Plan your summer staycation with the Caravan Club
27 June 2012
There are a lot of reasons to embrace the great British staycation instead of an overseas jaunt. For one thing, there's less than a month to go until the London Olympics, and who wants to miss that iconic event?
For another, the summer months are an incredibly busy time at the nation's airports, especially Heathrow. Who wants the hassle of checking in, worrying about your luggage going missing and waiting for delayed flights when you can have a great holiday without needing your passport.
The best part is that many Caravan Club sites are well-suited to a staycation holiday and even during the height of the season, most prices start from just £5.65 per pitch, a real bargain when you compare it to the price of a hotel overseas.
Which Caravan Club site you choose for your vacation really depends on the type of holiday that you want. If you're the active outdoorsy type of traveller, you probably need a park that's situated close to a range of cycling paths, walking trails and even areas for hiking.
One of the best is Bunree Caravan Club Site in Fort William, an award winning holiday destination that is well worth the travel time it takes to get there.
Located in the Scottish Highlands, your caravan will be parked near the water's edge of Loch Linnhe surrounded by the gorgeous landscape and mountains overlooking the area.
The natural beauty that you'll experience staying on site is reason enough to go, but while you're there you should definitely try to visit nearby Ben Nevis.
You can take a cable car to the upper terminal of the Aonach Mor Mountain (2,300 feet) for amazing views of the whole mountain range, the Great Glen and the islands of Skye and Rhum.
Of course, you might prefer sunbathing to scaling mountainsides and for that we have a range of Club sites near some of Britain's best beaches.
For a seaside staycation head for the cosy grounds of Valley Truckle Caravan Club Site, a great base for exploring north Cornwall. Just a few miles away you can visit Trebarwith Strand Beach, which is sheltered by a stunning alley and offers attractive views of the Heritage coast.