10 trips every campervan or motorhome owners must make!  August 27th, 2018

If you own a campervan and motorhome, chances are you’ve embarked on many incredible adventures around the UK. Great Britain is a wealth of scenic, historic and vibrant cities that overflow with historic monuments, ancient architecture, jaw-dropping countryside views, events, and festivals plus Michelin star rated eateries and modest yet cheerful pubs! Here’s a list of things you simply must savour in your motorhome or campervan! Are you looking for a motorhome or campervan hire? Camperbug has you covered!

 

10. Wake up to sound of the waves in Cornwall

 

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Comprising of arguably the best coastal campsites, Cornwall is home to many campgrounds ranging from ultra-hip and posh to the more modest0family run establishments. We’re partial to Bay view farming campsite which operates 11 months of the year and provides superior views of the nature sanctuary of  St George’s Island plus Looe Bay. Another top pick would be Ayr Holiday Park in St. Ives that packs in magnificent views of the coast and is in proximity to the fabulous surfer friendly Porthmeor Beach. Find a Cornwall campervan hire, here!

 


09. Marvel at the endless Glens of Antrim

 

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The Glens of Antrim consist of nine glens and can be viewed on the 25 mile Antrim Coast Road. You’ll pass a number of charming villages, and many festivals operate on the glens. Stop at Ballygalley to view the castle, or relax on the beach!

 

08. Get lost in the Galloway Forest Park

 

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Stretching from the sea to the mountains, Galloway Forest Park provides breathtaking and diverse views of moorlands, forests, heather-covered hills and more! The region is also the only Dark Sky Park in Scotland and offers prime stargazing opportunities for 7,000 stars and planets!

 

 

07. Take a day to discover Black Mountain Pass

 

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Black Mountain road needs no introduction. The twisting and curving road covers the western region of the Brecon Beacons National Park and is known for the unique views along the 32.3 km road! Round hairpins bend for supreme scenery and miles worth of clear visibility! The stretch of road gained popularity after its feature in Top Gear! Beware of tractors and sheep!

 

 

06. Take the heavenly drive from Land’s End to St Ive’s

 

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Cornwall serves as a superb motorhome or campervan holiday destination and is home to many delightful coastal drives! Start your journey at the headland of Lands’ end and proceed south towards the picturesque town of St Ives. You’ll have a hard time concentrating on the road as beautiful coastal sights shimmer to your left!  Take advantage of Cornwall’s many stunning beaches!

 

 

05. Visit the charming Cotswold

 

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The Cotswold is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and contains honey-hued towns, quaint churches and lavish manor house plus endless meadows that cover 800 square miles! The region is home to delectable fares like Gloucestershire Old Spot pork, and your meals will be prepared by cooks who never auditioned for Kitchen Nightmares! Pop in when the annual Cheese-Rolling and Wake where you’ll have a chance to view the quirky folks of the area chase after a wheel of cheese down a steep hill! Many pubs in the Cotswold’s claim to be the oldest brewery in the region!  We don’t mind, because almost all the pubs here carry a unique charm, many consisting of ancient, refurbished constructions and traditional interiors. Drop in at Porch House, and you’ll see what we mean! Part of the house is said to date back to AD 947!

 

 

04. Take part in the National Three Peaks Challenge! 

 

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If you’re an avid mountaineer, then grab a few friends and attempt to conquer the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in a period of 24-hours. The three mountains you’ll need to hike up are Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. The challenge is used to raise money for charities. If you’re not quite up to scaling a mountain just yet, the region is home to a host of fantastic campervan and motorhome campsites!

 

 

03.  Try the fastest zip line in the world!

 

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The Velocity 2 zip line over Penrhyn Quarry will send you zooming 500 m over the shimmering quarry lake! The natural stone quarry has been in operation for over 400 years, and the slate in the quarry is 500 years old! If you’re not squealing the whole way, you’re in store for a treat of unbelievable views and one whopping adrenaline rush!

 

 

02. Get cheesed off and tiddly at a cheese and Cider tasting in Somerset

 

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Somerset is home to many independent cider and cheese producers and cider festivals!  Countless farms offer cheese and cider tastings, and you’ll have a great chance to join in with the locals at one of the regions most prized treats!

 

 

01. Drink it up at the Great British Beer Festival!

 

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Take part in one of the globes biggest beer and cider festivals! Volunteers bring in good ales, international beers and authentic ciders which will are dispensed to the sound of live music! There is a large variety of snacks and street food to keep rumbling stomachs happy plus many pub games! Take home a pub book or learn from the experts who will offer free tutoring demonstrations during the festival. Just remember to find a secure campsite in London before the binge-drinking!

 

 

Have we missed out a stellar campervan or motorhome attraction? Let us know in the comments below or drink in the beauty of Western England and Wales!

 

 

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