THE NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND COASTLINE
YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK DONCASTER
YORKSHIRE DALES BY MOTORHOME
RAVENGLASS ESKDALE AND BOOT
KIELDER WATER AND FOREST PARK NORTHUMBERLAND
ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL AND DRAMATIC YORKSHIRE COAST
ROBIN HOOD'S BAY NORTH YORKSHIRE.
Millions of years ago, the land upon which Robin Hood's Bay is situated was once a deep sea. The sea animals of the time, buried in the mud, became fossilised, providing one of the best sources in Britain for the fossil hunter. Some of these fossils can be seen on display in the museum and can still be picked up on the beach if you look carefully. website
Carlisle - the Border City - is the main shopping, commercial and industrial centre in the northern half of Cumbria, and a fair amount of southern Scotland. WEBSITE
Studfold Farm Caravan and Camping Park
Studfold Farm Caravan and Camping Park is situated in Upper Nidderdale,
KIRKSTALL ABBEY LEEDS.
Completed between 1152 and 1182, Kirkstall Abbey still stands substantially to its full height, its massive structure presenting a unique example of early Cistercian architecture. Although its community was disbanded in 1539, it has continued to attract the attention of increasing numbers of visitors, for no other building so completely illustrates this early period of English monastic life.
HAWES AND HARDRAW WATERFALL
ELVINGTON AIR MUSEUM
YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM & AUTHNTIC WWII BOMBER BASE.
Whitby Jet was undoubtedly one of the earliest gemstones used to create artefacts and items of jewellery and has a cultural heritage that extends back to early tool making man. It is the fossilized remains of a tree from the Jurassic period and is only found along a seven and a half mile stretch of the North Yorkshire coastline
Fortune's smokehouse and shop is one of Whitby's most famous attractions and they can both be found on the pretty and historic east-side of Whitby, North Yorkshire.
The smokehouse nestles beneath the ancient cliffs, under the gaze of St. Mary's Church, and is located towards the end of a narrow cobbled street known as Henrietta Street, beyond the famous 199 steps which lead up to Whitby Abbey.WEBSITE
HEBDENBRIDGE AND HEPTONSTALL.
Known as the "Pennine Centre", Hebden Bridge takes its name from the packhorse bridge over Hebden Water. The town developed in late medieval times as a river-crossing and meeting point of packhorse routes from Halifax to Heptonstall, Burnley and Rochdale.
Textiles have been important in the Upper Calder Valley for centuries, but it was not until mechanisation and steam power were introduced from the late 18th century that Hebden Bridge began to grow significantly.
THE BRONTES OF HAWORTH.
Haworth is a beautiful Yorkshire Village, it is a place full of heritage and history, it is the place for meeting friends, shopping, and eating out. It is the place to stay, relax and unwind. Haworth is unique, charming, inspiring.
Saltaire Village is near Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill and this village on the River Aire.
In December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This status is owed to the dedicated work of people from the local community.WEBSITE
THE CITY OF YORK.
Renowned for its Roman, Viking, and Medieval heritage and wealth of attractions like and the iconic York Minster and JORVIK York is fast developing a flourishing cutting edge scene. Broaden your mind with a visit to world class museums like the National Railway Museum and with a host of magnificent events, entertaining guided walks and boat trips on the River Ouse, there is something to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Delve into the city's vibrant café culture or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink at a riverside stylish bar or in one of the many cities' heritage taverns.
CANTERBURY. Latest reviews | Events in Canterbury Canterbury is an enticing Cathedral City with a rich history in the County Of Kent, home to over 42 thousand people. It's set on the River Stour which flows through it's heart, where narrow winding cobbled streets are lined with houses from many centuries, and ancient Roman City Walls. Medieval Canterbury was the most important and busiest Pilgrimage site which has continued for centuries, after the brutal and bloody murder of Thomas a Becket in 1170. The majestic Cathedral commands the skyline, complete with the longest nave in Europe and was declared by Unesco a World Heritage Site.
SCARBOROUGH ON THE YORKSHIRE COAST.
Scarborough, Britain's first seaside resort, has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years and is still as popular as ever. Scarborough is a great a place to stay for a holiday or short break, with the safe, sandy, accredited North Bay Beach and South Bay Beach being broken by a rocky headland on which stands a reminder of the past, the historic Scarborough Castle...
KIRKHAM PRIORY MALTON NORTH YORKSHIRE
The town stands on the site of a former Roman settlement, although no firm conclusion has been agreed upon as to which this settlement actually was.
The uncertainty surrounds, in particular, the exact location of the Roman town of Derventio.
Surprisingly little history is known about this North Yorkshire priory, whose fragmented ruins have been allowed to rest peacefully beside the River Derwent. It was sometime during the 1120s that Walter l'Espec founded Kirkham Priory with a community of Augustinian canons. As Lord of Helmsley he later established two houses of the Cistercian Order, the great Rievaulx Abbey close to his estate, and a smaller abbey in Bedfordshire. But, legend has it, that Kirkham Priory was founded in memory of l'Espec's only son who had died close to this site after a fall from his horse.
HOLDERNESS AT WAR.
Local senior citizens may remember the prisoners which included many Germans and Italians but also captives from other countries. And of course some prisoners will have chosen to stay in this country after the war.
KETTELWELL AND BUCKDEN
"The charm of Kettlewell is an abiding charm, and to those of us whose life is spent amid the hurley-burley of city life, the village seems the peculiar abode of peace and quiet beauty; its limestone terraces, with their fringes of hazel and rowan coppices give to the district a characteristic beauty.
Temple Newsam is one of the great historic estates in England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor-Jacobean mansion. Famous as the birthplace of Lord Darnley and home to the Ingram family for over 300 years, the mansion houses rich collections of works of art. The garden is renowned for its Rhododendron and Azalea walk and features the National Plant Collections of Delphinium, Phlox and Aster novi-belgii. Europe's largest working Rare Breeds Farm, with over 400 animals, is set within the original estate Home Farm. WEB SITE
About Lotherton Hall
An Edwardian country house set in wonderful parkland which is home to a treasure trove of arts, crafts and music.Enjoy a great day out at Lotherton Hall and Estate and explore the fine country home within extensive grounds, including a red deer park, bird garden, nature trails, cafe and extensive family play area.WEBSITE
The birthplace of modern conservation, Slimbridge Wetland Centre is the ideal place to get closer to nature.WEB LINK
THE OTTERS OF SLIMBRIDGE.
A GOOD SITE WITH LOTS OF INFORMATION.
Little Roodee Car Park, council owned, Overnight fee £4.60 valid till 9am but additional ticket can be purchased for daytime parking. No facilities at the moment but toilet disposal and fresh water are planned. Short walk south east of the city centre. Just off the A483 Grosvenor Road, by the river.
King Arthur's Car Park, opposite The Old Post Office, Fore Street
Large level carpark in centre of Tintagel town, easy access for 6m+ M/H. Reasonably secluded at far end of carpark.
Officially licenced for motorhomes to stay overnight
£3 for the night (4.00pm to 10.00am approx)
Public toilet block in the car park closes at 10pm
Tintagel car park
Tintagel car park sign - let's hope we will soon
Kings Road car park.
Small car park close to the town centre and right on the sea front. Overnight parking is allowed for £4. No services. Owners of large motorhomes would be wise to check the availability of spaces before attempting to drive into the town, the car park is often full during the day.
Note that the large car park (Folly Field) on the edge of the town does not allow overnight stays.
COUNTY DURHAM - NEW ADDITION July 2007
Chesnut Street car park, off Northgate (A167).
This is a commercial vehicle overnight park, Darlington Borough Council have confirmed to us that motorhomes may stay overnight here and have not indicated that there are any restrictions. Daytime parking is free, the overnight charge is £3.50. No facilities.
Fishleigh Farmhouse Foods, Fishleigh Barton, Umberleigh, EX37 9DZ. On the A377 6 miles South of Barnstaple.
Camping & Caravanning Club CS (members only) but has a 'stopoff' service for all motorhomers, allowing filling with fresh water, and emptying waste water and toilet, £3. No other facilities. Farm shop and restaurant on site.
Putsborough Sands (southern end of Morte Bay)
£15/night weekdays, £18/night weekends and Bank holidays
Fresh water, public toilets
HAMPSHIRE - NEW ADDITION July 2007
Rushmoor Borough Council have confirmed that motorhomes may park overnight in the Parsons Barracks Car Park, and the Peabody Road Car Park, North Camp.
The car parks operate an overnight parking fee, from 18:00 users are required to purchase a pay & display ticket costing £1.00, this covers the vehicle until 09:00 the following morning. The Council have not indicated that any restrictions apply.
Kingsmead Coach Park.
Fresh water available, grey and black water dump facilities (ground level) on payment of the parking fee of £5 for 12 hours. Unlimited spaces. Overnight parking is permitted.
New Dover Road Park & Ride car park
Fresh water available, grey and black water dump facilities (ground level) on payment of the parking fee of £2.00 per day (includes bus fare). 24 spaces. Overnight parking is permitted at 2x day rate.
Marine Parade (map)
Motorhomes may park on Marine Parade for up to 12 hours. Free after 6pm. No services
Union Street Car Park (Dover Harbour Board) (map)
Motorhomes may park here at the following rates (2007):
Up to 4 hours £1.50
4 to 8 hours £2.50
8 to 24 hours £5.00
24 to 48 hours £8.00
48 to 72 hours £10.00
For both of these stops access is via The Esplanade off the A20 roundabout (see maps) NOT the eastern end of Marine Parade
Rye Farm Pay & Display car park. On the A415 going south from Abingdon, on the left hand side just across the river bridge. The car park has a separate section for HGV's and coaches. Vale of White Horse District Council have said that it is OK for motorhomes to park in this section overnight.
May be busy with HGVs. No services. Public toilets across the road. Short walk into town for shops, restaurants, pubs, etc
Parking fee: £3.50 for a maximum of 24 hours. Note that the HGV/coach rate is £7 but motorhomes only pay the car rate.
Bury St Edmunds
Ram Meadow Car Park
Off Cotton Lane to east of town centre, near Abbey Gardens.
5 dedicated motorhome spaces, £1.20 per day, Overnight parking is permitted for one night. This is at no extra cost, although anyone staying after 8am should buy another ticket (£1.20) for that day. Public toilets nearby.
NI Stopovers have all been negotiated by the Northern Ireland Group of the Motor Caravanner's Club
The Anglers' Rest, 139 The Vow Road, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim
Tel 028 29540280 Fax 028 29541907
Free overnight parking
The aire at Broughshane
Houston Mills. Just follow the brown tourist signs to Houston Mills (at the Larne end of the village) and park in its attractively arranged grounds.
Euro-Relais bourne (service point) for fresh water and grey and black water disposal.
Free overnight parking
£1 charge for services
Ballyboley Inn, 125 Shanehill Road, Glenwherry, Ballymena, BT42 3EP
(on the main road from Larne to Ballymena) Telephone 028 2583 1208
Free overnight parking
Brown Trout Golf and Country Inn, 209 Agivey Road, Aghadowey, Coleraine BT51 4AD
Telephone 028 7086 8209
Free overnight parking in Golf Car Park - Maximum of Two Nights Stay
Fresh water available
Daft Eddys, Sketrick Island, Newtownards, Co Down BT23 6QH
Tel 028 9754 1615
Free overnight parking by Restaurant (slightly sloping)
Bowling Club car park - no details available
Car park of Tomintoul Bowling Club, Lecht Drive, Tomintoul.
Off the B9008 Tomintoul to Dufftown road. From Dufftown or Lecht Ski area turn left into Lecht Drive just before the village.
From Grantown on Spey, turn left in Tomintoul at sign for Dufftown and Lecht Ski area, then immediately right into Lecht Drive.
The standing area is level hard core
Overnight parking of motor homes £5 per night per vehicle. Pre-booking preferred
Drinking water available. Toilets, including disabled, on site.
Shops within 200 yards
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ANGLESEY - NEW ADDITION August 2007
The two car parks for Lligwy Bay, just north of Moelfre, allow overnight stays for a fee of £8
OS Grid Ref: SH 492 873 GPS: 53° 21.683'N 4° 16.004'W (beware narrow lanes)
OS Grid Ref: SH 496 870 GPS: 53° 21.532'N 4° 15.667'W (easier access to this one, which also has toilets)