The North West region of England consists of the 5 counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Merseyside. We believe that it is one of the most beautiful areas in England, dotted with stunning landscapes and historic cobbled towns and cities. It is the perfect place for a Campervan Hire North West road trip! With this handy guide and one of our Samco Campers VW Californias, you will have everything you need to explore the North West’s most pristine countryside – all whilst travelling in comfort and style.
Find more detailed information on campervan road trips in the Greater Manchester area by clicking here. For road trip ideas around Lancashire, you can click here. These guides have been designed specifically for travellers looking to explore these regions. In this particular article, we will be focusing our attention on some of the most popular locations to visit on your Campervan Hire North West road trip.
One of the best places to start your Campervan Hire North West road trip is in the city of Chester. Originating during the height of the Roman Empires’ expansion – over 2000 years ago – it is a beautiful city, making it a popular choice for Campervan Hire UK North West travellers. Treat yourself to some retail therapy, exploring the Chester Rows, where the 700-year-old Tudor-style buildings contain a variety of boutique shops and cafés. You may also decide to take a walk along the 2-mile-long city walls, dating back to the Roman occupation.
Another popular destination in our Campervan Hire North West guide is the 1000-year-old towering Chester cathedral. Surrounded by wildflower gardens, it regularly hosts live music during the summer months. Your last stop in Chester must certainly be the Roman Amphitheatre, which is located outside the city walls. It is the largest in Britain and – in its prime – hosted the Roman gladiatorial games.
The carpark of choice in our Campervan Hire North West Guide is without a doubt the Little Roodee Carpark. Located just outside the city wall, it provides the perfect place to drop your VW campervan for the day. Parking costs just £5.80 for 6+ hours and it is only a 10-minute walk from the city centre.
Once you have finished your day out, head just 30 minutes north of the city to one of our Campervan Hire North West guides hidden gems. Chester Fairoaks Caravan Club Site is a charming and quiet caravan park that is surrounded by beautiful scenery. It also provides access to a variety of facilities including a shop, swimming pool and on-site Wi-Fi. There are also two pubs a short walk away. Furthermore, there is a delightful canal walkway across from the site, for those looking to switch off and enjoy a relaxing stroll.
With only a one-hour drive north over the River Mersey in Liverpool, you will arrive at the coastal town of Formby – another perfect stop on our Campervan Hire North West guide. This town is a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer months, where thousands of people flock to the sandy beaches. After a dip in the ocean, you may then choose to explore the sand dunes located around the beach. With a variety of pubs and shops in the town centre, you can always stop and grab a bite to eat whilst on your Campervan Hire North West road trip.
If you enjoyed a taste of the coastal life in Formby, why not head for a one-hour drive north and see one of the most popular coastal resorts in the UK – Blackpool! This resort is a popular choice on our Campervan Hire North West guide, with a huge variety for the campervan traveller to see and enjoy. Whether you want to relax on a beach or chase adrenaline thrills, it has everything you need.
Take a trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach where its amusement park – founded in 1896 – has a huge variety of rollercoasters and attractions. Whilst you are there, why not take the time to also visit the Blackpool Tower? A 518-feet tall freestanding tower, offering panoramic views of the area. If you would prefer to stay on the ground, make sure you visit the tower circus and enjoy one of the longest-running circus acts in history.
With a large variety of places to eat and sights to see, there are also several locations for you and your campervan to rest up for the night. We highly recommend Blackpool South Caravan Club, as it is only a short drive away to the more relaxed town of Lytham St Anne’s – another popular place to visit in our Campervan Hire North West guide.