Top Caravan Sites To Explore And Enjoy In The UK This Year

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It’s a wonderful time of year when we are standing at the threshold of summer, with months of long days and (hopefully) warm weather ahead of us. If you have a caravan or motorhome, then you will no doubt be eager to get out and explore some of the beautiful areas that we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep here in the UK.

The flexibility and freedom of your mobile home from home means that you can have your pick of the hundreds of excellent caravan parks available. All you have to do is pack your food and clothes, and check that all your caravan equipment is in good working order, and then the world is your oyster! Here are some top UK caravan parks for inspiration.

Lynmouth Holiday Retreat, North Devon

Set in the Exmoor National Park and affording open views across the Bristol Channel, this awarding site offers hardstanding pitches with electricity and water hookups for tourers and campers. It’s less than ten minutes away from Blacklands Beach, and just half an hour from the popular seaside resorts of Ilfracombe and Minehead. 

There’s a shop and bakery, and a special designated area to allow dogs to roam off the lead. It’s a peaceful family oriented site with plenty of activities and places of interest on the doorstep.

Nantcol Waterfalls, Llanbedr, Gwynedd

Set among the foothills of the Snowdonia mountains of north Wales and just a stone’s throw from the sea, this idyllic farm site is situated by a river among woodlands. Llanbedr is just a few minutes drive away and offers a range of facilities, whilst the popular seaside town of Barmouth is just 20 minutes away.

All the charms of the sea and mountains are on your doorstep with endless possibilities, so if you are the outdoorsy type this is your haven. The nearby Shell Island is a great place to visit with a young family, as your kids will delight in exploring the huge sandy beaches that are richly stocked with all types of beautiful shells. 

Knotlow Farm, Buxton, Derbyshire

This peaceful location halfway between Buxton and Bakewell in the Peak District is ideal for a base for exploring the region on foot or bicycle. 

The popular tourist town of Bakewell offers a good range of shops and restaurants, and the historic spa town of Buxton is well worth a visit, with its famous Devonshire Dome, Opera House, Pavilion Gardens, and the nearby Poole’s Caverns. 

Chatsworth House and Gardens, one of the largest and most beautiful stately homes in England, is also a must-see destination. There are pleasant walks around the grounds, plus a children’s farm where they can meet a range of farm animals including ponies and sheep.