Most-Instagrammed Caravan Spots
We’ve whittled down the top 50 most-Instagrammed locations for caravanners, based on our study of over 60,000 Instagram posts on all things caravan, camping or staycationing.
Where will you be caravanning this summer?
1. Lake District
From vast lakes to stunning scenery, the Lake District is the most popular location for caravanners in the UK by far. Take a hike on Scafell Pike, or visit sights dedicated to famous wordsmiths William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.
2. Peak District
Derbyshire's Peak District is ideal for hikers and history buffs alike. With walking routes, cycling trails and attractive spa towns within easy reach, it's clear to see why it's so highly regarded.
3. New Forest
The New Forest in the South of England is like something out of a fairytale, with its serene woodland areas and abundance of wildlife, including the famous New Forest ponies.
Catch a wave on Fistral Beach, or simply soak up the laid-back vibes of the trendy surfing town in Cornwall. There are plenty of camping and caravan sites to choose from, so park up, make yourself at home, and chill out.
The world-famous music and arts festival is one of the biggest draws to the pretty Somerset town. Settle in for a long weekend watching your favourite bands, and taking in the fun festival atmosphere.
Snowdon, the highest peak in the British Isles outside of Scotland, is the main attraction at this Welsh national park. Feeling less daring? Take a ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.
You could find yourself camping by the sea in the picturesque Northumberland National Park, situated in the North East of England. Amble across the Cheviots, or take in Hadrian’s Wall.
Take a stroll along the Dorset seaside town’s sandy beach, or take advantage of its desirable location on the Jurassic Coast, which features appealing cliffs and caves
The hip coastal resort in East Sussex is full of architectural gems, such as Brighton Pier, along with all the usual trappings of the British seaside, including fish and chips and a bustling beachfront.
Discover ancient archaeological remains and outstanding views at Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Feeling adventurous? Try whitewater kayaking!
11. St Ives
Cornish seaside resort St Ives is like a piece of the Mediterranean in the UK. Art lovers will enjoy the Tate St Ives, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
12. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs
You’ll be awestruck by this peaceful national park in Scotland, which is ideal for walkers, climbers and wildlife fans.
The large Berkshire town is steeped in history, and also hosts the Reading Festival each year, bringing in thousands of music-loving campers.
Medieval York has a whole host of sights to take in, including the magnificent York Minster and the Roman walls, which offer great views of the city.
15. Yorkshire Dales
The rolling hills and valleys of the Dales, an area of the Pennines in Northern England, also has an extensive collection of caves, and is close to spa towns such as Harrogate.
One of the UK’s best-known seaside resorts, the Lancashire town is full of family fun! Spend a thrilling day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, or take in the views from Blackpool Tower.
Well-known for having seven miles of beaches, Bournemouth in Dorset offers fantastic coastal views and historic listed buildings, making it a popular choice on the South Coast.
Positioned on the East Coast in Lincolnshire, Skegness is a traditional British seaside resort. It was home to the world’s first Butlin’s holiday camp, which is still there today!
All the way up in the Scottish Highlands sits the Cairngorms mountain range, a hub for hill-walkers, climbers, and even skiers!
Located in the Lake District, the Cumbrian market town makes for a pleasant day out, with its iconic listed buildings, curio shops and family-run pubs and restaurants.
Famous for its ghost stories, the North Yorkshire seaside town is also a top spot for freshly caught fish, and walks through its quirky streets.
From quaint cottages to charming cobbled lanes, Rye is a quintessentially English town offering historical highlights, great seafood and inviting pubs.
23. Fort William
Situated in the Scottish Highlands, Fort William attracts a lot of climbers and walkers, thanks to its proximity to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles.
The North Yorkshire seaside resort is home to sea view caravan parks, a Victorian promenade, and fun family activities such as a miniature railway.
The Cornish town has been a popular holiday resort since the 1800s, and its numerous beaches offer great surfing conditions.
From Pendennis Castle to the subtropical gardens and secluded beach of Treborah, Falmouth is not only the birthplace of The Wind in the Willows, but also home to areas of natural and historic interest.
For rambling fans, there are fewer better destinations in the UK than Brecon. It’s a must-go destination, with its wild moorlands to Pen y Fan, South Wales’ highest peak.
With a theme park, a monastery and an amazing array of wildlife, Tenby is a destination with something for everyone, from thrill-seekers to history hounds.
Exmoor’s beautiful landscape and peerless coastline mean it’s full of great spots to capture those perfect Instagram snaps, although any visit without a ride up the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway just isn’t complete.
30. Great Yarmouth
A destination with plenty to keep you busy, the Norfolk town is bursting with activities, from the famous coastal Pleasure Beach to museums, and even a model village!
For a relaxing day at the seaside, you can’t do much better than Margate. With attractions including the Shell Grotto, a shell-lined tunnel network, to the Turner Contemporary art gallery, there’s so much more to Margate than a beautiful beach.
Filey has one of the best beaches in the country for families, and if birdwatching is your thing, visit Bempton Cliffs or Flamborough Head, where there’s a good chance of seeing some puffins.
Families looking for a traditional seaside holiday can do no better than Cromer in Norfolk, thanks to its golden sands, coastal path, and, of course, great surfing!
Scotland’s Oban packs a lot into a small area, from the 13th century fortress Dunstaffnage Castle, to McCaig’s Tower with its sweeping views of the bay, you won’t be short of essential Insta-moments.
35. Lyme Regis
Fossil fans are in for a real treat in Lyme Regis, where the Jurassic Coast provides the perfect backdrop for the amateur archaeologist, as well as anyone looking for a good ramble or a holiday hike.
For cheese enthusiasts, the Somerset village must hold a special place in their hearts, as it’s the originator of Cheddar cheese. It’s also known for the Cheddar Gorge, a top tourist destination with fantastic views and atmospheric caves.
37. South Downs
The South Downs National Park combines miles of dramatic chalk hills with an impressive array of food and drink at the farmers’ markets, including locally produced sparkling wine.
As well as its famous White Cliffs, other sights in the Kent town include Dover Castle, several museums, as well as easy access to continental Europe.
The charming Cornish fishing town is a lively spot, with outdoor activities including sailing and diving, stately homes to have a good nose around, and a plethora of camping and caravan sites to choose from.
Northern Ireland’s coastal resort appeals to the whole family, with its large funfair and seafront vendors offering all manners of traditional seaside treats. For a more cultural endeavour, visit the extraordinary Giant’s Causeway nearby.
Nestled on the edge of the Peak District, the spa town of Buxton offers a welcome respite from the excitement of climbing hills, with its impressive architecture, independent shops and cultural events.
Perfectly located for exploring the rugged Jurassic Coast, Swanage in Dorset is ideal for families looking to relax and get away from it all.
The Kent seaside town pulls in many visitors due to its peaceful beaches and sights such as Whitstable Castle and Island Wall, a street featuring 19th century buildings and cosy pubs.
Outdoor leisure activities including sailing and wind-surfing await in Exmouth, Devon. Plus, the port town is situated on the Exe Estuary, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its bird inhabitants.
45. St Andrews
University town St Andrews has so much to offer visitors, including its famous golf course, historic churches, a large botanical garden, and, of course, the ruins of St Andrews Castle.
Packed with all different types of activities, including pleasure cruises from the largest natural harbour in Europe, to Insta-snaps of listed buildings and public artwork, the Dorset seaport is a clear choice.
The county town of Bedfordshire features the River Great Ouse, with its tree-lined gardens, annual Bedford Regatta, and bi-annual Bedford River Festival.
Located in the heart of 1066 Country, the East Sussex town has an abundance of history. Explore sights such as Hastings Old Town, while staying at one of its numerous coastal campsites.
Known as ‘the English Riviera’, picturesque Torquay on the South West Coast has great historical significance, as it was home to early man at Kents Cavern, plus famous writer Agatha Christie.
Attracting millions of tourists each year, the national park in South West Wales comprises 186 miles of coastal paths and thousands of shipwrecks, making it an excellent option for divers.