The summer of the ‘Great British Staycation’ is upon us: with many of us looking to stay in the UK as opposed to going overseas.

After long stretches of time indoors, safely exploring some of the picturesque rural areas that the UK has to offer has become the popular choice: and camper van hire has seen a surge in demand.

A survey held by the National Campervan Council found that 77% of people saw a UK camper van holiday as an appealing option this year – and it isn’t difficult to see why.

Why Camper Van Holidays are in Demand

Camper Van holidays combine the flexibility of safe, socially distant travelling with the cost effectiveness of staying in the UK. They also mean UK holidaymakers don’t lose out on stunning views and a host of warm weather activities – like hiking or heading to the beach.

There’s never been a better time to embrace the open road, and experience the freedom of travelling to the UK’s most scenic spots.

The Lake District

The UK’s favourite National Park, the Lake District is an iconic British holiday location. The stunning scenery of dramatic mountains and winding rivers makes it one of the finest camping destinations in the UK. 

From boating on Windermere to scaling Scafell Pike, there’s an endless list of fantastic places to see and things to do in the area. If you’re looking for camper van sites in the area, the Camping and Caravanning Club have a generous list of options.

Lake Windermere, the Lake District

Our top pick: Bowess on Windermere Camping and Caravanning Club Site.

Scotland

Scotland and the Scottish Highlands are another must see area – and getting behind the wheel to explore all they have to offer is a brilliant holiday option this summer. Campsites throughout Scotland are now open, so you can enjoy the magnificent scenery from Loch Ness to the Isle of Skye.

The Visit Scotland website has a comprehensive list of campervan areas and sites to choose from, so you can explore the beauty and thrill of the winding highland roads and scenery with ease.

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Our top pick: Skye Camping and Caravanning Club Site.

Cornwall

A go-to choice for any seasoned camper van owner, Cornwall’s vast range of camper van parks provide something for everyone. 

From small, secluded countryside sites to larger coastal areas – head to the Visit Cornwall website to see their huge range of camper van friendly sites. 

Cornwall, Sennen Cove

Our top pick: Sennen Cove Camping and Caravanning Site.

Devon

Devon’s beautiful coastlines and incredible countryside make it a popular destination for camper van owners to explore. With Dartmoor National Park nearby – the rich history and dramatic scenery of the area are another popular holiday destination.

It’s also host to a number of award-winning holiday parks and camper van sites: details of which can be viewed on the Visit Devon website.

Devon Coast

Our top pick: Dartmouth Camping and Caravanning Site.

Brecon Beacons, Wales

The Brecon Beacons are another stunning area of the UK that’s easy to access and explore by camper van. 

A multitude of nature reserves and ancient woodland make it perfect for rambling, or the Black Mountains and Central Beacons are great for more experienced climbers. To browse the Beacons’ range of sites, head to their website.

Brecon, Wales

Our top pick: Brecon Beacons Caravan Club Site

Rent a Camper Van for your Holiday

Our modern, refurbished and luxurious VW camper vans are the perfect companion for any trip on the open road. Our VW T6 camper van is a Highline specification vehicle, that comes with all the standard Highline equipment, including:

  • Climatic air conditioning.
  • Cruise control.
  • Heated windscreen.
  • Auto headlights and wipers.
  • Thatcham category 1 approved alarm and immobiliser.
  • DAB touch screen radio with Bluetooth connectivity.

With additional ‘First Night Essentials’, ‘Birthday Weekend’ and ‘Ultimate Comfort’ packages available – get in contact with us today and kick off your staycation with us. 

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