Camping your way around the UK’s National Treasures

Wed 13 September, 2017

Despite only covering 242,495 km², there are always plenty of reasons to stay in the UK for your holidays, particularly if you love trekking across the countryside, delving into history and losing yourself in the tranquility of picturesque landscapes.

What’s more, there are endless facilities and options for the happy camper across all regions. Indeed, the relaxation of a UK Luxury Glamping Break is something everyone should experience at least once in their lives. Combine the glory of camping with a visit to some of the nation’s most treasured sites and locations and you’ll probably never want to spend your holidays outside of the UK ever again. Take your pick of some of the most beautiful, historical and family-friendly travel ideas that Britain has to offer.

Visit Wales

While there are many national treasures to visit on a camping trip to Wales, two sites in particular really do stand out for magnificent beauty and wonder. The first is Brecon Beacons National Park, which spans across a massive 520 square miles and was the 5th place in the world to be officially recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve.

The second place for a cracking camping trip to Wales is Snowdonia National Park. There are more than 90 summits found within this park, which makes it excellent territory for anyone who enjoys a good upward hike. The most famous is Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, which climbs to a blissful 1,085 metres.

Visit South West England

There are nine official regions in England. The largest of them all is South West England, an area that covers 9,200 square miles (23,800 km2) and is made up of the counties of Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. The Isles of Scilly also form part of this region. For campers who have a deep love for history, there’s one place not to be missed: Stonehenge.

Some believe that Stonehenge was built for human sacrifice. Others believe its existence is linked to astronomy. Whatever its primary function was, its creation is estimated to date back to 3100 BC. Probably the most important prehistoric monument in the UK, Stonehenge was built in three stages and is thought to have taken more than thirty million hours to construct. You’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of cool campsites in South West England too, designed to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

Visit Yorkshire

For campers who are looking to experience the beauty of the UK’s stunning moorland, combined with some of the country’s most ancient abbeys and picturesque villages, then the North York Moors National Park has everything you’ve been looking for. You’ll find a good choice of campsites in Yorkshire as campers flock to take in the breathtaking scenery.

Badger watching is a fun and popular activity during the autumn. September is also the month to visit the apple orchards in all their glory. What’s really impressive is that there are around 2,000 trees across the moors on which 40 different apple varieties are grown. Many of these apples are sent to the nearby mills to make cider and cider brandy. Bottom’s up.

Visit The Lake District

If you love the water, then camping in the Lake District won’t disappoint. In particular, if you really want to give your eyes something to look at, you should plan your camping trip around a visit to Lake Windermere.

Not only is it the largest lake in the Lake District, but it’s the largest lake in the whole of England. It stretches across for more than 10 miles and has been visited by eager travelers year on year since the development of the mid-19th century railroad system. A great activity whether traveling alone, with friends or with the family is a scenic boat trip around the lake and its 18 islands.

With so many national treasure to see, it’s time to get the camping gear out!