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AA announce the campsites of the year for 2020


The AA has announced the latest winners of its prestigious Campsite of the Year awards.

And among those celebrating is Plassey Leisure Park in Eyton, Wrexham, winner of the overall best campsite title for 2019/20 as well as Campsite of the Year for Wales.

The site’s management told us: “We are ecstatic to have won this award. Over the many years that Plassey has become the place it is today, it has always been an aspiration to win such a coveted award as this.”

The AA inspection team’s review of the site concluded: “Plassey is a truly lovely park set in several hundred acres of quiet farm and meadowland in the beautiful Dee Valley. There is so much here to entertain all age groups and to create lovely holiday memories, from a swimming pool to free fishing and use of the golf course.”

For more information, see plassey.com

The winner for England was Eye Kettleby Lakes, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire eyekettlebylakes.com and the Scottish winner was Huntly Castle Caravan Park in Aberdeenshire huntlycastle.co.uk.

There were also regional winners throughout England, including:

East Fleet Farm Touring Park, Weymouth, Dorset

Lincoln Farm Park, Standlake, Oxfordshire

Clippesby Hall, Clippesby, Norfolk

The Quiet Site, Ullswater, Cumbria

Knight Stainforth Hall, Stainforth, North Yorkshire

Small Campsite of the Year was won by Charoland Farm in Greenhalgh, Lancashire (charolandfarm.co.uk), and at the other end of the scale, Hendra Holiday Park, in Cornwall (hendra-holidays.com) won Holiday Centre Of The Year. The Glamping Site Of The Year was Llanfair Hall, on Anglesey (llanfairhall.com) while Beech Croft Farm in Buxton, Derbyshire (beechcroftfarm.co.uk) was named as the Most Improved Campsite.

An AA spokesman said: “The growing popularity of glamping, and the increasing number of luxury options available, has helped to ensure that these camping and caravanning sites remain firm family favourites for holiday destinations.

“More and more sites now provide the likes of luxury yurts and huts in addition to the more traditional family holiday options.”

All the winners will feature in the 52nd edition of the AA Caravan & Camping Guide, which includes 700 sites that have been visited and graded by one of the AA’s campsite inspectors.


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