Best Destinations for Motorhome Trips in Autumn
Autumn is nearly upon us, and as we say goodbye to summer we also say goodbye to summer holidays. However, autumn is just as good a time to visit somewhere new and explore a different destination. After all, with the leaves changing colour and the sun still peeking out, the next couple of months might be the perfect time to plan another trip.
Most places will have seen the last of the tourists, with autumn being a naturally quieter season for holidaying. You might have to wrap up a little bit more, but that’s half the fun! So, if you’re looking for some great autumn destinations to travel to in your motorhome, you’ve come to the right place. Here is some autumn inspiration from Premier Motorhomes.
Well-known for its woodland, forest trails and even native ponies, the New Forest is an area that includes the New Forest National Park. It’s an iconic autumn destination with over 200 square miles of woodland and home to multiple species of trees and plants. Perfect for witnessing the changing colour of the leaves, it’s a stunning autumn destination that boasts walking and cycling trails.
There is even a special walking festival taking place in the New Forest from 14th to 29th October.
Oxfordshire is home to so many interesting places; the world’s oldest public museum, the oldest Botanic Garden in the world and the oldest University in the English-speaking world. The area has provided backdrops for films including Harry Potter, Spectre and television shows like Downton Abbey.
Whether you’re hoping to visit medieval Oxford, walk along the River Thames outside of busy London, or visit Blenheim Palace, the area has it all. Autumn means the return of the students to Oxford University, creating a buzz around the place. Oxfordshire is also home to Bletchley Park, the home of British code breaking which played a huge role in World War II. A cultural destination for the whole family!
The Highlands are a concoction of culture, history and scenery, with multiple mountains and lochs to explore. Home to Fort William and the gateway to Ben Nevis, you can explore Britain’s largest National Park, Cairngorms National Park; it’s twice the size of the Lake District!
Beautiful in the autumn season, the Scottish Highlands provide an adventure whether you’re an adrenaline-seeker or simply searching for a weekend retreat. From the mysterious Loch Ness to magnificent castles, take the kids or enjoy it for yourself!
At a time when destinations are winding down, Northumberland comes alive in the autumn season. You have the chance to see red squirrels and other wildlife in their element, or sit in a cosy traditional pub by the fire. Northumberland boasts a rich history, home to Hadrian’s Wall, Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands, where you may spot puffins and seals. Grab your coat and scarf and get out there to see it all for yourself.
Northumberland also has around 30 miles of beaches and hidden coves; thanks to the time of year, you might get it all to yourself.