Britain by campervan: The ultimate 14-day driving route
When it comes to cultural heritage and scenery, Britain is a GREAT place to visit. With thousands of miles of coastline, innumerable historic landmarks and vibrant cities, it’s not surprising that Britain appeals to millions of visitors every year.
For those looking for an authentic British experience away from the hustle and bustle of London city, campervan hire offers an unique opportunity to get immersed into British culture and tour the Great British countryside with the freedom and independence of your very own home on wheels. Plus, located close to Gatwick airport, Bunk Campers’ London Gatwick depot puts the country’s top attractions at your fingertips.
If you still need some inspiration planning an unforgettable road trip around Britain, we have put together an ultimate 14-day driving route to make your journey easier than ever.
Wonderful Cornwall: Days 1-3
Bunk Campers’ London Depot, Arundel Castle, The Needles, Corfe Castle Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Durdle Door, Polperro, St. Michael’s Mount, Sennen Cove Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Newquay, Woolacombe Beach, Minehead, Minehead Camping and Caravanning Club Site - 514 miles (827 km)
Pick up your campervan from Bunk Campers London Gatwick depot and drive towards impressive Cornwall, whose coastal road has been named as one of the Top 500 Drives of a Lifetime. Rolling cliffs, seaside villages, turquoise waters, ancient legends, green countryside and over a thousand years of incredible history will be your fellow travellers during the first stage of your adventure.
When you get tired of driving, park up your campervan and hike alongside the stunning South West Coastal Path to explore the region’s tiniest hamlets and remote coves. Before moving on, why not cook on board your camper and have lunch by the sandy shoreline of the award-winning Woolacombe Beach?
Exploring the Heritage: Days 4-6
Cheddar Gorge, Bath, Lacock, Devizes Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Oxford, Blockley, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, Blackmore Camping and Caravanning Club - 302 miles (486 km)
From the magnificent Roman heritage in Bath to the everlasting Shakespeare’s words along the banks of the River Avon, tour England’s countryside and main historical sites at your ease thanks to your campervan. Get off the beaten track and stop along your way to explore quaint villages such as Lacock or Blockley. Don’t forget to weave your way through the spectacular Cheddar Gorge, where the earth is opened up to reveal a jaw-dropping road of steep ditches and twisting turns.
When the sun goes down, you will find several campsites along the way where Bunk Campers’ customers can enjoy up to 30% discount. Stay at one of the Camping and Caravanning Club sites, turn on your camper heating, enjoy your comfy bed and refuel your energy for the next stage of your trip.
Wild Wales: Days 7-9
LLanthony Priory, Black Mountain Road, Barafundle Bay, St. Davids Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Portmeirion, Llanberis Path, Llanystumbwy Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Conwy Castle, Llandudno, Clitheroe Camping and Caravanning Club Site - 490 miles (789 km)
Go in your camper towards Wales and get ready for some action-packed days. A paradise for nature lovers, the Breacon Beacons National Park also hosts one of the most impressive roads in the country. Pull over at the foot of the Black Mountains, relax on board your camper with a cup of tea and admire the breath-taking scenery before moving on.
From beaches of golden sand and turquoise waters to green mountains and tranquil lakes, Wales is home to many areas of outstanding natural beauty and unique wildlife. If you fancy chasing the summer sun, visit Barafundle and Llandudno, two of the Britain’s favourite seaside destinations. Craving some outdoor adventure? Park up your camper for a while and climb up Snowdon through Llanberis Path. Although not the shortest hiking trail, it is one of the easiest routes up the mountain. The views from the top are worth the effort!
Scenic Drives across Northern England: Days 10-11
Whiteless Pike, Keswick Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Hadrian’s Wall, Angel of the North, Penshaw Monument, Hutton-le-Hole, York, Sheriff Hutton Camping and Caravanning Club Site – 325 miles (523 km)
What could be better than an adventure around the Lake District to start the fourth stage of your journey? England’s biggest National Park offers activities and events to suit all kinds of visitors. Cycle alongside Windermere with your family, hike to the top of the perfect pyramid formed by the Whiteless Pike or enjoy some fun-filled adrenaline experiences on the water! With onboard storage, a campervan will provide plenty of space for all your outdoor equipment.
Back on the road, drive eastwards and wonder at all the treasures you’ll find on your way. From the famous Hadrian’s Wall to the iconic Angel of the North, all kinds of landmarks are set against a backdrop of the most awe-inspiring scenery. From the tiniest villages with their unique laid-back charm to the historic heritage of York, where you go in your campervan, the choice is yours!
Picturesque East Anglia: Days 12-14
Lincoln, Stamford, Wisbech, Ely Cathedral, Museum of East Anglian Life, Polstead Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Dedham, White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle, Folkestone Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Alfriston, Royal Pavilion – 429 miles (690 km)
Together with the most popular tourist destinations, East Anglia hides many other unmissable gems. After learning about the local customs and lifestyle in the Museum of East Anglia Life, get off the beaten track in your campervan and feel the rural vibes in Stamford, Wisbech or Alfriston.
Natural landmark of the English Channel, your trip won’t be complete without a visit to the White Cliffs of Dover. Park up your camper and take a stroll along the coastal paths. After wondering at the picturesque South Foreland Lighthouse, drive back to the city and explore the Castle, where both children and adults can let their imagination run wild. At sunset, relax on board with a glass of bubbly, whilst admiring the cliffs illuminated by the Lighthouse’s gleam.
Your road trip might be coming to an end as you approach Bunk Campers’ depot, but Britain still has countless destinations to amaze you. Plan your next adventure in the country and let your campervan lead the way to the furthermost towns and stunning landscapes.
Ultimate Driving Route around Britain
Bunk Campers offer a large fleet of fully-equipped campervans for hire in the UK, so you will certainly find the model that suits your budget and taste. With several depots across Great Britain, collecting your camper and getting on the open road is easy and convenient with Bunk Campers.
Why not take a tour around Britain from only £45 per day for 2 people? Great value versus car hire and B&B!
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