If you’re planning your holiday, you should consider travelling on the open road. Here’s how to plan the best motorhome trip and explore the country.
Almost three in five people in the UK took a staycation as their annual summer break in 2018. For drivers, campervan trips are a great way to make the most of a staycation.
Instead of sticking to a single city or area, you can visit as many as you can fit into your itinerary! With theme parks, stately homes, forests and outdoor pursuits, the UK has something to offer everyone.
Convinced? So are we. But how do you plan the best motorhome trip? Read on!
Plan Your Route
In the UK, you’re spoiled for choice for where to go in a campervan. You might want to ‘theme’ your trip around famous locations from films and television.
Consider notable historical sites or natural wonders like the Western Highlands or the Forest of Dean. Or go for variety and plan to see a mixture of both!
When you’re planning your route, highlight the key places you want to see. But try and build some flexibility into your plan. You might encounter hidden gems along the way if you’re not too ‘fixed’ in your route.
Going to an area with lots of National Trust or English Heritage properties? Consider picking up a membership to save on entry prices.
Invest in Paper Maps
A GPS or Google Maps might seem like a great idea if you already know where you’re going.
But following a paper map can lead to unexpected discoveries if your route is more flexible. You’ll spot attractions, national parks or other mysteries on a map. Just make sure you buy an up-to-date one!
That said, our luxury motorhomes come with free wi-fi so you can still use Google Maps if you need to drive around a city. Don’t worry about unexpected detours because our motorhomes come with unlimited miles.
Decide Where to Stay
Now you know where you’re going and what you’ll see. Where will you stay on the road?
True, motorhome gives you accommodation on wheels. But you still need somewhere to park up.
Not all car parks will let you park overnight. We include UK campsite guides including the Camping and Caravanning club’s privilege pack.
Pinpoint the campsites nearest the places you want to see. It’ll give you more time seeing what you’re interested in and less time on the road.
You don’t want to spend your day driving around looking for somewhere to park. So it’s a good idea to book ahead so you can enjoy your days sightseeing instead.
Choose campsites with electric hookups. Our motorhomes come with a hookup cable as standard.
Enjoy the Best Motorhome Trip
The UK has a lot to offer whether you have days or months for your holiday. Follow these tips and you’ll have the best motorhome trip!
Choose a route that takes in the places you want to see. Work out where you’ll stay so you can focus on sightseeing instead of finding campsites. And go armed with a map for those unexpected Instagram-worthy sites.
Wherever you decide to go, you deserve to travel in style and comfort. Why not browse the New Marque range or check our available dates?