See Britain like never before with an eye-opening road trip!  September 25th, 2018

 

You needn’t shout it for the rooftop! We’re all aware of the historic wealth, and natural beauties held within cosmopolitan Great Britain but are we conscious of the best way to savour her stunning features? If the answer is a resounding no, a shaky maybe or a confident, resounding yes, we’ve got a road trip route that can teach the masters of travel and amaze eager new travellers. The best way to get about you journey is either by campervan or motorhome hire. Why? Britain is a fantastic location for a self-drive holiday! The landscape becomes your very hotel! You’ll be one with nature, all the time! Wave off stagnant, dismissal views and stuffy travel itineraries! Your “hotel” goes wherever you do which means you’ll enjoy many a starlight nights over campfires, waking by right in time to catch the early surf plus and have the ease of planning or hanging travel plans with zero loss! Get in touch with Camperbug for motorhome and campervan hires and we’ll connect you with eager vehicle owners and explorers across the UK! Mix and match or restrict the itinerary as you please. You’re sure to see the best in Britain!

 

When should I plan my journey?

 

If you’re eager to see the beautiful British countryside in full bloom plus more, anytime between April and October is a good choice. Beware of summertime travel as roads and attractions tend to get packed! Motorhomes and campervans are near impossible to book and so are big attractions like Edinburgh Military Tattoo. For summertime travel, it’s best to make reservations and book tickets in advance to avoid the frenzied holiday rush and possible price hikes!

 

Road trip option 01 – Savour the great in Great Britain

 

The ride from one of the globes most toured cities, London, to one of Europe’s most attractive capitals, Edinburgh, offers a thorough view of England’s wide-ranging beauty! Your journey will have you sashaying through Britain’s vast wealth of ancient history, natural beauty, striking stops and an infusion of very British locations! Do a Beyoncé and “go ape”! Take time to explore perceptive topics at museums, walk through crumbling castles and more! Giddy-up pard!

 

Destinations you’ll explore:
 
London
Bath
Oxford
Stratford-Upon-Avon
Manchester
York
Lake District
Edinburgh

 

Estimated number of travel days:
 
12 – 25 nights

 

Itinerary:

 

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London: Spend 4- 7 nights here and be sure you:

• Step inside one of many distinguished museums in the capital
• Take a twirl around the Tower of London
• Drink in stunning vista’s from London Eye
• A red double-decker bus tour is a must!

 

- Drive to Bath – 2 hours and 45 minutes
 
 

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Bath:Natural hot springs and Georgian architecture is just a slice of Bath’s delights! A stay of 1 – 2 nights is ample time to savour:

• View the ancient Roman baths by flickering torchlight
• Visit in at the prehistoric standing stones of Stonehenge
• Ogle at fashion new and old at the Fashion Museum
• Relish the delights of a Sally Lunn bun (first recorded in 1780, Bath)

 

- Drive to Oxford – 1 hour and 45 minutes
 
 

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Oxford: Home to 38 colleges, a prestigious university and a cosmopolitan population, you’ll need a two 1- 2 night stay in the city. Must-see attractions in Bath include:
 
• A visit to the esteemed University of Oxford (also the oldest university in Britain)
• Natural springs! See the museum Roman baths or dive in at Thermae Bath Spa!
• River Punting is a must! Don’t miss out on this unique sport!
• Gaze away at Georgian architecture

 

- Drive to Stratford-Upon-Avon– 1 hour and 15 minutes
 
 

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Stratford-upon-Avon: Stay over a night or two in the medieval town Shakespeare once called home! Doused in 800-year old history and a lively community! Don’t miss:
 
• A visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace and other vital Shakespearean landmarks
• A theatre production at the Royal Shakespeare Company. The group rarely tours so this may be your first and last opportunity!
• A tour around the market town that comprises of many ancient buildings and attractions
• Walk through Europe’s biggest butterfly farm! Observe the many stages of a butterfly’s lifecycle in a tropical – rainforest habitat
 

-Drive to Manchester – 2 hours and 45 minutes
 
 

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Manchester: Celebrated for a diverse population of 3 million residents, a booming music industry, thriving nightlife, the bustling city of Manchester is also a prime location for arts, media and education. Stay over for 1- 2 nights and:
 
• Look at the impressive collection of football memorabilia at National Football Museum
• Tour the oldest public library in the world – Chetham’s Library!
• Old Trafford stadium and museum for further insights into Manchester’s football journey
• Glide over the Manchester network of Canals and learn how the city prospered during the industrial revolution
 
*Find an easy Manchester motorhome hire with Camperbug!
 
-Drive to York– 1 hour and 50 minutes

 

 

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York: Take 1 – 2 nights to truly enjoy the city. Founded by the Roman invaders, serving as the capital of Viking territory, Jorvik, take a walk along the cobbled city streets as you visit:
 
• View the towering medieval York cathedral –the largest in Northern Europe!
• Drop in for an informative visit to the York Castle Museum
• Walk through The Shambles for antiquated cobbled streets and 14th-century buildings
• Shop till you drop in North Yorkshire or savour café – culture
 
- Drive to Lake District – 1 hour and 50 minutes
 
 

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Lake District: Lakeland or lakes is an exciting blend of forests, mountains and lakes. Not only are you setting out to see England’s largest and most famous National Park, but you’ll also pass bustling settlements like Kendall! Camp for 1- 2 nights as you experience:
 
• A chance to hike and camp among glorious sceneries
• Take a step back in time to 1770’s as you walk through the childhood home of distinguished poet William Wordsworth
• Swim, fish or take a tour on one of the numerous glittering lakes
• Enjoy a slab (or two or three. We won’t judge!) of Kendall’s much-loved mint cake!
 
- Drive to Edinburgh – 3 hours and 40 minutes

 

 

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Edinburgh: Scotland’s capital is well-known for its sassy citizens, independent music scene, glorious scenery, historical attractions and unending festivals! You’ll need to stay 3-5 nights to full savour:
 
• The hustle, bustle and culture of the city of Edinburgh
• Explore Edinburgh castle but be warned! It’s quite haunted! Take an Edinburgh castle haunted tour if you’d like!
• Take a revealing ride through Scottish and world history at the National Museum of Scotland
• 90,000 species of animal call Scotland’s land, seas and air home. Take time to enjoy flora and fauna around you!

 

We’ll add more great road trips soon but til then, take a look at these 07 stunning locations in Wales!

 

 

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