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Top 10 UK Campervan Routes

The UK may be small, but from the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish highlands to the postcard-perfect beaches of the Cornish coastline, it is blessed with a diversity of truly beautiful scenery, and there is no better and more liberating way to discover the beauty of this unique island than on a campervan road trip adventure!

If you are wanting to go in a camper van on your holidays, you want to make sure you pick a good route right? So here are our Top 10 UK Campervan Routes:

North Coast 500

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The UK’s most iconic and beautiful road-trip route, the North Coast 500 begins and ends at Inverness Castle, in the heart of Scotland’s breathtaking highlands, and in between, crosses some of the country’s most dramatic and picturesque scenery.

Perfect for a campervan holiday, the route encompasses all manner of awe-inspiring scenery, from rugged coastal cliffs and soaring peaks to grand castles, highland lochs, and endless forests, and is the perfect way to discover the rich, natural beauty of one arguably the UK’s most beautiful region.

Recommended: 7 to 10 days.

The Atlantic Highway

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Running from the North Devon town of Barnstable to the Cornish village of Fraddon, this 70 mile stretch of the A39 is named due to its almost constant uninterrupted vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and is widely regarded as the most beautiful road-trip route in all of England.

From charming coastal towns and villages like Clovelly, Bude, and Padstow, to a myriad of beaches and scenic hiking routes, there are plenty of places to stop along the way, whilst those who fancy a longer trip can take the A30 from Fraddon which runs all the way to Land’s End.

Recommended: 3-6 days

Causeway Coastal Route

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Running between Belfast and Derry/Londonderry - Northern Ireland’s two largest cities - the Causeway Coastal Route is wonderfully scenic, boasting uninterrupted ocean views for almost its entirety, along with a diversity of picturesque sights and scenery.

From the world-famous Giants Causeway to the medieval Dunluce Castle, the route encompasses many of Northern Ireland’s most renowned landmarks, whilst Game of Thrones fans will love exploring some of the show’s most iconic locations!

Recommended: 3-5 days

Borders Historic Route

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Beginning in Carlisle - England’s northernmost city - this picturesque route runs for 89 miles through the lush countryside scenery of Scotland’s border region before ending in the capital, Edinburgh.

Explore charming villages, historic mills, and beautiful nature trails, along with the capital’s wealth of historic landmarks, sights, and attractions, the Border’s Historic Route has plenty on offer, along with numerous campervan sites where you can stop for the night along the way.

Recommended: 4-6 days

The Norfolk Coast

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Somewhat of an under-the-radar destination, the rural English county of Norfolk boasts a wealth of postcard-perfect scenery, encompassing scenic woodland, rolling fields punctuated with quaint villages, and one of England’s most beautiful stretches of coastline.

Follow the winding coastal roads from King’s Lynn to the seaside resort town of Great Yarmouth and you will encounter an array of beautiful scenery and sights, from the fringes of the Norfolk Broads to the breathtaking auburn cliffs of Hunstanton, and a host of beautiful sandy beaches, or venture inland and you will find country houses, national parks, and the historic city of Norwich.

Recommended: 4-5 days


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With numerous dramatic peaks, over 100 lakes, and a myriad of waterfalls, gorges, and wooded valleys, Snowdonia National Park is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful parts of the UK and the perfect destination for a campervan holiday.

Start your trip in Bala, a historic market town on the fringes of Snowdonia National Park, best known for its vast lake which offers the perfect setting for a range of watersports. From there, follow the A495 and A70 into the heart of Snowdonia where you will find a wealth of dramatic scenery, hiking routes, and peaks to climb (including, Mount Snowdon, the highest in Wales) along with plenty of camping/campervan sites.

Recommended: 3-5 days

Argyll Coastal Route

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Running from Loch Lomond in the heart of the stunning Trossachs National Park to the adventure-filled town of Fort William, (known as the gateway to Ben Nevis) the Argyll Coastal Route is one of the most beautiful in all of the UK.

Encompassing some 130 miles of glistening lochs, medieval castles, untamed rugged peaks, and spectacular ocean vistas, the route truly captures the essence of this fascinating land and is the perfect choice for lovers of hiking and the outdoors.

Recommended: 3-5 days

The Yorkshire Dales

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Cambrian Way

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The ultimate welsh road-trip route, The Cambrian Way extends for nearly 300 miles, from Cardiff in the south to the coastal town of Llandudno in the north.

From the numerous landmarks and attractions of the capital, and the untamed rugged peaks of the Brecon Beacons National Park, to the spectacular Elan Valley lakes, and the dramatic adventure-filled landscapes of Snowdonia, the route encompasses many of the country’s most iconic sights and is well served by camp/campervan sites.

Recommended: 5-7 days

Road to the Isles

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Another spectacular Scottish route for, the 74km-long Road to the Isles, connects Fort William to the port town of Mallaig- the gateway to the Inner Hebrides archipelago, and the world-famous Isle of Skye.

From Ben Nevis to the Glenfinnan Viaduct, the route encompasses some of Scotland’s most iconic sights and beautiful landscapes, whilst the Isle of Skye is truly awe-inspiring, a fairytale-like blend of otherworldly rock formations, snow-white coral beaches, crumbling medieval castles, and dramatic coastal cliffs.

Recommended: 3-5 days