Christmas and New year

Motorhome hire during the Christmas and New Year period can be a delightful way to explore England’s festive atmosphere and scenic beauty. Here are some places to visit and things to do during this special time of year:

  1. London:
    • Witness the magical Christmas lights and decorations, including Oxford Street, Regent Street, and Covent Garden.
    • Skate at one of London’s outdoor ice rinks, such as the one at Somerset House or the Natural History Museum.
    • Visit Christmas markets, like Southbank Centre Winter Market or Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.
    • Attend a Christmas Eve service at historic churches like Westminster Abbey or St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  2. Edinburgh, Scotland:
    • Explore the Christmas markets in Edinburgh, particularly the one in Princes Street Gardens.
    • Attend the famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay New Year’s celebration, featuring street parties, fireworks, and live music.
  3. Bath:
    • Enjoy the Bath Christmas Market, set against the backdrop of Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths.
    • Take a dip in the naturally heated Thermae Bath Spa to relax during the winter chill.
  4. York:
    • Experience the enchanting St. Nicholas Fair, York’s Christmas market.
    • Visit York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe, beautifully lit during the season.
  5. Lake District:
    • Drive through the stunning Lake District National Park, which can be particularly picturesque if you’re lucky enough to have a white Christmas.
    • Explore quaint villages like Ambleside and Keswick.
  6. Cotswolds:
    • Discover the charm of Cotswold villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold, often adorned with Christmas decorations.
    • Take peaceful walks in the scenic countryside.
  7. Peak District:
    • Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking or cycling in the Peak District, which can be transformed by snow during the winter.
  8. Norfolk Broads:
    • Experience the unique beauty of the Norfolk Broads and the picturesque towns of Wroxham and Horning.
  9. Northumberland:
    • Visit Alnwick Castle, which is sometimes used as a filming location for movies and TV series, and explore the Alnwick Garden, beautifully illuminated during the season.
  10. Cornwall:
    • Enjoy coastal walks and the stunning beaches of Cornwall, which can be quieter during the winter months.

When planning your motorhome trip, be sure to check opening hours, booking requirements, and any special events or restrictions as these may impact your travel plans during the holiday season.

Additionally, book your motorhome rental and campsites in advance, as they can be in high demand during this time of year.

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