Camper van hire the UK – General Information
The land of the Queen, castles, black and white houses, and Roman cities, the UK is an interesting place on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday. The roads are good (most of the time), the signposting straightforward, and in the majority of towns and villages there will always be a suitable place to spend the night.
The weather. Many people think that it always rains in the UK, well; it does rain but not all the time. Whatever time of year you choose for holiday be prepared for some rain, even in the summer but the best time to visit has to be from May until October. This is when the temperature rises and it’s a lot less soggy underfoot, during the summer months you’ll even need shorts and t-shirts so come prepared for every eventuality.
The variety. From the south coast all the way up to Scotland, the UK has some great places to explore. For nature lovers there are the New Forest, Forest of Dean and Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest, then there are the hills and mountains of Wales and Scotland, they might not be on the scale of Everest but the Brecon Beacons, Snowdon and Ben Nevis are quite a challenge, even when the sun is shining. For history buffs there are the beautiful cities of Bath, York and of course the capital London with all the famous sights. Finally for people who are interested in chocolate box villages there are the Cotswolds with their honey coloured stone cottages or the black and white villages of Herefordshire and Shropshire. The list goes on and on and we haven’t mentioned all the castles and modern cities yet!
Places to stay. In the areas popular with tourists there are a whole host of places to stay and that doesn’t just mean hotels, there are lots of sites suitable for motorhome rental of campervan hire vehicles too. Sites are usually found on the outskirts of the towns and cities and in many villages, even the more rural ones will have somewhere to stay the night and stock up on previsions. Some sites will be large and offer all the facilities, others will just be a field, but during the summer months be prepared for some sites to be fully booked, so if there is somewhere you particularly want to stay make sure you book in advance.
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With only 10 of the best places, this is a tough one. Just like the rest of Europe the UK has lots of history so it’s perfect for those who like ‘old things’. The British were always fighting someone, either themselves or their foreign neighbours, which means there are lots of castles and defensive structures. When they weren’t fighting they were showing off their wealth, so again that means big cathedrals, houses, and civic buildings. It’s not just about history, there are modern things to do for visitors on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday, but for the time being we’ll stick to the old stuff!
A recent survey on the perfect celebrity to take on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday put Colin Firth in first place, followed by Peter Kay, and George Clooney third. How could handsome George only get to third place? But one thing they did get right was the best destination, the Lake District, considered to be the most romantic destination in the whole country.
A motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday in the UK is a great way of seeing the diversity of the country, and whether you’ve got a week or a month, here are a few suggestions which could easily be strung together to make a much longer trip.
A motorhome rental or campervan hire is a fantastic way to experience some of the UK’s more undiscovered areas; and despite it being relatively small and having quite a large population, there are still some places considered to be off the beaten track. Here are a couple of suggestions.
Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland is a ‘must see’ city on any motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday in the UK. There are lots of things to see and do, many of them inside, which is good news if the weather is wet and windy.
Glasgow or Glasgee as it’s sometimes called, is often overlooked by visitors on a motorhome rental or campervan holiday in Scotland in favour of Edinburgh, but there are lots of hidden gems here too. The history is one of the ship building industry on the River Clyde. In the past the city was portrayed as bleak and cold, but today it ranks as the 57th most liveable city in the world.
The UK’s capital, London is brimming with history, museums, galleries, and of course some very famous shops, then there are the great theatres, great restaurants…the list is endless. Visitors on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday to the city will be glad that they have somewhere comfortable to relax after a long day because they’ll need it!
This loop around the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire takes in not only the stunning scenery that the area has to offer, but also some charming english villages ready to welcome the nomadic tourist with a pie and pint at the local pub. this 4-hour loop can be a day trip, or you could take a few days and really explore the area.
With 11,073 miles of coastline, the UK has quite a few beaches for visitors on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday to discover. To the north and east the beaches are rugged and wild and the sea can be rather ‘bracing’ at any time of year. The beaches of the west are more sheltered as Ireland that takes the brunt of the cruel Atlantic Ocean. The beaches to the south are the most calm, apart from the very southern tip of Cornwall which is where you will find some of the best surfing beaches
What can you say abut an island apart from it’s surrounded by water? The UK might be an island surrounded by the North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea, and English Channel, but it does have some very close neighbours, Ireland and France. But its not just the mainland, there are offshore islands as well, Anglesey, the Isle of White, Isle of Man and the very beautiful Scottish islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. The UK is full of very different geography experiences for visitors on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday.