Remember being at school and learning about all the history and culture that happened right here on England’s soil? As you get older you tend to forget all the fascinating events that occurred here in England, so why not take a trip in your motorhome to some of the most legendary sites near you?
Below we’ve picked some of our favourite destinations to learn more about England’s myths and legends. If you have your own suggestions please let us know in our comments section below or on our Facebook and Twitter pages!
Possibly one of the most famous historic sites in England, Stonehenge has baffled academics for ceturies due to its secret history. Built in prehistoric times, some believe that Stonehenge is a burial ground where people as far back as 3000 BC laid their dead to rest. Due to the fact that no-one can say for certain how Stonehenge was built or what it’s purpose is, there are numerous folktales surrounding the monument, such as that it was used in pagan rituals or that it was built by aliens!
If you think you can uncover the secret of Stonehenge then why not pitch up at the local Stonehenge Touring Park for a couple of nights which is just 3.5 miles away from the famous monument? Prices per motorhome per night including 2 people and a car ranges from £11.50 in the low season (January to early March) to £17.50 in the high season (May to September), so you better book fast!
Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon
Shakespeare: whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying that he is one of the most famous English authors in the world. This is why his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon has been meticulously preserved and is visited by thousands of tourists each and every year. Shakespeare fans will also be excited to hear that in summer 2016, Shakespeare’s final home, New Place, will open to the public for the first time.
Just five minutes down the road from Shakespeare’s birthplace is Riverside Park, an idyllic campsite that offers pitches between £21 and £23 per night depending on whether it’s low or high season. The park is based on the River Avon, meaning not only is the campsite extremely beautiful but that you can also take part in free fishing or just relax and watch the swans and ducks go by.
Pirate Walks, Bristol
Between the 16th and 18th centuries, pirates were a big issue here in the UK, however after the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise people can’t get enough of their swash-buckling adventures. The Bristol Pirate Walks are perfect for those who want to know a bit more about England’s maritime history including talks on discovery, trading, slavery and pirates. If you are travelling with young children this is an ideal day out as not only is it educational but fun too!
If you want to keep the maritime theme going when pitching up your motorhome then we highly suggest booking a spot at the Baltic Whard Caravan Club Site which is right in the city’s docklands. There’s even regular boat trips departing straight from the campsite that offers tours of some of the most famous and scenic sites Bristol has to offer!
Walking Ghost Tours, Cambridge
Warning, this is not one for the faint of heart! With over 2,000 years’ worth of history, it’s not surprising that Cambridge has a ghost or two lurking around, but do you dare go to the city’s most haunted areas? Tours start at 6pm every Friday, so you better bring your torch with you! Luckily, the tours are run by knowledgeable guides who will protect you along the way and tell you the gruesome ghost stories associated with some of Cambridge’s oldest buildings.
About 20 minutes away from Cambridge’s town centre is the Cherry Hinton Caravan Club Site which is open all year round and offers guided walking tours of nearby medieval colleges. Prices start at £6.10 per adult per night and £6.50 per pitch, however if you are going in the summer holidays it can cost more.
We hope our blog has given you some inspiration when it comes to visiting England’s historical sites. If you are planning on heading to any of these places soon let us know and don’t forget to send us a picture!
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