England is green rolling hills, picturesque villages, seaside-piers; beer festivals, park life and fish 'n' chips. It's also the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the steam train, the World Wide Web, Darwin's theory of evolution... the list goes on. For such a small country, it's got a lot of clout that goes above and beyond the image of the English as a bunch of eccentric tea-swilling hobbyists. Maybe it's the island culture; a certain restrained coolness; or even the weather! Whatever it is, you can be sure that motorhome hire in England will be a fantastic journey that criss-crosses rich heritage with cutting-edge modernity.
The landscape of England changes considerably from north to south, with each region enjoying its own proud heritage, traditions and ways of doing things. If you're starting from the south of the country, then Cornwall in the south-west is a very popular region with some of the best beaches and scenery of the whole country. St Ives is the postcard perfect town with that rarity in the beach life of England – golden sandy beaches. This is one of the UK's surfing hotspots, but you can also enjoy the sea to go fishing in, sailing, coastal walking, or simply enjoying the café culture. The Eden Project is nearby and is a fantastic day out for adults and children alike. Here you'll find the largest greenhouses in the world, resembling giant bubble-shaped domes. Inside is a lush world of mini-ecosystems where all kinds of unusual plants and flowers grow; the highlight surely being the treetop walkway where you can wind your way through the canopy of the rainforest.
Brighton is on England's south-easterly coast, and is a popular destination for those who enjoy the hip bars, clubs, shops and choice of London, but with a more laid-back pace of life. Brighton Pier offers all the fun of the seaside in the traditional sense, and who doesn't need their fill of fairground rides, striped deckchairs and sticks of rock? There's also the Lanes, a network of narrow streets and cottages and one time residences of the local fishing community; now a boutique shopping district where you can purchase antiques, designer names, and all manner of bespoke products and services. After all that sea air and shopping you'll have worked up an appetite, so make the most of the abundance of fresh seafood available from a wide choice of excellent restaurants; be it oysters with champagne, or fish 'n' chips with a can of dandelion and burdock.
A trip to England is incomplete without a few days spent in the country's capital – London. There is just so much to see and do here that you'd need a whole separate holiday in order to fit it all in. You'll find some of the world's best museums and art galleries here, including the British Museum. Famous for its rich collection of priceless artefacts from ancient Egyptian, Etruscan, Roman, Greek and European periods, here you'll be able to view for yourself the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon Sculptures, the preserved Gebelein Man, and scores of Egyptian mummies. Karl Marx even chose the stunning blue-and-gold Reading Room as his preferred location to research Capital. The Tate Modern and Tate Britain are among London's most well-known galleries, which house a simply astounding collection of British art all the way from the 1500s, right the way up to international contemporary art in all its confounding forms.
Fortunately, the countryside is never too far away from London's crowded streets and, with motorhome in tow, all directions lead to England's green and pleasant landscapes. Head north into Essex, and you can follow the A12 all the way to the gentile and Turner-esque landscape of Norfolk; or take the 'Gateway to the north' M1, which stretches all the way to Leeds. Whichever route you choose to take, England is a well-connected country and a small one at that; so on a motorhome hire tour of England, it really can be Brighton in the morning, London in the evening, and Manchester by bedtime.
Get in touch with Campanda today and take the first step towards your motorhome hire tour of England!