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Touring Caravans - Advice from the caravan experts

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The complete touring caravan guide. Including advice about buying a touring caravan, travel destinations, readers stories and inspiration about making the most of your touring caravan.

Guide Contents


Introduction to touring caravans

Everything you ever wanted to know about Touring Caravans.

Wether you are buying a touring caravan, looking for advice or inspiration about where to go in your touring caravan, or just seeking some advice, you will find everything you need here. Written by the experts at Caravan Magazine with contributions from our experienced readers and enthusiastic touring caravan owners!


Buying a touring caravan

So, you've decided you like the idea of owning a touring caravan, attracted by the sense of freedom and the prospect of taking your family on grand adventures in the UK or abroad. It's an exciting time, but buying a touring caravan is a big decision. So here we have some guides, advice and top tips for you when buying your touring caravan.

# The ultimate buying guide

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Buying a touring caravan: the Ultimate Guide

After all, buying a caravan – whether that's new or used – is a major investment. Our Ultimate Guide to Buying a Touring Caravan will help you answer all your questions. Do not buy a touring caravan without reading this first!

# Essential caravan accessories

Follow our guide to the essential equipment that you can’t leave home without. We offer expert advice on the essential accessories that will enhance your caravanning lifestyle and make your caravan tour even better.

Essential Accessories   


Choosing a touring caravan

FAMILY TOURING

What's the best family touring caravan?

Buying the best family touring caravan will provide your family with a passport of discovery to some of the most magical holiday destinations. There are plenty of family touring caravan options from all the caravan manufacturers. To get the best family touring caravan for you just be sure to do your research and follow our top tips and advice.

TOURING WITH TEENS

10 cool caravans for touring with teens

10 touring caravan models (plus 6 extra to consider) that are ideal when your resident teenager reaches adult height and wants their space (away from you).

BEST INTERIOR

Best interior design for a touring caravan

Winner: Eriba Touring Troll Ocean Drive. A variant of the classic Eriba Touring, this is a distinctive caravan inspired by the classic American leisure vehicles of the 1950s and we love it!


Touring caravan travel advice

Caravan magazine is full of great advice. Here are some of our great articles about travelling with your touring caravan, including visiting france, touring with dogs, great british food and keeping warm in winter.

  • Caravan touring in France

    Touring caravan holidays in France: advice and ideas.

    Visiting France  

  • Keeping warm in winter advice

    Four-Seasons Caravan Touring Technology

    Keeping Warm  

  • Caravan touring with dogs.

    Dog Friendly Holidays: Caravan Touring - Part 1

    Touring with Dogs  

  • Discovering great food

    British Food: a guide for caravan touring

    British Food  

  • Tips for first time caravan tourers

    Touring caravan advice: tips for first time tourers, going off grid and much more.

    First time touring advice  


Special places for your caravan tours

UK Lakes caravan tour
UK LAKES

Caravan touring: 15 great British lakes to visit

Britain has a lot to offer for a caravan tour of delight. Discover 15 great British lake locations to visit and where to stay on your caravan tours.

Welsh caravan tour
SCOTLAND

Caravan touring: Stunning southwest Scotland

A breathtaking caravan tour of southwest sctotland. This new touring route has been created in a bid to encourage more visitors to the area – let's get ready to explore it!


CARAVAN MAGAZINE SEARCH

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Touring caravan readers stories

Find inspiration, warmth and fabulous stories from our readers and contributors tales. All about their adventures touring in their caravans. Plus get a sneak peek at what you can expect from some suprisingly wonderful places!

  • First time caravan touring

    Ron and Margaret Gwynne spill all about their first time touring in a caravan. From tents, to statics, to villas until eventually they discovered the joy of a touring caravan.

    First time caravan touring  

  • A caravan tour: Tinsel Time in Teesdale

    Take a festive caravan tour with Felicity Martin to County Durham and North Yorkshire to immerse yourself in a world of historic castles — and cheese!

    Tinsel Time in Teesdale  

  • A caravan adventures: Scintillating Scandinavia

    Join 'Caravan Magazine' reader, Ken Elborn, as he relives his incredible 65-day, jaw-on-the-floor caravan touring adventure through Sweden and Norway.

    Scintillating Scandinavia  

  • A caravan tour: Highgrove Gardens

    Join Susie Kearley on her caravan tour of Highgrove Gardens. This enchanting royal residence is simply stunning, without even stepping inside!

    Visit Highgrove Gardens  

  • Caravan touring: Forget France — Devon's Delightful!

    With palm trees, turquoise seas, beautiful bays and dramatic geology, it's no wonder the English Riviera appeals to so many Brits, especially as there's no need to pack your passport! By Catherine Sheridan.

    Delightful Devon  

  • A caravan adventure: A head for heights in Austria

    A true adventure with Helen Werin. If you love mountains and crystal-clear lakes you'll be on top of the world in the Tyrol and Carinthia.

    Austrian Heights  

  • Caravan Touring: Top tips for Scandinavia

    Ken and Pam Elborn spent 65 days touring Scandinavia in their caravan. Read their top caravan touring tips for a fun and successful tour in the Nordics!

    Top tips for Scandinavia  


Buying your first caravan?

Buy Your First Caravan Magazine

If you are buying your first caravan, then this special edition is for you. It has everything you need to guide you through choosing a layout, all the new models, what to look out for and how to get the best price. It also includes everything you need to know as a new caravan owner about maintenance, insurance, towing and so much more...

Find out more about 'Buying Your First Caravan' special edition:

Buying Your First Caravan   


Expert Caravan advice to your door!

Caravan Magazine

Caravan magazine has been inspiring caravanners for more than 80 years! We have grown to become a leading authority on caravans, the caravan industry, caravan lifestyle, campsites and caravan travel destinations. We know what our readers want – and that's to make the most of their caravans and their holidays!

Want to know more about Caravan Magazine?

About Caravan Magazine   


Visit a caravan show

Why not visit one of our many caravan and motorhome shows and explore in person your next touring caravan in real life.

All our caravan shows include:

 

  • Massive collections of caravans and outdoor leisure accessories.
  • A huge range of new and used models from both national and local dealers
  • Thousands of accessories from 100's of exhibitors
  • Free expert seminars available at most shows
  • Indoor and outdoor exhibition areas (when possible)
See Our Upcoming Shows   
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