle of Skye
If you want a campsite that comes with a bit of history, Glenbrittle Campsite on the Isle of Skye sits in the grounds of Dunvegan Castle, ancestral home of the MacLeod clan. As you’d expect from this remote part of the UK, there is an abundance of wildlife and you can even enjoy the benefits of a private beach.
Prices – £10 per night. More information at https://www.dunvegancastle.com/glenbrittle/campsite/
- PortLympne, Kent
Always fancied going on safari, but don’t fancy the long haul flight or vaccinations? Port Lympne is a safari park that offers pitches for motorhomes, and the chance to see over 700 animals, including giraffes, rhinos, bears, lions and tigers. At night, you can fall asleep to the sounds of a safari as the animals roam their habitats.
Prices – Prices on application. Includes entry to the park, its sister park Howletts, the Dinosaur Forest and other activities. More information at https://www.aspinallfoundation.org/port-lympne/short-breaks/bear-lodge/
- Castle Ward Georgian Mansion, Northern Ireland
Set within the 800-acre grounds of Castle Ward Mansion, this National Trust site near Strangford in County Down not only has plenty of places to explore, it offers up activities including archery, laser clay pigeon shooting and kayaking.
Prices – £22 per night. More information at https://nt.global.ssl.fastly.net/documents/castle-ward-caravan-park-prices-.pdf
- WoodovisPark, Devon
Set among an area of outstanding natural beauty near Tavistock, on the outskirts of Dartmoor, this is ideal for families wanting to visit the countryside, beach, or the nearby Eden Project. One of the best campsites in England, if you fancy spending some time on site, there’s an indoor pool, archery, a children’s play area, table tennis, and a games room.
Prices – From £26 to £39 per night. More information at http://www.woodovis.com/camping/camping-tariff/
- Glen Nevis Caravan and Camping Park, Fort William
Extending across more than 1,000 acres, and overlooked by the remnants of an Iron Age fort, this campsite is ideal for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Explore the numerous tracks on foot or by bike, and marvel at the local wildlife and, of course, Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain.
Prices – From £19.50 to £21 per night. More information at http://www.glen-nevis.co.uk/caravans
- Beryl’s Campsite, Devon
This rustic little campsite is one of the south coast’s best-kept secrets. Set in a wooded hillside, this intimate site has pitches have views over Start Bay and is the ideal spot for getting away from it all and close to nature.
Prices – From £8.50 to £29 per night. More information at https://www.berylscampsite.co.uk/copy-of-the-pitches
- The Cotswold Farm Park Caravan and Camp Site, Gloucester
Set on a working farm, this is a family-friendly site where you’ll share your holiday with rare-breed cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, horses, donkeys and ponies, and see milking and sheep-shearing demonstrations.
Prices – From £22.50 per night. More information at https://herdinghillfarm.co.uk/prices.html
- Herding Hill Farm, Northumberland
This five-star site sits close to Hadrian’s Wall and is ideal if you’re travelling with young families as it houses a playground and a petting farm with alpacas, donkeys, Shetland ponies and sheep. There’s also a sauna available in the amenities block.
Prices – On application. More information at https://herdinghillfarm.co.uk/prices.html
- AyrHoliday Park, St Ives
A stone’s throw from the Cornish fishing village of St Ives, this site has great views out to sea. Head out to Porthmeor Beach for some of the UK’s best surf and romantic sunsets, or head into town for quaint shopping and great seafood.
Prices – From £10 to £24 per night. More information at https://www.ayrholidaypark.co.uk/
- Cherry Tree Touring Park, Lincolnshire
If you’re looking to get away without the kids, Cherry Tree Touring Park is an adults-only camping park set on the Lincolnshire coast, just a few minutes from Sutton-on-Sea beach and only a 30-minute walk from the town of Sutton-on-Sea. Children aren’t allowed, but the campsite is dog-friendly.
Prices – From £20.50 to £27.50 per night. More information at http://www.cherrytreesite.co.uk/
- Home Farm Caravan Park, Anglesey
Just off the North Wales coast, Anglesey is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax in some of the UK’s most beautiful rural surroundings. This dog friendly-campsite has an extensive dog walking area, but you should take the opportunity to get out and explore the island.
Prices – On application. More information at https://www.homefarm-anglesey.co.uk/1/en-GB/Home
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- Oxon Hall Touring and Holiday Home Park,Shropshire
This family and pet-friendly site is set in the beautiful, undulating, tree-lined Shropshire countryside, close to Shrewsbury town centre, Ironbridge and the Welsh Marches. An award-winning, five-star park, it has excellent on-site facilities and plenty of pubs and restaurants close by.
Prices – From £12.20 to £14.50 per night. More information at https://www.morris-leisure.co.uk/caravan-parks/oxon-hall-shrewsbury.htm
- The Old Brick Kilns, Norfolk
A spacious 13-acre park, set in the beautiful natural countryside just eight miles from the stunning beaches along the North Norfolk coast. Family and pet-friendly, the park has a rural feel to it and is divided into wooded pockets and open areas.
Prices – £15 for a minimum three night stay. More information at https://www.old-brick-kilns.co.uk/prices/
- Blair Castle Caravan Park,Perthshire
Sitting in the shadow of the historic Blair Castle in the village of Blair Atholl, this family-oriented park is set around nine acres of open green space, which also houses a play area and a putting green. You can also tour the surrounding estate on a Segway. The park is also close to the Cairngorms National Park.
Prices – From £20 to £40 per night. More information at https://blair-castle.co.uk/
- Concierge Camping, West Sussex
Located in West Ashling, this luxury, award-winning, family and pet-friendly site is the perfect base if you’re looking to explore the South Downs and Goodwood, or take the plunge at any of the area’s Blue flagged local beaches.
Prices – Start at £35 per night. More information at https://www.conciergecamping.co.uk/
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- The Orchards Holiday Park, Isle of Wight
The perfect base for exploring the rugged coastal paths and beautiful sandy beaches of the Isle of Wight, this peaceful campsite sits on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And you’ll have breath-taking countryside views no matter where in the park your campervan is located.
Prices – From £19 to £37.50 per night. More information at https://www.orchards-holiday-park.co.uk/
- Bath Chew Valley, Somerset
This adult-only park is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet, with pitches set amongst lawns, shrubs and flower beds, and is surrounded by a magnificent country park. Pet-friendly, the site has an on-site dog walking area and championship fishing lake.
Prices – From £24 to £36 per night. More information at https://www.bathchewvalley.co.uk/
- Riverview Caravan Park, Angus
With breath-taking views across the River Tay, this five-star rated resort is bordered by a beautiful sandy beach and a championship golf course, and surrounded by rolling hills and the sweeping Scottish countryside. It’s also just five miles from Dundee, so all the amenities of one of Scotland’s most famous cities is on your doorstep.
Prices – £25 per night with a two-night minimum stay. More information at http://www.riverview.co.uk/
Make sure your insurance is sorted
If you’re planning on touring the UK in a motorhome or caravan, it’s important to make sure you’re fully covered, whether on the road or on the campsite.
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