June 27, 2017 at 6:26 PM
Rising travel costs, the poor performance of the pound, and increased hassle and security at airports – just three of the many reasons that 2016 saw a 2.5 million increase in the number of Brits who decided to stay in the UK for their holidays. The ongoing uncertainty over Brexit and the further escalation in terrorism over recent months mean that this pattern will certainly continue this year.
If you are among the millions choosing a UK holiday this year, there is no better way to do it than in a motorhome. With thousands of sites in some of the most beautiful locations in the country, nothing beats it for fun, flexibility, and value for money. Here, we take a look at some of the top destinations that you might explore this summer – and best of all, you don't have to limit yourself to just one!
Britain's largest National Park boasts stunning scenery, but it is not all about sitting back and enjoying the views. There are plenty of activities to try, including boat trips and water sports on Lake Windermere.
If you've never visited Shakespeare country, now is the time to do so – and when you find that you've had enough of the culture, take a relaxing walk along the River Avon. The butterfly farm is definitely worth a visit.
For picture-postcard villages and stunning natural features, you can't beat the Dales. Make sure that you visit the waterfall at Ingleton, and if you are feeling brave, there are numerous caves to explore. Buttertubs Pass is worth a drive, just for the sheer majesty.
From Southwold's historic seafront, to boat trips on the Norfolk Broads, there is so much to explore that you could easily spend a week in East Anglia. You could even treat the kids to a day at Pleasurewood Hills theme park!
Isle of Wight
Even though you are staying in the UK, you could still travel across the sea. The kids will love the adventure of the crossing, which takes less than an hour, and once you get there, you will find plenty to keep you entertained, including beautiful beaches, historic monuments and numerous adventure activities.
Nestled away in Derbyshire, the Peak District is ideal for those of an adventurous nature. If hiking, caving and paragliding appeal to you, then this is the place to be! For those preferring a quieter time, there are plenty of tourist attractions to look at, including Chatsworth House and the historic town of Buxton.
South West England
Devon and Cornwall have a beauty and character all of their own. The dramatic coastline is always changing, and this part of the country is a mecca for surfers. You can also explore the mythology of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle and spend a day at the Eden Project.
There is so much to Wales that this is one destination to which you might want to dedicate an entire trip. Keen walkers will love Snowdonia National Park, and the less active can always cheat and take the train to the top of Snowdon. Anglesey is an island full of atmosphere and mystery, while to the south, the Pembrokeshire Coast has an entirely different feel to it.
If you are looking for something for everyone, then visit the Cotswolds. Ancient towns, modern-day adventure centres and a variety of museums combine to keep the whole family entertained, from the kids to the grandparents.
Finally, how about a good old-fashioned seaside holiday? There is nowhere better to do it than Blackpool, with its world-famous pleasure beach and the Golden Mile.