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Each year, the UK welcomes thousands of Aussies to its soil

Visiting from Australia

With such strong historical links between the two countries, it’s the perfect destination for the curious.

Hire a Motorhome from Unbeatable hire and you will have freedom to visit all the best and well known spots! We care about your experience, which is why we've complied this travel guide just for your Motorhome holiday in the UK from Australia!

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Why visit the UK?

Whilst many aspects of British culture are going to feel pretty familiar, many won’t – and the range of landscapes packed into this diminutive island is quite extraordinary. The UK is approximately 31 times smaller than Australia, yet it packs a lot in:

  • 4 nationalities
  • Thousands of castles
  • Cosy village pubs with an open fire
  • Traditional English seaside towns
  • Cotswold villages
  • Sunday roasts
  • Quirky ales
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Clotted cream teas
  • Centuries of history
  • Stonehenge
  • The Northern Lights (if you’re lucky!)
  • Moorlands with ponies, cows and sheep roaming free
  • The Islands – from the southerly Isle of Wight, to Shetland – halfway to Norway
  • Strange place names – Shitterton, Happy Snoring, Piddle and Scratchy Bottom – what’s not to love?




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A Country of Contrasts

The wild green mountainsides of the Scottish Highlands contrast beautifully with the rolling arable countryside of Kent. It’s a huge bonus that relatively short journeys can take you to a completely new region – there’s always something new to explore.

The small size of the country means that a few weeks touring could take you to all the main destinations, and give you a real taste of what the different regions are about.


Make the most of visiting friends and family

Lets face it, if you’ve travelled halfway round the globe you want to make the most of your time here. With a motorhome you can drop in on loved ones who may not have space for extra guests, and you don’t have all the hassle of packing and unpacking every time you go somewhere else. This is great if you have kids, and still just downright convenient if you don’t.


Get comfortable

Imagine having a comfortable, familiar bed for the whole of your trip – important if you are feeling jetlagged, and almost essential if you have young children who have been disrupted by the long journey. There is an efficient heating system and in-cab air conditioning so our motorhomes are a truly year-round option.


You can cook all your meals on-board; thus saving money and making it easy to cater for everyone’s needs, whatever time of the day or night.


Flexibility is the key

A motorhome spares you all the hassles of looking for bed and breakfasts or hotels – and also gives you the flexibility to change your plans at short notice if a destination didn’t match up to the guide books. This can be worth its weight in gold when you are planning a trip from a distance.


Drive with an Aussie License

Unlike many other companies, or standard car hire – we will accept a valid foreign license for hire. The same restrictions apply as would for our UK customers regarding convictions and points: no more than 8 points, and no convictions more recently than 3 years.



Read on for our highlights of the gorgeous British Isles, from Wales to England, Scotland and Northern Island there is much to behold on your Motorhome holiday!

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Over the border from England into Wales, the landscape changes and the culture visibly shifts. Welsh language is quite unlike any other – and can make pronouncing names in your guidebook more than a little tricky. Take for example the legendary Welsh tongue twister Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch, which is affectionately known as Llanfairpwllgwyngyll or Llanfair PG for short. 



Rest assured that signs are generally written in English as well as Welsh, and the locals speak fluent English too.


The Welsh mountains in Snowdonia are famous for their craggy beauty, and there’s a huge choice of outdoor sports based around the foothills. The weather can be a little unpredictable, but if you’re travelling in a motorhome you can always retreat to the luxury of your heated cabin.


Tintern Abbey

Built in the 12th century – this haunting abbey stands in ruins at the side of a river. It has inspired poets and artists through the centuries and is well worth a visit if you want to soak up a little history while you’re visiting.


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Across the border into Scotland, and although the language change is not as dramatic as in Wales, the culture and national identity is every bit as distinct.


The majestic capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is steeped in history and full of striking architecture, including the famous Edinburgh Castle. The castle stands atop a large rocky outcrop, and looms over the city below.

Edinburgh has a thriving culture of festivals every year – the world famous Edinburgh Festival brings arts fans from across the globe, and there are many smaller spin-offs. 



The Highland Games

If you really want to see Scottish culture at its curious best, plan your trip to coincide with the Highland Games. This prestigious series of events is patronised by the Queen, and includes unique sports such as tossing the caber (a huge wooden pole) and the sheaf toss.

There are daily demonstrations of Highland Dancing and massed pipe bands – as well as miles of brightly coloured tartan!


The Islands

Just hop on a ferry and you can travel to some of the most beautiful and intriguing destinations in the UK – the Scottish Islands. There are the Western Isles (or Hebrides) to the west of the Highlands, and Orkney and Shetland to the north.

Gaelic is still spoken in some of the Western Isles, though it is not so prevalent in Orkney and Shetland. In fact Shetland is a curiously cosmopolitan island, with its unique wildlife attracting naturalists from all over the world and its strongly Viking heritage. As a mark of this heritage, every January a Viking longship is dramatically burned as part of the ‘Up Helly Aa’ festival of fire. 


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Salisbury, the home of Stonehenge, ahs been named on Lonely Planet’s Top 10 list of places to visit. This iconic ring of standing stones is one of the most important ancient monuments in the world, and it stands amongst many other Neolithic sites in the area.

Visitors can get right up close to the stones and there’s a visitor centre onsite too.



Devon & Cornwall


The two counties of Devon and Cornwall are also home to massive (by English standards!) stretches of wilderness – Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin. The landscape is an enchanting mix of grassy heathland, granite rock formations, imposing hills and downs and rivers so fresh you can swim in them.

Ponies, cows and sheep wander free and there are miles of space to walk or cycle. You can find plenty of campsites in these areas, giving you the chance to park up close to the beauty spots.


The South-East - Finding historical roots

In 1787, the First Fleet sailed from Portsmouth, in the South of England, to establish the first colony in Australia. There is a sculpture of HMS Sirius at the Gunwharf Quays Shopping Centre – an exact replica of the statue in the Ku-Ring-Gai Bicentennial Park in Sydney.

There is a plaque honouring the birth of Australia on the sea wall in Old Portsmouth (at the junction of Broad Street and High Street).


Northern Ireland

Birthplace of the Titanic and home to the magnificent Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland is a treat worth the ferry trip.

The Giant’s Causeway

Around 40,000 interlocking rock columns create this bizarre natural wonder. It is believed that it was caused by a volcanic eruption, but as the name suggests – legends about it have abounded over the centuries.

The stormy North Atlantic Ocean breaks over the Causeway, and a dramatic line of cliffs form their backdrop. 


So much to see and do...

This guide is just a small taste of everything that the UK has to offer. It’s a honey-pot of adventures in a small, easy to navigate package – just waiting for you to arrive. So book your UnbeatableHire motorhome online today, and start growing a trip quite unlike any other!

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