Here are some ideas from Derby Motorhomes relating to a top 10 motorhome short breaks list.

  1. Warwickshire and the northern Cotswolds

One big attraction with this area is the simple geographical fact that it sits in the very centre of England. So, it’s easy to reach from just about anywhere, with the possible exception of Scotland!

The countryside is pleasant, with rolling green hills and there are some fantastic tourist centres such as Stratford upon Avon, Kenilworth, Warwick, Leamington Spa and Coventry.

  1. The Peak District

This area of rugged and wild Derbyshire country has some of the most impressive scenery in central/southern England.

It also has some really interesting towns that are well worth exploring, such as Matlock Baths and you can take in some of the industrial heritage exhibitions that are close by in southern Yorkshire.

  1. The Lake District

The scenery around the lakes is rightly world-famous. Many of the small villages and towns are also well worth visiting, including places such as Kendle.

Don’t forget to try the superb mint cake while you’re up there!

  1. Bamburgh castle and surrounding districts

A fantastic and often overlooked part of the northeast of England, the coastline around here is magnificent and the surrounding countryside is mercifully free of crowds for much of the year.

Don’t forget to visit Lindisfarne and Newcastle upon Tyne too.

  1. The Scottish Borders

All too often bypassed by people coming up from the south in their rush to reach Edinburgh and on into the Highlands, the countryside around here is stunningly beautiful and some of the towns such as Jedburgh and Kelso are quaint and unspoiled.

  1. Conway (Conwy) and North Wales

The Snowdonia National Park is right on the doorstep of the charming town of Conway/Conwy. There are so many sights in this area including places such as the Blaenau-Ffestiniog railway and Anglesey, that you’ll struggle to get them done in any short break.

  1. Albans

Ancient Roman Verulamium is an attractive smaller city and one which is surrounded by stately homes and other places of interest. No top 10 motorhome short breaks guide would be complete without mentioning London – and there are regular fast train services direct from St. Albans into the capital.

  1. Portsmouth

The historic Royal Naval Dockyards and many other nautical attractions make this a must area to visit for those interested in a combination of ships and the military.

There are plenty of famous ships to see. If you get bored with that, you can always take a short ferry hop over to the Isle of Wight to explore there also.

  1. The Scottish Highlands

Now it’s true that if you’re based anywhere in England, you might struggle to do a short break into the Highlands due to the distances involved   Even so if you are in Scotland or have a few more days to spare when setting out from England, the Highlands are a must for a visit.

You can go right up the middle towards Loch Ness or for a slightly different view of the Western Highlands, try the area around Inveraray which is incredibly beautiful.

  1. Dorset

This is one of England’s less known counties and many people simply travel through it on their way to Devon and Cornwall.

That’s a pity because it has some beautiful coastal stretches and some exceptionally pretty inland towns and villages like Cerne Abbas.

Wherever you are off to, remember to enjoy yourself!


Tim Lemon
Sales Director at Derby motorhomes
Hello to all our old customers and a warm welcome to all you new ones. I am Tim Lemon sales director here at Derby motorhomes in the centre of Derby in the UK. We specialise in selling brand new and second home Auto Sleeper motorhomes and campervans. For a personal appointment please contact me on +44 (0) 1322 360222 option one. Kind regards Tim.