As 2017 comes around, the team at Premier Motorhomes remind our British readers not to neglect the beauty and diversity on their doorstep. There’s much more than the big cities to discover….

The UK is packed full of destinations and top spots that we just don’t think about. Often we look further afield to Europe, or beyond, in search of our annual holiday; forgetting about what’s on our very own doorstep. Whether you are a family looking for some quality time together, or you want to surprise your other half to a weekend break, there are plenty of amazing places to choose from.

No matter where you live, visiting the UK is an incredible experience. Full of incredible landscapes, historical towns and British heritage at every turn, nothing is more than a few hours’ drive away. Perfect for getting your motorhome out on the road, take your family on a trip they won’t forget next year. Here are just a few ideas, some of which you probably know of but have never considered as a holiday destination.

Norfolk

This particular part of the UK is filled with breath-taking scenery and so many different activities to fill your days. It doesn’t matter what your interests are, or how old you are, there’s something for everyone.

From sleepy villages full of hidden opportunities, to boating and sailing, Norfolk has a gently undulating landscape that’s great for cycling or walking. Whether you choose to visit Norwich, King’s Lynn or Great Yarmouth, you’ll be stunned at the amount of culture. Including art exhibitions, food and drink festivals and historical gardens, Norfolk has the perfect combination of everything you need for a well-deserved break!

Brighton

This well-known seaside resort town is eccentric in the best possible way. Colourful, unexpected and welcoming, you could visit Brighton at any time of the year and be taken aback. Roam freely at your leisure, shop at the quirky boutiques or take a walk along Brighton Pier.
With both the beach and the city to sink your teeth into, you won’t be lost for ideas. Take a biking tour or visit some of Brighton’s most loved historic sites including the Royal Pavilion and be blown away by the beauty of this unconventional city.

The beautiful Brighton pavilion...
The beautiful Brighton pavilion…

The Cotswolds

Covering nearly 800 square miles, across five counties, the Cotswolds gives you plenty to go at! Medieval villages, cathedrals and gardens, the Cotswolds is the biggest of the 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Near major cities including Oxford, Gloucester and Cheltenham, the possibilities are endless. Wander aimlessly around its many small villages or keep your eye out for seasonal festivities throughout the year. The Cotswolds is a beautiful UK destination whether you have the kids in tow or you’re heading for a weekend of peace and quiet.

North Wales

Home to villages and towns that remain passionate about the Welsh culture and language, North Wales has recently been named one of the best regions to visit by Lonely Planet.

North Wales includes fascinating places such as Llandudno, Anglesey and of course, Snowdonia. Giving you so much to do in just one area of the UK, immerse yourself in Welsh heritage. Whether you want to explore the many beaches or sites of historical importance, you can do it all right here.

The wonderful Welsh countryside...
The wonderful Welsh countryside…

Northumberland

The northernmost county of England, Northumberland is full of history and places to explore. Places such as Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnwick and Bamburgh are steeped in history and offer a number of galleries, castles and even beaches to discover. Complete with shopping on offer too, there’s something for everyone whether you visit in summer or winter! Fun for all the family, Hadrian’s Wall is only a stone’s throw away and there’s plenty of National Trust sites to spend your days at. Take the kids for a family bike ride, or cosy up on a romantic weekend. The choice is all yours!

Wherever you visit in 2017, don’t forget that your motorhome is the perfect mode of transport to visit numerous beautiful areas of the UK. With so many parks and campsites open all year round, start planning your next adventure today!

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