Are you an Australian or New Zealand resident thinking of visiting the UK for an extended holiday?
Maybe you’ve always wanted to travel across the world and visit the UK. You may be lucky enough to be planning a long trip, maybe even two, three, or four months. Hire motorhome in the UK from New Zealand
What better way to do this than by RV or motorhome?
How we can help?
We are a motorhome travel agency based in the UK. We provide motorhomes for hire and also plan your entire holiday.
We consult with you to find out what sort of holiday experience you want; we then go away and come up with some ideas of possible routes, campsites and activities.
When you are happy with the route and campsites that we have planned we will go ahead and formulate your whole holiday.
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How does it work?
Once we are all happy with the proposed holiday we will go ahead and produce a detailed document which will give you the route, campsites, suggested restaurants, bars and activities and motorhome parking in each place.
We will book all of your campsites so that you are secure in the knowledge that everything is sorted out for your holiday.
When you arrive in the UK we will pick you up from the airport, our nearest airport is Bristol but we can arrange transfers for you from other UK airports too. This is all part of our service and will be included in the cost of your holiday.
Because you are enjoying an extended holiday you may prefer to be a little more fluid and flexible. Maybe you would like a route with campsites but have the opportunity to stay longer in some places than originally planned, or move on quicker, or even add places or divert your route slightly. This is all possible, we can plan for this. We would simply advise that during school holidays without booking some campsites may be full. However, you can always find somewhere to stay, it just may not be your first choice of site.
It’s up to you
Basically we can plan your holiday exactly as you want it. It can be planned and booked to the exact date, or we can offer the same service and let you choose the dates and contact the campsites yourself when you decide when you are going to arrive.
Which way is better?
We have holidayed on campsites since 2001 and have experienced both methods of holiday planning many times.
If we are going on holiday for a short time, i.e. a week or less we usually tend to book so that we know where we are going and what date we will be there at each site.
However, when we holiday for longer periods of time, for example, this summer we went to Spain and Portugal for three and a half weeks. We planned an approximate route, picked our campsites, but preferred to not book them. We had an idea in mind but kept things flexible so that we could choose when to move each time. This was a great way to explore. We even followed the weather at one point, we were planned to head up to Northern Spain but the weather forecast was 17 degrees and raining, so we thought why go there? We can go another time, we headed across country instead to Salamanca where the weather was in the low 30’s! Lovely!
When you book your holiday with us we will work with you to provide you with the exact experience that you want. You just let us know, our job is to take the pressure off you so that you just turn up and enjoy your holiday.
What about if you need help while you are away?
At the front of your itinerary you will have a list of our phone numbers. If you need our help while you are away then just give us a call and we will do our best to assist.
Ideal as a retirement treat
Most people can only dream of such a long holiday. Work, school and family commitments often mean that there is no chance to take an extended holiday. However, it is an ideal retirement treat for yourself or your partner. Imagine beginning retired life with a trip across the world to leisurely enjoy a holiday of a lifetime. Perfect.
Some of our customers have very specific things in mind that they want to do on their holiday. We can plan for this. We can plan walking, cycling, sight-seeing, relaxing, tourist attractions, or any other special interests. You tell us what, we will plan it.
Ideas for your route
We would suggest that you begin your holiday very locally to our offices here near to Bristol.
We recommend that you pay a visit to Bath. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its Georgian architecture and boutique shopping. It has a fantastic city centre and is also the only place in the UK where you can bathe in naturally hot spa water. Bath is surrounded by beautiful countryside and World Famous Heritage sites such as Stonehenge.
Bristol is a completely different city to Bath and will appeal to visitors for different reasons. Like Bath, it has a good historical element, famous for its maritime history, Brunel and Banksy. It has acres of parkland, award winning cycle tracks and boasts a variety of entertainment venues and nightlife. In contrast to the cities of Bristol and Bath, Somerset is a county with vast expanses of open, unspoilt spaces waiting to be explored. It has beautiful buildings – in smaller cities, villages and bustling market towns – rich in history. With a contrast of beaches, caves, moors and levels, some of Britain’s most iconic places can be found in Somerset such as Glastonbury and Cheddar.
Then moving on to Dorset, a county with a picturesque coastline, known as the Jurassic Coast. It was awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO in 2001. The coastline also boasts many unique landforms such as Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Over half of Dorset is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
You should also visit Hampshire. The county has a stunning coastline, beautiful countryside and many exciting attractions in Portsmouth, the New Forest and Winchester. Visit King Arthur’s Round Table, go on board Nelson’s flagship or relive the tragic story of the Titanic. Whether its coastline, castles or cannons you’re after, the beaches and heritage sites are certainly worth a visit. Enjoy Hampshire’s award-winning country parks and go shopping in the historic market towns.
Devon and Cornwall
We love Devon. It is a diverse county. In addition to beautiful beaches and stunning scenery, you’ll find National Parks, rustic villages and towns, historic buildings and ruins.
Cornwall is a wonderful place to visit, famous for its dramatic coastline with its picturesque fishing harbours, spectacular beaches, relaxed pace of life and of course the Cornish pasty and delicious cream teas.
South Wales is a hub of Welsh culture, sport and entertainment. It is a coastal region in the United Kingdom and contains the capital city, Cardiff. The region is home to almost three quarters of the population of Wales. South Wales has a lot to offer from great scenery, good pubs and restaurants, as well as many visitor attractions and a great rugby team.
Cardiff is known as Europe’s youngest capital city. Visit Cardiff and enjoy the shopping, see the Millennium Centre, Cardiff Castle, the National Museum, Chapter Arts Centre. Make sure you pay a visit to Cardiff Bay where you will find many bars and restaurants and a wonderful atmosphere in a beautiful location.
The Taff Trail
Cardiff boasts more green space than any other city in Europe per person. The Taff Trail allows you to walk or cycle from Cardiff Bay through 2000 acres of Parkland all the way to the Brecon Beacons using former rail routes, tow paths and tramways.
This is a great day out to see Wales as it was in days gone by. A fascinating and nostalgic insight into the history of Wales.
The Big Pit
A good quality museum and underground tour where you will find out how the mine functioned and the way mining technology has evolved.
A place to escape life’s hustle and bustle, the perfect place for a family holiday, a romantic getaway, short break or weekend away.
Explore the Brecon Beacons
Star gazing is recommended. The Brecon Beacons National Park is an International Dark Sky Reserve.
Visit The Brecon Beacon Way Walk which offers some of the best views that the National Park has to offer.
See the waterfalls and rapids. Visit the Vale of Neath where you will find so many waterfalls. This area is called Waterfall Country.
Hay Festival – a literary and arts festival in Hay on Wye, May/June
Brecon Jazz Festival Brecon, August
Green Man Music Festival, Glanusk, August.
You can do this (or watch from a safe distance) in Llanwrtud Wells, the smallest town in Britain. You can even try this out on your bike!
North Wales has some of the best outdoor adventure activities in the world as well as some brilliant beaches. You will also find fascinating ancient culture and heritage.
Things to do:
Get your adrenaline going with some of these activities.
Do you want to experience the thrill of white water rafting?
North Wales has more than 250 miles of coastline. Everyone can find their ideal beach there.
If golf is your passion there are some incredible courses.
Hidden in the mountains, North Wales has its own surf lagoon.
Walking and Hiking
The possibilities are endless. There are countryside walks, hikes to the peaks of mountains and strolls along beaches…
Chester and the North West
The North West has much to offer. Whether you are looking for urban or rural scenery, a relaxed or an energetic atmosphere, the North West of England can offer you what you want. The region is diverse, from the cosmopolitan style and contemporary environment of Manchester to the architecture of Liverpool, the Roman and medieval heritage of Chester to the rolling hills of Lancashire.
The Lake District
Cumbria is a personal favourite of ours. It is considered one of the most beautiful regions of the UK and includes the whole of the Lake District. The Lake District is England’s largest National Park with breathtaking lakes, soaring mountains – known locally as ‘fells’, picturesque valleys and a sandy coastline. Each lake and valley has a distinctive character just waiting to be discovered
Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. It’s famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city’s 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it’s a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.
Autumn in Scotland is well known for its glorious colours and dramatic sunsets. The landscape is transformed by a breathtaking explosion of colour – brown, gold, yellow and russet red. Enjoy strolls through the oak woodlands and pine forests as a sense of relaxation takes over the landscape.
Ramble up hills, wander ancient woodlands and explore the rugged shoreline. There’s nothing better than enjoying Loch Lomond, a piece of wild Scotland all to yourself with only the wildlife and landscape to enjoy
Lying on the Highland Boundary Fault, the loch is 24.5 miles (39 km) long, it is the largest freshwater loch in Scotland and has more than 30 islands, the largest of which is Inchmurrin. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area of Scotland was awarded National Park status in July 2002. A popular leisure destination located between the lowlands of central Scotland and the Highlands. In 2005, a poll of Radio Times readers voted Loch Lomond the sixth greatest natural wonder in Britain.
It is not difficult to understand how local boy Robert Louis Stevenson came to write Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, growing up as he did in a city of such extraordinary variety. From the history-soaked medieval tenements, vennels and wynds of the Old Town to the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town, Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and compelling cities in the world.
Easy to get around by bus, Edinburgh is built on a human scale. This is a city that repays close inspection so the best way to get to know it is on foot. There are amazing views, hidden courtyards, secret gardens and stunning architectural details to be discovered almost everywhere you look.
Aviemore and The Highlands
The Highlands are often portrayed as a romantic part of Scotland. This is not at all strange given the stunning unspoilt nature with rugged mountains, deep blue lochs and empty glens where majestic Red Deer rule the hills and Eagles rule the skies. Due to the ever and fast changing weather the Highlands have a mystical touch. One moment you see the hills, the next they are gone. Sunny spells and dark shadows move over the hills and the white snow-capped mountains in winter give the Highlands a sparkling touch. The Highlands, and its castles in particular, are often chosen as a wedding venue due to their romantic nature.
The town’s biggest attraction is the Pitlochry dam and fish ladder which has a new visitor centre; it has two distilleries within the town, the Pitlochry Festival Theatre often called ‘The Theatre in the Hills’ is one of the best theatres in Scotland, if not Britain, best known for its rolling repertoire of 6 or 7 summer plays and for the many other performances throughout the year.
From the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales to the rugged sandy beaches of the Yorkshire Coast or the stunning landscapes of the North York Moors and from the cosmopolitan charm of Leeds to York’s ancient cobbled streets. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ll help you to discover your perfect destinations in Yorkshire.
It is often said that The Peak District National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers and springs. It covers areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire and is home to market towns, pretty villages, historic houses and other famous attractions. When it comes to motorhome holidays in England, the Peak District should be on your list.
The Cotswolds area is another personal favourite of ours and is one of England’s most popular destinations, famous for its beautiful limestone villages in a rural setting. In the summer, the Cotswolds offers beautiful gardens, colourful farmers’ markets and a delightful cafe culture. The Cotswolds are superb for walking and cycling.
When visiting the UK, we recommend a visit to London. The Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey are all in the centre of the city. For panoramic views of the South Bank and the entire city, you can climb aboard the London Eye, another of London’s many tourist attractions.
Not far away from London you will find Brighton. Brighton is unique and colourful and full of beachfront activities and events. From the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture and Victorian aquariums to the seaside fun of Brighton Pier, the Brighton Wheel and the famous pebble beach, Brighton offers something for everyone. We think that it is also a great place for people watching.
You will also discover castles, country houses, parks, forts and gardens in the beautiful Sussex countryside.
These are places that we would recommend on your trip to the UK. Of course you will have your own preferences, and may have in mind some locations not mentioned, we are able to plan your own unique holiday.
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