17 incredible UK Motorhome Holidays & routes to explore

Planning a motorhome holiday in the UK? Looking for the best motorhome tour routes or want to know where you can go with a motorhome or campervan in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland? Here are 17 fantastic UK touring routes and places to visit- perfect for motorhomes, campervans and even caravans!

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Motorhome Holidays in the UK

We love motorhome touring in the UK. There are so many beautiful places to see and explore- and never enough time to see them all!

Plus, everyone speaks English- which makes things a little easier, especially if you're new to motorhoming and trying to figure out how everything works.

Our very first motorhome holiday was to a campsite in Wales– that's where our love of motorhome trips and exploring was born. Our next big trip was motorhoming in Scotland, and then down to Cornwall. Since then, we've explored the UK for weeks, and are always finding new destinations to add to the “to-see” list.

Planning UK Motorhome Tours

Planning a UK Motorhome holiday can be a little daunting. With so many motorhome route options and possibilities, how are you supposed to narrow it down?

In this post, we've listed some of our favourite UK motorhome destinations, but there's a lot more to planning a motorhome holiday than just ‘deciding where to go', especially if you don't already live in the UK.

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    Of course, travelling by motorhome is one of the best ways to explore now (just be sure you adhere to any lockdown restrictions or travel guidance which may be in force.) I know many people are planning a UK staycation this year instead of travelling to Europe after BREXIT– hopefully these motorhome destination ideas will help.

    Don't forget to use our FREE motorhome route planner to help you plan your trip and see everything you want to.

    Of course, a huge part of your planning will depend on whether you already own a vehicle, or whether you'll be renting a motorhome or camper for your trip.

    If you're new to road tripping and would like more help, this post helps you plan a UK road trip step-by-step,


    Where can you go with a Motorhome in the UK?

    There are very few restrictions on motorhome routes or where you can go with a motorhome or campervan in the UK, although there are certainly places that I would recommend NOT going- such as into a city centre with a 7.9m motorhome pulling a 3m trailer… (yeah, we did that in Edinburgh on our Scotland motorhome trip!)

    There are plenty of places to stay overnight as well- campsites, approved spots and even wild camping. Here's how to find safe and legal motorhome overnight parking places.


    Top Motorhome Destinations in UK

    Still, saying you can go ‘anywhere' with a motorhome or campervan isn't very helpful when you're trying to narrow it down (check out these UK staycation ideas), so here are our top motorhome destinations for the UK.

    We tried to put these in order, and then gave up, because there are parts of each place that we LOVE. So, we've arranged them by country instead. Here are some of the highlights you can visit on any UK. motorhome holiday. Below each place, we've listed highlights and some motorhome campsite ideas to help you plan.

    • Devon
    • Dorset
    • Hampshire
    • Cornwall
    • Lake District
    • Peak District
    • Wiltshire (Stonehenge, Bath and Cotswolds)
    • Norfolk
    • Kent
    • Northumberland and the NE Coast
    • NE Scotland
    • Scottish Highlands
    • NC500
    • Isle of Skye
    • Brecon Beacons
    • Snowdonia
    • Northern Ireland North coast

    Places to stay on your UK Motorhome Holiday

    There are plenty of places to stay in the UK with your motorhome or campervan. We've created guides on many of them to help you further- just click the links to read more.

    There are also many pub stopovers and other places which allow overnight parking for motorhomes. We've included ideas for all types and budgets under each destination idea.

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    Top Motorhome routes & Holiday destinations in England

    Touring England by motorhome is awesome. We love the contrast of places you can find, from rolling hills to breathtaking coastlines to busy cities.

    Personally, we prefer to avoid built-up areas with the motorhome, but we know many people plan their motorhome routes to take in some famous cities and sights, so we've included them below.

    I'll be honest, there are hundreds of places we could have included- especially up North where we still need to explore more fully. Places like Northumberland, Yorkshire and the NE coast make WONDERFUL motorhome holiday destinations- we look forward to being able to explore them more thoroughly in the future.

    Devon- motorhome holiday itinerary

    Motorhome parking at Slapton Sands, Devon- UK motorhome holiday destination and route
    Motorhome parking at Slapton Sands, Devon

    Devon is one of our favourite places to road trip in England. So many people drive through on their way to Cornwall, but if you have the time or want to stop a little earlier, there are some beautiful road trip destinations in Devon.

    Some of our highlights of a South Devon motorhome holiday include Dartmouth, Salcombe, and Slapton Sands on the south coast. We also enjoyed visiting Plymouth Zoo- it's the one the film ‘We bought a Zoo' was based on.

    If you want a good surfing beach, head to Westward Ho! or Croyde on the North Coast- and don't forget to grab your Fish and chips from Squires in Braunton; one of the best in the UK!

    Where to stay on a motorhome holiday to Devon

    Dartmouth– If you're visiting Dartmouth with a motorhome or campervan, the Camping and Caravanning club have a site about a 5 minute drive out of town. Word of warning, the hills around here are STEEP (I used to run them while in the Navy) and you don't want to drive your motorhome into Dartmouth, so public transport or electric bikes are a great idea!

    Dulverton– We've stayed several times at Exmoor House, a C&MC site right on the outskirts of the town. It's a quiet village, but the Copper Kettle cafe is well worth a visit!

    Dartmoor– If you're visiting Dartmoor, wild camping is tough and a campsite is highly recommended. If you like BIG campsites (with aerial treetop walks, zipwires and zorbing), head to the River Dart Country Park in Ashburton. If you prefer something quieter, Lynford is the place for you, with views right over the Tors.

    North Coast– Heading to the North Coast for some surfing? Fancy being camped RIGHT on the beach? Ruda Bay in Croyde is wonderful (although VERY busy in peak season), but it's worth a little noise for the views and the privilege of being so close to the beach.


    Dorset- perfect for campervanning

    UK Motorhome holiday destination- Durdle Door, Dorset
    UK Motorhome holiday destination- Durdle Door, Dorset

    Many of our favourite places in Hampshire and Dorset are on the coast- there are some incredible beaches and places to visit along this stretch of coastline.

    3/4 day camper holiday itinerary for Dorset

    If you only have a couple of days in Dorset, here's our suggested itinerary:

    • DAY ONE: If you like being outdoors, head to Swanage and do Corfe Castle and Old Harry's Rocks. Even better, if the weather is fine, you can take a boat trip from Poole around to Swanage, taking you near the rocks. If you have time, pop into Blue Pool and marvel at the colours.
    • DAY TWO: Explore Poole and/ or Bournemouth. Poole is prettier but Bournemouth has better shopping. Brownsea Island is also worth a visit if you have time.
    • DAY THREE: Durdle Door and Man o'War Cove and head down to Weymouth. There are plenty of pretty villages along the way to explore too.

    Where to stay on a motorhome trip to Dorset

    We've stayed at some great campsites in Dorset.

    Swanage/ Corfe Castle- Haycraft C&MC site is in a great location to explore the area. Don't miss a trip to the wonderful Blue Pool nearby.

    Durdle Door– If you want the best location, stay at the Durdle Door holiday park. There aren't many other campsites nearby with such great views!

    Poole/ Bournemouth- For a quiet site, stay Holme Inn, a CS site at Wimborne.

    Weymouth/ Portland– If you want campsites with sea views, I'll give you campsites with sea views! 🙂 Sweet Hill Farm on Portland is AMAZING and worth a stop on your motorhome holiday for a night or two!


    Hampshire – motorhome touring itinerary

    Motorhome Holiday at Hayling Island, Hampshire, UK
    Motorhome Holiday at Hayling Island, Hampshire, UK

    There are some wonderful motorhome routes and destinations in Hampshire. If you can, plan an entire motorhome route around the Isle of Wight for a couple of days. If you prefer to stay on the mainland, there are some great cities to visit, like Portsmouth and Winchester, as well as the New Forest and plenty of beautiful beaches.

    If you do head to the New Forest, don't miss the Water Park– it's AMAZING.

    Where to stay on a motorhome trip to Hampshire

    We used to stay at Hayling Island with our motorhome (pictured above), but sadly that appears to now be closed.

    For Portsmouth, one of our favourites is Rookesbury Park, which is near the pretty village of Wickham (GREAT team room to enjoy)

    For Winchester, Hare Farm is a quiet CS site 3 miles outside the city, or there's Morn Hill Caravan club site

    On the Isle of Wight, there are some wonderful campsites, including those with sea views or surrounded by nature. See the best Isle of Wight campsites for motorhomes.

    The New Forest has HUNDREDS of campsites. Many accept motorhomes and many are lovely. One of our absolute favourites is Hurst view near Lymington, which welcomes dogs, is an easy (ish) walk to the beach and allows campfires! It's awesome. Watch the video of our stay here.


    Cornwall – one of our favourite UK motorhome destinations

    Motorhome camping at Sennen Cove on a UK motorhome holiday
    Motorhome camping at Sennen Cove

    I spent a couple of years living in Cornwall whilst I was in the Navy and still go back as often as I can to explore. We love the beaches, the history and we never run out of new (or old!) places to visit.

    Some of our absolute favourite things to do in Cornwall include:

    Where to stay on a motorhome trip to Cornwall

    If you throw a stone in Cornwall, you'll hit a campsite.

    For Lands End, Sennen Cove is where it's at. The views are spectacular and you're also well placed to visit the Minack Theatre and St Michael's Mount. Bude has a lovely motorhome campsite and for Newquay, there's the holiday park with all the facilities or Trevoll Farm if you want to be somewhere more peaceful.

    There are so many incredible motorhome touring routes around Cornwall, but if you still to the coast road you'll be sure to see most of the best bits (although it will be slower, so make sure you allow enough time for your trip.


    Lake District – campervan and motorhome holiday destination

    Motorhome Holiday in the Lake District, UK
    Motorhome Holiday in the Lake District, UK

    The Lake District in Cumbria is England’s largest National park. Packed full of beautiful stone villages, rolling hills and beautiful lakes. You'll find plenty to entertain you during your motorhome holiday here, whether it's watersports on the lakes, hiking, or enjoying the great outdoors at places like Scafell Pike.

    3/4 Day Motorhome route ideas for the Lake District

    The Lake District has some breathtaking roads, including Honister Pass and Kirkstone Pass. The Castlerigg stone circle, with its stunning views across the fells, is worth stopping at, and the “Surprise View” across Derwent Water is spectacular.

    In the South Lakes, plan a visit to Grasmere- home of the poet William Wordsworth and follow in Beatrix Potter's footsteps at Beatrix Potter World in Bowness- on- Windermere. 

    In the Northern Lakes, there's plenty to see in the towns of Keswick and Cockermouth and don't miss a stop at Aira Force and Ullswater.

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      Where to stay on a motorhome trip to the Lake District

      As one of the most visited places in England, there are plenty of places to stay with your motorhome or camper.

      In the southern lakes, Kendal motorhome site or Windermere are great places to base yourself for your motorhome holiday. For the North, Derwentwater is very central and is near Honister- the last working slate mine in Europe.


      Peak District

      Motorhome Holiday Destination idea- Peak District
      Motorhome Holiday Destination idea- Peak District

      The Peak District is a huge and stunning area in Derbyshire, just to the east of Manchester. It's a perfect place for a road trip because there are so many things to see! A car or motorhome makes it easy to travel between the sites and there are plenty of campsites or hotels to use as you explore.

      There are a multitude of hikes, walks and tors to climb and the area is famous for its caves, which people still lived in as recently as 1910!

      The Peak District was the UK's first National Park and is also considered the real ale capital of the world! If you're exploring the Peak District with kids, there are steam trains, tramways, cycle paths and even a cable car taking you up to see some stunning views! There's also Alton Towers theme park – one of the best in the UK.

      Best places to explore in the Peak District

      Some of the highlights include:

      • Chatsworth House
      • Dovedale
      • Ladybower reservoir
      • Alton Towers theme park

      Where to stay on a motorhome holiday in the Peak District

      If you're visiting Alton Towers, Alton Star is the place to stay. For a more central location in the middle of the Peak District, try Castleton.


      Wiltshire- perfect for motorhome touring

      Motorhome Holiday Destination idea- Wiltshire and Stonehenge
      Our Motorhome wild parking next to Stonehenge

      Wiltshire is possibly one of the most under-rated motorhome holiday destinations in the UK. This county is full of picturesque villages, pretty roads and incredible views over the rolling English countryside. There is PLENTY to see and explore. Some of our favourites include:

      • Stonehenge (which we camped overnight next to in our Motorhome)
      • Salisbury- one of our favourite Cathedral cities in England
      • Cotswolds (which cross into other counties too)

      Motorhome tour route suggestion for Wiltshire

      Salisbury is a beautiful cathedral city with plenty to do and see. There are great shops and plenty of bars and cafes to enjoy. There's also a good Park a ride system, so you don't need to drive into the city.

      Whilst in the area, head out to Stonehenge and see the world-famous stone circle. You can see it quite well from the road, but there are often long queues as everyone slow down to take photos. We spent an incredible night wild camping next to Stonehenge with our motorhome – the sunrise was one of the best we've ever seen!

      From Salisbury, head into the Cotswolds. Some of the best places to visit in the Cotswolds include Bourton-on-the-Water and Castle Combe- both have been called the prettiest villages in England. You can drive around as many villages in the Cotswolds as you have time for.

      If you have time on your motorhome holiday, Bath in Somerset is well worth visiting too. A beautiful city, built from yellow stone which looks spectacular in the evening light. I highly recommend enjoying afternoon tea at the Pump rooms, as well as exploring the city on foot. 

      Where to stay on a motorhome trip to Wiltshire

      If you're visiting Salisbury, Hillside is on the outskirts but well placed to explore the area.

      In the Cotswolds, Fox Inn is the cutest pub you've ever seen, and allows motorhome parking outside.

      For Bath in Somerset, Tucker's Grave is one of the oldest cider houses in the UK and has a field for motorhomes and campervans to stay in. Even better, dogs and campfires are allowed!


      Norfolk – beautiful campervan route itinerary

      England road trip ideas and itinerary- norfolk
      Norfolk- a perfect motorhome holiday idea summer or winter

      If you want to get away from the bustle of normal life, the Norfolk Broads is perfect; big skies, plenty of peace and quiet and an abundance of wildlife. There are plenty of riverside pubs and restaurants all around the Broads and lots of campsites to stay at.

      Best places to visit in Norfolk on a road trip

      • The Old Roman Fort at Burgh Castle is perfect for a walk in both winter morning frost or a hot and hazy mid-summer evening
      • If you prefer a bit of activity, Wroxham is a bustling Broads village- home to Roy’s of Wroxham, possibly the largest village shop you have ever seen.
      • St Benets Abbey
      • If you are an animal lover, you will enjoy a visit to Wroxham Barns to feed the lambs or spot the grey seals on the Norfolk beaches

      Where to stay on a motorhome trip to Norfolk

      Wroxham is one of the best-known places in the Norfolk Broads. If you'd like to stay nearby, the Norfolk Broads Motorhome and Caravan site is perfect.


      Kent- motorhome holiday destination

      Motorhome route and holiday planner- Kent, UK
      Motorhome route and holiday planner- Kent, UK

      The ‘Garden of England' is one of the most popular motorhome and campervan destinations in the UK. Visit Canterbury and its famous cathedral or be wowed by the white cliffs of Dover. One of our favourite places to visit in Kent is the WW2 tunnels- so much incredible history.

      We also loved visiting Beachy Head and the nearby town of Hastings – yep, the one with the Battle. There's an incredible amount of history in Kent- if you like castles and stately homes, this is definitely the place for you. If you like beaches, head to Broadstairs- one of the best beaches near London. There's plenty there to keep you entertained for a day or two.

      Where to stay on a motorhome trip to Kent

      Still Acres Touring and Camping Park in Maidstone

      Sandwich Lakes, 10 miles from Canterbury.


      Northumberland and the NE Coast

      England road trip itinerary- North england places to visit- lindisfarne priory
      Lindisfarne Priory- one of the most spectacular places to visit on a motorhome holiday

      Northern England is full of charming towns and villages, and is the perfect destination for a motorhome road trip.

      North East England motorhome route and itinerary

      One route is to start in Saltburn-by-the-sea (be sure to search for fossils!) Saltburn-by-the-Sea is home to the historic Saltburn Cliff Tramway. Don't miss trying Lemon Top Ice Cream- vanilla ice cream with a dollop of lemon sorbet on top! Yum.

      Head to Staithes and the gothic-looking Whitby Abbey- said by some to be the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s Dracula!

      In Scarborough, visit the Castle or enjoy the rides at the Luna Park amusement park.

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      Northumberland road trip itinerary

      If you're looking for history and castles, head to Northumberland- there are more castles here than any other county in England!

      The first village to visit is Craster – famous for its kippers and overlooked by Dunstanburgh Castle.

      If the weather is good why not hop on a boat over to the Farme Islands? With large colonies of seals and puffins the islands are popular with nature lovers.

      Bamburgh Castle dominates the horizon and is worth exploring. It was once the home to the Royal Seat of the Kings of Northumbria and also has a ghost or two!

      After Bamburgh, visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Make sure you check the tides before you go- the island is tidal and is only accessible during certain times.

      Don’t miss exploring the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory. This is the place famous as the home of Christianity in England and there's so much history here.

      Where to stay on a motorhome holiday to the NE of England?

      If you want to be by the coast, Link House Farm campsite is beautiful. If you'd rather stay with your motorhome in the heart of the Northumberland National park, Haltwhistle is beautiful and surrounded by forest.


      Motorhome Holidays in Scotland

      Scotland is one of the best places in the UK for motorhome trips. There are some incredible history, beautiful places to visit and jaw-dropping scenic Scottish roads.

      Admittedly, Scotland has been a bit difficult for wild camping lately. Sadly, some people have chosen to disrespect the motorhome wild camping laws and have left some beautiful places in a horrendous state.

      John o'Groats and the NE coast

      One of our very first motorhome trips was up to John o'Groats and the surrounding areas. We rode our bikes around part of the NC500, and then added the rest of the NE to our 10-day Scotland road-trip itinerary.

      As well as John o'Groats, which is a bit touristy but you HAVE to go and get that photo, we also enjoyed visiting the Duncansby stacks and even had a day trip to Orkney– which you can do with your motorhome.

      Where to stay with a motorhome when you visit John o'Groats.

      On this part of the trip, because we were using the motorbikes, we stayed at a wonderful campsite Dunnet Bay, which was right on the beach and absolutely beautiful. There is also a motorhome campsite right near John o'Groats.


      The NC500- famous motorhome and campervan touring route

      Motorhome holiday on the NC500
      Motorhome holiday on the NC500

      The NC500 is one of the most scenic drives in Scotland and boasts spectacular scenery, incredible beaches and unmissable views. Some of the roads are very narrow, but there are plenty of passing places so it's easy to plan a motorhome route.

      Along the NC500, you will encounter beautiful white sand beaches with incredibly clear water, incredible mountain views, the Smoo Cave, one of the largest in Scotland and the Kylesku bridge.

      The route is around 500 miles long (hence the name!), will take around 3 or 4 days and takes in parts of the Highlands in the north-west of Scotland.

      You can start the route wherever you want, go clockwise or anticlockwise and do all or just part of it. Traditionally, the route begins in Inverness, although you can join and leave it anywhere. We include part of it in our complete Scotland road trip Itinerary, which is a great option for those who want to see as much of Scotland as possible in a limited time on their motorhome holiday.

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        Campsites on the NC500 for motorhomes

        The NC500 has had some bad press recently. Stories of some selfish van owners leaving places damaged and disgusting are heart-breaking and it angers us that those people give all motorhome and campervan owners a bad reputation.

        For that reason, we currently do NOT recommend wild camping along the NC500 until the area (and the hurt feelings of the locals) subside. The councils are apparently working hard to create new areas for motorhomes and campervans to stay and we highly encourage you to use those whenever you can. Here are 15 of the best NC500 motorhome campsites.

        The problem with many of the campsites along the NC500 is that they close in winter and the off-season, so it's quite hard to get water or empty waste. But there are a few which are open all-year round.

        Sands is one of the prettiest campsites on the NC500 route- right on the most incredible beach. Clachtoll beach is another one with jaw-dropping scenery (they have a 2night minimum stay in Summer)


        Glencoe and the Highlands

        Motorhome Holiday in Scotland
        Motorhome Holiday in Scotland

        We spent a wonderful few days exploring the Scottish Highlands in our motorhome. There are so many incredible places to see.

        If you enjoy history, head to Fort William or one of the many clan museums and memorials in the area.

        If you're a Harry Potter fan, head up to Glenfinnan and see the steam train ride over the viaduct (or, even better, park up the motorhome and take a trip on the train yourself.

        Where to stay near Glencoe and the Highlands with a motorhome

        There are some spectacular places to stay with a motorhome in Scotland. Near Glencoe, Red Squirrel allows campfires and has a swimming area in the river.

        Nearer Fort William, the Glen Nevis Caravan and camping park has spectacular views.


        Isle of Skye – one of the best motorhoming holidays in the UK

        Motorhomes camping on Skye
        Motorhomes camping on Skye- Credit Park4night

        Skye is another place in Scotland which has had bad press lately for being over-crowded with motorhomes and campervans.

        While this may have been true at the time, if you avoid the peaks season, you'll find plenty of wonderful places to explore. We spent 3 days on Skye touring with our motorhome and enjoyed it immensely, despite the rain!

        Some of the highlights on any motorhome or campervan holiday include the Old Man of Storr, the Talisker Distillery and seeing dolphins in the bay near our campsite. Don't forget to visit Eilean Donan Castle on your way to/ from Skye. You can park your motorhome just over the bridge for incredible photos, or you can park up and tour inside this incredible castle.

        Where to stay on a motorhome trip to the Isle of Skye

        When we visited Skye with our motorhome, we stayed at Glenbrittle Campsite, which is right on the shores of the loch. Just a word of caution- the drinking water had been contaminated when we went (a dead sheep or something!) so make sure you fill up before you arrive, just in case!

        The only problem with Glenbrittle is that it is a long way out from the main ‘loop', so if you're tight on time you might want to stay closer to the action. Portree is the main town and there are several campsites nearby, like this one at Torvaig– we used one of them to get fresh water when we couldn't at ours.


        Motorhome Holiday ideas for Wales

        Wales was the destination for our very first EVER motorhome trip. We visited the Brecon Beacons, Gower Peninsula and the SW coast. It was where our love of motorhome holidays and road trip adventures was born. Since then, we've returned many times and have loved exploring both the Wales Way routes and places off the beaten path.

        As with all the countries on this list, there are plenty of places we COULD add to our Wales road trip but we've added the ‘big two' of Brecon and Snowdonia, which are by far the most popular motorhome holiday destinations. If you have time, plan a motorhome route between the two to extend your holiday.

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        Brecon Beacons

        We've spent several weeks in the Brecon Beacons over the past few years, and we love it. If you get a chance, try to visit the waterfall walks, and also visit the incredible Show Caves (Dan Yr Ogf). There's a great campsite there, but we also loved wild camping in the area.

        Where to stay on a motorhome trip to the Brecon Beacons

        When we last visited the Brecon Beacons, we stayed on the campsite at the show caves, which was lovely. You can watch the video of our stay here.


        Snowdonia

        Snowdonia is amazingly well connected to most places in the UK- the drive from Manchester takes around 2 hours (80 miles) and it's well accessible for motorhomes.

        Pretty much everything in Snowdonia involves being outdoors, so make sure you bring appropriate clothing for the time of year. You should always expect rain in Wales, even in mid-summer, but it can also be surprisingly warm. There are plenty of great roads with spectacular scenery and the stars at night are unreal.

        Where to stay on a motorhome holiday to Snowdonia

        Snowdonia has some spectacular views, so it's worth staying in a campsite where you can enjoy them, like this one which allows campfires or Aberafon right on the coast with its own private beach. (Don't say I don't spoil you!)


        Northern Ireland and North Coast

        The Causeway Coastal route around the North of Northern Ireland is around 200 miles and can be driven by a motorhome in a weekend. (Get more tips for campervanning in Ireland here)

        Motorhome Route and itinerary idea

        Head early to the famous Giants causeway to get there at opening time. It's about a 90 minute drive from Belfast.

        The nearby Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bride connects the mainland to the tiny Carrickarede island and crossing on foot is an exhilarating experience. Expect to queue for a while to get across, but it's worth the wait.

        Then visit the clifftop ruins of Dunluce Castle which hang precariously above the sea below.

        Don't miss the Dark Hedges. This road of arching 18th Century beech trees features in the HBO Series Game of Thrones and is one of the most beautiful roads in Ireland.  It can be easy to drive right past it as it was surprisingly badly signposted when we visited- and expect crowds. LOTS of crowds.

        You can actually drive down the road, but BEWARE of low branches and the motorhome- you do not want to be the reason the trees get destroyed! (We drove it in a car, so be careful!)

        Where to stay on a campervan holiday to Northern Ireland

        If you want a central location, Drumaheglis is well-placed. For spectacular views, head to the Causeway Coast Holiday Park with incredible sea views.


        I hope that's helped inspire your motorhome holidays around the UK and given you lots of places you can go with your motorhome. Let us know where you end up!

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