Explore our homeland!
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Although the weather is not always as good as we would like it to be, we’re really lucky to live in England! With its beautiful countryside, stunning coastlines, lush woodlands and historic towns and cities, we really do have it all.
England comprises 55 cities and tens of thousands of towns and villages! This means that when it comes to places to visit, the possibilities are endless! Exploring the country in a caravan or motorhome is the ideal way as you’ll have the freedom to go where you want and stay for as much or as little time as you wish!
Fun facts about England:
Fish and chips, bangers and mash and the Sunday roast are amongst the meals that England is best known for.
Football is the most popular sport in England, followed by cricket and rugby.
The World Wide Web was invented by English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee.
Many world-famous writers were born in England, including William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and J.R.R Tolkien.
The Summer Olympic Games have been held in England (London) three times: in 1908, 1948 and 2012.
Home on wheels
Exploring England in your caravan or motorhome is the dream. It enables you to surround yourself with all your favourite things without the hassle of packing up half the house every time! When you buy a leisure vehicle you kit it out with everything you need so it’s always there, ready to go when you are.
Whatever adventures you get up to on your trip, it’s great to know that you’ll be returning to your own little haven at the end of the day! Do some site research before your trip (or along the way if you’re playing it by ear) and book if you can so you know where you’re headed next.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of them all - with a caravan or motorhome, you’re completely self-contained! Your onboard kitchen and bathroom facilities will provide you with all your creature comforts - so you can enjoy a home-cooked meal after stepping out of a refreshing shower!
RELAXING TRIP OR DESTINATION-HOP?
The freedom that caravanning and motorhoming gives you is incredible! Would you like to explore England one destination at a time to really take it in as well as enjoying some down time? Or do you have a list of must-visit destinations that you’re looking forward to ticking off as part of a longer trip?
You could plan a bit of a road trip if you have a good chunk of time to get away. Tour a couple of counties or even the whole country if you’re after a whistle-stop tour or you don’t have any time constraints. Remember to plan your route carefully so you’re not having to travel any more than is necessary. Have a think about what you want to do in each location as this will give you an idea of how long you might spend in each place.
YOUR TRIP, YOUR WAY!
When organising a trip, everything about it is your choice, so you can plan a holiday that suits your needs and wants in every way. Caravanning and motorhoming is very versatile! You could choose to play it by ear and see where you end up; once you’re there, you’ll simply need to find a site with availability. Or if you prefer to have your plans set a little more in advance, you can research and book caravan sites ahead of time before you set off. Or a mixture of both!
Use a caravan site finder to find suitable sites. Pitchup.com and caravansitefinder.co.uk are two great ones to try. Even if you’re not looking to book prior to embarking on your trip, it would be very handy to have a list of caravan sites to hand for the areas you’re heading for.
Check that they’re open at the time of year you’re visiting and whether they have availability. Remember that although a hardstand caravan pitch with electrical hook-up may be preferable, any camping site with space could be an option, especially if you have a leisure battery so you’re not reliant on electric hook-up.
If you’ve decided to opt for a bit of a road trip and plan to visit a number of different destinations, consider what you can do to make each move hassle-free. Travel light - don’t lug around loads of extras that will make packing and unpacking the car/caravan at each stop laborious.
If you’re thinking of purchasing an awning for the trip, do your research and go for one that is quick and easy to erect. We stock a range of awnings and our accessory shop sales team are very knowledgeable and can answer any questions you have, so pop in for a chat!
FAB PLACES TO VISIT
Set in Hampshire on the south coast, the New Forest has much to offer. From outdoor pursuits to leisurely lunches, lush forest treks to calm coastal walks. Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Lymington, Lyndhurst and Milford-on-Sea are just a few of the places you should earmark to visit.
A World Heritage Site in southern England, the Jurassic Coast comprises 95 miles of coastline from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset. It is famous for its unique and well-preserved geological features, including cliffs, bays, and islands, which provide a record of 185 million years of Earth's history. It encompasses a number of towns and cities, including Exmouth, Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Bridport and West Bay.
This encompasses the most south western counties of England including Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. They offer stunning beaches and masses of countryside including Exmoor, Dartmoor and the Quantoc Hills. Be sure to enjoy a cream tea while you’re here too - but the big question is: jam or cream first?
Packed full of quintessentially English market towns and villages built from honey-coloured stone, the Cotswolds are the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England. Bourton on the Water, Bath, Castle Combe and Gloucester all have plenty to offer visitors, whether you’re looking for unique shopping experiences, beautiful scenery or a bit of culture.
The Norfolk Coast comprises diverse landscapes from sandy beaches to rolling dunes, salt marshes to cliffs. It is home to several nature reserves, including the Blakeney National Nature Reserve and the Titchwell Marsh Reserve, which offer opportunities for bird-watching, wildlife-spotting, and outdoor recreation. Norfolk is also packed full of charming villages and historic towns including Cromer, Sheringham, Wells-next-the-Sea, and Blakeney.
North York Moors
The North York Moors comprise rolling hills and high plateaus covered in heather moorland, as well as ancient woodland, rolling farmland, and a rugged coastline along the North Sea. The area is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including red deer, skylarks, and many species of birds of prey. The North York Moors boast many historic villages and market towns, as well as its scenic railway, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which runs through the heart of the moors.
We stock a range of new and pre-owned caravans from manufacturers such as Bailey and Swift, new Bailey motorhomes and a range of pre owned motorhomes and campervans. Pop into our showroom for a closer look! Whilst you’re here, why not have a browse around our well-stocked accessory shop, which offers everything you could possibly need for your next great adventure!
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