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Top UK Winter Destinations for Motorhome Adventures

  • Top UK Winter Destinations for Motorhome Adventures

Here are some of the top locations and activities in the UK for motorhome and caravan owners this winter

With winter here for the new few months, many motorhome and caravan owners are starting to plan where they will go to escape the cold and enjoy the great outdoors. From scenic coastal towns to historic cities, the UK offers many excellent destinations for motorhome and caravan travel during the winter months. Here are some of the top locations and activities in the UK for motorhome and caravan owners this winter: 


The stunning coastline of Cornwall makes it one of the most popular winter destinations for motorhome and caravan owners. Travel along cliffside roads to quaint fishing villages like St Ives and Padstow. Spend days walking along empty beaches and exploring coastal footpaths. Visit historic sites like Tintagel Castle or St Michael's Mount. Surfing and seaside resort towns like Newquay come alive in the winter when crowds dissipate, you might just need to remember to pack your wetsuit as the sea might be a tad chilly! Inland, Bodmin Moor offers great walking trails. Also, don't miss a trip to the Eden Project's tropical biomes, it really is a must-see if you haven’t done it before. 

Lake District

Head to the Lake District National Park for stunning mountain scenery and quintessential English villages. Base yourself in Keswick or Windermere, surrounded by beautiful lakes and endless hiking trails. Climb famous peaks like Scafell Pike or Helvellyn on clear days. Drive through mountain passes like Kirkstone Pass for jaw-dropping views. If history is your thing, visit William Wordsworth historic homes like Dove Cottage. Go mountain biking at Grizedale Forest or sailing at Coniston Water. There’s nothing quite like a drink at a local pub in Grasmere or Ambleside.

Isle of Wight

Easily reached by ferry from the mainland, the Isle of Wight is a wonderful secluded island paradise in winter. Stay at one of the many campsites dotting the coastline. Fossil hunt along the dramatic white cliffs of the west coast. Visit Queen Victoria’s Osborne House estate or Carisbrooke Castle. Go hiking along the 70 mile Coastal Path or even try water sports like sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. Don't miss pretty villages like Godshill or Freshwater Bay and in the evening discover local wine and dine on fresh seafood. 


The historic city of York comes alive in winter, especially in the lead up to Christmas. Wander the medieval city walls and narrow cobblestone lanes. Visit York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. Experience history at the Jorvik Viking Centre, York Castle Museum and the National Railway Museum. Shop at the famous Christmas markets and cosy local boutiques. Drive to Castle Howard stately home or the North York Moors National Park. York has some fantastic seasonal events like the St Nicholas Christmas festival which the whole family will enjoy.


Meandering country roads through quintessentially English villages make the Cotswolds a favourite motorhome destination. Base yourself in a town like Stow-on-the-Wold and visit neighbouring villages like Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury, Burford and Tetbury. Tour stately homes and gardens like Hidcote Manor and Sudeley Castle. Hike along the Cotswold Way for stunning views over the countryside. Stop at a local pub for Sunday roasts and regional ales. Don't miss the charming towns of Chipping Campden and Castle Combe. 


Famous for its Roman-built baths and Georgian architecture, Bath comes to life in winter when tourist crowds are smaller. Tour sites like the historic Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent and the Jane Austen Centre are a must when in Bath. Visit regency-era homes open to the public and the Fashion Museum's costume collection. Shop for artisanal goods at the Guildhall Market and independent boutiques. Explore parks and gardens like the Prior Park Landscape Garden. The nearby Stonehenge and Avebury sites are ideal winter trips from Bath and only a short drive away.

Peak District

The Peak District National Park offers excellent winter landscape views and outdoor activities just a short drive from cities like Manchester. Base yourself in Bakewell and set out to explore the rolling hills, valleys and moorlands. Go hiking at Dovedale Gorge or Mam Tor. Visit Grand Chatsworth House estate. Try rock climbing or caving in Castleton. Check out Medieval Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall. After long walks, grab a pint at a local countryside pub admiring the dramatic scenery.


Home to the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdonia National Park makes for a scenic winter trip. Stay in a campsite in Beddgelert and climb Mount Snowdon on a clear day for epic views. Zipline over mountain lakes at Zip World. Ride the mountain railway up to the summit. Go for coastal drives and stop to take in dramatic cliffs and beaches. Visit Caernarfon and Harlech medieval castles nearby. Mountain bike through forest trails at Coed y Brenin. Spend evenings in cosy mountain lodges after adventures.

Motorhome travel is a great way to experience the diversity of the UK landscape and sights in winter. Head to scenic coastal spots, historic cities, mountain ranges and picturesque villages. Spend days walking, climbing, biking or visiting cultural attractions before cosying up in your home on wheels each night. If you’re in the market for a brand new or used motorhome or caravan, take a look at our latest stock. Or if you do go on that winter trip, take a look at our shop for the latest accessories