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A motorhome travelling year in review with Energy RV

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We’ve seen customers visiting some fantastic UK locations this year

This year we have seen a considerable increase in staycations – the new way to travel in the UK. From camping on the British moors to travelling the Scottish route 66, UK holidaymakers have been finding new ways to spend their summer holidays to avoid the difficulty of travelling overseas for some sun. 

Energy RV has been putting together their favourite travel blogs to give our customers inspiration and ideas for motorhome travelling. To end the year in style, we have put together our best bits from 2021 and look forward to travelling with you in 2022. 

The ultimate packing list to keep you going on when you are motorhome travelling

In your luxury motorhome, you will have a full working kitchen to make the most of cooking your favourite meals and eating them around the table indoors or (if the weather permits) outside using the outdoor furniture that is conveniently onboard! Whilst you may not want to eat in every night, you might want to consider packing some of the essentials ready for your motorhome travelling holiday. 

Your Energy RV has the benefit of insulated and heated flooring plus hot running water in the kitchen and bathroom that is sure to warm you up when you are spending the evening in your motorhome. However, if you are planning on dining al fresco or going for a late-night stroll, don’t forget warm clothing to wrap yourself up in – coats, jumpers, and woolly socks should do the trick! 

Board games and a set of playing cards are always handy to have when you are going on motorhome travelling, especially if you will be spending your days walking, cycling and hiking. Having a relaxing evening in with your favourite games of cards or playing monopoly can be great for some downtime (and they are a handy backup in case the weather doesn’t go in your favour!)

Spooky trips for ghost lovers and ghoul hunters

Blickling Hall –  Located near the city of Norwich, Norfolk, UK. This stately home dates back to the 15th Century, and its history includes being owned by Anne Boleyn. Thought to have been the birthplace of the later beheaded queen, it is said that her headless ghost returns every year on the anniversary of her execution – 19th May. 

The Jamaica Inn – Probably one of the most infamous pubs in England; not many haven’t heard of the Jamaica Inn for various reasons. Sharing its name with Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, it’s a genuinely atmospheric place due to its rugged landscape surroundings. Its beginnings are in the 1750s, where it was built as a coaching inn; the history is rife, probably due to its visitors and inhabitants. 

Lancaster Castle – The ancient burial site of 10 witches hanged for their crimes of witchcraft at Lancaster Castle is now given a wide and respectful birth by many due to the witch spirits who are out for revenge because of their unjust demise. Alice Nutter, the wealthiest of all the witches, is the scariest of all ghouls due to her unnatural silence during her entire trial – which had flimsy evidence at best – that found her guilty of murdering Henry Mitton by witchcraft. 

Chillingham Castle – We could not have a spooky blog without including the aptly named Chillingham Castle. Built-in the 13th Century as a stronghold, this castle has been attacked many times due to its positioning. Therefore, it is no surprise that the ghostly inhabitants are many a tortured spirit.

Motorhome travelling around the UK and Europe

Budle Bay – If you are an avid bird watcher, there is no better place to spot your favourite winged animals than at Budle Bay in Northumberland. Housing a bird sanctuary and part of the National Nature Reserve, the winter months, in particular, are likely to see thousands of wildfowl flock to the bay’s mudflats. 

Scotlands own Route 66 – This must be Scotland’s best-kept secret and is excellent for those looking to do some motorhome travelling for a little longer. Dubbed the North Coast 500, this Route 66 Esq tour totals 500 miles and is one of the most beautiful coast touring routes to exist. Starting in Inverness, make your way to the Glen Ord Distillery to try their famous whiskey. Move on to the TroutQuest at Evanton, up to Dunrobin Castle before heading to the very top of Scotland to visit Duncansby Head. 

Cardiff Bay – With unique views of the quay and marina, Cardiff Bay is host to many places to pass the time and have the best day. Take a stroll around the bay, get a taxi boat to nearby Mermaid Quay and visit The Norweigan Church to learn all about its role in the Industrial Revolution (whilst resting at the Cafe). Cardiff Bay offers the ability to be busy during the day and way into the night with great restaurants and attractions. 

France – France is a beautiful country full of hidden gems and is the perfect place to consider an RV holiday. Whether you are looking for the Mediterranean coast or inner-city life, France has everything to offer. Motorhome travelling to France couldn’t be easier when you take the Dover-Calais ferry, and it only takes around 90 minutes to arrive. We suggest visiting France in the springtime, as it’s slightly quieter and the temperatures are warming up.

Spain – If you are thinking of travelling to Spain, taking an RV with you can turn your holiday into a trip to remember. Spain has a fantastic climate and is known for being friendly and inviting to all guests who arrive in the country. There are so many places to visit in Spain that you may want to consider extending your stay beyond seven days so you can fit in as many sites and landscapes as possible.

Brussels – If you are looking at travelling to a place unfairly overlooked by holidayers, Brussels is an attractive option. Brussels is the perfect place to get away full of fascinating places, kind people, and fantastic foods. Getting to Brussels couldn’t be easier, and you have several different routes to take. Taking the P&O direct crossing from Hull to Zeebrugge is the easiest way to travel to Brussels, totalling 13 hours.

You may also be interested in: 

Packing for your energy motorhome holiday

Spooky trips to take in an Energy RV

Top places in England to take a stylish RV holiday

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from Energy RV

We want to thank all of our customers for the dedication and motorhome travelling Energy RV has seen this year. Its been amazing to help you all with your UK holiday breaks, and we are looking forward to supporting you and new customers in 2022. For now, we would like to wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas and a very happy new year! 

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