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Wivenhoe Quayside

Wivenhoe, Essex: A Local’s Knowledge

The famous Bridge of Sighs at St John's College is a Grade I listed building

Eastern adventure in Cambridge

Why not visit Cromer Pier on your caravan holidays in Norfolk

East England Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

Great acts at the Marvellous festival included the Queen tribute band HRH

Festival Fun!

The panoramic views from Sutton Bank are spectacular

From Moor to Dale – A Yorkshire Tale

After the storm, the rainbow - beautiful view from the site at Common Leys Farm

A Walk in Waterperry Woods

Wildlife Spotting Guide to Birds

Wildlife Spotting Guide to Butterflies

Waterrow Touring Park

6 top adults-only campsites for peaceful touring

Turn motorhome holidays in Devon into wonderful walking holidays near Exmoor, Devon

Devon

Fabulous views over Salcombe from Overbeck's gardens

A Devon road trip down memory lane

Spectacular view towards Fishguard from Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

York Minster is renowned for its vaulted ceilings and medieval stained glass windows

10 top sites for history lovers

Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon

When the tide is out, you can walk across the causeway to the Mount

Cornwall

Across the Isle in Dorset

Hope Valley, Derbyshire

A Tale of two Cornish Coasts

A getaway to Gower

Shore Leave on Kent’s Coast

Shetland Islands

The lure of the Italian Lakes

The charm of West Sussex

Bodmin Moor

Norfolk Coast

Outdoor adventure in the Lake District

Paradise Found in Scotland

10 fantastic spots for wildlife encounters

10 great citybreaks in the UK and Europe

Historic Normandy

Leeds

Basque Circuit Spain

Cotswold Comfort – a family tour of the Cotswolds

A North-East Feast motorhome tour in Northumberland

A South Pacific Sojourn

Inverness

Six great reasons for a British staycation

12 beautiful nature reserves

Romantic Road Germany

15 brilliant green sites

Burton-upon-Trent

Ten top sites for the best fish and chips

Pedal Power: six great cycle trails in Britain

15 socially distanced activities to do while camping

Wild Atlantic Way

North Coast 500

Ten top sites for visiting English Heritage & National Trust properties

The Quirky Dozen

Mermaid Street, with its cobbles, is incredibly pretty

Rye

Read our insiders' guide to seeing the delights of Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire

A local's guide to touring in Anglesey

Anglesey

A local's travel guide to Norwich

Norwich

A local's guide to Brighton

Brighton

Touring the silent forested world of the Ardennes is pleasurable for the quiet roads and peaceful countryside in Belgium

Belgium

Mid-March to mid-May is the best time to view the bulb fields filled with colour

Holland

The breathtaking beauty of Slovenia my surprise some who've never toured there before

Slovenia

Travel to Scandinavia in your motorhome – here, the Christianshavns Kanal meets the harbour in the beautiful city of Copenhagen

Scandinavia

Take your 'van to Portugal's stunning Carcavelos Beach – it's just a short drive from Lisbon

Spain and Portugal

Discover fairytale castles, like Reichsburg in the Mosel Valley, which punctuate the German landscape

Germany and Austria

Tour Italy in your 'van and in Tuscany take in the luscious landscape, filled with vineyards and olive groves, and dotted with architectural gems

Italy

Touring round the Loire-Atlantique is a great opportunity to take in some memorable vistas when you visit France

France

Let Practical Caravan's travel guide help you make the most of your next caravan holidays in Dorset – Corfe Castle is stunning and there is a campsite nearby

Dorset

Loch Gairloch is one of many lochs to enjoy on your caravan holiday in Scotland, as Practical Caravan's travel guide explains

Scotland

Take it easy on your caravan holiday in South Wales on a narrowboat – let Practical Caravan be your guide

South Wales

See the tide go out for miles when you visit Anglesey during caravan holidays in North Wales using Practical Caravan's expert travel guides

North Wales

Caravan holidays in Northern Ireland have much to offer – explore it with the travel guide from Practical Caravan

Northern Ireland

You must visit Blarney Castle during your caravan holidays near Cork in Ireland

Ireland

Visit Richmond's ancient castle and beautiful Georgian houses during your caravan holidays in North Yorkshire

North East England

Caravan holidays in the Peak District are popular for walking – get the most from it with Practical Caravan's travel guide

Central England

Beautiful Tarn Hows is just one place recommended in Practical Caravan's travel guide to caravan  holidays in the Lake District

North West England

Visit Sussex to walk the spectacular South Downs Way including the iconic chalk cliffs - The Seven Sisters

South East England

Visit Jersey, a stunning destination and the only place you can enjoy touring caravan holidays in the Channel Islands

The Channel Islands

Cheddar Gorge is a top Somerset destination, say the experts at Practical Caravan magazine

South West England

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The Harrow Inn

High Street, Wanborough, Swindon Wilts SN4 0AE

4mtr Road and Entrance

MCC members £15 with electric hook up or free if you eat in the pub. EHU £5 per day

OPEN: All year (except Monday and Tuesday)
ACCESS: 4mtr road and entrance
DIRECTIONS: Leave the A419 at the junction with the A420 and proceed south along Merlin Way towards Wanborough. After approx. 2 miles enter village on the High Street. Continue past the Brewers Arms and straight over the roundabout and The Harrow Inn is on your left.
FACILITIES: Fresh water tap, rubbish bins, hardstanding, dogs allowed and exercise area, toilet facilities, shower and washroom, electric hook up, disabled friendly – level access to
restaurant bar (all other access has steps) and suitable for 7 days stay.
PLACES of INTEREST: 5 pubs, North Wessex AONB. Swindon (shopping and heritage), farm, parks
and more.

Scotland

Bannockburn Inn

Stafford Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland. KW8 6JY

60ft

£3

OPEN: All Year.

DIRECTIONS: 78 Miles from Inverness, North on the A9 (NC500) over the bridge at
Helmsdale,  (Stafford St) opposite carpark opposite the inn on the right.

North of England

The Park Club Cleveleys

West Drive,Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 2BJ

12ft road and gate

10 metres

£15 (inc club membership)

OPEN ALL YEAR

DIRECTIONS: M5 to Fleetwood J3. 585 to Cleveleys. B5412 to Cleveleys Ave. Entrance Cleveleys Ave to West Drive. Carpark at end.

DISABLED FACILITIES within Club House.

PLACES of INTEREST: Tramway to Blackpool, Fleetwood, Cleveleys town centre,  Beachfront and shops.

01253 860399

10am - 10pm

North of England

The Tarrington Arms

Ledbury Road, Tarrington, HR1 4HX

20 feet

Free

DIRECTIONS:  Site is on A438 between Ledbury and Hereford and only 30 minutes from

junction 2 of M50 south of Ledbury.

FACILITIES:  Large car park and beer garden, Disabled ramps available and wide door

access, Restaurant with Wi-Fi access, NEW Donnas’ Diner, Dogs allowed, Refundable deposit for toilet key.

PLACES OF INTEREST:  Hereford and the Malvern Hills close by, Shops 3 miles,  Fishing

Lake 1 ½ miles, Common and woodlands ½ mile, Church ¼ mile.

01432 890796

12 noon - 11pm

Central South England

The Red Cow

11 High Street, Chrishall, Royston SG8 8RN

B road into overflow carpark.

10 metres

£15

Open all year. Directions: From Royston A505 turn right to Chrishall. (Red Cow Board in Corner of field).
Follow the road for 2.9 miles. Slight left onto Crawley End, left into Hog’s Lane, pub is 100ft on left.

Points of Interest: Duxford Museum, Shop on site, BP station 4 miles, 15 mins from
Cambridge,
Wimpole Estate – National Trust

01763 838792

11am-9pm

West Midlands

Elton Farm

Littledean Road, Elton, Newnham on Severn, Gloucester, GL14 1JU

Road 50ft Gate 20ft. Suitable for RV’s.

£5

Part of a large farm field. £5.00 per night. Open all year. Road 50ft. Gate 20ft. Suitable for RVs.

DIRECTIONS:  From M5, J11 Gloucester A40 Ross-on-Wye, A48 Chepstow A4151 Forest of Dean ½ mile on left. From M48 Old Severn Bridge, Chepstow A48 Gloucester A4151

PLACES OF INTEREST:  Shop 2 miles, Pub ¼ mile, Golf course and Carp Lake Maise, Wye valley, Puzzle Wood, Gloucester Cathedral and the Cotswolds.

Central South England

Tipple Inn

The Tipple Inn, High Street, Collingbourne Ducis, Marlborough, SN8 3EQ

Motorhomes welcome, £6 per night. Closed on Tuesdays. Car park slopes slightly. Toilets when pub is open. www.thetippleinn.co.uk

South East England

Three Horseshoes

akers Lane, East Worldham, Alton, GU34 3AE

Motorhomes and RV welcome all year. Eat in the pub and use the Nightstop for free. Access: 20ft. Road 15ft. GPS: N51.137371 W0.933783.

01420 83211

9am-10pm

South West England

Thelbridge Cross Inn

Thelbridge, Near Witheridge, Crediton, EX17 4SQ

RVs and motorhomes welcome all year, £6.50 per night; electric hook-up £4.50. GPS: N50.894858 W3.721717.

North of England

Ship Inn

Cliff Road, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EW

RVs and motorhomes welcome, £25 per night with a minimum spend of £15 in pub. Pub serves real ales and quality food. Access: 18 ft. GPS: N54.101628 W0.164443.

East England

Seven Wives

Ramsey Road, St Ives, Huntingdon, PE27 5RF

RVs & campervans £5.00; £15 electric hook-up; £20 hook-up & water. Access: 15ft. GPS: N52.331900 W0.076274. No food. Music Fri eve; Sun afternoon.

Wales

Seaview Hotel

Seafront, Fishguard, SA65 9PL

Motorhomes and RVs welcome all year. Free if you use the hotel. Access: 15ft. GPS: N51.998550 W4.988878.

Wales

Penrhiwgaled Arms

Cross Inn, Llandysul, SA44 6LN

£5 per night; open all year. Access: 6m; not suitable for RVs. Close to shops, Newquay, beaches, coast paths. GPS: N52.189864 W4.355584.

Scotland

Old Stables Inn

Main Street, Beattock, Nr Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway, DG10 9QX

Open all year. Free if using food/drink services of the pub, otherwise £10 for MCC members. Close to A74 and Moffat, ideal for travelling up to Glasgow and beyond. Max length 10m. Plenty of walking/cycling nearby.

Central North England

Hawthornes

365 Roundthorn Road, Glodwick, Oldham, OL4 5LN

It’s £12.00 (for two people) – extra adults are £3.00. Electric hook-up is £3.00. Children 12 and under, and dogs, are free. This Nightstop is surrounded by woods, fields, footpaths and cycle routes, and is a mile from town.

0161 213 9860

10am-10pm

South West England

Gloucester Old Spot

Tewkesbury Road, Piffs Elm, Elmstone Hardwick, Cheltenham, GL51 9SY

Buy a meal in the pub and park for free in your motorhome or RV. GPS: N51.933246 W2.148814. Use the toilets when the pub is open.

01242 680 321

10am-11pm

South East England

Flying Bull Inn

London Road, Rake, GU33 7JB

Motorhomes can stay at £5 per night, all year and access is 2.5m. GPS: N51.043997 W0.854445.

South West England

Crown Inn

Cerney Wick, Cirencester, GL7 5QH

Motorhomes £10 per night including electric hook-up. Use the toilets when the pub is open. GPS: N51.662653 W1.889305

Central North England

Carpenters Arms

Moor Lane, Dale Abbey, DE7 4PP

Open all year, this Nightstop is free if you use the pub – a £4 charge applies for use of the service points.

Access is 14ft, through a gate to a field – RVs, please check.

Toilet facilities are available in the pub, during opening hours.

0115 932 5277

10am-10pm

East England

Bluebell Inn

The Bluebell Inn, Cranesgate South, Whaplode St Catherine, Spalding, PE12 6SN

This motorhome and RV Nightstop costs £5 per night; free if you eat in the pub. Electric hook-up: £2.50. GPS: N52.759714 W0.015423.

01406 540 300

10am-11pm

Central South England

Black Horse Pub

Aylesbury Road, Great Missenden, HP16 9AX

10 per night. Toilets are available in pub opening hours. Access is 3.6m wide. GPS: N51.710127 W0.712538.

01494 862 537

11am-12pm

Central North England

Black Horse Inn

7 Lumley Lane, Kirkby Fleetham, DL7 0SH

Facilities include: fresh water tap, rubbish bins, 5 hard standings, toilet facilities, washroom, dogs allowed, disabled toilet, accessible for wheelchair users. Suitable for stays of 3 days. Open all year. £20 per night redeemable against food and drink.

Central South England

Airman Hotel

16 Hitchin Road, Meppershall, Shefford, SG17 5JF

£10

RVs and motorhomes are welcome all year at £10 per night. Access gate is 15m wide. GPS N52.025185 W0.316429. Food and drink available.

01462 850853

9am-10pm

Central North England

South Moor Farm

Dalby Forest Drive, Langdale End, Scarborough, YO13 0LW

Access to South Moor Farm is 12ft; RV owners please ring 01751 460285 for advice. £8 per night, 13 Amp hook-up. Only one hookup available. Wi-Fi available.

Wales

Riverside Guest House

Llanegryn Street, Abergynolwyn, Tywyn, LL36 9YR

This peaceful riverside site offers fairly flat grass over gravel. Showers by arrangement; toilets are in the house and café. No RVs.

Wales

Railway Hotel

Station Road, Nantgaredig, Carmarthen, SA32 7LQ

Motorhomes welcome all year, £5.00 per night. Access: Road 12m, Gate 10m. RVs please phone. GPS: N 51.865333 W 4.189104.

South West England

Mousehole Camping

Trungle Parc, Paul, Mousehole, Penzance, TR19 6XB

Mousehole Camping is based at local football club Mousehole AFC, near the village of Paul, Penzance.

North of England

Lansdowne

Lansdowne, Shore Road, Lansdowne, Hesketh Bank, Preston, PR4 6XP

From £10 per night

Motorhomes welcome, from £10 per night, all year. Access through two 12ft wide gates. Suitable for RVs. Ring 9am-6pm to check availability.

East England

Great Danes Country Inn

Old Hall Lane, Beachamwell, Swaffham, PE37 8BG

£5 for electric hook-up

RVs and motorhomes welcome all year. Stay free if you use the Inn’s restaurant. Plus £5.00 for electric hook-up. Access: 10m. GPS: N52.617400 E0.587006.

01366 328 443

9am-10.30pm

North of England

Blenkinsopp Castle Inn

Blenkinsopp Castle Park, Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JS

£10

There’s a secluded, half-acre car park, with trees and a grass sitting area.

You’ll find this Nightstop just off the A69 to Blenkinsopp. The maximum vehicle length is 7m, the access road is 5-6m wide, the gate is 12m wide.

It costs £10/night and is open all year.

016977 47757

9am-11pm

East England

Banham Community Centre

Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norwich NR16 2HB

Located near Banham Zoo, this community centre welcomes motorhomes to stay overnight and has a children’s play area.

Scotland

Ferry View

Ferry View, Gauze Cottage, Gills Bay, Canisbay, Wick, Caithness, Wick, KW1 4YR

The access gate and road are both 7 metres wide.

This site is just off the A836 at Gills Bay, between Thurso and John O’Groats.

This Nightstop is conveniently located on the North Coast 500 route. It’s approximately 7 miles from John O’Groats, and less than one mile from the car and passenger ferry services to the Orkney islands.

07799 147146

Mon: 09:00-17:00, Tue: 09:00-17:00, Wed: 09:00-17:00, Thu: 09:00-17:00, Fri: 09:00-17:00, Sat: 09:00-17:00, Sun: 09:00-17:00

Central North England

Belmont Hall

Great Budworth, Northwich, CW9 6JA

This Nightstop/Motor Caravanners’ Club CL charges members £12 per night, including Wi-Fi; others £15 (2013). Open all year. GPS N53.301158 W2.526938.