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The United Kingdom, or U.K. in short, consists of four different countries—England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland—which makes it an extraordinarily diverse road trip destination. You can find a United Kingdom motorhome rental in three of those four countries, from London and Birmingham in England to Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland, and Belfast in Northern Ireland.

While it is virtually impossible to see the entire United Kingdom in the timeframe of the average vacation, you do have the opportunity to see a significant chunk of it. All main United Kingdom motorhome hire locations are strategic and great starting points to discover a certain corner of the British Isles. So, rent a motorhome in the U.K. and explore stunning destinations like the Lakes District, Cornwall, the Cotswolds, the Scottish Highlands or the Northern Irish Antrim Coast.

There are several major international airports in the UK, all with United Kingdom Campervan and Motorhome rental agents located in the arrivals hall.  Reserve the perfect recreational vehicle online before you travel then simply pick up the keys on arrival and begin your holiday without delay.

Below, you can find all necessary information to plan the U.K. road trip you have always dreamed of. We will tell you about the types of campervans and motorhomes you can rent in the United Kingdom and list the best U.K. motorhome rental companies. Additionally, we also suggest some of the greatest road trips in the United Kingdom.

Types of RV Rental Vehicle in the UK

Whatever type of self-drive holiday you are planning, you should be able to find the perfect vehicle for it. Depending on your wishes, needs and wants, you can choose between United Kingdom motorhome rentals that range from camper cars and poptop campers to motorhomes and Class A RVs.

The smaller campervans are ideal for intrepid couples or small groups of friends looking for a road trip adventure. On the other hand, families and larger friend groups can rent a larger motorhome, which offer much more space and amenities. No matter which road trip you have in mind, we are confident we can help you find the best motorhome rental in the U.K.

McRent Comfort Luxury Class A
McRent Comfort Luxury Class A

A-Class RV Rentals

The biggest and most luxurious motorhomes you can rent in the United Kingdom are A-Class RV rentals. Equipped with full kitchens, large bathrooms, comfy bedrooms and spacious living areas, they are ideal for a road trip in comfort and luxury. There is full passenger access between the driving cab and the rest of the vehicle, while slide-outs often create even more space when parked at a campsite.

General Information on RV Rental Vehicles in United Kingdom

  • Length: 23’ (7m) to 24’11” (7.6m)
  • Sleep up to: 4 adults
  • Shower/Toilet: Yes
  • Cooktop: Gas – 3 hobs
  • Fridge/Freezer: 100 to 140 litre
  • Transmission: Manual or Automatic
  • Awning: Some RV rentals

Motorhome Rentals

A motorhome is one of the largest “homes on wheels” you can rent in the United Kingdom, even though they do come in a wide range of sizes. Differing in length from about 20 to 24 feet, they can accommodate 2 to 7 adults. These larger vehicles have a spacious living area, which typically consists of a dinette and kitchen. They usually also have a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink, as well as at least one double bed—but often a couple more sleeping areas. Some come with an awning.

In the United Kingdom, you can choose from two types of motorhomes. The low-profile vehicles have no extended roof, while the over-cab, coachbuilt motorhomes have the classic extension over the driver’s cab.

Just Go 2 Berth Scout
Just Go Low Profile 2 Berth Scout

Low Profile UK Motorhome Rentals

  • Length: 19’8” (6m) to 24’ 11” (7.6m)
  • Sleep up to: 2 adults (small motorhomes) to 6 adults (large motorhomes)
  • Shower/Toilet: Yes
  • Cooktop: Gas – 2 or 3 hobs
  • Fridge/Freezer: 40 to 140 litre
  • Transmission: Manual and Auto
  • Awning: Sometimes
Apollo Family Traveller 4 Berth Motorhome
Apollo Family Traveller 4 Berth Cab Over Motorhome

Cab Over (Coachbuilt) UK Motorhome Rental

  • Length: 19’8” (6m) to 23’ 7” (7.2m)
  • Sleep up to: 4 adults (small motorhomes) to 7 adults (large motorhomes)
  • Shower/Toilet: Yes
  • Cooktop: Gas – 2 or 3 hobs
  • Fridge/Freezer: 100 to 150 litre
  • Transmission: Manual and Auto
  • Awning: Sometimes
McRent Urban Plus - 2 berth Campervan
McRent Urban Plus – 2 berth campervan

Campervan Hire

Essentially large vans, of which the back is converted into a living and sleeping space, campervans are a great option for an adventure-filled road trip. A U.K. campervan rental offers plenty of space for 2 adults, making them ideal for couples.

Although they may lack the luxuriousness of larger motorhomes and motorcoaches (A-Class), they do have a toilet and shower, cooking facilities and a fridge/freezer. These vehicles are perfect for exploring the United Kingdom’s coastlines, national parks and mountains.

General Information on Campervan Hire Vehicles in UK

  • Length: 17’9” (5.4m) to 19’8” (6m)
  • Sleep up to: 2 adults
  • Shower/Toilet: Yes
  • Cooktop: Gas – 2 hobs
  • Fridge/Freezer: 60-90 litre
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Awning: Sometimes
Bunk Campers Ranger Hitop Campervan Hire, London Gatwick Airport
Bunk Campers Ranger Hitop Camper

Hitop Rentals

Another popular choice among budget-conscious travellers in the United Kingdom, hitop campers are smaller than the “regular” campervans above. However, they do still offer many creature comforts and amenities on the road. Thanks to their high roof—the “high top”—there is plenty of space to move around, hang out and sleep in the back.

All hitop campers have a cooktop and fridge/freezer; some of them also come with a shower/toilet. Small and fuel-efficient, they are excellent for people who don’t want to spend money on larger United Kingdom motorhome rentals.

General Information on Hitop Rental Vehicles in UK

  • Length: 17’9” feet (5.4m)
  • Sleep up to: 4 adults
  • Shower/Toilet: Sometimes
  • Cooktop: Gas – 2 hobs
  • Fridge/Freezer: 40-80 litre
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Awning: No
Bunk Campers Nomad Rental, Dublin, Ireland
Bunk Campers Nomad Poptop Camper

Poptop Camper Hires

Although they are quite similar to hitop campers, poptop campers have one big difference. They have the same shapes and designs, but their roof is not high by default. Instead, it is raised when parked—it is “popped up.”

They can sleep 2 adults and come equipped with a cooktop and fridge/freezer. Some of the larger models might also have a shower and/or toilet. These iconic types of United Kingdom campervans are popular choices for independent road trips in Britain’s wildest landscapes.

General Information on Poptop Rental Vehicles in UK

  • Length: 16’5” (5m) to 17’11” (5.4m)
  • Sleep up to: 2 adults
  • Shower/Toilet: Sometimes
  • Cooktop: Gas – 2 hobs
  • Fridge/Freezer: 40-60 litre
  • Awning: No
Spaceships Voyager 4 Berth
Spaceships Voyager 4 Berth Minivan

Minivan

Minivans are different from your typical campervan because they are, or can be, outfitted with back seats. United Kingdom minivan rentals for camping are basically large cars with space in the back for sleeping and storage.

They do not have a shower or toilet, but these vehicles do come with a cooktop and small fridge/freezer. Ideal for self-drive holidays around the U.K.’s cities, minivans can easily be parked and are very driveable.

General Information on Minivan Rental Vehicles in UK

  • Length: 16’5” (5m) to 17’9” (5.4m)
  • Sleeps: 2 to 4 adults
  • Shower/Toilet: No
  • Cooktop: Gas – 1 or 2 hobs
  • Fridge/Freezer: 20-40 litre
  • Transmission: Manual and Auto
  • Awning: No
Spaceships Volkswagen Camper Car Rental in London Luton Airport, United Kingdom
Spaceships Volkswagen Camper Car

Camper Car

Camper car rentals in the United Kingdom are precisely what you think they are. These are literally cars converted into a camping vehicle. They are usually station wagons, but could also be available in smaller car models.

Depending on the camper car’s size, they either have a double bed installed in the back or come equipped with a tent and other camping gear. United Kingdom camper cars also have a gas cooktop and a cooler box, but no fridge/freezer. They can sleep 2 adults.

General Information on Camper Car Rental Vehicles in UK

Length: 16’5” feet (5m)
Sleeps: 2 adults
Shower/Toilet: No
Cooktop: Gas – 2 hobs
Fridge/Freezer: Cooler box only 10 litre
Transmission: Manual
Awning: Yes

Main Motorhome Rental Companies in United Kingdom

Most of Europe’s major motorhome rental companies are also present in the United Kingdom’s market. This large island country is, after all, a road tripper’s paradise. Dotted with large historic cities, surrounded by stunning countryside and landscapes, there are plenty of starting points for scenic drives all across the U.K.

Whether you are planning on renting a campervan in Edinburgh, a camper car in London or a large motorhome in Belfast, the U.K. RV rental companies will have a vehicle ready for you. Below, we offer an overview of the top motorhome rental businesses in the United Kingdom.

Apollo Motorhome Rentals New Zealand

Apollo Motorhome Rentals

Yet another popular United Kingdom motorhome rental company is Apollo Motorhomes. This global brand of RV rentals also has a few depots across the U.K. Specifically, you can pick up your U.K. campervan or motorhome near the airports of London, Birmingham, Edinburgh or Belfast. These are ideal locations for self-drive holidays in respectively south England, central England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Additionally, they also offer the amazing opportunity to go on a one-way road trip and see even more of the United Kingdom.

Apollo Motorhomes uses vehicles built by Weinsberg in Germany. These modern campervans and motorhomes are no older than 2 years and are maintained and serviced to the highest standard in the industry. Their fleet ranges from 2-berth to 6-berth campervans and motorhomes, catering to all types of travellers and suitable for all kinds of road trips. They all have on-board heating, cooking facilities, a shower and toilet.

Apollo Motorhome Rentals:

  • Campervan: up to 2 adults
  • Motorhome: up to 4 adults + 2 children
  • 0-3 years old
  • Manual
Anywhere Campers United Kingdom

Anywhere Campers UK

The self-proclaimed “only one-way campervan rental company” in Europe, Anywhere Campers offers motorhome rentals in the United Kingdom, too. That makes this company a great choice for a cross-country drive—say from London to Glasgow. The biggest thing that distinguishes Anywhere Campers from basically all its competitors is the ability to rent a motorhome in the U.K. wherever you are. Their name says it all: you can rent a motorhome literally anywhere—they will bring the vehicle to you.

The Anywhere Campers UK fleet consists of 50+ Adria motorhomes, one of Europe’s most trusted motorhome manufacturers. All motorhomes are fully equipped and feature everything from kitchen equipment and bedding to a barbecue and even mountain bikes (complete with bike rack).

Anywhere Campers Rental Vehicles:

  • Motorhomes: up to 4 adults + 1 child
  • 0-2 years old
  • Auto & Manual
Easi Campers Hire United Kingdom

Easi Campervans

Few motorhome rental companies in the U.K. have as many depots as Easi Campervans. They have one location in Scotland—Edinburgh—along with no fewer than seven locations in England—Birmingham, Blackburn, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Wigan and Wolverhampton.

So, whether you are renting a motorhome or campervan for a two-week holiday, a festival or a weekend getaway, their numerous locations put you within easy access to many of the U.K.’s most popular destinations.

Their modern fleet includes vehicles built by Auto Trail and Roller Team and ranges from hitop VW campers and larger campervans to spacious over-cab Ford motorhomes. Well equipped, all these recreational vehicles have excellent amenities and offer amazing comfort on the road.

Easi Campervan Rentals:

  • Hitop: maximum 4 adults
  • Campervan: 2 to 4 adults
  • Motorhome: 4 to 6 adults
  • 0-2 years old
  • Manual or Auto
Just Go Motorhome Rental, United Kingdom

Just Go Motorhomes UK

Just Go Motorhomes UK pride themselves on the fact they have “the largest self-hire motorhome fleet in the United Kingdom.” Many gadgets and features are included in their U.K. motorhome hires, such as kitchen equipment, a TV, reversing camera, solar panel and lots more, while optional extras can be added for a small fee.

The Just Go Motorhomes UK fleet is made up of Roller Team motorhomes. You can choose from no fewer than 10 different vehicle types. From 2-berth campervans to 5- and 6-berth RVs, the cater to all kinds of travellers, including weekend warriors, adventurers and everyone in between. You can pick up your United Kingdom motorhome hire with Just Go Motorhomes in either Greater London or Edinburgh.

Just Go Motohome Rental Vehicles:

  • A-Class RV: up to 4 adults
  • Motorhomes: up to 6 adults
  • 0-2 years old
  • Automatic only
McRent Motorhome Rental, United Kingdom

McRent UK

Europe’s biggest motorhome rental company, McRent offers a wide array of campervans and motorhomes for rent in the United Kingdom. You can pick up your McRent UK vehicle in places like London, Bristol, Preston, Rye and Edinburgh, essentially in every corner of the British island. These locations are chosen strategically because they are superb starting points for road trips in many different regions.

The expansive fleet of McRent UK motorhomes consists of Dethleffs and Sunlight rental vehicles, built in Germany, and you can choose from five different types. Their vans and campervans are ideal for adventurous self-drive holidays for couples, while their semi-integrated, fully-integrated and over-cab motorhomes offer much space and luxury, making them popular among families and groups of friends.

McRent UK RV Rentals:

Hitop: maximum 4 adults
Campervan: 2 adults
Motorhome: 2 adults to 6 adults
0-4 years old
Manual

Bunk Campers Hire, United Kingdom

Bunk Campers UK

With pick-up locations in four of the U.K.’s largest cities—London, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Belfast—Bunk Campers UK is a great company to use for one-way road trips. You can, of course, also return your motorhome rental to the same spot. Each of those locations is the gateway to its respective region, whether it is the Scottish Highlands, the Midlands, the Northern Irish coast or south England.

Built by Weinsberg in Germany, the Bunk Campers UK motorhome fleet caters to all kinds of travelers. Road trippers on a budget can rent a campervan. If you want to explore England’s narrow country roads, get yourself a minivan or small hitop camper. For something bigger and more luxurious, there are campervans and motorhomes for up to 6 people.

Bunk Campers UK Rental Vehicles:

  • Minivan: up to 2 adults
  • Poptop: up to 2 adults
  • Hitop: up to 4 adults
  • Campervan: up to 2 adults
  • Motorhome: 2 to 6 adults
  • 0-3 years old
  • Manual
Spaceships Rentals, United Kingdom

Spaceships UK

Spaceships UK has two depots, one in London and one in Edinburgh. Both cities offer access to the best destinations and top attractions in respectively the south and the north of the British island. This trusted and reliable company has custom-designed, award-winning vehicles, which range from compact campervans to huge family motorhomes. Spaceships UK aims to offer “an affordable alternative to the standard campervan, but with all useful features included.”

Additionally, you won’t pay extra for mileage or additional drivers. Thanks to unlimited miles, the U.K.’s landscapes, castles, coasts and cities will be—quite literally—at your doorstep with a Spaceships UK motorhome hire. Planning a weekend getaway on the south England coast or driving the epic North Coast 500 in Scotland? Or something in between? Spaceships UK probably has the ideal vehicle for you.

Spaceships UK Rental Vehicles:

  • Camper Car: maximum 2 adults
  • Minivan: 2 to 4 adults
  • Motorhome: 5 to 7 adults
  • 0-3 years old
  • Manual & Auto
Touring Cars Rental, UK

Touring Cars UK

Because Touring Cars UK is one of the smaller RV rental companies in the United Kingdom, that does not mean it is not worth checking out. Rather the contrary, in fact, this is a great company to use, distinguishing itself thank to an exceptional personalized service, high-quality vehicles and affordable United Kingdom motorhome rental rates.

Touring Cars UK has two depots in the United Kingdom. One is located near Glasgow, while the other is in Chester. If you are planning a road trip in Scotland, Touring Cars UK will pick you up at either the Glasgow or Edinburgh airport. When picking up your vehicle in Chester, on the other hand, a representative will meet you at the Manchester or Liverpool John Lennon airport. Your rental price includes these airport pick-ups, as well as drop-offs at or from nearby airport hotels.

Upon arrival at the depot, you will get a personal tour of your camper to acquaint you with your new temporary travel home. Touring Cars UK has a wide range of vehicles on offer, built by Sunlight and Dethleffs in Germany. From camper vans and small RVs to family-size and luxury motorhomes, they have the wheels to match your road trip plans.

Touring Cars UK Motorhome Rentals:

  • Motorhome: maximum 2 adults to 4 adults + 2 children
  • Campervan: up to 2 adults
  • 0-9 years old
  • Manual 
Causeway Campers RV Rental, Belfast, United Kingdom

Causeway Campers

A local motorhome rental company in Northern Ireland, Causeway Campers is based in the middle of the beautiful Causeway Coast near Belfast. If you would like to support a local company, rather than a multi-national business like many of the other United Kingdom motorhome rental companies in this list, Causeway Campers is a superb choice.

Thanks to its convenient locations, their depot is the ideal starting point to discover the Causeway Coast and the gorgeous Glens of Ireland. Whatever sort of road trip you have in mind—an adventurous “van life” experience or a luxurious self-drive vacation with the kids—Causeway Campers has a vehicle perfect for your trip. There are a variety of Sunliving vehicles built by Adria Mobil, as well as large RVs built by the Roller Team, ranging from 2-person campervans to 6-berth motorhomes.

Causeway Campers Rental Vehicles:

  • Minivan: up to 2 adults
  • Campervan: up to 4 adults
  • Motorhome: up to 7 adults
  • 0-3 years old
  • Manual or Auto/Manual

United Kingdom RV Rental Locations

You can find a variety of United Kingdom motorhome rental options in three of its four countries. Although there are no motorhome rentals available in Wales, there are numerous locations spread out across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. (Wales is easily accessible from depots in west England.)

If you are planning your self-drive holiday in the U.K. and wondering where you can pick up a motorhome or campervan, we have all the answers for you below. From major cities like London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Belfast to smaller locales like Bristol and Luton Airport, the United Kingdom’s motorhome rental depots are strategically located in gateway towns and cities.

So, wherever you decide to pick up your vehicle, you can be in the beautiful countryside, on the coast or in the mountains in no time.

England

The largest country in the United Kingdom, England covers more than half of the island of Great Britain. It is one of Europe’s top destinations for road trips, thanks to its stunning coastline, wild national parks, gorgeous countryside and countless historic sites, castles and ruins.

You can rent a motorhome in England in major cities like London and Birmingham, as well as Manchester and Bristol. We recommend choosing a certain region of England for your road trip. From the Cotswolds, Stonehenge and the Cliff of Dover in south England to the Lake District and Northumberland, there is lots to see all over this diverse country.

Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby:

  • Stonehenge: The most famous prehistoric monument in the United Kingdom, perhaps even Europe, Stonehenge in southwest England is protected by UNESCO as World Heritage. In addition to world-famous Stonehenge, the area is dotted with countless other landmarks, too, such as ancient burial mounds, earthworks and more stone structures.
  • Lake District: Located in northwest England, the Lake District is one of the best-known national parks in the United Kingdom. Home to hills, valleys, mountains and, of course, numerous lakes, the Lake District offers amazing outdoor recreation, scenic roads, charming villages and lots of campground options. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and encompasses England’s highest mountain (Scafell Pike), largest lake (Windermere) and deepest lake (Wast Water).
  • Cotswolds: On a road trip in the Cotswolds, you can enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside in England—and Europe. This gorgeous area in southwest England is home to verdant farmlands, endlessly rolling hills, walking paths and wonderful woodlands. The region is also quite famous for its characteristic architecture built with honey-coloured limestone, including marvellous country manors, countless churches and medieval thatched-roof homes.
  • Bath: One of the greatest historic cities in southwest England, Bath is an amazing place to visit on a U.K. road trip. The city is best known, and named after, its Roman Baths. You can visit these fascinating Roman spas, built on hot springs in the River Avon valley. Other top attractions include the striking Bath Abbey, the Circus and the Royal Crescent. Because of its many important architectural landmarks, Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wales: A country in the southwest of Great Britain, Wales is a place characterized by rugged coasts, Celtic culture and Welsh language, and mountain parks. There are numerous castles as well, such as Conwy, Caernarfon and Cardiff Castles. On a road trip, don’t miss Snowdonia National Park and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Greater London

A county that makes up most of the London region, Greater London encompasses the City of London along with the 32 boroughs of London. This is where you will find some of England’s most famous tourist attractions, from Westminster, Camden and Greenwich to the Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Tower of London. There is an incredible wealth of places to explore and landmarks to visit in Greater London, which is why many people decide to rent a motorhome to discover the region at their own pace.

Additionally, this is also the location of Heathrow Airport, the arrival point of many visitors in England. Other London airports like Gatwick, Luton and Stansted are also nearby.

Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby:

  • Windsor Castle: Windsor Castle is a massive and world-famous royal palace, which has been in continuous use by the English and British monarchy for nearly 1,000 years. Nowadays, it is still the home of the Royal Family, while some parts are open to the public. Windsor Castle is one of the best places to visit on a road trip with a motorhome rental in the U.K.
  • Cambridge: A short drive north of London, Cambridge is one of England’s oldest towns, home to a world-renowned university. Founded in the early-13th century, Cambridge University has numerous historic buildings. On your United Kingdom motorhome road trip, you can explore the university grounds, visit superb museums and experience Cambridge’s undeniable history charm.
  • Kew Gardens: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is an internationally significant botanic garden in Richmond upon Thames, in southwest London. There are dozens of historically important buildings, as well as thousands of living plants, millions of fungi and plant specimens, and tens of thousands of species in the seed bank. You can visit the globally important Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, walk around the property, explore greenhouses and see huge collections of flora.
  • Canterbury: One of the most-visited cities in the U.K., Canterbury is in southeast England and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its medieval character. It is most famous for being the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, while Canterbury Cathedral has been a major pilgrimage site since the Thomas Becket’s martyrdom in 1170, which influenced Geoffrey Chaucer’s iconic work The Canterbury Tales.
  • Hampton Court: Located in Richmond upon Thames, Hampton Court Palace is one of the U.K.’s grandest royal palaces. It was one of the favoured residences of King Henry VIII, who used it for events, celebrations and other lavish parties. Attractions include the Palace itself, beautiful gardens, a historic royal tennis court and the famous Hampton Court Maze, the oldest hedge maze in the United Kingdom.

Top Motorhome Rentals in Greater London: Bunk Campers, Easi Campervans, Just Go Motorhomes UK, McRent UK, Spaceships UK

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Located about 14 miles from Central London, Heathrow Airport is an international gateway to the British capital, as well as the rest of the island of Great Britain.

In a typical year, approximately 80 million travellers pass through this huge airport, making it one of the busiest in the world. For many people, Heathrow is where they pick up their United Kingdom motorhome or campervan rental and start their road trip.

Top Motorhome Rentals at Heathrow: Bunk Campers, Just Go Motorhomes UK, McRent UK, Spaceships UK

London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

Although it may be the smaller cousin of massive London Heathrow, London Gatwick Airport is still the second-busiest airport in the U.K., receiving more than 40 million passengers in a typical year. Many of those passengers rent a U.K. motorhome at Gatwick Airport.

Thanks to its location 30 miles south of Central London, this major international airport is a popular starting point for road trips in southern England. It is as far from the London city centre as it is from the English south coast.

Gatwick Airport Motorhome Rental: Bunk Campers, Just Go Motorhomes UK, Landcruise Motorhome Hire, McRent UK, Spaceships UK

London Luton Airport (LTN)

The fourth-largest airport that serves the London region, London Luton Airport is about 28 miles north of the London city centre. This is the airport used by several of Europe’s budget airlines, including Ryanair, Wizz Air, EasyJet and TUI.

So, if you are flying with one of the budget carriers, this is where you might arrive in the United Kingdom. There are excellent public transportation links between Luton Airport and London.

Luton Airport Motorhome Rental: Just Go Motorhomes UK, McRent UK, Spaceships UK

London Stansted Airport (STN)

After Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester, London Stansted Airport is one of the busiest airports in the United Kingdom. This major international airport is 42 miles northeast of Central London and is served by many low-cost airlines, as well as several major airlines, with routes to hundreds of destinations in Europe and northern Africa.

Stansted Airport Motorhome Rental: Just Go Motorhomes UK, McRent UK, Spaceships UK

Manchester

A major city in north-central England, Manchester was founded as a Roman fort, but its history is associated mainly with the Industrial Revolution and textile manufacturing. There are many museums to visit, including the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and the IVM North. The Manchester Cathedral is a top sight as well, while the city’s rich sporting history is showcased at the National Football Museum.

Additionally, Manchester is also the gateway to the natural scenery of north England. The city is between the Cheshire Plain in the south and the Pennine Hills in the east and north, both beautiful places to explore with a U.K. motorhome rental.

Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby:

  • York: Located in northern England, York is one of the most beautiful small historic cities in the United Kingdom. Founded by the Romans, it later was a royal capital, trading centre and transportation hub. Nowadays, York is a gorgeous place to visit on a U.K. road trip with a motorhome. There are numerous pubs and old city walls, while top attractions include York Minster, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the York Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the picturesque Shambles.
  • Little Moreton Hall: Arguably one of most spectacular historic homes in the United Kingdom, Little Moreton Hall is a moated half-timbered Tudor manor in Cheshire. It dates from the 16th century and constructed with countless timber beams. It is wonderfully restored and open to the public seasonally.
  • Chester: Founded in the 1st century by the Romans, Chester is chock-full with historic sights and landmarks. Major highlights include the magnificent Chester Cathedral, the ancient Chester City Walls, Chester Castle, the Eastgate Clock and the Chester Roman Amphitheatre.
  • Peak District: Peak District National Park is in the heart of the country, a quick drive from Manchester. One of the United Kingdom’s greatest national park, it is famous for its numerous hilltops and rolling landscape. The Peak District is a paradise for road trippers and campers, who can stroll through historic towns, hike in desolate hill country, see stately manors, visit caves, enjoy stunning gardens and explore centuries-old castles.
  • Snowdonia: Centred on Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in the U.K. outside of Scotland, Snowdonia National Park is Wales’ largest national park. There are many other tall mountains, too, as well as wide valleys, pristine lakes and even a stretch of beautiful Welsh coastline. Snowdonia National Park has several campgrounds, making this one of the top U.K. motorhome road trip destinations.

Top Manchester & Manchester Airport (MAN) Motorhome Rentals: Anywhere Campers, Bumble Campers UK, Touring Cars UK, Easi Campervans

Birmingham

One of the United Kingdom’s largest cities, Birmingham is the main hub in the English Midlands. In the 18th century, it was the “first manufacturing town in the world”, a rich history that is still visible throughout the city. Birmingham’s other nickname is the “City of a Thousand Trades.” There is much more to Birmingham than industrial history, though.

Cultural and tourist attractions abound in this sprawling city. If you are starting your road trip with a U.K. motorhome rental in Birmingham, don’t forget to see the city first. Major highlights include Cadbury World (chocolate!), the Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham’s curry restaurants and lively music scene. From Birmingham, it is an easy drive to such amazing places as Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, the Cotswolds and Lichfield.

Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby:

  • Warwick Castle: Originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Warwick Castle is a massive medieval castle and one of England’s most iconic examples of 14th-century military fortifications. Superbly well preserved, this castle and its gardens are open to the public.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: The medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon is best known for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. There are several museums dedicated to Shakespeare’s life and work, while the Royal Shakespeare Company continues to perform his plays, including Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet at historic local theatres.
  • Ironbridge Gorge: Although it is a nice-looking gorge, the Ironbridge Gorge is not famous for its natural scenery. Instead, as its name suggests, it is the Iron Bridge that makes this place worth visiting on your United Kingdom motorhome rental road trip. Built in 1779, it was the first iron bridge of its kind in the world, still serving as a monument to the early days of the iron industry.
  • Lichfield: It may be a pretty small city, bit Lichfield is jam-packed with historic sights. Its star attraction is the majestic three-spired Lichfield Cathedral, while other major landmarks are the Cathedral Close, the Erasmus Darwin House, the Hospital of St. John Baptist without the Barrs, and the birthplace of Samuel Johnson, who wrote the very first English dictionary.
  • Mid Wales: From Birmingham in the English Midlands, you can easily explore Mid Wales as well. This is the green heart of Wales, also known as “Green Desert of Wales” because of its remoteness. This is one the United Kingdom’s wildest regions, featuring rugged hill country, empty valleys and spectacular coasts.

Top Birmingham & Birmingham Airport (BHX) Motorhome Rentals: Anywhere Campers, Bunk Campers, Easi Campervans

Bristol

The largest city in southwest England, Bristol boasts a rich maritime history. Ancient hill forts and Roman ruins indicate the area’s long human history, while the city’s heydays were in the late Middle Ages. An important seaport, Bristol was the starting point of many voyages to the New World—John Cabot departed from Bristol in 1497 and became the first European to set foot on the North American mainland. Now, top sights include the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel’s SS Great Britain.

Bristol also has a couple of motorhome rental depots where you can pick up your campervan or motorhome rental in the United Kingdom. From here, you can be in spectacular Cornwall, beautiful south Wales, the Cotswolds or Stonehenge in no time.

Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby:

  • Bath: One of the most beautiful historic cities in the southwest of England, Bath is popular destination on self-drive holidays in the U.K. with campervan rentals. Bath’s star attraction is its eponymous Roman Baths, which are open to the public. Other major landmarks in the city are the magnificent Bath Abbey, the Circus and the Royal Crescent. Because of its wealth of cultural heritage and architecture, Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Cheddar Gorge: A fantastic destination for lovers of history and nature, Cheddar Gorge in Somerset is home to the renowned Cheddar Show Caves. This is where “Cheddar Man”, the oldest complete human skeleton (9,000 years old) in Great Britain was discovered in 1908. The gorge itself is absolutely stunning, too, and is regarded as one of the greatest natural wonders in the United Kingdom.
  • Gloucester: The cathedral city of Gloucester is home to a few significant architectural and historical landmarks. Its top attractions are the 11th-century Gloucester Cathedral, which houses the tomb of King Edward II; the National Waterways Museum and the Gloucester Docks.
  • Brecon Beacons National Park: One of the three national parks in Wales, Brecon Beacons National Park encompasses the Brecon Beacons, a dominant series of hills in south Wales. The park is famous for its spectacular night skies, expansive moorlands where Welsh ponies and mountain sheep graze, waterfalls and caves.
  • Pembrokeshire: A county comprising the southwestern tip of Wales, Pembrokeshire is where you will find Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which occupies over a third of the county. This magnificent park is the only one in the United Kingdom that consists entirely of maritime and coastal landscapes. So, if you want to explore wild coasts on your U.K. campervan rental road trip, this is a fantastic destination to visit.

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Scotland

Spectacular Scotland comprises the northern half of the island of Great Britain. It is famous for its rugged coastline and many islands, as well as its magnificent castles, vibrant historic cities and the desolate landscapes of the Highlands.

This is the country of kilts, Loch Ness, bagpipes, whisky, lonely ruins, glens and moors, and golf courses. Scotland also has its fair share of spectacular drives, most notable to the epic North Coast 500, but also the drive through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. You can pick up your United Kingdom motorhome rental in Scotland’s two largest cities—Edinburgh and Glasgow. Both cities are perfect gateways to the Scottish coasts, interior wilderness and other amazing towns and villages.

Scotland Top 5 Places to Visit:

  • Loch Lomond: Surrounded by hills, such as Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond is a lake of the south of Scotland. It is part of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, which is home to wonderful oak woodlands, red deer, campgrounds, and many miles of hiking trails. Loch Lomond is one of Scotland’s most popular road trip destinations.
  • Loch Ness: A large and deep lake southwest of Inverness in the spectacular Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness is famous for being the alleged home of “Nessie”, the cryptozoological Loch Ness monster. It is one of the best-known destinations in Scotland, boasting amazing natural scenery, lighthouses, nearby castles, and lots of outdoor recreation opportunities.
  • Robbie Burns Country: Also known by names like “the Ploughman Poet” or “the Bard of Ayrshire”, Robbie Burns was a famous 18th-century Scottish lyricist and poet, who had a strong influence on Scottish literature, culture and even politics. On a tour of Robbie Burns country, you can visit his birthplace at Alloway, the Kirk Alloway ruins, the Robert Burns Museum, the Burns Monument, still-operating farms where he used to work, and much more.
  • Eilean Donan: Home to one of the best-known castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan is a tiny tidal islet at the meeting point of three lochs in northwest Scotland’s Highlands. The little island is connected to the mainland by a bridge, allowing visitors to explore the newly renovated and exceptionally photogenic Eilean Donan Castle.
  • Ben Nevis: An iconic mountain in the Scottish Highlands, majestic Ben Nevis is the highest peak in Scotland and the British Isles. This prominent mountain attracts thousands of mountaineers and rock climbers each year and is also a popular destination among other travellers. There are numerous walking paths below and around the mountain, while the area is also home to castles, distilleries, and museums.

Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh is a compact city dominated by hills. It consists of two main parts, the medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town, both of which make up the Edinburgh UNESCO World Heritage Site. Majestic Edinburgh Castle towers above the city, while other landmarks worth visiting include the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile, the National Museum of Scotland, St. Giles’ Cathedral and nearby Arthur’s Seat peak.

When you rent a United Kingdom motorhome in Edinburgh, you have tonnes of road trip options. Explore south Scotland or even Northumberland to the south, head inland toward Glasgow or discover the desolate landscapes of the famed Scottish Highlands.

Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby:

Edinburgh Castle: Dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, mighty Edinburgh Castle dates from the 1100’s and served as a royal stronghold for centuries. In its 1,000-year history, it was besieged more than two dozen times, making it one of the most attacked fortresses in the world. Nowadays, Edinburgh Castle is home to the Scottish National War Memorial and is open to the public.
St Andrews: Situated just northeast of Edinburgh, the small town of St Andrews is home to the University of St Andrews, the oldest university in Scotland and the third-oldest in the English-speaking world. Additionally, St Andrews is also known as the “birthplace of golf”, home to The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, established in 1754, and the world-renowned Old Course of St Andrews Links.
St Abbs: If you want to see an authentic fishing village in Scotland, go to St Abbs. Located on the Berwickshire Coast, this tiny village offers sightseeing boat trips, bird watching, fishing, scuba diving and superb seafood.
Falkirk: A vibrant town roughly in between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Falkirk boasts a plethora of tourist attractions. Its ancient history, as well as industrial past, are visible at places like the Falkirk Wheel, the Kelpies, the Callendar House and Park, and the ruins of the Antonine Wall. Falkirk is often regarded as one of Scotland’s most beautiful towns.
Roslin: A tiny village just south of Edinburgh, Roslin sits in Roslin Glen, a beautiful county park home to several significant historic sites. Arguably the village’s top attraction is the Rosslyn Chapel, which is associated with the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail legend. Another not-to-miss landmark is Roslin Castle, a partially ruined fortress that can be explored on walking paths.

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Glasgow

The arrival point of many visitors Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, . Several U.K. motorhome hire companies have a depot in the city, making it a popular place to start an unforgettable self-drive holiday around Scotland. Glasgow is the gateway to numerous stunning destinations, examples of which include Stirling Castle, the Trossachs, Inverary and the Ayrshire Coast.

It is also well worth your time to explore the city itself, since Glasgow has numerous major landmarks, including many great museums. Walk inside the magnificent Glasgow Cathedral, explore the Riverside Museum, visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and admire art at the Hunterian Art Gallery, the oldest public museum in Scotland.

Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby:

  • Stirling Castle: An architecturally and historically significant castle in Scotland, Stirling Castle is a mighty stronghold set on a cliff in modern-day Stirling. The castle played an important role in Scotland’s royal history as the coronation site of many Kings and Queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots. It is one of the greatest tourist attractions in the county.
  • Trossachs: Part of the glorious Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the Trossachs is an area of lochs (lakes), glens (valleys) and braes (hills) in central Scotland. It is one of Scotland’s oldest recognized tourist destinations, set on the southern edge of the Highlands and offering world-class hiking, cycling, camping and horseback riding.
  • Wemyss Bay: Home to one of Scotland’s finest railroad stations, Wemyss Bay is a popular destination thanks to its railway link with Glasgow. It is also easily reached with a motorhome rental. This small village on the Firth of Clyde is the departure point of ferries to the Isle of Bute.
  • Inverary: Set on the western shore of Loch Fyne, the small town of Inverary is as “Scottish” as it gets. There is the loch itself, but also beautiful scenery, lots of history and heritage, as well as castles, seafood restaurants and pubs.
  • Ayrshire Coast: The sensational Ayrshire Coast is just southeast of Glasgow and is home to a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural. Visit impressive castles like Auchenharvie, Culzean and Dean, and enjoy epic coastal scenery on some of Scotland’s nicest sand beaches.

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Northern Ireland

Encompassing the northwest part of the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland is one of the smallest countries in the United Kingdom. It is, however, absolutely packed with attractions, wonderful scenery and vibrant towns. If you are renting a motorhome or campervan in Northern Ireland, you will pick it up in Belfast, the country’s fascinating capital and only city with a selection of U.K. motorhome rental depots.

With your own wheels, you can explore the stunning coast and glens of Northern Ireland. The Antrim Coast driving route is among the most beautiful in northern Europe, running past landmarks like the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. There is also plenty of history to discover, not in the least the turbulent past of Belfast and Derry, as well as castle ruins, museums and sites related to the Titanic.

Top 5 Places to Visit:

  • Giant’s Causeway: Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway is a spectacular area of tens of thousands of hexagonal basalt columns, which form a huge stairway into the sea. It is one of the most popular tourist sites in Northern Ireland, and one of top natural wonders in the United Kingdom.
  • Castle Ward: Situated in the very eastern part of Northern Ireland, Castle Ward is a National Trust house that dates from the 18th century. It features a dual architectural style and encompasses a huge stone manor, a fortified tower house, theatre, a walled garden, saw and corn mills, shop and restaurant.
  • Glens of Antrim: Made up of nine glens (valleys), the Glens of Antrim are a place of amazing natural beauty. Extending from the Antrim Plateau down to the Antrim Coast, the glens are home to wonderful towns, verdant meadows, scenic hiking trails and beautiful forests, a stunning place you can discover when you rent a motorhome in the United Kingdom’s Irish part.
  • Ballintoy Harbour: Set on the northern part of the Antrim Coast, Ballintoy Harbour is a popular destination on the Causeway Coastal Route. This scenic harbour is close to the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the Giant’s Causeway. It served as the filming location for Lordsport on the Isle of Pyke in Games of Thrones.
  • Derry City Walls: Constructed in the 1610’s, the iconic Derry City Walls protected King James I’s Plantation of Ulster. Nowadays, the walls are about 1 mile long and include several of Derry’s major landmarks. You can walk the entire length of the walls and see its seven gates, including the Ferryquay Gate, Shipquay Gate and Bishop’s Gate.

Belfast

The largest city and capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast has an international airport. It is the single best place to pick up a United Kingdom motorhome rental in Northern Ireland, while the city itself is home to a number of major attractions. After many years of sectarian violence in the late-20th century, Belfast is now a vibrant and modern city. You can, however, see the legacy of that turbulent era in places like Falls Road and Shankill Roads, which are lined with dozens of murals and graffiti.

Other Belfast highlights are the Titanic Quarter, home to iconic Titanic Belfast, a museum attracting thousands of curious visitors each year. Also check out Belfast Castle, the majestic Belfast City Hall and the fantastic Ulster Museum.

Top 5 Places to Visit:

  • Titanic Belfast: A relatively new addition to Belfast’s tourist attractions, Titanic Belfast opened in 2012 and has superb exhibits on the city’s maritime heritage. This world-class museum stands at the very Harland & Wolff site in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter where the RMS Titanic was outfitted in the early-1900’s.
  • Ulster Museum: One of the greatest museums in Northern Ireland—and the country’s largest—the Ulster Museum is in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens. It houses a wide variety of artifacts and exhibits, from fine art, archaeology and geology to zoology, ethnography and local history.
  • Botanic Gardens: The gorgeous Botanic Gardens in Belfast are a public park home to numerous gardens and iconic glasshouses. Major attractions are the Palm House and the Tropical Ravine House, while the Lord Kelvin statue commemorates the Belfast-born physicist’s ground-breaking work.
  • Castlewellan Forest Park: If you want some nature scenery on your motorhome rental road trip in Northern Ireland, consider visiting Castlewellan Forest Park. This verdant park in County Down has many landmarks, most notably Castlewellan Castle, the Peace Maze and the National Arboretum.
  • Ards Peninsula: The Ards Peninsula is the easternmost area on the Irish isle. Located in County Down, Northern Ireland, it is a peaceful place home to tranquil beaches, quiet towns and villages, historic castles and the striking Scrabo Tower.

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Where to go by UK campervan or motorhome rental

There is so much to see and do in the United Kingdom that you could spend months on your campervan hire trip!  There are holiday parks and caravan and camping sites that will accept motorhomes, campervans and recreational vehicles rentals with great locations and facilities across the UK.  The south and west coasts of England are home to well-known holiday towns, such as Brighton and Blackpool.

If cities are more your thing, there are several vibrant, modern cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester and Birmingham with cracking shopping and nightlife.  Cultural highlights include the castles and historical buildings of Cardiff, in Wales, Norwich, Nottingham and Newcastle, to name but a few.  Shakespeares birthplace, the town of Stratford-Upon-Avon is a highlight for any aspiring actors!

For nature lovers, there is ample cycling, hiking, fishing, bird watching, horse riding and strolls through the unique British countryside of the Cotswolds, Lake District, Devon and Cornwall or the Welsh hills and Snowdonia National Park.  You might include a few days to Scotland in your itinerary to take in the rugged highlands and cities that are closer to the Arctic Circle than you might think!  Visit the major cities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, try to get a photo of the mythical Loch Ness monster or just wind your RV hire or campervan rental through the highlands…remember, they’re called that for a reason!

Cross the Irish Sea to Belfast in Northern Ireland, and explore the Emerald Isle, with it’s historic castles, green countryside and rugged coastal scenery.

Top 9 United Kingdom Scenic Drives

With a United Kingdom motorhome rental, you get to explore some of Europe’s most spectacular landscapes, greatest cities, oldest monuments and most picturesque countryside. The U.K. is also famous for its scenic country roads, coastal routes and mountain passes.

From the breathtaking coasts of Cornwall and Northern Ireland to the mountains of the Peak District and Scottish Highlands, there are many fantastic road trip destinations all throughout the U.K. Below, you will find a selection of the greatest scenic drives in the United Kingdom. So, we encourage you to rent a motorhome, immerse yourself in epic scenery and create memories that will last a lifetime.

St Michaels Mount, Motorhome Rental Holiday to Cornwall, England
St Michaels Mount, Cornwall

Atlantic Highway

Devon, Cornwall

Officially known as the A39, the Atlantic Highway in Cornwall and Devon is regarded as one of the United Kingdom’s most scenic drives. It runs roughly from Barnstaple in Devon to Falmouth in Cornwall.

Although this highway does not get close to the Atlantic coast itself, there are views of the ocean along its length. Numerous detours do, however, bring you to the actual coast, quaint seaside towns, beaches, historic mansions and beautiful English gardens.

Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds
Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds

Cotswolds

Gloucestershire & Oxfordshire; plus Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire & Warwickshire

The Cotswolds is one of England’s most beautiful rural regions. Home to honey-coloured stone houses, limestone churches, stately mansions and medieval villages, this is a gorgeous place to explore with a United Kingdom motorhome rental.

Picturesque towns to visit include Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury and Stow-on-the-Wold, while top attractions are the Gloucester Cathedral, Blenheim Palace and the Roman Baths in Bath. Additionally, a side trip to nearby Stonehenge and Salisbury is highly recommended as well.

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland
Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

Heritage Coast Drive

Northumberland

The scenic Heritage Coast Drive in Northumberland starts in Amble, just north of Newcastle, and ends near the Scottish border, just past Berwick-upon-Tweed. Depending on your road trip plans, you can continue this drive along the Scottish coast to Edinburgh.

This stretch of beautiful Northumberland coastline is home to the densest concentration of ancient castles in England. Don’t miss Lindisfarne Castle, Bamburgh Castle and Alnwick Castle. Other highlights include expansive views and dramatic coastal landscapes.

Stone Bridge in the Lake District

Lake District

Cumbria – Cumberland, Lancashire & Westmoreland

A region and a national park in northwest England, the Lake District is one of the best-known natural destinations in the United Kingdom. This is where you will find hills, valleys, mountains and, of course, numerous lakes. The Lake District offers amazing outdoor recreation, scenic roads, charming villages and lots of campground options.

The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the highest mountain (Scafell Pike), largest lake (Windermere) and deepest lake (Wast Water) in England. Well worth exploring on a road trip with a U.K. campervan rental, in other words.

Glencoe, Scotland
Glencoe, Scotland

Loch Lomond to Glencoe

Stirlingshire, Dunbartonshire & Argyll

The route from Loch Lomond to Glencoe scenic drive takes motorists from the Scottish Lowlands into the Scottish Highlands. It is easily one of the most scenic drives in the entire United Kingdom. The drive begins just north of the Glasgow city centre, which is a great place to pick up your motorhome or campervan.

On the way, you will pass many of Scotland’s greatest attractions, including breathtaking Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, stunning ruins, picturesque villages and the magnificent landscapes of Glencoe, considered by many to be the most beautiful valley in Scotland.

Inverness, Scotland
Inverness, Scotland

North Coast 500

Inverness-shire, Ross & Cromarty, Sutherland, Caithness

Winding its way for 830 kilometres along the Scottish north coast, the North Coast 500 is one of the best road trips in the United Kingdom, arguably even in Europe.

Starting and ending at Inverness Castle, the route links many of the top attractions in the northern Highlands of Scotland. This includes destinations like the ruins of Ardveck Castle and Urquhart Castle, Balnakeil Beach, Wester Ross and John o’Groats.

Holmefirth, Peak District scenic drive
Holmefirth, Peak District

Peak District

Derbyshire; plus Cheshire, Staffordshire & Yorkshire

One of England’s greatest national parks, Peak District National Park is in the heart of the country. Here, you can drive through wide valleys, across farmlands and moorland plateaus.

Famous for its numerous hilltops and rolling landscape, it is a road tripper’s and camper’s wonderland. Stroll through historic towns, hike in desolate hill country, see stately manors, visit caves, enjoy stunning gardens and explore centuries-old castles.

Snowdonia National Park
Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park

Gwynedd & Conway

Centred on Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in the United Kingdom outside of Scotland, Snowdonia National Park is the largest national park in Wales. There are many other tall mountains, too, as well as wide valleys, pristine lakes and even a stretch of Welsh coastline.

There is a plethora of campgrounds in Snowdonia National Park, which combined with its stunning scenery makes it one of the U.K. greatest motorhome road trip destinations.

Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland
Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

Causeway Coastal Route

County Antrim

Linking Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, the Causeway Coastal Route parallels the amazing coastline of Northern Ireland. Depending on how many detours you take—there is plenty to see and do along the way—the total distance of this scenic drive in the United Kingdom varies from 250 to 300 kilometres.

Top attractions include the Gobbins Cliff Walk, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, the Dunluce Castle ruins and the iconic Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whiskey lovers will love visiting the Old Bushmills Distillery.

Driving in the UK by campervan or motorhome rental:

  • Drive on the left hand side of the road.
  • There is a blanket speed limit of 30 mph in UK cities, and a maximum of 70 mph on motorways.
  • You must have a valid driving license.  If your license is not in English, then you must carry a valid International Driving Permit issued in your home country.
  • Seatbelts are compulsory and babies and young children must be restrained in an approved car seat (you can hire a seat from most UK motorhome and campervan hire companies).
  • Take time to read over the rules of the road before you get behind the wheel.

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