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7 Best motorhome and caravan destinations in the UK

BY Tom Clark

24th May 2023 Places To Visit

7 Best motorhome and caravan destinations in the UK

Tom Clark of Brit Stops has compiled a list of seven fanastic destinations in the UK for you to pitch up your motorhome just in time for the warm weather 

Why waste time and money booking a hotel when you can enjoy the beautiful British countryside (and the rare warm summer weather) at one—or more—of these seven fantastic motorhome and caravan destinations in the UK.

1. Ferneley's Ice Cream and Cafe

Cows grazing on a field Credit: Ferneley's Ice Cream and Cafe 

Located between the coast and the countryside, this gorgeous location offers a bit of everything for ramblers, families, and their dogs. What makes Ferneley's stand out is their commitment to running a family farm that creates fresh local produce using dairy from their own cows. From milk and cheese to ice cream, everything here is 100% farm made!

"From milk and cheese to ice cream, everything here is 100% farm made!"

It's also a great opportunity for kids to learn more about what goes on at a farm, how they raise their cattle and even see some exceedingly cute lambs and calves. The farm has plenty of fun activities, including an adventure golf course and numerous play areas.

2. Pontcycsyllte Chapel Tearoom

The beautifully renovated Bryn Seion Chapel has been lovingly restored to its former glory, with a focus on retaining its design and preserving original features while still capturing a contemporary feel.

It is situated in a World Heritage site near the famous Pontcycsyllte Aqueduct, which has been described by Unesco as "a masterpiece of creative genius". The Chapel Tearoom is an award-winning location, offering locally sourced produce, lovely meals cooked from fresh ingredients and three-tiered afternoon teas to spoil yourself with.

3. Fur and Feather Inn

Fur and Feather InnCredit: Fur and Feather Inn 

Ever fancied touring a brewery? Well, you're in luck! The incredible Woodfordes Brewery in Norwich is situated right next to the inn, offering bookable tours and award-winning beer. Park up and have a few pints of authentic real ale before nestling down for the night in the van.

The building itself is quintessentially British; a rustic thatched country pub in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. They've even been recognised by Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the Good Beer Guide and the Good Pub Guide. This is a must-visit for ale lovers. 

4. The Piebald Inn

The Piebald Inn, which is located on the edge of the bustling village of Hunmanby, offers stayovers for motorhomes and campervans just a stone's throw from the North Yorkshire East Coast. The village, nestled between the Yorkshire Wolds and the coast, is rich in history and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. It also has a wide range of facilities for visitors of all ages and interests.

"The village is rich in history and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery"

Visitors can enjoy nearby beaches, including the sandy beach at Hunmanby Gap, Filey Beach and Primrose Valley. They can also enjoy many walking routes and cycling routes, including the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route.

Tourists can enjoy a fantastic meal at the Inn, which boasts a unique menu with 52 different pie options! From British classics like slow roasted Ox cheek to Scottish haggis with black pudding, and with plenty of veggie options too, the menu is a bounty of pie-based delights.

 5. Rectory Farm

small girl picking fruit at Rectory Farm PYOCredit: Rectory Farm PYO

With a massive parking space for motorhomes and campervans, a large pick-your-own farm with extensive fields and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and a children's woodland play area, the Rectory Farm offers the perfect family day out.

It's even got a lovely farm shop with an al fresco cafe, so you can sit and relax with a coffee while the kids tuck into their fruity harvest.

 6. Archerfield Walled Garden

The stunning grounds of the walled garden in Scotland offer a day out like no other. The Archerfield Estate is rich in history, with signs of village life dating back to the 11th century. However, the first known inhabitants were archers of King Edward I, who were stationed on the estate during the English advance in 1298.

"The grounds’ charming trails include running routes, a tranquil willow walk and a magical new fairy trail"

With a cornerstone “taste, shop and explore” experience, this stop is a true classic that captures the beauty of the British countryside perfectly. The grounds’ charming trails include running routes, a tranquil willow walk and a magical new fairy trail. The estate also has an enclosed play park with a play house and a wooden train for the kids to enjoy.

 7. Halfpenny Green Vineyard

Halfpenny Green Vineyard Credit: Halfpenny Green Vineyard 

Vineyards have become increasingly popular in the UK as of late. Many of us visit vineyards when abroad, so why not enjoy a vineyard a little closer to home?

Producing award-winning English wines for over 30 years, Halfpenny Green Vineyard, located in Staffordshire, is a wine-lover's paradise in the lush green Staffordshire countryside. You can park up your campervan for free and take a guided tour around the site while sampling the produce.

The family business also has an acclaimed shop, restaurant & tea rooms where visitors can enjoy a traditional high tea with classic British sandwiches and desserts, and a Craft Village where you can explore several bespoke artisan businesses.

On top of all this, the estate also has a wild Zoological Park, which is home to a huge range of animals, providing an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family.

Brit Stops is a network which allows motorhome and campervan owners to stay overnight at hundreds of locations across the UK, including farms, vineyards, breweries, country pubs and more. 

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