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Aldeburgh Beach Lookout

A tour to Suffolk

Porthcurno’s beach

A tour to Cornwall

Tobermory Mull

48 hours in Tobermory

Loch Lomond

A tour to Western Scotland

The Lake District

48 hours in Keswick

Skies over Rutland Water

A tour to Rutland


48 hours in Chester

Active Duo in Wivenhow

Testing the Active Duo: a 10 day trip in Eastern England

Chatsworth House

A tour to Chatsworth

Ye Old Ferrie Inn

A tour to Wye Valley

'vans pitched up at Duke of York

Exploring the Tissington Trail

Stratford-upon-Avon from the water

A tour to Stratford-upon-Avon


A tour to Pembrokeshire

North Berwick coast

48 hours in North Berwick

Chausson Welcome pitched up

A tour to Cirencester


9 of the best winter walks

Cropready marina

A tour to Warmington

People on canal boat

A tour to Brecon

The National Forest

7 scenic spots to head to for an autumn tour


An RV trip to Yosemite National Park


Exploring Worcestershire


Following Route YC: exploring the east coast of Yorkshire

The Quay

A tour to Dorset


A tour to the Outer Hebrides

New Forest National Park

48 hours in Lyndhurst

Uffington White Horse

10 mysterious locations to visit in the UK

Campervan going through big puddle

A Celtic Routes tour

Highclere Castle, Berkshire

10 TV and film locations to visit in the UK

The Bailey parked in a Normandy village

A tour to France

Lake Bled

A tour to Croatia and Slovenia: an Adriatic adventure

Motorhomes at Old Oaks Touring Park

A tour to the Tor

A house with pink bricks on Saffron Walden’s medieval streets

Exploring Essex

Paul and Carmelina, standing in front of the Bailey motorhome

Sussex by the sea

Ribblehead Viaduct

Heading to the Yorkshire Dales

Picturesque harbour at Wells-next-the-Sea

A North Norfolk getaway

The Bailey Autograph 74-4 in the Lakes

A Lake District tour, in style

A view of the Jurassic Coast

Exploring Dorset: a tour of the south coast county

Fine views of the chalk stacks and the famous lighthouse at The Needles

A tour to the Isle of Wight and Brownsea Island

Symonds Yat and the River Wye

A tour to the Forest of Dean

The descent to the Valley of Rocks

Exploring Exmoor

You can summon the boat to cross the Dee and visit Threave Castle

Your Tour: Dumfries & Galloway

The National Motor Museum is a real treasure trove for car lovers

Your Tour: Beautiful Beaulieu

Chesterfield Parish Church

Chesterfield: A Local’s Knowledge

Rolling hills and ancient woods abound in the Lincolnshire Wolds

Your Tour: The Lincolnshire Wolds

South Wales Touring Park

Four fabulous adults-only campsites

Scenic drive from Drumbeg to Kylesku

Your Tour: Scotland’s Assynt and Coigach

Heights of Abraham

Top Peak District sights and campsites

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff: A Local’s Knowledge

Tenby is a charming seaside resort with three sandy beaches

Your Tour: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

It's a steep climb from the promenade into Whitby, with spectacular views along the way

Your Tour: Whitby tales of history and haunting

Magnificent Manorbier Castle makes for a great day out when you visit Wales on your motorhome holidays

South Wales: Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

North Wales: Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

The Edale Valley, in the Peak District National Park is only a short drive from Waleswood Caravan & Camping Park

10 top sites open all year

RunFestRun offers fun for all the family, and you can pitch up right next to the festival's attractions

Your Tour: Family fun at the RunFestRun Festival

Sweeping sands at Vatersay Bay

Your Tour: Island Hopping around Scotland’s Hebrides

The lovely village of Nun Monkton was one of the highlight's of Andria's trip

Your Tour: Exploring the North York Moors

Pedal Power: six great cycle trails in Britain

Wild Atlantic Way: Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

Boat trips on the River Dee

Chester: A Local’s Knowledge

10 top campsites for fishing

If you've never been you must take your ’van and visit Northern Ireland and the beautiful Causeway coast

Northern Ireland: Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

Spectacular views high above Loch na Gainmhich

Your Tour: On the Trail of the North Coast 500 and beyond

Devonshire Dome was once the largest unsupported dome in the world

Your Tour: To Buxton and Beyond

Still standing after more than 400 years – Palmers Farm was Shakespeare's mother's childhood home

Central England: Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

Find a great campsite for some lovely riverside and canal walks, such as Three Rivers Pitch & Paddle in Norfolk

10 fabulous sites for river & canal walks

View across Ambleside

Ambleside: A Local’s Knowledge

Bournemouth is famous for its golden sands; its pier was built in 1880

Your Tour: South Coast Palm Trees and Blue Seas

Visit Kent with your 'van and go to St Margaret's Bay, which lies at the foot of Dover's famous cliffs

South East England: Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

Visit Durdle Door on your caravan holidays in Dorset – get the best from your trip with Practical Caravan's expert guide

Dorset: Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

Sights and sightseeing covers Yorkshire and Northumberland in our latest issue

North East England: Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

Ventnor is a mix of artisan shops, cafés and restaurants

Your Tour: Isle of Wight, Isle of Light

Your Tour: An Orkney Campervan Adventure

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

Scotland: Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

The charming harbour town of Fowey combines medieval and Georgian buildings

Your Tour: Cornwall’s Coast and Country

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

North West England Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

Sweeping views of lush countryside and fells around Staveley

Woodland Wonders in the Lake District

Breathtaking views on the road through the Cairngorms National Park

First-time motorhome tour to Scotland

Wivenhoe Quayside

Wivenhoe, Essex: A Local’s Knowledge

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

Your Tour: 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

Your Tour: 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: Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

Fabulous views over Salcombe from Overbeck's gardens

A Devon road trip down memory lane

Spectacular view towards Fishguard from Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Your Tour: 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: A Local’s Knowledge

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

Cornwall: Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

Across the Isle in Dorset

Hope Valley, Derbyshire: A Local’s Knowledge

A Tale of two Cornish Coasts

Your Tour: A getaway to Gower

Shore Leave on Kent’s Coast

Shetland Islands: A Local’s Knowledge

The lure of the Italian Lakes

The charm of West Sussex

Bodmin Moor: A Local’s Knowledge

Norfolk Coast: A Local’s Knowledge

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: A Local’s Knowledge

Basque Circuit Spain

Cotswold Comfort – a family tour of the Cotswolds

A North-East Feast motorhome tour in Northumberland

A South Pacific Sojourn

Inverness: A Local’s Knowledge

Six great reasons for a British staycation

12 beautiful nature reserves

Romantic Road Germany

15 brilliant green sites

Burton-upon-Trent: A Local’s Knowledge

10 top sites for the best fish and chips

15 socially distanced activities to do while camping

North Coast 500: Practical Motorhome Travel Guide

Ten top sites for visiting English Heritage & National Trust properties

The Quirky Dozen

Mermaid Street, with its cobbles, is incredibly pretty


Read our insiders' guide to seeing the delights of Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire: A Local’s Knowledge

A view of South Stack Lighthouse

Anglesey: A Local’s Knowledge

A local's travel guide to Norwich


A local's guide to Brighton


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


Bannockburn Inn

Stafford Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland. KW8 6JY



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)


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


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


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


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
Wimpole Estate – National Trust

01763 838792


Elton Farm

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

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


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.

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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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, 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


North of England

Blenkinsopp Castle Inn

Blenkinsopp Castle Park, Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JS


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


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.


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.