UK campervan holidays are in vogue - here's why

As I write, there are French strikes and the exchange rate is volatile. No wonder UK campervan holidays are in vogue with Sussex Campervans customers...

After years of easy Continental travel, cheap flights to far-flung locations and even cruise liner holidays, many people are waking up to the fact that within our very own British Isles you can find some of the most beautiful locations on Earth. And the beauty of campervan ownership is that you can go camping and enjoy the great outdoors in comfort. What a winning combination - no wonder UK campervan holidays are in vogue with Sussex Campervans customers and owners.

Of course, many of our friends have been exploring the UK for years, enjoying sports, day trips, short breaks and holidays all year round.

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Sue and Barney show how to travel in style in their Sussex Campervan!

Alan, Sue and their dog Barney bought their Manhattan MPV (LWB) from Sussex Campervans in 2015, when Alan retired early after redundancy. We convert the Vauxhall Vivaro and its twins the Renault Trafic and Nissan 300 into our Manhattan range of custom camper vans.

Alan sent us this message recently: "We had an amazing summer in 2018 travelling around the UK, starting in April along the Kent coast, then off to the Peak District, Gower Peninsula, Suffolk, Devon and Cornwall. We've been visiting new places and returning to places we last visited over 40 years ago, collecting new memories and reigniting old memories."

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Alan continued, "A couple of years ago we managed to trace two of Sue's old school friends, one in Scotland the other Devon. She hadn’t seen them since 1969, but we met up with both in 2016 and again in 2018. Lottie the camper has changed our lives. It’s given us a much easier, simpler lifestyle. It's relaxing, enjoyable, built for adventure, travel and fun - plus Barney the Labradoodle is always with us. Thank you Sussex Campervans."

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Barney the Labradoodle loves his adventurous life on the road with Alan and Sue in their Manhattan MPV from Sussex Campervans

Our Scottish Campervan Adventure

Alan and Sue are in good company - Angela and Trevor bought an NV200 CamperCar from Sussex Campervans last year and had a brilliant time exploring Scotland. They're both huge fans of the TV series Outlander, so they visited some beautiful Outlander film locations, re-living the story - set mostly in the Jacobite Uprising. Read Our Scottish Campervan Adventure: Part One. 

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Angela and Trevor spent 18 days exploring Outlander film locations in their compact Nissan NV200 CamperCar from Sussex Campervans.

It wasn't all about the Battle of Culloden and the turbulent past, Angela and Trevor recommended some great campsites in Scotland and also visited Loch Lomond and the Falkirk Wheel - an astonishing feat of engineering that would appeal to anyone who loves canal boats and British engineering.

Where will you be touring this year? And will it be in one of our beautiful Sussex Campervans, I wonder? Do let us know if you'd like to visit us - as well as building campervans to order we have stock campers that are ready to whisk you away right now.

Campervan photos and adventures: Alan, Sue, Angela and Trevor


Scotland's North Coast 500
This route is also popular with owners of Sussex Campervans and this post gives lots of tips for your adventure!

Kate Taylor

Job: Journalist and Writer

A travel expert and a passionate writer with a creative spark, Kate has specialised in writing about campervans since 2008. Kate has worked for magazines such as Motor Caravan, Caravan, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.