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Complete guide to Motorhoming On the Scottish Bank Holiday - Summer Bank Holiday Motorhoming Guide.

Complete guide to Motorhoming this May - May Bank Holiday Motorhoming Guide.

Complete guide to where to go this Spring - Spring Bank Holiday Motorhoming Guide.

Complete guide to where to go this Easter - Easter Motorhome Holiday Guide.

 

Also check out our Summer festival guides.

 

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Spring Bank Holiday, 25th May - Motorhome Hire

Spring Bank Holiday - Motorhome Holiday Guide

Make the most of the long weekend in May by hiring an UnbeatableHire motorhome and escaping to some of the excellent destinations in the UK.

The Spring Bank Holiday period is a great time to take the kids away to see some of the country, so we have put together a great little guide to what's on and what to do this Spring Bank Holiday!

Scotland

The Islay Festival of Music and Malt – 22nd- 30th May 2015

This glorious annual festival brings the best of the Western Isles to you for 6 days of fun. They promise a cheerful mix of singing, poetry, traditional piping, local food, ceilidhs, golf and whisky tasting. It’s a true taste of Scottish culture on a picturesque, welcoming island.

Islay can be reached by car ferry from Oban or Kennacraig, provided by Caledonian MacBrayne at www.calmac.co.uk

 

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*image from www.islandofislay.co.uk

 

Location: The Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA42 7BD

Website: www.islayfestival.com

 

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While you’re there

Islay is the most southern island of the Inner Hebrides, and it has a wild beauty that brings many visitors back for more. Children can enjoy playing on miles of powder-white beaches with clear blue seas, and spotting the many unusual plants and animals that thrive on the islands. It’s a very safe environment, allowing parents to relax and enjoy the freedom this gives their children.

 

Nearby campsites:

Port Mor Centre

Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay PA48 7UE

Telephone: 01496 850441

Website: www.islandofislay.co.uk/campsite.php

 

Tormisdale Farm

Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay PA48 7UE

Telephone: 01496 850594

 

Kintra Farm

Port Ellen, Isle Of Islay PA42 7AT

Telephone: 01496 302051

Website: www.kintrafarm.co.uk

 

Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival – 22nd-31st May 2015

This arts festival presents a varied platter of events - musical performances, literary presentations and theatre. A mix of local and international performers and artists attend every year, making it an exciting cosmopolitan event.

Location: Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival, Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ

Website: www.dgartsfestival.org.uk

 

While you’re there

The famous blacksmith’s shop in Gretna Green, where couples historically ran away to get married, still stands today. You can visit and see the legendary anvil – weddings permitting. There is also a huge food hall and a top quality shop selling Scottish merchandise. And if you think you might have family who married at Gretna Green, you can check their onsite records and find out!

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Location: Headless Cross, Gretna Green, Scotland, DG16 5EA

Website: www.gretnagreen.com

Nearby campsites:

Barnsoul Caravan Park

Irongray, Dumfries DG2 9SQ
Telephone: 01557 814351
Website: www.barnsoulcaravanpark.co.uk

Halleaths Caravan Park

Dumfriesshire, Lockerbie DG11 1NA
Telephone: 01387 810630

Mossband Caravan Park

Mossband, Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries DG2 8JP
Telephone: 01387 760505

 

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England

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival – 27nd -29th May 2016

This is a rare opportunity to see a flotilla of Tall Ships in the port at Gloucester. The whole festival aims to bring that age of sea going to life, with living history characters, pirates and ample activities for children.

Visitors can even board the ships and get a rare up-close look at these extraordinary vessels. As well as these main attractions, there will be live music, great food and a craft market. Not to be missed!

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Location: Gloucester Quays, Gloucester.

Website: http://www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk/

 

While you’re there

Book a visit to the magical Barn Owl Centre, and get close to some of Britain’s most magnificent birds. The Centre works to conserve species of British owls and raptors, and they rescue sick or injured birds. Pre-booked visitors can experience ‘flying’ the resident birds (not rescues), and learn more about the work of the Barn Owl Centre.

NB - pre-booking is essential.

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Location: The Barn Owl Centre, Netheridge Farm, Netheridge Close, Hempsted, Gloucester, GL2 5LE

Website: www.barnowl.co.uk

Nearby campsites:

Caravan Club Cheltenham Racecourse

Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4SH
Telephone: 01242 523102
Website: www.caravanclub.co.uk

Tewkesbury Abbey Caravan Club Site

Gander Lane, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 5PG
Telephone: 01684 294035
Website: www.caravanclub.co.uk

Pelerine Caravan & Camping Site

Ford House Road, Newent, Gloucestershire GL18 1LQ
Telephone: 01531 822761
Website: www.newent.biz

 

Wales

The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular – 25th May 2015

This is a completely unique musical, celebrating the world-famous BBC series Doctor Who. Merging uplifting musical scores with live monsters and screen clips of the show – this will be an experience like no other for the Doctor Who fan. The show has been described as “Evocative and thrilling in equal measure” by the Daily Express.

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Location: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.

Website: www.doctorwho.tv

 

While you’re there

Visit Cardiff Castle and learn about its unusual and chequered history. Over 2000 years old, it was originally a Roman stronghold, and in its later days it was re-vamped by the eccentric genius William Burges. More recently it was used as an air raid shelter during the Second World War, and visitors can see a moving re-creation of the air raid shelters.

Location: Castle Street Cardiff CF10 3RB
Website: www.visitcardiff.com

 

Nearby campsites:

Cardiff Caravan Park

Pontcanna Street, Cardiff CF11 9XR
Telephone: 029 2039 8362
Website: www.cardiffcaravanpark.co.uk

Ty Coch Camping and Caravanning

Ty Coch Farm, St Brides Wentlooge, Newport, Gwent NP10 8SR
Telephone: 07983 615984
Website: www.tycochleisure.com

Bay Caravan Park

St. Mary's Well Bay, Lavernock, North Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 5XS
Telephone: 029 2070 7512
Website: www.thebaycaravanpark.co.uk

So start planning now, and make your Spring bank holiday one to remember. We have the biggest fleet of motorhomes in UK, coupled with the best prices – so we are sure to have what you want. Book online today and make it happen!

Essential information

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Certain occupations, convictions and driving license points may attract insurance surcharges, but hirers will be clearly informed at the point of hire if this is the case. If you have any questions regarding cover, don’t hesitate to ask our friendly customer service team!

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