8 Of the Best Caravan Holiday Destinations Around the UK

Owning a caravan gives you the complete freedom of the open road, and anyone who loves the countryside should take full advantage of this. Traveling with a campervan allows you to have beautiful landscapes right on our doorstep all the time but there are a lot of other good reasons to go on a campervan vacation. You get to reconnect with nature, make the most out of your budget, you can stop anywhere you want to and take your own pace. If you’re planning a holiday in the UK, traveling around can be quite expensive and caravanning around the country is a great way to save a few extra pounds. Sounds interesting? Keep reading, here are some of the best caravan holiday destinations in the UK.

First Things First

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Before you set off, you need to have a few things in place. Of course, you will need to make sure the caravan is packed, but you also need to make a few safety checks. Make sure you have a working fire alarm , your first aid kit is fully stocked, the tyres are fully inflated and the water tanks are filled before you go.

Another important consideration is to make sure that your caravan is insured. Owning a caravan can be costly and finding the cheapest caravan insurance means you can spend money on what really matters, like great holidays with your loved ones. Quotezone.co.uk allows you to compare caravan insurance to find the best deal for you. Before choosing your cover, using a price comparison website such as this could save you a lot of cash and help you to find a policy that suits you.

With that being said, let’s see which are the best caravan holiday destinations in the UK.

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

If you want to take your caravan to Scotland, Loch Lomond is one of the first places you should visit. At least if you like being surrounded by clear waters, dramatic scenery, and forests galore. Cashel on Loch Lomond is an open caravan and campsite leaving uninterrupted views of the rolling countryside and the stone cottages of the ancient Luss village. The place is a part of the Trossachs National Park.

The Lake District

Lake District caravan holiday UK

The Lakes are full of breath-taking sights and things to do. There are plenty of walks for those who like mountain climbing and even for those who want to take a casual stroll in the country air. Wastwater is a great place to stay near to, as you can easily access Keswick and other surrounding areas. The local towns are full of unique shops and dainty cafes to grab a coffee after a walk around the lake but it’s safe to say, no matter where you stay in the Lake District, you will enjoy some jaw-dropping views.

Western Cornwall

Western Cornwall

Cornwall is another spectacular place to visit and if you get the right weather, even better. The beaches in Cornwall are beautiful and there is plenty to do – from surfing to hiking, Western Cornwall is a popular caravan destination for couples, friends and families. If you do choose to explore Cornwall, head to Polmanter Touring Park for some amazing views of the shore.

The Antrim Coast

Giants Causeway

If you fancy heading off overseas in your caravan, then the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland is a fabulous caravan destination. If you want to take your caravan on a road trip, the Causeway Coast is one of the best routes you can take. After all, it has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1988 for a good reason. While you’re there, you also shouldn’t miss the Giant’s Causeway where you can see 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that appeared as a result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption..

Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales not only provide magnificent scenery, they also put you close to York, which leaves you with plenty to do. York is home to many museums, art galleries, restaurants and attractions for both old and young. If you enjoy a bit of fun mixed with a bit of history, why not participate in a late night ghost walk around the city or visit the York Dungeons? If you prefer city breaks in your caravan, the Yorkshire Dales provide the best of both worlds.

The Norfolk Broads

Norfolk Broads

If you enjoy water sports or want to take your children on an entertaining holiday out in nature, the Broads offer just that. Not only can you get peace and serenity, you can also indulge in many water activities, such as boating, cycling, fishing and canoeing.

Snowdonia

Snowdonia

For natural and majestic beauty, Snowdonia in North Wales is the perfect place to set up your caravan. If you have always wanted to climb this Welsh mountain, now is the time to do so but even if mountain climbing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of activities and things to see around. There are many walking routes leading to the top of the mountain and the nearby lakes are great fir people who like boating and fishing activities. Drinking a cup of tea in the morning looking out at Mount Snowdon really is the best way to start a day.

Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames

Finally, if you live near the capital, Henley-on-Thames should be on your list of places to see. Whilst it may not offer lakes or mountains, there are plenty of picturesque villages to explore along the Thames River. Set up your caravan and begin to discover a side to the River Thames you didn’t even know existed.

To sum up, travelling the UK by caravan is one of the finest ways to get the best views and cheapest accommodation. Purchasing or even renting a caravan is a great investment if you wish to travel a lot and explore the great outdoors.

Useful resources for traveling to the UK

First things first, if you don’t have travel insurance for your trip to the UK, consider using World Nomads.

Are you also planning to take tours in the UK? I recommend Insight Vacations tours. Book through my link and get 15% off.

Next, for the cheapest flights to the UK, book through Air France’s Discover the World at a Low price and save up to 50% on flights to the UK.

Also, if you’re traveling to the UK and you’re a student, get the cheapest flights on STA travel.

And last but not least, if you want to rent a caravan, use this Outdoorsy offer to get 10% off on all caravan rentals.

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30 thoughts on “8 Of the Best Caravan Holiday Destinations Around the UK”

  1. I’ve had my fair share of camping but never caravaning. I’ve always wanted to make a big road tour around Europe and a caravan seems like the way to go. I checked some renting prices and they aren’t as extreme as I thought.

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  2. Holidaying on Caravan also helps in saving a lot of time and money. Your article is an excellent source of information for those who are planning to go for their first trip by caravan.

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  3. What a fantastic article! I used to go caravanning as a kid and I look back at those days really fondly, even if we couldn’t afford to go abroad. Loch Lomond is sublime for a caravan or camping holiday.

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  4. I haven’t done a caravan holiday since I was a kid and we went down to our local beach to stay in our caravan (which was about 20 minutes drive away). But I think the UK would be a great place to do it. Thanks for reminding me of all the great natural scenery there is to see in the country. I’m inspired to go out and look in our backyard more.

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  5. I recently did a campervan trip to Iceland which was my second after the first one in the UK almost a decade ago! We did not visit any of the places you mentioned here, we went to Wales instead but that’s exactly why I want to return, I would love to explore Scotland and Northern Ireland in a caravan. Especially Loch Lomond and The Lake District, these two places look gorgeous and exactly the kind of places one should explore in a caravan!

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  6. This is our kind of travel! Last year we build ourself a camper van and travelled around south of Europe for 4 month. And a month ago we lived in a 4WD car for 5 month driving on West coast of Australia. It was awesome!
    We thought of coming to Europe next spring and do another European road trip and we have been thinking a lot about the UK. I am glad we stumbled upon your post because thanks to it, we might actually try exploring this part of Europe! So beautiful and serene! Snowdonia and Cornwell..just wow!

    How easy was it to wild camp in the UK?

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  7. We never really thought of taking a caravan trip for a visit to the UK. But your blog post makes it sound so good. I can see why you started with Loch Lomond in Scotland. Those beaches in Cornwall would definitely call to us. We just recently got back from Northern Ireland. And we definitely would want to head back down the Causeway Coast. Wales has been on our list for some time. The majesty of Snowdonia is evident. Especially since I did not see any snow!!! Thanks for the link to the Outdoorsy offer for rentals.

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  8. Whenever I see a caravan in the UK, I am reminded about the TV show about the travelers (gypsies). Regardless, your photos are breathtaking. Each spot looked more spectacular than the last. To wake up with those views outside your caravan step must be amazing! I love the beautiful coastline in Western Cornwall.

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  9. I went to the Lake District earlier this year and had a wonderful time. I love the beautiful scenery and being able to walk between the towns. I was also in Wales near Snowdonia, but didn’t get a chance do any hikes in the park. It looks beautiful and will definitely need to include on my next UK trip!

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  10. I’ve never had a caravan holiday, maybe it’s just me, so I’m fascinated by this. I can definitely see the benefits of it, and the destinations are captivating. I’ve not yet been to Snowdonia or the Norfolk broads so these are the places I’d mark off the list first.

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  11. Somehow I never considered a caravan vacation when I was in UK! Ofcourse Loch Lomond’s pristine natural beauty is absolutely gorgeous and to be able to park your caravan at a vantage point and be able to wake up to this mesmerizing beauty would be one amazing experience.
    I somehow missed Lake District when I was in UK and I do regret it! Anyways that gives another reason to visit UK…
    Is Dorset caravan friendly as well? A trip around the Jurassic coast and Durdle door would be amazing too…

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  12. We were just talking about renting a caravan and touring the U.K. We could go as slow and far as we’d like! Thanks for putting together a great itinerary–you’ve saved us so much time in the planning.

    We’ll definitely be exploring the Yorkshire Dales. It’s long been on our bucket list. Beyond that, we still need to narrow down our choices. You’ve offered so many good suggestions!

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  13. I would love to do a caravan holiday. What fun it is to just stop anywhere, cook and eat while traveling, park at your favorite places and then start again. I am sure its isn’t as easy as it sounds but its gonna be so much fun. We do have some caravan experiences in India too. I would love to go for a caravan holiday in Yorkshire dales and Antrim Coast.

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