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How to go camping with a baby: useful tips and info

Posted on 22/09/2017 by John

Campervan Rental with Baby

In September 2015 my wife Emma and I took our 8 month-old daughter for her first trip abroad. Our plan was to take a campervan from London, cross the channel and head down through France. This article is about our experiences and our tips for travelling and camping with a baby in a campervan (4-berth).

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3 Camping Holiday Ideas with a Baby or Toddler

Posted on 10/03/2017 by John


Going on a road trip holiday with a baby or toddler can be stressful without the right planning and especially without the right campsite to stay at. Let that stress don't even come to you and get awesome ideas about scenic, kids friendly and adventurous campgrounds around the UK right here.

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A Guide to the Best Road Trips in Europe

A Guide to the Best Road Trips in Europe

We don’t think there’s much competition when it comes to road tripping. Europe as a continent offers so much choice and every single destination has its own unique charm. When it comes to a driving holiday, you really can’t beat a European backdrop.

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Adrenalin Activites in the UK

Posted on 29/05/2016 by Rieke Lange


New Zealand is THE country of adventure and Queenstown on the South Island is the adventure capital of the world. That might be true but you can get your adrenalin rush while going around the UK, seeing amazing landscapes and beaches, as well.

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30 inspirational travel quotes to awaken your wanderlust

Posted on 06/05/2016 by Rieke Lange

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Have you been playing with the thought of just packing your bags and going travelling for a while now? After reading these quotes you just want to go to the next airport to start your very own adventure. But be careful you might get bitten by the travel bug.

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Year of the English Garden 2016

Posted on 22/04/2016 by Rieke Lange

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Planning on going on a road trip this Summer through the UK? You will be going on a road trip during the Year of the garden, so make sure to have these amazing gardens on your Itinerary! These stunning gardens are spread all over England with different garden styles and some got parks and castles attached.

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Why you should visit the UK right now

Posted on 10/04/2016 by Rieke Lange

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You haven’t been to the UK yet? You’re missing out on something big! Stunning landscapes making you feel like you’re in a different world, lovely people, local pubs with good beers and not to mention all the amazing Gardens all around England in the Summer!

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Hidden beaches of the UK

Posted on 15/03/2016 by Rieke Lange

UK Beaches

Dreaming about gorgeous white and sandy beaches, off the beaten track from other tourists?  You don’t have to fly to the Caribbean for that, these beaches are just around the corner, one drive away. Get your spaceship and discover the hidden gems of the UK beaches, camp at amazing spots and driver further than any train or bus would ever take you.

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Euro 2016 Itinerary Ideas

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So, you’ve booked the time off of work, sorted out your transport (hopefully a campervan from us!) and you’ve managed to get hold of tickets for your nation’s group stage matches. Let the football commence!

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Discover the local European Cuisine

Posted on 18/03/2016 by Rieke Lange

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Roadtripping through Europe but don’t feel like cooking all the time? Don't want to be stuck with instant noodles and bread? Well we’ve got something for you then. Dive into the local cuisine of Europe and try out their amazing and diversified dishes.

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UEFA Euro 2016 Accommodation and Transport

On 12th December the draw will be made for the UEFA EURO 2016 tournament in France. With Wales, Northern Ireland and England all safely through qualifying it’s time to get planning for a summer of football in France.

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Dora & Hazel - Sultry Spain

Posted on 01/09/2015 by Hazel Irvine

Camper hire Spain

11 days exploring, 1050 miles, San Sebastian, Pamplona, Burgos, Segovia, Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona. Camping sites 5 nights, Free camping 4 nights, friends apartment 2 nights.

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Top film fesitvals of Europe

Posted on 30/08/2015 by Eleanor Morley

Europe is lucky enough to be blessed with an abundance of talented writers, directors and actors, and with this comes some truly amazing film festivals showcasing sensational independent movies, and filmathons! With a diverse selection of genres and filmmaking styles, there’s bound to be something suited to your tastes, whether you like something deep and thought-provoking, or light-hearted and fun. And everybody loves a good movie, right? So why not pick up your camper and head to one of these outstanding locations for some epic plot twists and thrilling grand finales!

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John's recipes for the road

Posted on 04/08/2015 by John Morley

Camping Recepes

Who said camping food had to be dull? Ditch the spaghetti hoops, fry ups and pot noodles, and try out one of these simple but delicious one-pot recipes , and enjoy some fine dining!!

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Camping on a budget!

Posted on 04/08/2015 by John Morley

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If you are away for more than a few days, then the easiest way to save money is to stop going to all the fancy tapas bars and Pizzerias, and get cooking yourself. However, once on the move, it’s very easy to stock up on ingredients only to later find you never used them. This is not only a waste of food, it’s a waste of your money! So why not look at this trip as an opportunity to perfect your culinary skills.

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Euro 2016 Campervan hire

Posted on 03/08/2015 by Eleanor Morley

Only 1 year to go, and the Europa league kicks off around France, with 24 national football teams competing in 10 different locations throughout the country. This cup hasn’t been held in France since 1984, and the French Football Federation (FFF) are proud and excited to once again host this prestigious event!

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What to pack for a UK Road Trip

Posted on 27/07/2015 by Michael Arthur

What to pack for your UK Roadtrip

The best tip for packing for a road trip is don’t over-pack. The UK is not big enough to ever be in the middle of nowhere, so should you really need something, you’ll never be more than a short drive from a shop. Therefore, don’t bring a gallon of shampoo just in case, God forbid, you run out, or pack your best suit on the off chance you’ll be invited for afternoon tea with the Queen. And the less you pack, the more room you’ll have in your campervan and fewer things to lose whilst on your trip. I have given you some essentials, without being too patronising (I assume you’ll remember to pack your toothbrush!) So here it goes- My packing list!

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Our top 10 beaches in Cornwall

Posted on 24/07/2015 by Eleanor Morley

Top UK Beaches

Yes I know, England is hardly known for its beaches. But believe it or not, England has been blessed with some very beautiful beaches, perfect for water sports, sunbathing and even Dolphin spotting!!! There are numerous beaches, and you only have to google it to see just how many there are, but here is a list of the few we think are most worth a visit!

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Penny pinching guide to road tripping!

Posted on 23/07/2015 by Eleanor Morley

Roadtrip on a budget

If you’ve already booked a campervan for you holiday, then congratulations, because you probably already saved yourself some money! As most people are aware, Europe is not the cheapest place for accommodation and public transport, so by embarking on a camping roadtrip, you save yourself those hefty prices. But not only that, there’s even more ways in which you can keep hold of your hard earned pennies so instead you can spend them on more exciting things, like tacky souvenirs and being ripped off by street vendors! So here’s a few of Spaceships top tips!!!

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Dora & Hazel, Paris and the Loire Valley.

Posted on 20/07/2015 by Hazel Irvine

Camper van hire France

I enjoyed Brugge for a couple of days and then the fear of the cycle lanes and my “yet to perfect” continental driving took its toll and it was off to France for me. I am saddened to report that I almost by-passed Paris through lack of courage. I realised in time that the little fear monkey was encouraging me to the coast, when my dream was to drive the Arc de Triomphe…what better way to build my continental driving confidence! Yes! Bravery won out…I set of for Paris at sunrise…and hit Monday morning rush-hour traffic! At Sunrise!  

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An adrenaline Junkies guide to Europe

Posted on 19/07/2015 by Eleanor Morley

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If you’re anything like me, after so many museums and walking tours, you need something with abit more energy too it! Well, I’ve got just the remedy. Infact, here are 13 remedies to get your heart going. After all, where’s the fun in a holiday if you don’t fear for your life at some point, or at least question the training of the spotty teenage staff who are miserably strapping you to wires before you plunge to your potential death. So let’s shake up your road trip with some nerve wrecking activities!

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Hazel & Dora - Arriving on the continent

Posted on 15/07/2015 by Hazel Irvine

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I’ve arrived on the continent! Woop! Finally! It took me almost 2 weeks to build up the courage! Ha! Plus of course getting my hair done near Canterbury delayed me a little – so worth it tho…finally back to almost my natural colour, whatever that is – mousey brown?!

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Hazel & Dora - The begining

Posted on 11/07/2015 by Hazel Irvine

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So I’ve arrived in Cornwall! Yey! A mere 48 hour adventure from Aberdeen. After my 10hr surprisingly comfortable and friendly, if a little “rocky” overnight Megabus Gold to Victoria Bus station, London, the very nice Glaswegian bus driver gave me perfect directions to step 2 of my UK transport network adventure…taking me to Victoria underground and a couple of false starts with the attempted purchase of a rail ticket  – A simple lack of focus I would opinion!

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Wild camping in Spain

Posted on 08/07/2015 by Eleanor Morley

Wild Camping Spain

What better way to see a country then to go wild camping! You can sleep in some beautiful locations, and save the pennies for more exciting things! You may be lacking in facilities such as bathrooms and showers, but you can work around this by using the showers at the beach and sneaking into local bars for bathroom stops. So here I’m going to give you a rough guide to wild camping in España!

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Barcelona on a budget!

Posted on 22/06/2015 by Eleanor Morley

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Despite Barcelona quickly becoming one of the more expensive cities in Europe, it can still be done on a budget, without sacrificing experience. Don’t get me wrong, eating in the finest Michelin Star Tapas bars and having rooftop cocktails is quite an experience, but let’s face it, you’re on a road trip, you probably don’t smell good enough to go into these places. So let’s get down with the locals, and have an authentic and reasonably priced experience instead!

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10 UK Travel Bloggers you should be following!

Posted on 26/05/2015 by Michael Arthur

10 UK Travel BloggersYou Should be

Guidebooks are essential for travel but an even better way of getting top travel advice is to enter into the world of travel blogs. The travelling blogosphere allows us to get real, honest encounters from real people, just like us. Yes they’re just like us lot here at Spaceship Rentals. Except they’ve probably been to more places, seen more things, and are probably 100% more awesome that we are. ;)

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UK Scenic Drives - Our top 7

Posted on 05/02/2015 by Tom Mcloughlin

We are lucky enough to have some amazing driving roads here in the UK. From the winding lane ways of the Cotswold's to the open roads of the welsh countryside you will never be short of scenic beauty.  

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Ultimate Guide to Campervan Travel in the UK

Posted on 12/12/2014 by Tom Mcloughlin


Campervan travel is one of the best ways to tour the UK. It gives you the freedom to travel wherever you like at your own pace and it’s an inexpensive way to see the wonders of Great Britain, from the Outer Hebrides to the tip of Cornwall.

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Spaceships launch new Voyager 4 berth camper

Posted on 08/12/2014 by Michael Arthur

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We have responded to customer demand and have finally produced our very own 4 berth campervan. Launching in 2015new Voyager 4 berth campervan be able to seat and sleep up to 5 people and will come with many class leading premium features.  

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Lucy, Chris & Rocket - UK Summer adventure (3)

Posted on 04/08/2014 by Lucy Fairweather

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The Highlands. After an enjoyable jaunt around Glasgow, we headed up into the highlands and it was absolutely beautiful!  The campsites were bountiful and in gorgeous locations (can it get better than a campsite with a view of a castle?), and we even enjoyed some unusual campsite fare in the form of kangaroo sausages.  

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Lucy, Chris & Rocket - UK Summer adventure (2)

Posted on 08/08/2014 by Lucy Fairweather

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 Off to the Lake District!  We drove in around 7pm in the midst of a heavy fog and intermittent rain, which felt very medieval. Having accidentally Google-mapped ourselves into the middle of a lake (we did, in fact, stop before actually entering the lake), we turned back and found refuge in a lovely campground in Brotherswater.  

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Lucy, Chris & Rocket - UK Summer adventure (1)

Posted on 13/08/2014 by Lucy Fairweather

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Started out our journey where you might expect—at the gas station.  Luckily we didn’t experience any driving-on-the-wrong-side nightmares and pulled up in one piece.  We did have a bit of a funny conversation with the station attendant that really made us feel quite silly (mini culture shock haha):

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Hire Cars with Winter Tyres

Posted on 10/09/2014 by Michael Arthur

When travelling to continental Europe in the winter months it is important to consider whether you will need winter tyres. In some countries such as Germany, it is a legal reuqirement to fit winter tyres. In others you may be open to increased liability if you have an accident without winter tyres fitted.

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New Forest getaway in Spaceship Na`Vi

Posted on 06/05/2014 by Michael Arthur


With summer fast approaching we decided to escape old London town and travel down to the amazing New forest in Hampshire for a weekend with our Beta Spaceships Navi. The new forest is located approximately 2 hours south of London and is a must for anyone wanting to experience spooky forests, local donkeys and as much Tweed & cricket as you can take in.

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TNT Travel Show 2014

Posted on 17/02/2014 by Michael Arthur

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With the Outdoor & Adventure show just wrapped up its time to kick on and get ready for this year’s TNT show. The TNT show will be held on the 1st March this year at the business design centre, Islington. It is one of London’s best travel shows on offer and prides itself as being London’s biggest "FREE" travel show.

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2014 Telegraph Outdoor Show

Posted on 03/02/2014 by Michael Arthur

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For the third year in a row Spaceships Campervans will be an exhibitor at this years Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel show. Held at the excel centre from the 13th-16th of February the Outdoor show is a great 4 days with lots on offer for those with an adventurous spirit.

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New Camper Car Launched for 2014

Posted on 03/02/2014 by John Morley


Here at Spaceships HQ in London we have been throwing around the idea of introducing a new vehicle to our line up for a while now. With our exisiting Alpha and Beta campervans already in high demand for this years busy season we decided to create an all new vehicle type to meet rising demands. For 2014 we are introducing the Spaceships Camper Car.

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Toyota Estima Specialists

Posted on 18/12/2012 by John Morley

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Estima Specialists are west London's largest mechanics specialising in the Toyota Estima people carrier. Our mechanics are experts in this specific vehicle type, completing over 200 services a year just on the Estima vehicle.

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Top Campsites in the UK 2013

Posted on 07/10/2013 by John Morley

There are so many campsites to chose from in the UK that it is often different to know where to start when you're picking your ideal site. The AA's annual Campsite of the Year Awards provide some inspiration to help you chose.

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Longleat Safari Park - A must for those young at heart

Posted on 10/09/2013 by Michael Arthur

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Longleat was the first drive through park developed outside of Africa and is the perfect place to spend the day to either test your nerves or explore the inner child in you. The site itself is about 2 hours south west of London is situated on a huge Estate in the countryside.

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Free Camping - What are the rules in the UK

Posted on 07/10/2013 by Grant Hooker

We often get asked about the rules for free-camping or "wild camping" in the UK and where customers can park their campervan for the night.Scotland has specific legislation on wild camping. Firstly, it's important to make the distinction between wild camping in a tent and parking up in a motorhome or campervan. The Land Reform (Scotland) Act of 2003 allows wild camping on most unenclosed land, but this does not cover "motorised activities" so doesn't really apply to campervans.

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Ferry Crossings UK Europe

Posted on 17/08/2012 by Grant Hooker


Crossing the English Channel on a Dover – Calais ferry is almost a rite of passage for any UK resident. Whether it’s for that exchange trip to a French school or for a chance to stock up on some great wine and cheese at the legendary Calais Hypermarkets, we British know how to get to France! There are, however, many other ferry crossing routes from our island to Europe.

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Is a Spaceship similar to a VW camper or VW Kombi?

Posted on 15/08/2012 by John Morley

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If you have never seen a Spaceship campervan before you may think we are similar to a VW camper or VW Kombi van. You would be right if you are talking about a compact sized camper but in reality we offer so much more in our modern day version of the kombi!

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Spaceships Win Travel Award

Posted on 06/11/2012 by John Morley

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Spaceships UK attended the British Youth Travel Awards last week and came away with the prize for Best Marketing Campaign.

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John's Ireland Campervan Adventure

Posted on 10/04/2013 by John Morley


It seems like every year or so we head over to Ireland for another family wedding. Normally this would involve sneakily leaving work early on a Friday and then flying to Dublin with a late night return flight back on the Sunday. This would be followed by a horrendous Monday at work.

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Top 5 European Winter Markets

Posted on 09/10/2013 by John Morley

It's coming up to that time of year when the specter of Christmas shopping looms large. You could buy your Dad those novelty socks (again!) or you could head into Europe in one of our awesome campervans and pick up some great gifts in one of the famous European winter markets. 

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Mike Perham's World Challenge - in a Spaceship

Posted on 12/06/2013 by John Morley


You may have already heard of Mike, he was the youngest person at age 14 to sail single-handed across the Atlantic and then at 17 to sail single-handed around the world!  Mike’s inspirational effort knows no bounds and he is set on a new challenge – driving solo around the world, in a Spaceship mind you.

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New Ireland Spacestation

Posted on 27/08/2013 by Grant Hooker


We welcome aboard our new Irish friends at Wave Crest Camping and Caravan park located in Co. Kerry and Sir Toby's hostel in Prague, Czech Republic!

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Queens Jubilee Campervan Hire

Posted on 06/03/2013 by John Morley


First it was Kate and Will's wedding public holiday last year and this year we celebrate the Queen and her long standing marriage. Gotta love the public holidays to celebrate this...

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Seafrance Ferry

Posted on 14/08/2012 by John Morley


If you’re planning on a ferry crossing The Channel soon hopefully you haven’t booked your ferry with SeaFrance. Last week the ferry company had suspended all operations as the French government continues to look for a suitable buyer.

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Spaceships New Depot

Posted on 15/02/2012 by John Morley


We have now officially moved in our new depot in a new great location next door to Hayes & Harlington station.  Those of you who have been to our old depot in Pump lane will be amazed at how big we have expanded – who said two years is a long time!

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27 of the Best Campsites in the UK

There’s no better way to explore the UK than in a Spaceship campervan 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! We even offer unlimited kilometres with no hidden fees, comprehensive vehicle cover and 24 hours roadside assistance for added peace of mind – so there’s really nothing to worry about. Sound good? Book your Spaceship now and check out 27 of the best campervan campsites in the UK for your next travel adventure.

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27 Amazing Things to Do in the UK

Campervan adventures in the UK are fantastic due to the incredibly lush and beautiful countryside, the great mix of vibrant cities and chocolate box villages, the endless list of summer festivals and events, plus the island’s rich and fascinating history which can be seen across all historical ruins, castles and architecture. And to top it all off, Great Britain is home to a large number of Michelin Star restaurants, ranking third place only after France and Italy. But you don’t have to fork out for a pricey meal to enjoy good grub in Britain; because this is the land of the classic “ye olde English pub”, everyone can eat and drink well.

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12 festival tips that will impress your friends

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Summertime is party time. Especially with the many festivals in the UK[/uk-and-europe-travel-advice/festivals-and-events/festivals-uk/] and Europe[/uk-and-europe-travel-advice/festivals-and-events/festivals-europe/]. It's called festival season for a reason. Preparing for the upcoming festival season is easy with our tips. Now you'll be more prepared than any of your mates. Party on without worries... Use our festival tips and you know exactly what to bring on your festival road trip.

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