27 of the Best Campsites in the UK
Posted on 06/01/2019 by Spaceships Crew
There’s no better way to explore the UK than in a campervan or motorhome if you ask us. And with a choice of stylish and sturdy campervans to suit your budget plus plenty of space for sleeping (inside and out), cooking, dining or simply kicking back and chilling out, Space travel is the only way to travel in Great Britain!
1. Treen Farm Campsite, Penzance
This legendary Cornish campsite welcomes travellers from all across the globe and is located just a short distance from Cornwall’s finest beaches. So if you’re a beach lover, this coastal campsite destination is the place to be. Park up, enjoy the views and check out the local shop if you need to stock up on supplies.
2. Bryher Campsite, Isles of Scilly
Bryher Campsite enjoys the most glorious views of Hangman Island and Tresco, and is located in the Isles of Scilly archipelago off the Cornish peninsula’s south west. It’s the ultimate summer spot with the most mind-blowing coastal vistas and makes an awesome place for sunrises and sunsets. There’s a fab little cosy pub nearby too – check out Fraggle Rock for the best fish and chips around.
3. Hillside Caravan Park, North Yorkshire
If you’re travelling in the north, make sure you save time for Knayton and Thirsk, and stop off at the Hillside Caravan Park for unbeatable scenery and seriously superb facilities. There’s a heated amenity block with shower, a lovely lakeside area plus a children's play area with swings and a climbing frame.
4. Bagwell Farm Touring Park, Dorset
Bagwell Farm Touring Park is a year-round holiday park located on the West Dorset Heritage Coast and Dorset Jurassic Coast. Both grass and hard plots are available and prices start from £13.00 for motorhome and touring pitches. For families with children or those bringing pets, there’s a great open space to play and explore. Plus for kids, there’s a dedicated play area complete with swings, a slide and sandpit.
5. Walnut Lake and Lodges, Lincolnshire
For amazing lake views in Lincolnshire, stop off at Walnut Lake and Lodges. This award winning park has WiFi and laundry on site plus you can even try your hand at fishing on the lake. Other nearby activities include golf, horse riding, swimming and tennis.
6. Meadowhead's Waren Camping Park, Northumberland
Situated on 100 acres of forest ground in the beautiful county of Northumberland, Meadowhead’s Waren is a fantastic destination for caravans and camping. It’s a convenient place for families as there are plenty of amenities such as the Splash Pool, a children’s play area, an on-site shop, a bar and restaurant plus an all-weather barbeque hut.
7. Ayr Holiday Park, Cornwall
With stunning views across one of the world’s most iconic bays in St Ives, Ayr Holiday Park is truly the place to be and a summer haven for those who love being outdoors in the sunshine. Look over Porthmeor Beach and St Ives Bay with a further 30 miles of blissful coastline and beaches just a stone’s throw away.
8. Beech Estate Woodland Campsite, East Sussex
This breathtakingly beautiful campsite is an eco-friendly getaway, made for those who love green travel. This eco campsite offers off the grid style camping so you won’t be able to snooze in your Spaceship but you can park it up at the provided carpark and then move into one of their super chic glamping tents. There are permanent wardens on site to help you out and families with children will feel completely safe.
9. Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park, Somerset
Oh how we love this stunning park in Somerset. Its striking location above the Somerset Levels gives guests a superb lookout point, a view that stretches over 30 miles! So bring your camera! Sunrise and sunset is not to be missed, plus there’s also a great bar and restaurant on site so you don’t have to travel far to refuel. There’s a children’s play area on site plus over 9 acres of surrounding natural woodland for those who want to stretch their legs and explore.
10. Blue Rose Caravan & Country Park, Yorkshire
This is a peaceful, adults-only caravan park in the East Riding of Yorkshire – a place that they call the “Yorkshire Wolds”. For those in search of a little peace and quiet or some much needed R&R, we definitely recommend Blue Rose Caravan Park. Whilst campers and motorhomes are welcome here, you can also upgrade to a holiday home if you want some extra space for an extended stay. Blue Rose Caravan & Country Park is a family run site and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful – come and see for yourself and find out why this place has been voted as one of the best campsites in Yorkshire.
11. Bay View Farm, Cornwall
The charming Bay View Farm is a small but very well managed camping and campervan site, with a good amenities block, free hot showers, WiFi connection plus electric hook-ups available at a small charge. If you want a night away from the Spaceship, you can even rent one of their fab Camping Snugs for a cosy night inside a rustic wooden hut – it’s outdoor camping with a difference!
12. Golden Square Caravan & Camping Park, North Yorkshire
What a wonderful site to park your Spaceship – we just love Golden Square Park in North Yorkshire. If you’re touring “up north”, don’t miss this pet-friendly, child-friendly campsite tucked away in the south east corner of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. There are panoramic views plus three different areas to stay in all surrounded by trees to give you that wonderful sense of nature and privacy from other campers. And with two luxury stone built toilet shower blocks, a laundrette, a shop with homemade bread and cakes, plus indoor and outdoor play areas for children, Golden Square doesn’t disappoint in the facilities departments.
13. Swiss Farm Touring and Camping, Oxfordshire
If you’re heading to one of the many regattas or events on the Thames River, Swiss Farm in Henley-on-the-Thames is a great place to stay. This is a quiet site, perfect for those looking for total relaxation. It’s also just a short 15-minute walk into the town, where you will find fantastic local shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Just 6 miles away, you’ll also find the famous Michelin star Hand & Flowers establishment by TV chef Tom Kerridge.
14. Deepdale Backpackers & Campers, Norfolk
If you’re travelling through Norfolk to explore the Broads and you want to find a campsite that is both affordable and quirky, pitch up at Deepdale. This is a hostel style camping site, suitable for small campers such as the Spaceship. Prices start from as low as £4.50 per person per night and the hot showers are eco-friendly.
15. Trevella Park, Cornwall
Trevella Park in Newquay boasts one of the most spectacular locations in England. This 5 star holiday park is suitable for campers, caravans and tents – and it comes complete with a heated outdoor swimming pool, fantastic fishing lakes, crazy golf plus a fun games room for the whole family. Pet friendly too, you won’t have to leave your pets behind and you will be located close to Fistral Beach, Newquay Zoo, Newquay Golf Club and the town centre where you will find shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
16. Hooks House Farm, North York Moors
This is one of the most incredible locations and if you want a coastal lookout point, Hooks House Farm in Robin Hoods Bay is a fantastic place to spend some time. You will be located near Whitby where they have the best fish and chips in the world, and the views are extremely romantic too.
17. Grange Farm Brighstone Bay, Isle of Wight
Another wonderful coastal site is Grange Farm on Brighstone Bay in the Isle of Wight. You’ll need a sturdy tent if you’re camping outdoors as the winds can be tricky here but the panoramic sea views are totally worth it. Tucked up inside your trusty Spaceship though, the wind won’t be an issue at all come bedtime.
18. Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park, Bath
Stay overnight in a beautifully landscaped garden style campsite and enjoy the nearby championship fly-fishing lake or bird-watching in the surrounding country park. The luxury toilets and showers are designed as individual “en suite” units and they are also heated in the winter time. Located close to the tourist city of Bath, bustling Bristol as well as Weston-super-Mare.
19. Gibraltar Farm Campsite, Lake District (South)
Imagine rugged seas and miles of untouched coastline, wild swimming, unbelievable nature and homemade ice cream. That’s Gibraltar Farm Campsite. Located on Morecambe Bay, this site offers modern toilets /showers with hook-ups for campervans and there’s also a separate site with 10 acres of woodland available for private group hire.
20. Stonehenge Campsite and Glamping, Wiltshire
Britain’s Stonehenge is one of the most incredible ancient wonders of the world. Stay at this well managed, award winning campsite and you’ll have easy access to the tourist attraction located less than 3 miles away. Facilities include a new reception area, modern ladies and gents wash blocks, WiFi connection for guests and a communal campfire.
21. Dunnet Bay Caravan and Camping Site, Highlands
Set near the cliffs of Dunnet Head in Scotland, Dunnet Bay Caravan and Camping Site is in a unique location amongst the sand dunes. This place is also special because it’s the most northerly point in Great Britain and it’s also beautifully remote. For off the beaten path travel, bring your Spaceship camper here for a few nights!
22. Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park, Highlands
Fancy a trip to the Scottish Highlands? This immaculate site is located right in the heart of Cairngorms National Park and it’s one of the best-kept family sites in the UK. There are 135 pitches for caravans and campervans, with 70 of those being Super Pitches, the extra spacious upgrade complete with SKY TV box, 16 am electric hook-up, free WiFi, water and waste point. You can also choose from grass or hardstanding pitches.
23. Seal Shore Camping and Touring Site, Firth of Clyde
Located on the Isle of Arran, the largest island in the Firth of Clyde in Scotland, Seal Shore Camping Site offers visitors something truly unique. Enjoy a quiet, undisturbed break in this remote location, untouched natural surroundings, the ultimate Scottish sunrises and sunsets with unobstructed views, and close proximity to the sea for swimming and sunbathing in the summer.
24. Ballyness Caravan Park, Northern Ireland
Venturing to Northern Ireland during your tour of the UK? Make sure you explore the beautiful area of Antrim and spend a few nights at Ballyness Caravan Park – especially if you’re a whiskey fan. This beautiful park is set in a wooded area with ponds and a meadow and is right next door to the Bushmills Malt Whiskey distillery. Go nuts whiskey taking and retreat to your Spaceship for the night at this wonderful camper park.
25. Bodnant Caravan Park, Conwy
Another great site we love in the UK is Bodnant Caravan Park. This caravan site Conwy, Wales, is beautifully maintained and is suitable for families. Set on the eastern border of Snowdonia National Park, you’ll have easy access to nature walks and hiking trails, and the park has been the winner of winner of ‘Wales in Bloom’ for 26 consecutive years so garden lovers will enjoy the surroundings.
26. Plas Farm Caravan Park, Conwy
Stop over at this multi-award-winning, family-run caravan park in Conwy, Wales. Plas Farm Caravan Park has been open since 2007 and is set in the grounds of a grade II listed farmhouse offering unspoiled views of the Welsh countryside. There are takeaway food facilities available which mean you can even take a night off the cooking!
27. South Wales Touring Park, South Wales
For peace and quiet in Wales, choose South Wales Touring Park – an adults-only campsite and campervan park near Llangennech in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Great views plus awesome sunsets and plenty of outdoor space to stretch your legs. The site even offers gym facilities with a personal trainer.
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