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Top Places to Camp with a Caravan in UK

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

If you’ve never experienced a caravan camping holiday or vacation in the UK, you have been missing out on a great way to see the beautiful countryside and landscapes of one of the world’s most pristine countries.  In recent years, the camping holiday or vacation has become one of the most popular activities in the UK.  The following is a list of the better camping areas that will provide you and your family with some beautiful scenery while enjoying a wide range of activities and quality time together.

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CornwallCharlestown is the location for the top caravan camping site in this area.  Broad Meadow House is an ideal destination from early May until late September when the nights start getting a bit chilly.  Deluxe tents are available, including a daily breakfast for around £20 ($32).  Located close to blue seas and the harbor area, Charlestown is a poetic place to enjoy when camping with family and friends.


Dorset – on the coastal side of the County of Dorset, situated near the Jurassic Coast Beach is Eweleaze, the preferred camping destination in the region for those who want to camp close to the water.  It features great opportunities for fossil hunting, swimming, or just walking the beach and offers a longer camping season than most other areas in the UK (March through October).  A family of four can camp here for around £14 ($22).


East SussexWowo, Uckfield is going to be your best option in the East Sussex area for numerous reasons because of the wilderness activities and events you can participate in which include:


  • archery demos
  • courses for fire and knife crafts
  • survival skills
  • workshops for yurt-building


You will not find a better caravan camping site for the money as sites run as little as £10 ($16) for a family of four.


North YorkshireRosedale Abbey is the top pick for a camping destination in this region.  The area’s popularity stems from the opportunity to have a true camping experience complete with activities such as dam building and rope swinging while enjoying some great outdoor weather in the process.  Additionally, the surrounding mystical moorlands and the winding river add a bit of eeriness to the area.  A family of four can enjoy camping here for a mere £14 ($22).


Although the four campsites mentioned here are some of the top picks, their popularity necessitates that you don’t delay making your reservations well in advance.  You might want to consider other areas such as:


  • Northern England Region – the Lake District (Coniston) and Low Wray (Windemere)
  • Southern England Region – Burnbake (Dorset) and Tom’s Field (Langton Matravers)
  • ScotlandBig Sand Holiday Center (Gairloch, Highlands)
  • Wales – Glanllyn Lakeside (Lake Bala – northern Wales) and Tryweryn National Whitewater Center


Hotels in UK

St. Mark Hote RoomSt. Mark Hotel- London
Average Price: €57
Average Rating: 6.9

Hotel Britannia RoomHotel Britannia- Manchester
Average Price: €34
Average Rating: 6.8

Cairn Hotel RoomCairn Hotel- Edinburgh
Average Price: €42
Average Rating: 7.2

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Venere Travel Blog writer will joce

Will Joce is a recent graduate from the London School of Economics who has a morbid fear of working in an office. As well as travelling and writing he has worked in the UK Parliament and as a press monitor. Refusing to follow advice and get a real job he will soon be beginning a Masters degree at St Petersburg State University

2 responses to “Top Places to Camp with a Caravan in UK”

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  1. Rachel Phelps says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 00:02

    Never camped in the UK before, but we are planning a trip out there next year and it sounds like a new way to see some of the countryside. Thanks for the suggestions.

  2. Luggage says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 17:25

    i rarely go camping but its something i love doing!

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