The best summer touring destinations in the UK

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Summer is (technically) here and it’s time to start planning your next touring adventure. 

With the current airport chaos derailing holiday plans on the continent, many people are searching for memorable UK staycation destinations. To help you decide where to go, we’ve put together a list of the best summer touring destinations the country has to offer.

From Scotland’s top beaches to Wales’ best national parks, there are plenty of stunning spots to park or pitch up across the UK. 

If you want to admire England’s natural beauty at its finest, consider planning a trip to the Peak District or the Lake District in the north. 

Both destinations offer ample opportunities for camping, touring and exploring. If the sun is shining, you might even consider a spot of wild swimming in one of the pristine (freezing!) lakes that characterise these areas. 

If your idea of a summer holiday typically involves the beach, there are plenty of spots around the UK to enjoy the sun, sand and sea. 

Cornwall is a top spot for British holidaymakers. The region’s rugged coastline offers plenty of opportunities to pitch up and take a dip – it’s no wonder it’s referred to as the “English riviera”. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try your hand at a spot of surfing?

Another gem in Southeast England, Devon is a great spot to explore in your leisure vehicle. Roam along sandy beaches, fossil lined cliffs and quaint mediaeval towns as you lap up some vitamin D.

Still in England, North Yorkshire is full of idyllic rolling hills and charming villages and hamlets waiting to be explored. 

If you want to enjoy a peaceful country getaway, the Yorkshire Dales offers miles of moors and breathtaking views. Or, if you’d rather breathe the salty sea air while admiring coastline views, why not try Yorkshire’s Route YC – six itineraries that are ideal for exploring in a leisure vehicle. 

If you’re eager to explore the best of Wales, head to Pembrokeshire where you’ll find miles of pristine coastline, incredible castles and popular seaside towns like Tenby and Saint David’s. With such beautiful spots to discover, it’s no wonder Wales is a hotspot for motorhomers. 

Over in Northern Ireland, the Causeway Coast is one of the best areas to experience the country’s rugged wilderness and cliff top ruins. It’s also home to the Giant’s Causeway, one of the UK’s seven natural wonders

We recommend spending a few days driving along the coastline and stopping at one of the many holiday parks in the area to pitch up at night. 

All the way up north, Orkney is the place to be this summer. Located in Scotland, Orkney is an archipelago home to neolithic sites, seal colonies and stunning beaches. If you are hoping for a truly memorable holiday, Orkney’s spectacular scenery is guaranteed to impress. 

With all of this and more on your doorstep, it’s guaranteed to be a summer to remember. 



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