Winter Caravanning Destinations

Roll up at an all-seasons site midweek between October and March and you'll be able to take your pick of the prime pitches and enjoy a few days' peace and quiet away from it all on some of the best sites in Britain.

The Lake District

The colder seasons in the Lake District can be spectacular. In autumn, the region's woodlands turn stunning shades of red, gold and auburn. In winter, there's even a chance of snow capping the tops of some of England's highest mountains, making it a perfect place to visit in the off-peak season.

Enjoy a walk alongside one of the Lake District's beautiful lakes or admire the views from the mountains before enjoying some food and drink at a traditional Lakeland inn. 

Stay at: Park Coppice Caravan Club Site, Coniston, Cumbria

Lincoln

Lincoln is famous for its beautiful Gothic cathedral and huge Christmas market, making it an ideal winter touring destination. The annual festive fair is one of the largest in Europe and attracts people from all over the country, so it's well worth booking your pitch early.

Stay at: Barlings Country Holiday Park, Langworth, Lincoln

The Cairngorms

Snow in the UK is a fickle thing, but if we get a repeat of the last two winters, there's bound to be a scramble for accommodation in the principal ski resorts of Glenshee and Aviemore, high in the Cairngorms National Park.

Caravan pitches are in pretty short supply, with only a few sites in the area, and even fewer staying open year-round. There are however a handful which you could try - including the Caravan Club's excellent Invercauld site at Braemar, which was purpose-built for skiing caravanners.

Stay at: Glenmore Caravan and Camping Site, nr Aviemore, Inverness-shire PH22 1QU

London

Shop till you drop in the sales or see a show, enjoy a gourmet meal or soak up some culture, watch a Premiership football match or get a sneak preview of the Olympic village. The choices on offer with a winter city break to the Capital are infinite. There are a handful of campsites inside the M25 and plenty of sites with excellent transport links into London and just think of all the money you'll save on hotel rooms!

Travel off-peak and you can get into, out of and around the Capital on bus, train or tube for just a few Pounds and by paying a small supplement, you can even cruise up and down the Thames - which is a great way of seeing some of the biggest landmarks at a more leisurely pace.

Stay at: Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site Federation Road, Abbey Wood, London SE2 0LS

York

York is a fantastic winter touring destination due to its rich history. There are a number of sites located near the city allowing you to explore the city by foot, bus or even by bike. There are many interesting historic attractions across York and the stunning cathedral looks magnificent in the winter sun. 

Stay at: Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site, York, North Yorkshire

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