As the title suggest, in the following post we will be specifically looking at caravan parks that are within walking distance from towns. When you’re going on holiday in a caravan, you’re free to explore the country and can visit some towns in England, Scotland and Wales that you wouldn’t ordinarily consider. Having a caravan within walking distance means you can use the site as your base and explore some great places. We’ll look at the walking distance to these towns and the kinds of things you can get up to there, including some great pubs and restaurants in those areas.
Even if you plan on spending most of your time relaxing in and around your chosen caravan site, it’s nice to know what’s out there beyond its perimeters. Especially as there are some truly beautiful and inspiring towns throughout the country.
Keswick Camping and Caravanning Club Site
This holiday park located in Keswick, Cumbria is perfect for anybody who loves great scenery. This site is perfect for those who want to explore the Northern Lakes and need a base for their explorations. The views extend over the north of the Lake District. Available on the site are facilities such as a flushing toilet, showers, wi-fi, a children’s play area, a service pint for motorhomes, dedicated disabled access and wash basins.
The walk is fifteen minutes from Keswick, and you can enjoy multiple pubs and restaurants in the area. Restaurants include the fine dining Restaurant in the Cottage in the Wood, healthy restaurant Kat’s Kitchen, Italian places like the Square Orange Bar and Casa Bella, seafood place The Kingfisher, and multiple pubs including the Wainwright, the Dog and Gun and The Bank Tavern.
You can find many things to do in Keswick if you are bored of looking at the gorgeous scenery, such as going to the Theatre, The Lake District Wildlife Park, the Keswick Railway Park, seeing the Alpacas at the Alpacaly Ever After, Lingholm Sporting Quad Treks, and many more outdoor activities. As well as going to any of the pubs or restaurants, going to the theatre, or enjoying any of the outdoor activities, you can see any of the sights or landmarks such as Walla Crag, Castle Crag, Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Keswick Museum, and the Ashness bridge.
Cirencester – Park Caravan Club Site
This holiday park located 30 minutes from Cirencester is excellent for a trip to see some quaint towns and villages, beautiful architecture such as lovely churches, and a well-kept museum. Nearby is one of the few areas of English countryside left untouched, known as Cotswolds.
During the Roman occupation, Cirencester was the second largest town in England and is a prosperous village now due to the wool trade of the past. The town offers many attractions, from sampling local food to shopping.
As well as this, you can visit the Tavern Inn and enjoy a drink or some food, or go to any of the restaurants such as The Chip Shed, where you can get some fish and chips, Tierra and Mar if you fancy some modern Spanish cuisine, Toro Lounge if you would like to take your dogs, Tai Emerald for Thai food and many other eating options. Overall, this park is not too far from the town, has plenty of entertainment and food options and is perfect for all the family, and even the dogs too.
Ayr Holiday Park in St Ives
30 miles of breath-taking Atlantic coastline surround this Cornish holiday park that is perfect for summer seaside trips and winter breaks to enjoy the peace and beauty of the wintertime in Cornwall. Only nine minutes away from Saint Ives, there are plenty of places to eat and drink, such as pubs like the Lifeboat Inn, The Castle Inn, or the Golden Lion. Restaurants include Blas Burgerworks, the Mex if you would rather have Mexican food, The Seafood Cafe for the best catches of the day.
In the park, there is an adventure-style playground perfect for any children accompanying you on your holiday, facilities for doing the washing up or laundry, an indoor swimming pool and a sauna, and an indoor games room, where you can play table football or pool. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is somewhere to go to if you appreciate fine art, you can go to any one of the seven beaches for a swim or enjoy the sand and sea. Saint Ives also has plenty of parks, museums, art galleries and many more activities. For an excellent Cornish holiday, Saint Ives is where to go.
Bath Caravan Park
Only two miles away from Bath City Centre is this caravan park. You can have a leisurely walk along the riverside, ride your bicycle, or go on the park-and-ride bus that takes you to the exquisitely beautiful city of Bath. The city centre is packed with small independent shops and big brand shops, some of the most beautiful Georgian architecture, a large and mixed selection of shops. Pubs in Bath include The Raven, The Bath Brew House, The Cork, and restaurants include the creative Menu Gordon Jones, Italian restaurant Sotto Sotto, the Circus Restaurant with its Georgian rooms and more. To appreciate the architectural and natural beauty of Bath, come and spend your holiday at the Bath Caravan Park.
Melrose Gibson Park Caravan Club Site
At Melrose, you can travel through the picturesque 1500 miles of footpaths to explore the banks of the Tweed or go hiking up the High Country to observe the patchwork of the Borders. At Melrose, you have brilliant cycle routes as well as a chance to go fishing in the Tweed. The Gibson Park nearby has 60 pitches for golfers, and for Rugby fans, you have the annual Melrose Sevens Rugby Tournament which is held every second Saturday in April. Another unmissable event is the Melrose Festival held mid-June every year.
The local area of Melrose has plenty to do as well. The park is located only three minutes from the town, so there you can view the William Wallace Statue, go to any of the museums such as the Old Gala House, enjoy the parks such as Harmony Garden, or enjoy any of the landmarks such as Melrose Abbey or Abbotsford House.
You could go to the Ship Inn, the only pub in Melrose, or enjoy any one of the restaurants such as Monte Cassino or The Hoebridge. As well as all these things to see and do, there are plenty of shops you can go to the town. If you want to explore this beautiful part of Scotland, the place to go is Melrose Gibson Caravan Club Site.
Riverside, Betws-y-Coed Morris Leisure Park
If you want a five-star holiday in the Welsh countryside, this is the place to go to. Due to the eleven-minute walking distance from the town, you can go to any one of the pubs and restaurants, such as the Stables Bar, the Hangin’ Pizzeria, and the cafe Olif. Also, in the town are a range of shops and things to do. Next door to the caravan park is a first-class golf course, perfect for any golf enthusiasts.
You will be sure to find fun things to do in Betws-y-Coed. Go for zip wiring at the Zip World Forest, or you can go to the Shadow Falls. There are plenty of other natural attractions and parks, as well as museums such as The Conwy Valley Railway Museum & Model Shop. If you want a five-star holiday in North Wales, the Riverside Caravan Park in Betws-y-Coed.
Grantown Caravan Park
Far from the business from urban life is this holiday park in the Highland Speyside. The Highland Speyside is surrounded by a large variety of exceptional walking trails perfect for any nature lovers. If nature walks aren’t quite your thing, you can go to the Craig Bar for a pint or enjoy some of the restaurants such as The Wee Puffin, The High Street Merchants, and more in the town, which is only a ten-minute walk from the caravan park.
You will also find plenty of things to do in the town of Grantown-on-Spey. You have the Tormore Distillery, an art workshop called Smarty Art, Grantown Golf Course, The Bookmark Bookshop, Grantown Antiques and Collectibles, Highland Heritage and Cultural Centre, or the High St. Merchants.
There you have it guys, we have looked at various caravan sites in towns up and down the country. We’ve looked at some of the nicest towns in Scotland, England and Wales that have caravan sites near them, within walking distance. We’ve also given you a few great hints as to what you can do in each of the towns, including some great pubs and restaurants. As there’s such a variety to choose from, if you’re looking to visit a town, you’ll be able to find the right caravan park within walking distance for your specific needs and preferences.