Camping and Touring the UK and Europe in a Volkswagen Camper Van.
In the current financial climate many holidaymakers are concerned that global
rising prices and a dire foreign currency conversion rate will prevent them from
their annual holiday abroad. For many people, despite the abundance of budget flights
and cheap hostels, it is cheaper and easier to stay in the UK for a summer break. |
|Over the last few years the tourism industry in the UK has improved significantly
as areas such as Brighton, Southampton, North Wales and Cornwall have developed
their facilities to cater for larger swarms of tourists.
As part of these developments of attractions and museums,
accommodation options have significantly improved, with
even more hostels, B&Bs and camping sites on offer. |
Although some people are not suited to camping, for many it is a cheap and fun way to
enjoy the UK's great outdoors. With modern tents and equipment you can stay on air
mattresses and cook hot meals on warm stoves all whilst enjoying a British sunset
and the warmer summer climate. If sleeping directly in the outdoors isn't for you,
then the trend of VW campers may appeal more. First produced in 1949, Volkswagen camper
vans became most popular in the 1960s and 70s, especially the split-screen and VW
Bay Window Camper Van models. For many they represent the freedom of the era and
the mobility of the time. Nowadays they are not just nostalgia items but also
incredibly well functioning and comfortable sleeping, cooking and storage areas
as well as differing elevating roof types.
With comfortable room for 2 to 6 people, the VW camper van (either a
Bay Window Camper van
or a VW split screen camper) is ideal for a family holiday as you
can combine your accommodation and travel in one van, whilst making sure you do it in
style and with all of the facilities and amenities that you may need. The van is also
perfect for making sure you relax but also get to see a lot of the country and you can
drive from place to place and see as much of your destination as possible. This style
of holiday definitely means the children and teenagers won't get bored.
Here is a list of companies offering
VW Camper Van Hire / Rental
or alternatively, buy your own VW camper van. View our VW Campers For Sale here.
If looking for a remote getaway holiday, the VW is perfect as you can drive to remote
and random areas of the country, park up and enjoy the spectacular views. Adventurous
holidays are also great with a VW Camper Van as it holds a lot of equipment and ensures you can
drive around to different spots. For example if surfing, the van is ideal for carrying
boards and driving around to find the best waves. And if you want a foreign holiday
you can indeed drive across the tunnel to the continent. You could even fly from one
end of the country to another, perhaps taking
Cardiff airport flights
and then picking up a camper van in Wales and driving off to enjoy the beautiful valleys
or the beaches of North Wales. With VW campers and camping holidays generally, your
holidays can be priceless without the high price.