Campervan Hire UK

The UK has an interesting history and visitors can learn more about the country’s past by visiting the informative displays of its museums. Escape from city life by visiting one of the UK’s well-kept parks or head to Oxford Street for shopping. Must-see sites include Stonehenge, the Roman Baths at Bath, Canterbury Cathedral and York Minster Cathedral.

Campervan hire UK gives you the freedom to explore the country at your own pace and the UK’s road network makes this a viable option. The Channel Tunnel provides access to the UK from France; when you get to Folkestone, simply follow the M20 motorway to reach London.

We have a wide range of suppliers offering a wide range on campervans from budget and small to large and luxury. We recommend choosing a berth size that gives you that bit extra room room.

Berth sizes start at 2 berth, with a good mid range of 3 and 4 berth campers. For the larger family we have 6 and 7 berths with the added luxury. Most models come with built in shower and toilet as standard. 

Latest Customer Review:

We booked a 4 berth motorhome from KEA for 12 days and I must admit we really loved every day. The van had everything you need and was very comfortable , a home from home. We would also like to thank the staff in Sdyney who spent over an hour showing us all the camper features. Now we are back in the UK and planning our next camper holiday.

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Recommended campervan drives in the UK

Black Mountains:

There are a number of routes which wind through these Welsh mountains, offering beautiful views over valleys. Pass through Brecon Beacons National Park where wildlife enthusiasts can spot local species of bird. You can spend the night at one of the Brecon Beacons National Park camper sites. Hosting one of the tallest mountains in England, the 811 metre high Waun Fach is an incredible view that is treasured among those that have hiked it. 

However, luckily for this area, there are plenty of mountains for those who choose not to go up that high. A large variety of different hikes are available throughout the area. For those who don’t want to go that high, you can also go very low with some incredibly astounding valleys such as Grwyne Fechan valley. For those not interesting in hiking, this area is also well known for its horse riding.

Hutton-le-Hole:

This picturesque village is surrounded by green scenery and streams, adding to the charm. If you stop over at the village’s caravan park, you can visit the Ryedale Folk Museum . Although a very small city and not an incredible amount to do, it is a place where one can sit and reflect while viewing the gorgeous countryside around the area. A lot of people opt for the 2.5 mile walk on the banks of the river Dove. Taking photographs and enjoying sitting and watching the scene. Watch for sheep as they often roam wherever they choose, with nobody to tell them which path to take! One of the main attractions is Ryedale Folk Museum which is 17 reconstructed buildings of historical significance, from old shops to houses. 

Cheltenham to Stratford:

Drive along the B4632, which is in good condition and does not suffer from traffic congestion. Sites in the town include museums, theatres and parks. Camping sites in Stratford offer visitors a peaceful place to relax and get a good night’s sleep. Cheltenham is the start of your journey and a relaxing one at that. A 1700’s spa town known for it’s gold cup in horse racing in March every year. Take a walk through the Imperial Gardens and see gorgeous flowers.

As your journey concludes in Stratford-upon-Avon, prepare to have your history cap on as you are now in the birthplace of William Shakespeare. A man who needs no introduction, you can be charmed by the beautiful town he grew up in and even see Shakespeare’s birthplace. With tickets high in demand, one can go see a play in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. For those that want something a little out of the ordinary, hop on one of the ghost tours!


Driving in the UK

UK Speed Driving Limit

If you are visiting the UK you can drive legally for 12 months, but must be 17 or over. If you are a member of the EU then you can use your home licence for 3. That may change as the UK leaves the EU. If licence is not in the English alphabet please bring an official translation.

Follow Lane Markings

Lane markings are used to indicate when it is safe to overtake vehicles ahead. If it is a double white line then wait until the line is broken before attempting any maneuver. We expect if your driving a campervan overtaking will not be something that you do on a regular basis.

The UK does have its fair share of small and windy roads when you should never take the risk of overtaking unless it is a tractor in front. The slow moving vehicle may well pull over when able to, so be patient.

Motorway Service Stops

If you are unsure if you are on the right route or just need more information on what to do and see look out for Tourist Information. These will provide you with goldmine of local information plus local maps and guides.

Motorway Service Stops

To say driving on UK motorways is dull is an understatement. Keep alert with plenty of shut eye the day before you are going to cover any large distance. Motorway service stops do exists and you should take advantage and pull over for  bite to eat or refreshments. Don't expect gourmet food, but it will do the job.

Parking

UK Parking Signs

The can be tricky if in a built up area. The last thing you want to do is park in a no parking zone as you will get wheel clamped. These clampings are normally carried by private firms and who will be forced to pay way over the top to get back on the road. Never park in no parking zones.

Paid parking is available, but check the rates as these are seldom provided by the council so again a private firm will try and charges as much as they can get away with.

Road network:

The UK has an expansive road network which allows drivers to access almost anywhere in the country by Motorhome hire. The road system is made up of motorways, primary roads, secondary roads and back roads, all of which have access to petrol stations.

Speed limits:

Motorways:112kph
Urban areas:58kph
Single carriageways:98kph

Alcohol limits:

0.08 per cent, penalties include prison time or fines.

Safety:

Traffic drives on the left and passes on the right. It is compulsory to wear a seatbelt.


The Not So Great British Weather

The climate in the UK is temperate thanks to its mid-latitude on Eurasia’s western seaboard. The southwest winds from the Atlantic Ocean result in mild and wet weather, though the eastern part is more sheltered and therefore drier than the west. This means that England, especially the southwest, is the warmest part of the UK.

Scotland is the coolest country in the region as well as the wettest. So when it is snowing and below freezing in Glasgow, it is wet and cool in London. In the summer months, the southeast is the warmest part, while the north is the coolest due to its latitude. In general, the best weather across the UK is in the summer, from June to August.


Camper Hire Rates Comparison & Resources

RVRentaCampervan will help you compare the prices of motorhome hire in UK, vehicles on offer include the VW City Slicker, the Chausson Motorhome and the Bessacar Luxury Motorhome. 

We have campervan rental options at all key locations within the UK including Edinburgh in Scotland, Brighton, Bristol Airport, Liverpool, Manchester and Gatwick Airport are a selection of the many pick-up points available in the UK. 


One Way Rentals

Popular one ways start by picking up a campervan hire in Scotland and dropping of at one the many locations in South of England.  Europe one ways rental is also possible , but take some extra planning. If you're interested in booking europe campervan one way rental please contact us direct.

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