Best motorhome sites in the UK
Image: York Naburn Lock Caravan Park

Heading to one of the best motorhome sites in the UK is always a guaranteed way to ensure you have a brilliant holiday. Yet the vast selection of campsites to choose from doesn’t make it easy to pick the one for you. That’s where this guide comes in.

We’re able to pick out the leading motorhome sites by having our readers scour the UK and vote for the sites that offer a first-class experience. Our expert team then judge the results and we compile the final 100. Reader comments have highlighted the importance of campsites getting the basics right, including having helpful staff, clean facilities and spacious pitches.

We then publish our Top 100 Sites Guide, where we run through the best motorhome sites from across the UK, breaking it down by region for additional ease. Our 2024 Guide, which is available as a free PDF, also features a directory with a further 600 sites included to help you find the right campsite. Once you’ve chosen the site for you, you can start thinking about the items that will enhance your tour, such as one of the best motorhome awnings.

In this guide, we’re taking a look at the UK’s best motorhome sites to stay at to help you find the perfect destination, including adults-only motorhome sites, dog-friendly campsites and sites for the whole family.

What is the best motorhome site in the UK?

Ballyness Caravan Park is the Overall Winner of our Top 100 Sites Guide 2024, with its picturesque setting, top-class facilities and excellent customer service proving especially popular with guests. The site has 50 pitches, all of which are hardstanding and fully serviced, with mature trees and well-maintained grounds surrounding them.

There’s plenty to see in the surrounding area too, including Runkerry and Bushfoot, while the campsite also makes a great base for visits to Giant’s Causeway, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Portrush and Coleraine.

The best motorhome sites in the UK

1. Ballyness Caravan Park
2. Back of Beyond Touring Park
3. Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park.
4. Fields End Water Caravan Park
5. South Lytchett Manor
6. Ludlow Touring Park
7. Newberry Valley Park
8. The Old Brick Kilns
9. Tyddyn Isaf Camping & Caravan Park
10. Eye Kettleby Lakes

The best motorhome sites are:

1. Ballyness Caravan Park

40 Castlecat Road, Bushmills BT57 8TN,

Ballyness Caravan Park
  • Tel: 028 2073 2393
  • Open: 15 March – 3 November
  • Touring pitches: 50
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: £34

Well done to Ballyness Caravan Park, the Overall Winner of our Top 100 Sites Guide 2024 and the best motorhome site in the UK!

The picturesque Ballyness, which was also named our Regional Winner for Northern Ireland, sits in the North Antrim countryside, providing visitors with excellent facilities and friendly customer service, as well as a perfect location for taking in some of the highlights of the area.

The site houses its facilities in a cottage-style building, while its hardstanding pitches are spread across three touring areas, with each one providing electric, water and drainage hook-ups. The beautiful site has plenty of green space, while children will be kept occupied with a playpark and football field. Four-legged friends will also enjoy their stay at the site, thanks to the dedicated dog walk.

The Causeway Coast is a short 10-minute drive away, where visitors can explore coastal paths and beautiful beaches. Ballycastle and Portrush are just two of the harbour towns to visit in the vicinity, while motorhomers can embark on the one hour’s drive to Belfast if they want to take a trip to the vibrant city. To make exploration easier, the Causeway Rambler Bus (running from June to September) stops just outside the site.

Closer to home, guests can set off on the 15-minute walk to the village of Bushmills to find a selection of pubs, cafés and shops.

You said…

  • By far the best site we have ever visited. Very friendly staff, spotlessly clean site/pitches/facilities. Well located for local attractions and public transport.
  • Having stayed in numerous sites in the UK, Ireland and Europe, Ballyness is the best, by far.
  • This site is so peaceful and quiet even when it is full. The staff are very helpful. Ballyness is a joy to stay at.

2. Back of Beyond Touring Park

234a Ringwood Road, East Moors Lane, St Leonards BH24 2SB,

Back of Beyond
  • Tel: 01202 876 968
  • Open: 1 March – 1 January
  • Touring pitches: 100
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £34

An adults-only site, Back of Beyond not only features in our best motorhome sites in the UK guide but has also secured the title of Regional Winner for Dorset for a fifth consecutive year. One guest described it as “the most superb site I have ever stayed at”, with the 30-acre campsite offering a peaceful setting for getting away from the rigours of everyday life.

The site is ideal for lovers of the natural world. There are 18 acres of woodland to explore, which include the areas around the wildlife lakes which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Wildlife and flowers are encouraged to prosper throughout too. Then, in the evening, lay back and enjoy some stargazing, taking in the majesty of the clear night sky.

Facilities include a shop, four heated facility blocks, and a pitch and putt course. Motorhomers who fancy a break from cooking will appreciate the food vendors who visit regularly, while Monty’s Bar is open throughout the season, with our four-legged friends also welcome.

Anglers can fish in the Moors River along the park’s boundary, so long as they have a rod licence. Alternatively, explore the nearby New Forest National Park, or set off on the 10-minute drive to Ringwood, where pubs, restaurants and shops can be found. Other destinations to visit include Dorchester, Christchurch, Bournemouth, Stonehenge and Winchester.

For 2024, the site has added two EV charging points and now offers large, fully-serviced pitches.

You said…

  • The most superb site I have ever stayed at.
  • The site is very welcoming, clean and tidy. Monty’s Bar was fantastic and the visiting food trucks were great, saving me having to cook.
  • Beautiful site with a very dog-friendly environment.

3. Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park

Ham Lane, Bishop Sutton, Nr Bath BS39 5TY,

Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park
  • Tel: 01275 332 127
  • Open: All year
  • Touring pitches: 35
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £40

Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park is a five-star adults-only site, that not only makes it onto our list of the best motorhome sites in the UK but is also our Regional Winner of Somerset, Avon & Wiltshire.

The site sits on the shores of Chew Valley Lake, and once pitched up, guests can enjoy strolling into the nearby village of Bishop Sutton, where pubs and shops can be found.

The campsite is open all year, providing a peaceful setting, no matter the season you visit in. There is a choice of gravel, grass or fully-serviced pitches, with each one coming with hook-up and separated by shrubbery and trees. Facilities include luxurious heated washrooms, laundry facilities, solo bathroom suites, a motorhome service point, a dog-walk, a lending library and a tourist information point.

Head to nearby Chew Valley Lake to enjoy a spot of fishing or get your steps in by exploring the Mendip Hills. Alternatively, set off on a day trip to Bath, Bristol and Wells.

You said…

  • Very clean, well-kept site. In a great location for walks. Friendly staff. Top facilities and super clean.
  • Very warm welcome. Extremely neat, tidy and clean campsite. Great location for walks and visiting the local attractions.

4. Fields End Water Caravan Park

Benwick Road, Doddington, Cambridgeshire PE15 0TY,

Fields End Water Caravan Park
  • Tel: 01354 740 199
  • Open: 1 March – 30 November
  • Touring pitches: 80
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £25

Offering motorhome owners a peaceful setting for exploring Cambridgeshire, Fields End Water is our new Regional Winner for Eastern England and impressed guests with its excellent fishing lakes.

Another adults-only site to make it into our best motorhome sites in the UK guide, Fields End Water has three well-stocked lakes. This includes The Pool, which provides carp, chubb, ide, tench and barbell, while The Pit is a 2.5-acre lake which is home to carp, crucian, tench, perch and roach. The newest addition is Waterside, which can only be used by those who pitch up around it, with stunning views over the lake on offer. Site facilities include shower and toilet blocks, a café, a shop and a laundrette.

A bus stops at the park gates and heads towards Wisbech – alternatively take the 1.5-mile trip to the village of Doddington, where a fish-and-chip shop, a post office and two pubs can be found.

The site is also well-placed for visiting Ely, Peterborough, RSPB Nene Washes and Duxford Imperial War Museum.

You said…

  • An excellent, clean and friendly site. And the fishing? Well, I didn’t see my husband for hours each day…
  • The lakeside pitches are wonderful – it’s lovely to wake up by the water.
  • The facilities and site layout are very well thought through and the organisation by staff is excellent.

5. South Lytchett Manor

Dorchester Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole BH16 6JB,

South Lytchett Manor
  • Tel: 01202 622 577
  • Open: 1 March – 2 January
  • Pitches: 150
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £31.25

Located in 20 acres of beautiful parkland, South Lytchett Manor is perfect for exploring Poole, Bournemouth, Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast. Buses stop at the park gate and bikes can be hired from reception. Site facilities include three heated amenity blocks with an accessible bathroom and family shower rooms, a shop, a dog-walk and a dog-wash.

In the high season, there’s an onsite bakery, and food vans visit. There are two pubs within walking distance. New for 2024 are eight stargazing yurts.

You said…

  • From the booking to the day you leave, these lovely people make you feel you are important to them.
  • Excellent customer service, with brilliant facilities and awesome site layout.

6. Ludlow Touring Park

Overton Road, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 4AD,

Ludlow Touring Park
  • Tel: 01584 878 788
  • Open: All year
  • Touring pitches: 95
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £36.80

Part of the Morris Leisure stable, Ludlow Touring Park is perfectly situated for making excursions into Herefordshire, Shropshire and Wales.

Amenities include a shop, a play area, accessible facilities and a centrally heated toilet and shower block. There’s an adults-only section, too. From the site, guests can either walk into Ludlow or catch the bus from the park gate. Other nearby destinations to explore include Bridgnorth, the Stiperstones and The Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Or take a steam-train trip on the Severn Valley Railway.

You said…

  • An excellent campsite with an adults-only area.
  • The best site I have stayed at in 35 years of caravanning in both the UK and Europe.

7. Newberry Valley Park

Woodlands, Combe Martin EX34 0AT,

Newberry Valley Park
  • Tel: 01271 882 334
  • Open: 15 March – 27 October
  • Touring pitches: 105
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £30

Our new Regional Winner for Devon resides on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Combe Martin, where kayaking or paddleboarding can be enjoyed on the Devon coast. Keen walkers can explore the scenic South West Coast Path and take in its beautiful views; alternatively, venture into Exmoor.

Newberry Valley itself is a picturesque 60-acre campsite that offers spacious pitches and a beautiful setting. The play park, which has had new additions for 2024, will keep children entertained, while anglers can enjoy fishing in a two-acre lake, so long as they have a rod licence. Other facilities include a dishwashing area, a laundrette, 11 shower rooms, a disabled-access shower room, a baby-changing area, a dog field, and a shop.

A variety of wildlife are in residence at the campsite, including rabbits, pheasants, deer, owls and badgers – four alpacas also call the campsite home.

The WiFi has been upgraded for 2024, while the water flow to the facilities block has also been worked on.

You said…

  • Great location in a valley setting, with good facilities and convenient for the South West Coast Path.
  • Perfect location and a beautifully presented site with high-quality amenities and fantastic staff.
  • Immaculately kept and a short walk from the beach.

8. The Old Brick Kilns

Little Barney Lane, Barney, Fakenham NR21 0NL,

The Old Brick Kilns
  • Tel: 01328 878 305
  • Open: 16 March – 2 January
  • Touring pitches: 65
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £31

The tranquil Old Brick Kilns is perfectly placed for exploring the North Norfolk coast and the Broads.

With wooded pockets, open spaces and a small wildlife pond all on offer, the site prides itself on its environmental credentials which have seen it win a variety of awards, including David Bellamy Gold Conservation, Wildflower, Hedgerow and Honey-Bee Friendly Park accreditation.

Guests can enjoy a spot of fishing on site, with other facilities including a shop, a play area and washrooms. For those who want a break from cooking, a bar and takeaway service is available on certain nights of the week too.

You said…

  • Brilliant location for the North Norfolk coast and the Broads.
  • It is a clean and spacious site set in beautiful grounds

9. Tyddyn Isaf Camping & Caravan Park

Lligwy Bay, Dulas, Anglesey LL70 9PQ,

Tyddyn Isaf Camping & Caravan Park
  • Tel: 01248 410 203
  • Open: 1 March – 31 October
  • Touring pitches: 50
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £31

Hats off to Tyddyn Isaf, our 2024 Regional Winner for Wales! For the second year in a row, the Anglesey campsite has prevailed for its fantastic facilities and views.

Overlooking the coast of Anglesey, this well-equipped site has unparalleled views of Lligwy Bay. Ideal for families, couples and solo travellers, it hosts motorhomes, caravans, tents, statics and seasonal pitches. Choose from standard and premium fully serviced pitches, scattered across five meticulously maintained fields, surrounded by hedges and woodland.

The modern washroom facilities, honoured with a Platinum Loo of the Year award, are conveniently within 200m of every touring pitch. The Market Place provides essentials, camping gear and local produce, while Hen Ysgubor offers takeaway meals to eat at your pitch or on the patio. The Grazing Ground serves coffee, treats and alcoholic beverages.

On the lush, manicured grounds, visitors can find a luxury gym and a picnic area set in woodland. Positioned perfectly for discovering Anglesey’s east coast, the park also features a path to Lligwy Beach. Explore walking and cycling trails directly from the site, with historical attractions like Mynydd Parys and the Copper Kingdom Centre just a short drive away.

You said…

  • This well-maintained site has everything you need: fantastic views, great facilities and a good shop.
  • Fantastically well-run site. Beautiful view. Spacious pitches. New wash and toilet blocks. Sustainably developed and energy-saving.

10. Eye Kettleby Lakes

Eye Kettleby, Melton Mowbray LE14 2TN,

Eye Kettleby Lakes
  • Tel: 01664 565 900
  • Open: All year
  • Touring pitches: 130
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £34

Eye Kettleby Lakes is located on the edge of Melton Mowbray in 150 acres of countryside, allowing guests to benefit from both the peace and the beauty of its surroundings. Anglers will be in their element, with nine lakes on offer, including two specimen carp lakes, six mixed coarse-fishing lakes and a private lake, which can only be used by lodge members.

The touring park itself is adults only, but families can stay in log cabins. Pitches are split across two sections – in the northern site, there are luxury cabin-style amenity blocks, complete with individual bathrooms. Then there is the southern site, which is set near a 4.5-acre specimen carp lake, where private bathrooms can be found inside stone buildings. Glamping pods and log cabins are also available for guests.

The best motorhome sites in the UK don’t just offer plenty to do on-site, however, but also provide a great base for day trips.

In the case of Eye Kettleby Lakes, the cities of Leicester and Nottingham are nearby, as well as a variety of market towns such as Oakham, Market Harborough and Loughborough, meaning there will be plenty of excursions to plan. The 137-acre Melton Country Park is a picturesque spot for getting steps in too.

After a day’s exploring, head to the clubhouse to try a local ale. A pet-friendly lounge will ensure our four-legged friends don’t feel left out either, as will the two secure dog walks and the warm dog washes provided.

Lead image: York Naburn Lock Caravan Park

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