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Top eight places to take your caravan in the UK

Here are some great ideas for places to visit in the United Kingdom with your touring caravan – and if we haven’t included anywhere near you, don’t worry, we’ll be featuring more places in the future!

1. the City of London. Perhaps not the first caravan-friendly destination that sprang to mind for you and nobody is suggesting that you try and take your caravan into the very centre. Yet in the surrounding home counties you may find excellent sites that are close to public transport to take you into the centre of town;

2. the city of York. In its time, this city has been called Eboracum by the Romans, Eorforwic by the Anglo-Saxons and Jorvik by the Vikings. A truly incredible place to visit that is steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful Yorkshire countryside where you will find some great caravan sites;

3. the Scottish Borders. This is a beautiful and quite wild area of the country that runs on the Scottish side of the border. It is full of superb scenery and great little towns such as Kelso, Jedburgh, Hawick and Galashiels etc;

4. the islands of Islay and Jura. For a real taste of nature at its most untamed, you may wish to try taking a ferry over to these islands off the west coast of Scotland. Remember to check your touring caravan insurance, as some policies may restrict cover to the UK mainland only;

5. the island of Anglesey. This is a beautiful and large island just off the north coast of Wales and is famous for its scenery and the famous Menai bridge – you will also be able to explore Snowdonia on the mainland;

6. the Cotswolds. If you do not know this area of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, it is well worth exploring for the gentle rolling beauty of its countryside and its great little towns such as Chipping Norton, Broadway and the Slaughters. Do keep in mind that the area may be busy during bank holiday weekends;

7. the county of Dorset. A beautiful and sometimes overlooked part of western England, this county encompasses unique areas such as Chesil beach (an area of beautiful pebbled coast) the ancient hillside monument of the Cerne Abbas giant and the beautiful seaside resort of Lyme Regis;

8. while you are in the west country, it may be worth making a visit to Tintagel – a spectacular coastal hillside castle with legendary links to King Arthur though that may be rather more in the imagination than in archaeological fact!