Touring England’s History by Campervan
England is undoubtedly well-known by its rich history and fascinating heritage. Since the most ancient times, several civilisations have arrived to this land, shaping the country’s culture and leaving a unique sample of this past on the numerous monuments, ruins and other buildings dotted all over the English landscape.
By providing both transport and accommodation in one, a campervan is the best alternative to explore England’s built heritage at your own pace and with all the comforts you need on the road. All of Bunk Campers’ motorhomes for hire in the UK come fully equipped with bedding, kitchen and dining facilities, so you can explore and learn the country’s history from your home on wheels. Just like the best BBC documentary, but live!
Whether travelling with your family, partner or group of friends, hire a campervan from our London depot, conveniently located close to Gatwick Airport, and drive through England’s past. From Prehistory to Contemporary Age, we have put together a list of must-see historical sites:
Dating back anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC, drive your camper eastwards from our London depot to this world famous stone circle inspiring all kinds of amazing legends!
Not too far from Stonehenge, point your campervan towards the beautiful city of Bath. Did you know that the Celts were the first ones who dedicated a shrine to their goddess Sulis – later known as Minerva? Park up your motorhome, relax at the hot springs and move on to the next step of your adventure!
Drive alongside this Roman Wall and admire some of the most dramatic scenery in Northern Ireland. When tired of driving, what about hiking around the area? Luckily, your campervan provides enough space for all your outdoor equipment!
Although real for some ones and pure legend for others, we can’t deny that King Arthur is a key character in the history of Britain. Tintagel, at the Cornish Coast was named as the iconic hero’s birthplace in the 12th century. Set against the backdrop of rolling cliffs and turquoise waters, the castle is worth a visit. After exploring Merlin’s Cave or the spectacular St Nectan’s Kieve, cook on board your camper, have dinner by the sea and share Arthur’s myths and legends with your kids!
Go in your campervan to Kent and visit one of the oldest and greatest Christian buildings in England. Founded in the 7th century by St Augustine, Canterbury was a major medieval monastery and pilgrimage destination until 1538, when King Henry VIII, heading the English Reformation, despoiled the shrine of St Thomas Becket. Nowadays, it functions as the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Anglican Communion.
The Elizabethan era is known as the golden age in English history due to the apogee of the music, architecture, arts and literature. And when mentioning English Literature, William Shakespeare is certainly the first name that comes to our minds. Drive towards Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of England’s national poet and take a stroll around this quaint parish and its surroundings. After the visit, why not go deeper into the Bard of Avon’s life by (re)watching the famous film Shakespeare in Love in the portable DVD of your camper?
This region holds a World Heritage status for its contribution to the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. Currently, it has become a popular family attraction with several museums with machines, factories, workshops, craftsmen and costumed demonstrators that will bring your family back to the start of the modern times!
White Cliffs of Dover
Before returning your campervan to our London depot, stop by the breath-taking chalk cliffs and explore the Second World War tunnels recently opened to visitors. After this “military adventure”, what about cosing up on board with a bottle of bubbly and the impressive views of the cliffs?
If you want to discover England’s historical heritage, hire a campervan in the UK with Bunk Campers this winter. To book, simply use our online engine, email [email protected] or call +44 (0) 280 813057 and we’ll be pleased to help you with the process!