Heading to one of the best motorhome sites in the UK is always a guaranteed way to ensure you have a brilliant holiday. Yet there are a vast selection of campsites to choose from, so how do you go about picking the best sites for you? Our guide is here to help.
To identify the top motorhome parks across the country, our readers have scoured the UK, from Cornwall, Devon and Dorset to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Our expert team then judge the results and we compile the final 100.
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. This guide, which is accessible as a free PDF below, also comes with a directory that includes 500 more sites too.
In this guide, we’re taking a look at the UK’s standout motorhome parks to visit, as well as revealing the site that was our Overall Winner.
The best motorhome sites in the UK are:
1. Old Oaks Touring Park
2. Back of Beyond Touring Park
3. Ludlow Touring Park
4. Red Kite Touring Park
5. Ballyness Caravan Park
6. South Lychett Manor
7. Rushin House
8. Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park
9. Waterrow Touring Park
10. Newberry Valley Park
You can also download our full Top 100 Sites Guide by clicking on the link or image below.
The best motorhome site is…
Old Oaks Touring Park
Wick Farm, Wick, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8JS, http://www.theoldoaks.co.uk/
- Open: 4 March – 20 November
- Touring pitches: 88
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £26.50-£47
A deserving recipient of the title of best motorhome site, Old Oaks Touring Park provides visitors with brilliant facilities and customer service. The adults-only park is located near Glastonbury, making it the perfect location for the festival, visiting the Tor or the Chalice Well, and is in a great spot to enjoy what the area has to offer.
On-site, you have the option of fishing on the picturesque lake and enjoying the abundant wildlife, or taking your dog to the exercise area, complete with dog-shower.
There’s also a choice of accommodation on-site, with touring pitches, glamping cabins, shepherd huts and cedar lodges all available for hire. 16 pitches have also been upgraded from super to superior for this year, with a patio, low-smoke fire pit, picnic bench and bird table.
The site has excellent facilities, including a shop that has daily essentials and fresh bakery items. There are two spotlessly clean amenities blocks with 15 private shower rooms, two dishwashing areas and launderettes, and a variety of hot food options are available seven nights a week.
In the information room, there is a pool table, 42-inch TV, book exchange and sofas. Fire pit hire is also available.
There are further plans in place for 2022, including two electric hot tubs for glamping accommodation, overhauling the Wi-Fi and renewed efforts to cut down on plastic waste.
A wonderful park, one of the best motorhome sites in the UK, and a worthy winner!
- Awarded best motorhome site 2022
- Offers on-site fishing
Old Oaks Touring Park is the ideal motorhome park to head to if you want an adults-only site that combines brilliant facilities with beautiful surroundings.
The other standout contenders for the best motorhome parks are:
Back of Beyond Touring Park
234a Ringwood Road, East Moors Lane, St Leonards BH24 2SB, http://www.backofbeyondtouringpark.co.uk/
- Open: 1 March – 31 October
- Touring pitches: 93
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £23-£48
Back of Beyond Touring Park is always a popular site. Found within 30 acres of beautiful countryside, the park kept its Regional Winner title, and has been the best site in Dorset for three years now.
Much of this success is built on its green credentials – 18 acres of woodland combine with the heathland, lakes and a river to provide habitats for all kinds of wildlife.
The area around the lakes is actually a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), thanks to its unusual and rare species, including dragonflies, birds, fish, heron and otters. In fact, the campsite was the winner of a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award for several years in a row and in 2020, was presented with a special award by David’s son, Rufus.
There’s a large, secure dog-walking area, while your four-legged friend can explore the woods where they can go off-lead. However, it’s worth remembering they are not allowed in the SSSI, around the lakes or in the river.
Back of Beyond has excellent facilities too, including four heated toilet and shower blocks that have only recently been refurbished – you’ll even be able to find a warm-water dog-wash.
Other upgrades include improvements to the pitches and a bar extension. As well as this, food vendors visit the park, and fire pits can be hired – perfect for extending those lovely evenings on tour.
- Regional winner of the best motorhome site in Dorset
- Winner of a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award
A motorhome site that combines green credentials with excellent facilities.
Ludlow Touring Park
Overton Road, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 4AD, http://www.morris-leisure.co.uk/
- Open: All year
- Touring pitches: 96
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £34.90-£38.90
Ludlow Touring Park is a deserving Regional Winner for the Heart of England. It manages to combine a fantastic location – it’s situated near Ludlow and is well-placed for exploring the Wales/England border – with superb facilities, so it’s not surprising that this is a popular motorhome park.
On-site, the amenities include 96 luxury pitches, a reception building and centrally heated toilet and shower block, children’s play area, laundrette, disabled facilities and a baby changing / family room.
If you’re after a more peaceful stay, the separate adults-only section could be ideal, while dog owners can make use of a large, fenced dog-walking area.
The River Teme runs alongside the park, providing you with plenty of opportunities for embarking on a relaxed riverside walk.
Further afield, you have the option of heading south to Herefordshire or north to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Journeying west will allow you to explore Wales, while Ludlow Castle, the Severn Valley Railway and the Clee Hills are nearer attractions to visit.
- Regional winner: best motorhome park in the Heart of England
- Open all year
- Separate adults-only section
Ludlow Touring Park presents a great base for exploring the Wales and England border, as well as allowing you to enjoy the flexibility of an adults-only section if required.
Red Kite Touring Park
Van Road, Llanidloes, Powys SY18 6NG, http://www.redkitetouringpark.co.uk/
- Open: 1 March – 3 January
- Touring pitches: 66
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £29-£42
Voted the best campsite in Wales, Red Kite Touring Park is found in the charming market town of Llandiloes. The family-run touring park is situated in 20 acres, with the adults-only campsite boasting nature ponds, hiking routes and dog-walks. It’s a great campsite to visit for anglers, with the on-site coarse fishing pool well stocked with carp to over 12lb, tench, bream and crucian carp.
If you’re touring with your pet, your canine companion is sure to love it, thanks to the dog-walking area and dog-wash. You can even take them to a pooches’ pond, while a fenced-off dog-training area is also on offer.
Touring pitches are gravel hardstanding, accessed along Tarmac roadways and paths. Each Super Pitch is fully serviced with 16A electricity, fresh-water connection, grey-and brown-water disposal, piped TV and free Wi-Fi. There’s a state-of-the-art facilities block with underfloor heating, private cubicles, a disabled wet room and a launderette and washing-up room.
If you want to visit Clywedog Reservoir, Hafren Forest and Elan Valley, or even venture further to Snowdonia or the Brecon Beacons, this could be the campsite for you. Walkers are sure to love the picturesque routes nearby, along the River Clywedog and Severn Way too.
- Regional winner: best motorhome park in Wales
- On-site fishing
- Super Pitches available
Head to Red Kite Touring Park for a motorhome park that is based in 20 acres of beautiful surroundings and is ideally situated for visiting some of the beautiful sights on offer in Wales.
Ballyness Caravan Park
40 Castlecat Road, Bushmills BT57 8TN, http://www.ballynesscaravanpark.com/
- Open: 11 March – 31 October
- Touring pitches: 48
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £27
The regional winner for Northern Ireland, Ballyness Caravan Park has been a regular finalist in our Top 100 and continues to provide visitors with a brilliant experience. It also makes a superb base if you want to pay a visit to some of Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions, including the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Portrush and Coleraine. These locations can be accessed via the Causeway Coastal Rambler bus, which stops at the reception during the summer months. Bushmills is only a short walk away, and has shops, cafes and a distillery to visit.
The eight-acre dog walk will keep any canines entertained, while a football field, play area and indoor games room will occupy the children. Hardstanding pitches are spread across three areas, one of which is near a pond surrounded by trees, while the other two are found near the play area – perfect for families. Every pitch has electric, water and drainage points, while free Wi-Fi and a solar panel garden that supplies electricity is a nice touch.
In the heated wash block, you will find wet-room showers, dishwashing facilities, baby changing and family rooms, laundry and facilities for the disabled.
The three wildlife ponds are also home to a pair of swans and numerous moorhens and ducks.
- Regional winner: best motorhome park in Northern Ireland
- Free Wi-Fi
Ballyness Caravan Park is a great base for exploring some of Northern Ireland’s most popular locations.
South Lychett Manor
Dorchester Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole BH16 6JB, http://www.southlytchettmanor.co.uk/
- Open: 1 March – 2 January
- Touring pitches: 150
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £22-£44
Set within 20 acres of peaceful and picturesque parkland, it’s easy to see why South Lychett Caravan and Camping Park was the AA’s Campsite of the Year 2021.
The park offers excellent pitches, while it’s ideally situated for visiting Bournemouth, Swanage, Weymouth, Poole and Dorchester.
The dog-friendly site has amenities that include modern shower and toilet facilities, while it has an adventure playground to keep children entertained. A cafe has been added recently, while there are also visiting food traders.
- On-site kid’s adventure playground
If you like the idea of waking up in 20 acres of idyllic greenery and want to explore Dorset, South Lychett Manor could be the site for you.
Holywell, Belcoo, Co Fermanagh BT93 5DU, www.rushinhouse.com
- Open: Mid-March – 31 October
- Touring pitches: 38
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £30
This beautiful site is found on the shores of Lough MacNean. Situated on a family farm, the site was a regional winner last year, a feat repeated on several occasions in recent years.
The views over the lough are truly breathtaking, while the site itself has excellent amenities, including hot showers, disabled facilities, playground, football pitch and barbecue and picnic area.
There is also plenty to do in the local area, with both Belleek Pottery and Marble Arch Caves Geopark a short distance away.
- Excellent amenities
Heading here allows you to see the beauty of Lough MacNean, while there are plenty of attractions to explore nearby.
Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park
Seafield Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3JQ, www.caravanscotland.com
- Open: All year
- Touring pitches: 130
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £21.55-£42.90
A regular in our Top 100, this pristine park in the stunning Cairngorms is just the place for exploring the landscapes of the glorious National Park. There’s fishing for salmon and trout on the River Spey, and a range of walking routes and mountain bike trails, all amid wonderful scenery. Chalets, pods and wigwams are available for hire and site facilities at this dog-friendly park include high-speed broadband, two heated shower and toilet blocks, a launderette and a children’s play park.
- Open all year
Open all year, this park is ideal for anyone who likes fishing, walking routes and bike trails against the backdrop of beautiful scenery.
Waterrow Touring Park
Bouchers Farm, Waterrow, Wiveliscombe TA4 2AZ, www.waterrowpark.co.uk
- Open: All year
- Touring pitches: 42
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £25-£45
This adults-only park is set in eight acres in the wooded valley of the River Tone, not far from Exmoor National Park. The site’s 42 all-weather pitches are divided by plant and shrub screening. There are riverside walks and the woods have been developed to encourage owls, otters, deer, butterflies and insects. The heated shower and toilet blocks are in a barn, which also houses an information point, library, washing-up and laundry area. Dogs are welcome and have a dedicated exercise zone.
- Open all year
Keen walkers are sure to love the riverside routes.
Newberry Valley Park
Woodlands, Combe Martin EX34 0AT, http://www.newberryvalleypark.co.uk/
- Open: 18 March – 29 October
- Touring pitches: 105
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £22-£48
Set in a beautiful valley, packed with wildlife, this family-owned park focuses on harmony and balance with the natural world. This dog-friendly site has a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award, and rabbits, buzzards, badgers, owls and pheasants are among the regular visitors. It’s also home to some rescue chickens – and four alpacas! The idyllic setting offers an ancient woodland, a children’s play area, and chimenea for hire. Facilities include a shop, shower rooms with underfloor heating, a launderette and a dishwashing room.
- Awarded a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award
Picturesque scenery, wildlife, rescue chickens and four alpacas make this one of the UK’s best motorhome sites, with some real character.
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