Caravan holidays became more popular after 2008 when the last recession set in so part of the reason more people began renting caravans was that they were cheaper than many other alternatives. But that isn’t the entire reason why more people choose static caravan holidays.
Naturally, money played a part since we have all had to curb our expenditure in recent years and find ways to economise in the best way we can. The expense of holidays is one area where considerable savings can be made. Renting a caravan provides excellent and often luxurious accommodation at a fraction of the cost of hotels, B&Bs and holiday cottages. There are also no plane tickets to buy.
Space and luxury
However, much of the appeal also comes from the dramatic improvement over recent years in static caravans. Manufacturers have made modern caravans more spacious and improved designs to the extent that many can be compared to luxury hotel suites. Most static caravans nowadays have more than adequate storage space as well as fully fitted kitchens that include dishwashers, washing machines, ovens and hobs. Many are double glazed with hot air central heating systems and some are equipped with baths as well as showers and toilet facilities. Accessories often include flat screen televisions, DVD players, electronic games and many other luxuries that you may enjoy in your own home.
Something for everyone
Unlike hotel accommodation where it is difficult to enjoy spending prolonged periods of time in one room a caravan is a home from home with all the facilities to make you comfortable and keep you entertained. Invariably the holiday Parks on which the caravans are situated provide a wealth of entertainment, as well as shops, bars and restaurants, providing everything you need for your holiday.
Caravan holidays are not all “Hi de Hi” or Butlins style. Whilst many caravan parks cater for full, fun packed family adventure and entertainment there are several throughout the UK where you can spend a week or two in complete peace and quiet. Weekend breaks are also possible out of season. If you are an artist or writer an out of season caravan holiday can be an ideal setting to find inspiration or finish your masterpiece.
5 Most Beautiful Places in the UK to Visit on Caravan Holidays
Our nation boasts hundreds of historic sites, many world famous buildings, areas of outstanding beauty, astonishing landscapes, brilliant pubs, prehistoric castles and lots of ancient monuments all that help to boost a healthy tourism industry. Millions of overseas visitors come to the UK every year and rightly so!
Our experts offer a guide to 5 of the most famously picturesque places to visit on caravan holidays in the UK. If you choose to rent a static caravan and book direct with the owners on Rent My Caravan, you can visit any of these astounding locations for a summer holiday, or a mini-break, for couples and families.
Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
Named after a type of cheese, this finest example of a limestone gorge in Britain has amazing drops of 137 metres. The cliffs are habitat to a wide range of rare plant species and if you get down to the lower end of the gorge you will find two show caves, plus the cave where Britain’s oldest ever skeleton was discovered.
Land’s End, Cornwall
This famous open-air Theatre is carved into the granite cliff-side, with spectacular gardens that overlook the panorama of Porthcurno Bay. This seaside Theatre was constructed in 1930, although it looks as though it has descended from a Greek amphitheatre.
Penshaw Monument, Sunderland
Built in 1844, as a supposed half-sized copy of the Greek temple of Hephaestus, this 70-feet high folly was designed in memory of Lord John George Lambton, the first Earl of Durham. You can climb to the top of Penshaw Monument, using the spiral staircase, to enjoy far reaching views.
Fingal’s Cave, the Inner Hebrides, Scotland
Constructed entirely from hexagonally shaped pillars, with columns that are distorted and intricately carved, you will have to take a boat ride over to view this one. You can get on a boat from Oban, Mull or Iona to the uninhabited island of Staffa where the Fingal’s Cave is located. There is no caravan park on the island itself, but you can search for one nearby, on the West coast of Scotland.
Whiteless Pike, Lake District, Cumbria
Located in the North Western region of the beautiful Lake District, Whiteless Pike stands immediately East of Crummock Water, at 660 metres high. This area is a dream for ramblers and those that love being outdoors.
Book caravan holidays direct from Private Owners
Search our busy static caravan website, Rent My Caravan, for a perfect holiday home and save money by renting directly from private owners. You will be able to compare park facilities and prices offered at various Holiday Parks, so you can make an informed choice before booking.
You can see why more people choose static caravan holidays when they are affordable, flexible and hassle-free with caravan parks catering for all types of visitors. Try it this year, you may find it will be your choice for years to come.