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Rent a motorhome in Great Britain

Great Britain offers a diverse array of campervan excursions with well-provisioned campgrounds and holiday parks across the island. Campers are the best way to explore Great Britain for those on extended stays in the UK, taking in England, Scotland and Wales together. Just remember, Great Britain refers to the principal island; it does not include Northern Ireland, which is part of a separate landmass. Choose the perfect campervan hire to explore the island with

Great Britain is packed with 15 national parks, 39 areas of outstanding natural beauty and many designated heritage coasts. Each provides unparalleled access to timeless landscapes that are marked with historical importance. From the captivating clifftop castles of Wales to the neolithic significance of Stonehenge, Britain’s diverse and alluring surroundings offer evocative campervan itineraries. What’s more, the island is just 874 miles by road from the northern tip to the southern shores.

Here, you’ll find out why Great Britain is one of the most treasured destinations for an extended motorhome trip. Discover which routes and regions you should visit with your campervan hire in Great Britain.

Top 5 facts about Great Britain

  1. Welsh Castles: From simple stone keeps like Tretower Castle to medieval masterpieces like Caernarfon Castle, Wales is a must-visit for castle enthusiasts.
  2. Cairngorms National Park: Great Britain’s largest national park is a highlight of the Scottish Highlands, offering mountain-view campsites with ample hiking trails.
  3. When filling up with petrol, try to avoid motorway services as prices are inflated. Instead, find a supermarket or service station to fill your camper.
  4. There’s no shortage of scenic drives in Scotland, with the 130-mile Argyll Coastal Route offering mountains, lochs and seaside vistas.
  5. The Isle of Wight, an island 2 miles off the English coast, is a popular campervan destination with a rich Victorian heritage and several Roman archaeological sites.

These highlights await you when you visit Great Britain with a motorhome

It starts in England with London, home to the country’s most prestigious museums and centuries-old sites like the Tower of London and the Temple of Mithras. Elsewhere, famous cities like Manchester, Liverpool, Cambridge, Bath and York all paint wildly different stories, from industrial might to Roman and Viking influence. You’ll discover the richest national parks in the north, but don’t miss out on Cornwall and Devon in the southwest.

Scotland is renowned for its Highlands and Hebridean landscapes containing Britain’s highest mountains and wildest animals. Be sure to stop at Edinburgh, which is home to Enlightenment monuments and a historic castle. Glasgow is great for modernist museums. In Wales, mountains and coastlines provide a hiker's paradise from Snowdonia to the Brecon Beacons. There’s a sense of mystery to Wales with its ancient standing stones, crumbling ruins and Arthurian legends.

These camper routes through Great Britain are a must

There are endless itineraries for British motorhome hires. One of the most majestic is the North Coast 500, a 516-mile route along the coast of north Scotland. The route begins and ends clockwise in Inverness, a city renowned for its museums, castles and the Loch Ness legend. Winding mountain paths and loch-leaping bridges provide spectacular views with highlights en route, including the 13th-century Beauly Priory, Smoo Cave and Ardvreck Castle.

At the other end of Great Britain, the Cornish Riviera on the northwestern coast of Cornwall provides a contrasting experience. Start in Bude and snake around the peninsula, crossing into Plymouth in Devon. The 400 miles of Cornish coastal roads include highlights like Tintagel, home to Arthurian castle ruins; St Ives, with its Tate museum; and Penzance, for its pirate heritage and proximity to Saint Michael's Mount.

Camper van hire: Useful information for a trip through Great Britain

Great Britain is a rewarding destination for motorhome hire. When choosing which motorhome to rent for a trip in the UK, take into account where you’re staying and for how long. While many motorways and A roads provide sufficient, two-lane space, beauty spots like the North Coast 500 take in single-lane roads with passing places. Compact campers are best to head off the beaten track into Britain’s national parks. As for when to travel, late spring, summer and early autumn offer the best weather, but the peak season of July and August bring busier roads, so book your pitches in advance.

Great Britain’s wild camping rules are varied, but all three countries require permission from the landowner when it comes to motorised vehicles. Many farmer’s fields and private landowners welcome campers during motorhome seasons. Other camping options include serviced holiday parks and designated campsites. Free parking spots won’t have facilities. A credit or debit card is required when renting a vehicle in Great Britain with a minimum motorhome hire age of 21 years.

Rent a motorhome now and discover Great Britain

Campervan hire in Great Britain gives you the ultimate freedom to explore all corners of this scenic island. With gorgeous campsites in national parks like the Lake District, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs and Snowdonia, extended trips by motorhome give you access to historic market towns and medieval villages. Choose from pick-up locations from our partners across Great Britain, including London, Edinburgh, Rye and Preston, giving you easy access to each of the island’s three countries. Get in touch with to book your campervan trip in Great Britain.

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