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As the main touring season gets under way, we’ve got your perfect companion – our brand-new Top 100 Sites Guide 2016.
Free with the May issue of Practical Motorhome and online, on our sister website Practical Caravan, this is your guide to the best campsites in the UK as voted for by you. We received over 6600 votes, as you recognised the efforts of your favourite sites in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We then took this data, our expert reviewers had their say, and then we compiled our definitive list of Britain’s best places to stay.
And for the second year running, The Orchards Holiday Park on the Isle of Wight has been crowned the best campsite in South-East England, on the way to taking our overall award. You said it was “brilliant ... the best campsite that we have ever stayed at” and that it’s “a clean, well-developed site with all the amenities of a high-end touring park. The views are outstanding – it is definitely worth a visit!”
Grab a copy of our Top 100 Sites Guide 2016 and you can find out more about South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park in Dorset, which as well as scooping our prize for the number one campsite in Dorset, also was ranked the best site for motorhomes. In fact, it won both these awards in 2015 too, underlining what a consistently strong campsite it is.
Another regional winner, this time for Somerset, Avon and Wiltshire, Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park sits in second place in our list of the best sites for motorcaravanners, while this open all year park also won our award for the best adults only site.
But our top sites for those touring in a ’van weren’t just in the very south of England, we’re sure you’ll be pleased to hear. Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park in Scotland, Swiss Farm Touring and Camping in Oxfordshire, Run Cottage Touring Park in Suffolk, our Eastern England regional winner, and Ballyness Caravan Park, our top site in Northern Ireland, all featured in our list of the 10 best sites for motorhomes in the UK this year.
Long-standing readers might recognise some of the campsites we’ve already mentioned, and while it is great to see some of Britain’s best-loved sites maintain their high standards and be rewarded by a place in our annual guide year after year, it’s also pleasing to see new sites impressing you so much that you feel moved to vote for them. And in our Top 100 Sites Guide 2016, among the debutants we’re welcoming to our guide are Llwyngwair Manor in Wales, Polruan Holidays in Cornwall, Akebar Park in Wensleydale, Myrus Holiday Park in Scotland and Norden Farm in Dorset.
So wherever you tour in the UK this year, make sure you take our Top 100 Sites Guide 2016 with you and enjoy pitching your motorhome at some of the UK’s best campsites.