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UK Motorhome Hire

Posted on: Thursday 4th of February 2016

UK Motorhome Hire

Hire a motorhome and tour the UK at your own leisure.  The Top 10 UK places visited in a LandCruise motorhome include:

  1. Brighton
  2. The Eden Project
  3. Stonehenge
  4. Bath
  5. The Cotswolds
  6. Windsor Castle
  7. Oxford & Blenheim Palace
  8. Snowdonia
  9. Lake District
  10. The Scottish Highlands & Islands

Alternatively have a look at The Great British Bucket List

Touring the South Coast – East

Places to Stay

Recommended campsites Local to Us
Recommended campsites West Sussex
Recommended campsites Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Recommended campsites East Sussex
Recommended campsites Kent

Things to See

  • Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
  • Fishbourne Roman Palace
  • Chichester Cathedral (look for the Chagall window)
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Leeds Castle
  • Shepherd Neame Brewery, Faversham
  • Battle Abbey and site of the Battle of Hastings
  • Brighton Royal Pavilion

Resources

Visit The Beautiful South
Love Sussex

Town Parking

Canterbury – New Dover Park and Ride
Chichester – Chichester Gate Leisure Park

Touring the South Coast – Central

Places to Stay

Recommended campsites in the New Forest
Recommended campsites Dorset

Things to See

  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard with HMS Victory, Mary Rose and HMS Warrior
  • Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
  • Titanic Museum, Southampton
  • Paultons Park, Theme Park with Peppa Pig World
  • Winchester Cathedral
  • Marwell Zoo
  • Beaulieu National Motor Museum
  • Jurassic Coast with Durdle Door in Dorset

Resources

Visit Portsmouth
Visit The New Forest
Visit Dorset

Town Parking

Portsmouth – Pay and Display Havant Street
Dorchester – Top o’town car park commercial area
Winchester – St Catherines Park and Ride

Touring Devon & Cornwall

Places to Stay

Recommended campsites Devon
Recommended campsites Cornwall

Things to See

  • Torquay – English Riviera
  • Dartmouth Steam Railway
  • The Big Sheep – family attraction, Bideford
  • Brixham Harbour
  • Polperro Fishing Village
  • Eden Project near St Austell
  • Lanhydrock House and Garden at Bodmin
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • St Ives Surfing Centre
  • Flambards Theme Park, Helston
  • Port Isaac – Where Doc Martin was filmed
  • Tintagel castle – King Arthurs reputed birthplace

Resources

Visit Devon
Visit Cornwall

Town Parking

Polperro – Pay and display
Truro – Langarth Park, Park and Ride
Tintagel -King Arthurs P&O Car park
Exeter – Marsh Barton Park and Ride
Torquay – Shedden Hill Car Park

Touring Somerset, Wiltshire & Berkshire

Places to Stay

For the Berkshire area stay at Hurley Riverside Park nicely situated on the River Thames.
For Stonehenge and surrounding area Salisbury Camping and Caravanning Club is regularly used by us For Bath the Marina campsite is central or the Blackberries Camping Park is a good base and set near the very beautiful Bradford-on-Avon
Also try:
Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park at Langport
The Old Oaks Touring park, Glastonbury

Things to See

  • Wells Cathedral
  • Bath Roman Baths
  • Street – Clarks Village (outlet centre)
  • Stonehenge
  • Salisbury Cathedral
  • Old Sarum
  • Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey is filmed
  • Windsor Castle
  • The Making of Harry Potter studio tour
  • Legoland

Resources

Visit Bath
Visit Somerset
Visit Wiltshire

Town Parking

Bath – Lansdown Park and Ride
Windsor – Alma Road Coach Park
Salisbury – Southern Site Park and ride (Britford)

Touring the Cotswolds & Central England

Places to Stay

There are some great Caravan Club Sites throughout the Cotswolds and surrounding counties. Some are located within walking distance of towns and villages. Others are close to country parks and attractions. See Bladon Chains Caravan Club site (located next to Blenheim Palace), Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Cirencester Park, Moreton-in-Marsh, Tewkesbury Abbey, Warwick Racecourse.

Also worth a mention are:
Oxford Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Riverside Caravan Site, Stratford
Tudor Caravan Park, Slimbridge
Cotswold Farm Park, Cheltenham

Things to See

  • Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
  • Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village and Motoring Museum
  • Broadway Tower
  • Cleeve Hill – highest point in the Cotswolds
  • Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
  • Hidcote Manor
  • Oxford
  • Slimbridge Wetland Centre
  • Stratford-upon-Avon – RSC Theatre and Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • Warwick Castle

Resources

The Official Cotswolds Web Site
Visit Warwickshire
Visit Oxford

Town Parking

Oxford – Redbridge Park and Ride
Stratford-upon-Avon – Leisure Centre Car Park
Warwick – St Mary’s

Touring Wales

Places to Stay

Camping in the Forest has a site inside Snowdonia National Park called Beddgelert set in the Beddgelert Forest with close access to the Snowdon Mountain train.
On the north coast near to Anglesey is Platts farm Camping which receives very good reviews.
Barcdy Caravan & Camping Park is well placed for visits to Portmeirion and Snowdonia.
Further south the Porthclais Farm campsite is ideally situated for St Davids and the Pembrokeshire coast.

Things to See

  • Mount Snowdon and Snowdonia
  • Portmeirion Italian style village
  • Walking in Brecon Beacons
  • Wales Millennium Centre
  • Cardiff International White Water
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Hay on Wye

Resources

Visit Wales
Go North Wales
Visit Mid Wales

Town Parking

Cardiff – council run Caravan Park close to city centre
Rhyl – Beach car park
Caernarfon – free car park behind Morrisons
St Davids – St Davids Visitor Centre
Carmarthen – park and ride

Touring The North West

Places to Stay

Again the Caravan Club have well placed sites for many of the attractions in the North West.  Chester Fair Oaks and Much Wenlock (Telford) are ideal.

Other recommendations include
Recommended campsites in The Peak District
Alton the Star Camping and Caravanning Club Site – Stoke on Trent
Royal Vale Caravan Park, Knutsford
Willowbank Holiday Home and Touring Park, Southport
High Bank Farm, Blackpool

Things to See

  • Telford, Ironbridge industrial world heritage site
  • World of Wedgewood
  • Alton Towers theme park
  • Chester – Roman city
  • Peak District – Bakewell, Matlock and Buxton Towns
  • Old Trafford Tour – Manchester United’s stadium
  • Coronation Street set – Manchester
  • Chatsworth House – Peak District
  • Pennine Way – hiking
  • Liverpool’s Cavern Club and Beatles Museum
  • Blackpool – Golden Mile, Blackpool tower, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and the Illuminations (September and October)
  • The Lake District
  • Scafell Pike – highest point in England

Resources

Visit Lancashire
Visit The Peak District
Visit Liverpool
Visit Cumbria

Town Parking

Chester – all park and rides have parking areas for high vehicles before the barrier
Carlisle – Devonshire Walk car park
Bakewell – Agricultural Business Centre
Blackpool – Lonsdale car park (adjacent to Blackpool FC)
Liverpool – Brownlow Hill/Copperas Hill (privately owned)
Telford – Ironbridge Gorge Museum

Touring Scotland

There are many places to try in Scotland mainly because of the vast expanses of mountains and lochs. I would recommend that if you want to visit Scotland as part of a trip to Britain, your length of hire needs to be at least two weeks unless you want to spend your time just travelling on motorways.

Places to Stay

One of the most popular sites used by a lot of our customers is the Glenmore Caravan and Camping Club Site at Aviemore
If you are planning to visit Gretna try Braids Caravan Park
In Dumfries is Beeswing Caravan Park
Going further north to Glasgow, Strathclyde Country Park Caravan Club Site is ideally situated for the Glasgow area
Also try:
Edinburgh – Slatebarns Caravan Park
Oban Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Achindarroch Touring Park at Duror

Things to See

  • Edinburgh Castle/Edinburgh Zoo
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Holyrood House
  • Glasgow School of Art with the Rennie Mackintosh tour
  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
  • Jacobite Steam Train – as seen on Harry Potter films
  • Loch Ness
  • St Andrews – the home of golf
  • Scotch Whiskey Distilleries – there are many, all over Scotland
  • Highland games – from May to August at different locations
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
  • Gretna Green

Resources

Visit Scotland

Town Parking

Gretna Green Visitor Centre
Edinburgh – Ingliston park and ride, near airport
Inveruglas – parks on banks of Loch Lomond
Hawick – Common Haugh

Touring the North East

Places to Stay

For Stunning views Old Hartley Caravan Club Site at Whitley Bay is the place to go – however it is a members only site.
In North Yorkshire in the North York Moors National Park and The Yorkshire Dales National Park there are many campsites, Recommended are Harrogate Caravan Park and Brompton on Swale Caravan and Camping Park

For York try York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site – a short walk to the city – and for Lincoln, Camperuk Leisure ParkThie campsite has a well-stocked fishing lake for those who like to fish.

Things to See

  • Angel of the North – Gateshead
  • Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle
  • The Arts Centre in Newcastle
  • Durham Cathedral
  • North York Moors National Park and Yorkshire Dales
  • York – The Shambles, York Minster, National Railway Museum, Yorvik Centre
  • Bettys Tea Rooms in Harrogate
  • Lincoln Cathedral and Castle
  • Burghley House

Resources

Visit Yorkshire
Visit Lincoln

Town Parking

Berwick on Tweed – Castle Gate
Holy Island – Chare Ends
Whitley Bay – St Marys Island
York – Bar Park and Ride and Rawcliffe Park and Ride
Lincoln – The Lawn car park

Touring East Anglia & Cambridgeshire

Places to Stay

Things to See

  • Sandringham Estate – the Queens Norfolk Residence
  • Sheringham and Cromer resorts on North Norfolk Coast
  • Norwich Cathedral and Castle
  • Norfolk Broads
  • Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
  • Africa Alive, Lowestoft
  • Sutton Hoo
  • National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket
  • Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridge
  • Kings College Chapel, Cambridge
  • Southend Pier – longest pier in world

Resources

Visit Norfolk
Suffolk Tourist Guide
Visit Cambridge
Visit Essex

Town Parking

Cambridge – Trumpington Park and Ride
Norwich – Costessey Park and Ride
Bury St Edmunds – Ram Meadows