Inspiration for bank holiday camping locations

View from the jetty on Derwentwater

It’s the first long weekend of May and a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the British countryside.

If you’re heading off in your caravan or motorhome and haven’t decided on the destination yet, the experts at Quotezone.co.uk have a few ideas for you.

Greg Wilson, CEO and price comparison expert at Quotezone.co.uk said: “Now the temperatures have started to rise many families and couples will be looking to pitch up their tents and caravans in some of the most stunning sites in the country in a bid for a stress-free breather.

 “The UK countryside has so much to offer visitors – with spectacular landscapes, attractive beaches, colourful meadows and calming woodlands.

 “Camping in some of the most peaceful spots will give holidaymakers the chance to relax, save money, sleep under the stars and avoid airport delays and security hassles that can come with holidaying abroad.”


With a captivating combination of beautiful meadows with calming natural springs and woodlands, and coastlines on both sides of the county, Devon has much to offer outdoor lovers.

One of the highlights of any trip to this region of southwest England is the famous Tarka Trail, which follows the route of the otter in the beloved children’s books.

Pitch up at Tarka Trail Camping on the outskirts of Barnstaple to enjoy this family-friendly experience.


It’s often been said that there’s nothing better than messing around in boats and Norfolk offers plenty of opportunity to do just that.

Whether you’re heading to the sea at beaches like Cromer and Sheringham or exploring the Norfolk Broads, a caravan holiday based around the water makes the most of everything this part of the country has to offer.

Stay at Reedham Ferry Touring and Camping Park in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

Lake District

The Lake District is synonymous with hiking, giving caravan and motorhome owners a huge selection of walks to enjoy once they’ve set up camp.

Options include scaling some of the area’s peaks like Catbells and Helvellyn or completing circular walks around Buttermere or Derwentwater, taking full advantage of the region’s namesake lakes.

The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Derwentwater site is handy for a number of local attractions.

Argyll and Bute

Heading north into Scotland, Argyll and Bute encompasses part of the west coast, as well as a number of islands, offering plenty of caravan or motorhome exploration.

Castles, lochs and wildlife including red deer all add to the charm of the area, where walking, cycling and fishing are all likely to be on the itinerary.

You won’t find a better location to pitch up than on the shores of Loch Fyne at the Argyll Caravan Park.


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