Rob Ganley
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Practical Motorhome revealed its Top 100 Sites for motorcaravans at an exclusive award ceremony during the Spring Caravan and Camping Show.




The Top 100 Sites guide book is available free of charge with the May 2013 issue of the Practical Motorhome magazine, which goes on sale 14 March 2013, but in a sneak preview here, we're able to reveal the sites and winners from the national categories: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Practical Motorhome revealed its Top 100 Sites for motorcaravans at an exclusive award ceremony during the Spring Caravan and Camping Show.


The Top 100 Sites guide book is available free of charge with the May 2013 issue of the Practical Motorhome magazine, which goes on sale 14 March 2013, but in a sneak preview here, we're able to reveal the sites and winners from the national categories: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

Rushin House (below) in Co Fermanagh clinched the national award for Northern Ireland, but owner Cathal O'Dolan told us they owed a lot to Top 100 rivals Ballyness Caravan Park in Co Antrim. "We got a lot of help and advice from Ballyness Caravan Park when we started. They set the standard that we aspired to."

Rushin House, Northern Ireland

 

 

 

Cathal's reckoning that spotless facilities are the key to running a successful site was confirmed by one of his guests, who told him: "You have a fantastic location and the scenery is lovely, but if the washrooms were dirty, none of that would matter." Cathal adds: "We have a very loyal customer base, people take pride in the park."

 

Scotland's nine finalists were:

Beecraigs Caravan Park

Foresterseat Caravan Park

Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park, The Highlands

Kippford Holiday Park, Kirkcudbrightshire

Luss C&CC Site

Lochside Caravan & Camping Site

Muasdale Holiday Park, Argyll

Seal Shore Camping and Touring Site

Yellowcraig Caravan Club Site, East Lothian

 

The national winner for Scotland (below) was Kippford Holiday Park.

 

Kippford Holiday Park

 

 

Most of the eight Welsh finalists were located in the north of the country. The finalists were:

 

Bodnant Caravan Park, Conwy,

Bron Derw Touring Caravan Park, Conwy

Hunters Hamlet Touring Caravan Park, Conwy

The Plassey Leisure Park, Wrexham

Tyddyn Du Touring Park, Conwy

Tyddyn Isaf Camping and Caravan Park, Isle of Anglesey

Tyddyn Llwyn Touring Park, Gwynedd

Yr Helyg (The Willows) Touring Caravan and Campsite, Gwynedd

 

The Plassey Leisure Park (below) took the 2013 national gong.

The Plassey Leisure Park

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the finalists, regional and national winners. We'll reveal the overall winner of the Top 100 Sites 2013 on this site soon. Voting for Top 100 Sites 2014 kicks off at Easter.

 

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