UK’s top caravanning spots ranked

A motorhome parked up by a lake

Ahead of the May bank holiday, GO Outdoors has analysed a list of 105 of the UK’s leading caravan parks to whittle it down to a definitive top ten.

With the exception of a site in Scotland taking the number one spot, all of the locations can be found in Somerset, Devon or Cornwall.

The experts at GO Outdoors used criteria such as average pricing, visitor ratings and amenities to rank the parks.

Points were awarded for being pet friendly and the availability of a games room, swimming pool, entertainment options and on-site shops, as well as the proximity to the beach.

A spokesperson from GO Outdoors said: “A caravan holiday is the perfect setting for bonding with friends or family while enjoying scenic landscapes.

“From coastal routes to wilderness getaways, these holidays provide a unique experience with comfort and convenience.”

The top three parks

Scoring marks impressively close to a perfect ten, these three sites have everything on the caravanner’s ultimate wish list.

Auchenlarie Holiday Park, Scotland

Caravanning score: 9.98/10

Auchenlarie Holiday Park can be found on the picturesque Dumfries and Galloway coast in Scotland. It scored the highest out of all the sites analysed and was crowned the best caravaning destination.

The caravan park has an average user review rating of 4.57 stars out of five, with visitors citing the idyllic views of Wigtown Bay and affordable food at the on-site shop as reasons to visit.

A two-night weekend stay in July costs around £75, making it excellent value for money.

Bucklegrove Holiday Park, Somerset

Caravanning score: 9.79/10

Bucklegrove Holiday Park was chosen as the best caravan site in England and is second in the list for its clean facilities and stunning views of the Somerset Levels and Brent Knoll.

Situated between Cheddar and Wells in Somerset, the site is rated 4.44 stars out of five by users.

Book a weekend stay in July costing around £79.

Tencreek Holiday Park, Cornwall

Caravanning score: 9.47/10

Tencreek Holiday Park in Cornwall is less than a ten-minute drive to the local beach and scored 4.30 out of five stars, with visitors mentioning the clean facilities and friendly staff.

Among the features that set this caravan park aside is the schedule of family-friendly daily activities, meaning there’s always something for the kids to get involved in.

A single-axle caravan can stay for a weekend in July for around £98. 

Rounding out the top ten

The seven other caravan parks that make up the top ten are:

  • Whitehill Country Park, Devon
  • Watermouth Valley Camping Park, Devon
  • Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, Cornwall
  • Stowford Farm Meadows, Devon
  • Lanyon Holiday Park, Cornwall
  • Burton Springs Holidays, Somerset
  • East Crinnis Holiday Park, Cornwall


Photo credit: GO Outdoors