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A Caravan’s Day Through The North of England

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Whin grassland at Hadrian's Wall

Whin grassland at Hadrian’s Wall

The grass is always greener on the other side and sometimes we can be so close to the treasures within our own country that we under appreciate them and prefer to holiday abroad for more exoticness. However, a holiday in England has the potential to rival anywhere else in the world, if done right. One of the ways to “do it right” so to speak, is through a caravan North of England tour.

On the topic of grass always being greener on the other side, it frustrates me when I hear of people going down South to live for “better opportunities”, or “the experience”. Up North is where the greater level of British culture and history lies within, while it also boasts the best natural sceneries and the greater amount of major cities. With all of this under consideration, one caravan trip through the North won’t be able to take in a quarter of everything the North has to offer. Choosing where to visit is therefore a matter of personal preference and tastes. The following collection of places, sites and attractions is but a small example of how a caravan ride through the North can be done. It’s also based on the context of just one day of a weekend trip.

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Now unto the good stuff . . .

Hadrian’s Wall

Our first stop is a historical trip to Hadrian’s Wall, Britain’s most infamous historical landmark. Built between 122 and 130 AD, during the reign of Roman Emperor Hadrian, the wall once stood around 14 feet high, with a length of 73 miles.

You can’t know where you’re going without knowing where you came from and so, starting the journey off with a historic tour is most fitting. Another great reason why Hadrian’s Wall is a great starting place is that there are various Roman ruins, monuments and forts surrounding the wall – such as Chester’s Roman Fort – which also rest in Northumberland’s Chollerford.

Lake District

After browsing through all of the fantastic historic ruins and forts of Carlisle, your next trip will be to Lake District. Understandably mentioned oft in British poetry, Lake District is a place every Brit truly must visit at least once in their lives.

An awe-inspiring combination of lakes, mountains and forests, Lake District boasts England’s largest national park and England’s highest mountain.

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park in Ambleside

When you’re done in Lake District, you can find a very comforting abode in Skelwith Fold Caravan Park in Cumbria’s Ambleside. Allowing travelers to book pitches for touring caravans, holiday homes or motorhomes, Skelwith Fold Caravan Park is a reliable and safe caravan park, with beautiful country hillside views.

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