Are you planning your next getaway at the moment but are unsure where to set your sights on? We recommend taking some time to consider visiting the United Kingdom, especially when the nation is enjoying some hot summer weather between June and August.
The UK is filled with so much spectacular scenery and fascinating pieces of history, as well as extraordinary culture that is unlike anything else seen across the globe — no matter if you choose to base the majority of your stay around England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
While there is plenty to keep you occupied in the bustling cities of the UK, whether that is with a walk along the streets of the nation’s capital London or the historical settings of Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh, you’d be missing out if you didn’t take in its breathtaking and vast countryside.
From the silence witnessed when exploring the valleys of Snowdonia to the stunning sights after traversing the mountains of the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands, you’ll be able to create many moments which will last a lifetime. Of course, you’re never far from a picturesque stretch of coastline when in the UK either.
All this countryside does also mean that you have a long list of camping locations to choose from if you want to truly experience the great outdoors when holidaying in the UK.
How can you decide which is the best site to spend your holiday? To help, we’ve teamed up with renowned used cars dealership Motorparks to compile a list of camp sites to highlight some of the best that the nation has to offer:
Baysbrown Farm, in Great Langdale, Lake District
Nestled below the rocks of Crinkle Crags, the Langdale pikes and Bowfell is the peaceful site of Baysbrown Farm. It’s a site that boasts some of the stunning views that the Lake District is known for. Visit the lake-free valley of Great Langdale for some escapism away from the mayhem of everyday life.
You certainly won’t be stuck for finding things to do around this campsite. The bridle pathways through the valley part the way for some fabulous bike rides that showcase the views of the famous peaks.
You can access the site from March until October, from £6 (AU$11) per adult and £3.50 ($6.40) per child.
Bay View Farm, in Cornwall
Prepare to be amazed by the panoramic view which greets you when arriving at Bay View Farm. It’s about as good as the view gets on the south coast of Cornwall.
Not too far away from the campsite is Polperro, which you should plan to visit. This picturesque fishing village boasts a selection of tea rooms, fudge shops and galleries. You can even go shopping for a fresh catch of the day to cook on your BBQ that evening.
You can access this campsite throughout the year, at £20 ($36.50) per pitch, per night for two adults and two children.
Caolasnacon, in Kinlochleven, Argyll
Do some research and you’ll quickly realise that many campsites across Scotland are shielded by mountains. Caolasnacon is different though, as it’s located on the edge of Loch Leven and is therefore one of Scotland’s most idyllic campsites in the Highlands. Offering the opportunity to pitch your tent right by the water makes it a perfect spot for water activities, such as canoeing and kayaking, and of course, provides a constant soundtrack of lapping waves.
Be on the lookout for so much wildlife around this site too. Otters find habitat in the Loch, whilst golden eagles fly above. The site provides a unique opportunity for campers to get away from bustling life and enjoy the natural scenery that the Highlands offer.
You can access the campsite from around Easter until October, from £10 ($18) per tent for two people.
Hooks House Farm, in Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire
Hooks House Farm is yet another UK campsite which boasts such a picturesque setting. Its high hill location looks over sloping grassy fields, which leads to a breath-taking sea view. Located in the beautiful county of North Yorkshire, this campsite is the perfect starting point for those looking to take on the coast-to-coast walk across the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the Lake District before finishing on the Cumbrian coast.
Be sure to take some time to head along to the gentle slope that’s located towards the rocky nearby beach, as it’s a setting that’s perfect for experiencing both rock pooling and fossil hunting. Of course, you can also enjoy the sea waves in the summer months by taking a swim, or a little paddle.
You can access the campsite from March until October, from £7 ($12.75) for adults and £3 ($5.50) for children.
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