The North of England is the ideal place for a UK staycation, whether you're planning a fun filled family adventure or a relaxing couples break. There is an abundance of spectacular scenery to discover during a fun-filled getaway, as well as friendly locals and historic places of interest. The Best of British group is proud to have a small selection of holiday parks in Cheshire, Lancashire and Northumberland. Our Northern parks cater to families as well as couples, with a variety of child friendly campsites and tranquil adults only caravan parks.
The North boasts some of the most picturesque coastline in the country, with a wealth of rugged beaches and hidden coves to explore. In land, there's an abundance of beautiful countryside walks that offer breathtaking views in every direction. The natural landscape surrounding our parks is well suited to visitors wanting to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy some peace and quiet. Our holiday parks are all set in convenient locations, so the bright lights of the city are only a short drive away.
In this blog we introduce our holiday parks in the North of England. We also share some of our favourite attractions and places of interest to explore during your stay.
Best of British holiday parks in the North of England
Lamb Cottage, Cheshire
Lamb Cottage is set in 7.5 acres of meticulously maintained lawns and landscaped grounds. It is situated in the heart of the Vale Royal area of Cheshire and surrounded by picturesque farmland. This adults only park is the ideal location for a relaxing break. Award winning, the immaculate facilities make for a peaceful 5 star break.
Riverside Caravan Park, Lancashire
Riverside is situated in Lancashire, where the coast and dales unite. It is nestled on the banks of the river Wenning, an unspoilt and delightful area. This beautifully maintained caravan park is within walking distance of the local market town of High Bentham. It offers you the chance to escape from daily life and immerse yourself in this rural retreat.
Ord House Country Park, Northumberland
Ord House Country Park is perfectly positioned to explore the North East. It's a fantastic base from which to explore Berwick-upon-Tweed and the wider Northumberland area. This award-winning park boats 44 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with flowers, shrubs and trees. Open all year, the touring pitches are generous and the facilities are 5 star.
Places to explore in Northern England
Little Moreton Hall
Little Moreton Hall is a moated, half-timbered manor house near Congleton. Built in the 1500s and 1600s, the irregular shape of the building and the intriguing architecture makes this National Trust property one of the most photographed. The guidebook describes the hall as being "lifted straight from a fairy story, a gingerbread house'. We couldn't agree more!
Shropshire Union Canal
Running through Cheshire, the Shropshire Union Canal provides opportunities for long walks and bike rides. In Chester, the path follows the old Chester Canal, built in 1772 to connect Chester and Nantwich. It passes along the Chester city walls and after this, there are a few locks as the canal crosses the nearly flat Chester Plain and passes Beeston Castle. Perfect for a gentle stretch of the legs!
Things to do in Lancashire
Blackpool is one of the most iconic towns in the North of England and holds magical memories for many. A seaside resort on the Irish Sea coast of England, Blackpool is known for the Pleasure Beach amusement park and the landmark Blackpool Tower. Constructed in 1894, the Tower houses a circus, a glass viewing platform and the Tower Ballroom. A must-see for any Strictly Come Dancing fans, as dancers still dance in the ballroom to to the sound of the Wurlitzer organ. The annual illuminations along the promenade are legendary and a must see.
The building of this former Cistercian Abbey was completed in 1440. After the dissolution of the Monastery in 1537, the property became privately owned and it was adapted to become an Elizabethan Manor. In 1923, the Church of England purchased the property and in 2005 it underwent extensive internal modernisation. Private viewing are welcome by arrangement, viewing days are set throughout the year and the grounds are open to the public most days. The ruins of the Abbey are in the National Heritage List and are a Scheduled Ancient Monument. This is a place of interest off the main tourist trail, and an ideal place for quiet reflection.
The Northumberland coastline is legendary for its spacious (and often crowd free) sandy beaches. With more than 30 miles of beaches, a selection of islands, hidden coves and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Northumberland coast is simply spectacular. There are so many idyllic spots to choose from, so if it's a coastal holiday you're looking for, Northumberland is worth a look. This image is of Alnmouth, but they are all equally beautiful.
Lindisfarne Castle is a 16th century castle, well known for its isolated spot on Holy Island near Berwick-upon-Tweed. It is only accessible from the mainland via a causeway at low tide. Dating back to 1550, the Castle was built on the highest point of the island, using stone from the then-closed Lindisfarne Priory. Developed further by 'Country Life' owner Edward Hudson in the early 1900s, it was developed in the Arts and Crafts style by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll – a style which remains to this day.
If we've inspired you to take a holiday in the North of England this summer, you can't go wrong with a Best of British holiday park. Take a look at our award-winning lodges, holiday homes and touring and camping pitches and book your idyllic break today!