There has been a big rise in the number of people choosing to stay in the UK for holidays this summer. Many of these have opted for driving trips, taking to the road with a caravan or motorhome to explore the sights on offer closer to home.
In the last ten years the number of people opting for a driving holiday in the UK has risen substantially. Green Flag has reported that as many as 41% of people take road trips, showing just how popular it has become.
Across the UK there are a number of fantastic destinations to choose from, whether you want to spend time by the coast, surrounded by countryside, in the hills, or close to urban areas packed with attractions. This means that travellers are truly spoilt for choice and can choose a location to suit their interests.
Alongside the final destination there are also a number of attractive places for you to stop off during the trip. These can offer an opportunity to unwind and relax, breaking up your driving time effectively.
If you are travelling to or from the South West Portishead in Somerset is a good place to stop. There is an open air pool to enjoy and dining facilities on the site too. The first of these is great in summer, letting you get out of the vehicle and into the water.
For those travelling further south towards Cornwall Cholwell Riding Stables in Devon is another great place to stop. You can park up and get out of the vehicle and jump into the saddle to take a relaxing horse ride. You’ll be able to get some fresh air and see more of the wonderful countryside in the process.
Whatever your destination or route it is likely you will have to call in to a service station at one point or another. Many of them are similar but there are a few that really stand out. Tebay on the M6 in Cumbria is impressive because of its stunning countryside views. It also offers locally cooked food rather than fast-food and there is a public footpath if you want to stretch your legs with a walk through the countryside.
At Motorhome Hire we can help people across the UK to choose a vehicle for their touring holiday. We work with a variety of companies, offering vehicles to suit every requirement imaginable. If you would like to book a motorhome so you can take your accommodation with you wherever you go you can find a great deal with our website.