8 Top Scenic Places to Visit in Britain by Caravan
Caravan owners do enjoy the freedom of the open road, and caravan touring presents the opportunity to reach some spectacularly scenic spots around the British Isles and beyond.
Here’s a roundup of caravan sites close to some of the most stunningly beautiful places Britain has to offer.
Once you've arrived, you can jump on bikes or simply stroll out into the countryside to enjoy the delights of Snowdonia, the Norfolk Broads, Yorkshire Dales and many more iconic landscapes.
And let’s not forget the how cost effective caravan parks can be – cheap, comfortable accommodation up close to nature and all its wonders!
Polmanter Touring Park, St Ives, Cornwall
The wild coastal beauty that has attracted artists for centuries is Cornwall's biggest selling point. Polmanter Touring Park is an ideally positioned family camping and caravan park set in stunningly beautiful surroundings – and all within walking distance of the picturesque fishing port of St Ives.
Pitching up here, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Cornish coastline from St Ives Bay to Trevose Head some 40 miles away. It’s an ideal spot from which to explore the world-renowned West Cornwall Peninsula – rugged coastline, quaint fishing villages and melting sunsets will be right on your caravan’s doorstep.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
Cashel Campsite, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Scotland
There’s nothing bonnier than the shores of Loch Lomond, and touring in this part of Scotland can be truly rewarding. Several campsites and small caravan parks can be found along the Loch and within the Trossachs National Park.
Surrounded by ancient forests, breathtaking mountains and glittering waters you'll enjoy the peace and harmony of this uniquely Scottish wilderness.
Cashel is an open campsite located right on the shores of Loch Lomond, boasting unique views of the peaceful loch and wildlife-rich surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.
Hurley Riverside Park, West Berkshire
The Home Counties may not have soaring mountains or lakes, but rural stretches of the River Thames and the rolling, lush countryside along its banks offer a real haven, tucked away from hectic city life.
Hurley Riverside Park is a much-loved site right on banks of the sedately-flowing Thames, surrounded by timeless water meadows. You can set out from your caravan and walk along the towpath to the picturesque villages of Hurley and Henley, spotting herons, swans, rabbits, and perhaps even a kingfisher along the way.
This part of the river is real ‘Three Men in a Boat' territory, and picnics on the bank are a must. Meanwhile, for history, culture and one of the world's most famous castles, Windsor is only 11 miles away.
The Lake District
Shepherds Views Holidays, Cumbria
Shepherds Views sits in an area noted for its beauty, close to Wastwater on the western side of the Lake District.
It's a great spot for cyclists and walkers, with trails accessible nearby. If you are afer something less energetic, the site is in a peaceful area with interesting local towns and sights to visit nearby. Plus, there is a lots of wildlife to spot close-by on Halsenna Moor.
Head west and you have beaches at Seascale and Drigg. Aside from Wastwater (which was voted 'Britain's Favourite View' on an ITV show), you can access the Crummock Water and Ennerdale from the campsite.
Snowdon View Park, North Wales
It's hard to beat the Snowdonia National Park for majestic, natural beauty.
This caravan park takes you to the very heart of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Once safely set up, beautiful scenery surrounds you with magnificent views of Mount Snowdon. If it's peace and tranquillity you're after, this wooded countryside setting couldn't be more calming.
But, if you're more adventurous, enjoy the mountain climbing, boating, or fishing on the crystal clear waters of nearby Lake Padarn. For many, peaceful walking to explore the beautiful surrounding Snowdonia National Park will be the perfect caravan holiday activity.
The Norfolk Broads
Clippesby Hall, Norfolk Broads
For peace, beauty and a bit of fun, visit the Norfolk Broads in your caravan. Often described as ‘Britain's Magical Waterland' the broads combine the mystical beauty of the rivers, with the fun and adventure that the whole family can enjoy being close to these great waterways.
The Broads offer much more than boat trips. Staying locally in your caravan puts you in reach of so much more, and Clippesby Hall is one of many great bases from which to explore the Norfolk Broads National Park.
You’ll be close to this unique network of waterways and lakes, as well as the delights of the Norfolk coast, with its range of beaches and coastal attractions. With good links to Norwich and Great Yarmouth, your caravan holiday at Clippesby Hall could include walking, cycling, boating, birdwatching and fishing.
The Yorkshire Dales
Wood Nook Caravan Park, Yorkshire Dales
Often considered the most beautiful county in England and long-ago dubbed ‘God's country', North Yorkshire is a must for many caravan owners.
At Wood Nook Caravan Park you'll experience the Yorkshire Dales National Park firsthand, while also being within reach of the historic city of York, and spa town Harrogate. The countryside here really does feel timeless and reassuring – woodland, fields, clear streams and majestic valleys together offer the perfect setting for visitors.
From Wood Nook you can enjoy pony trekking, fishing, nature trails, or head to Betty's Famous Tearooms in Harrogate, Ilkley and York for a real taste of Yorkshire.
The Antrim Coast
Causeway Coast Holiday Park, Northern Ireland
How about a caravan road trip that takes in Northern Ireland's legendary Causeway Coast and the magical Glens of Antrim? Families will enjoy their base at the Causeway Coast Holiday Park, close to the lively seaside town of Ballycastle. This 28-acre park commands breathtaking views over Ballycastle Bay, the cliffs of Fairhead and Rathlin Island.
From here you’ll experience the wild North Atlantic Ocean, dramatic cliffs and of course the Giant’s Causeway itself – the unique stone formation that has inspired artists, storytellers and scientists for centuries.
The most famous legend is that of Irish giant Finn McCool. Could the Causeway be the remains of the bridge that Finn built linking Ireland to Scotland? Your visit will certainly leave you captivated by this beautiful and strange stretch of coast.
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