It is the dream of many to hire or purchase a campervan and explore the British Isles. There are thousands of miles of beautiful coastline and plenty of wonderful towns and villages to explore in the heart of the English countryside. This post takes a look at 4 different English towns that have plenty to do in the summer and that are perfect for a weekend break or as a place to stop on a tour of the UK.


Chichester lies on the South coast of the UK and has a broad mix of elements that attract people. Among them there are beaches, vast countryside and a range of different historical attractions for everyone to enjoy. There are also several quaint, fishing villages nestled away that can be described as the hidden gems of the Chichester coast.

As well as these popular attractions, there are also a number of fantastic places to eat and grab a drink in the town. Among them is the Hole in the Wall,, which is a popular cider and ale house.


Newquay is probably most famous for the waves, and it attracts thousands of surfers every year. The waves are great here because Newquay faces to the Atlantic Ocean, so it provides a great spot to jump in the water with your board. However, there is much more to Newquay than just the surfing.

If you are looking for a more chilled out experience, there are many fantastic beaches that you can enjoy while you are exploring the town. There are also plenty of water-based activities, tours in the town and lots of entertainment for all ages.


If visiting the Lake District is on your list of things to do, a perfect little town that you should stop off at while you are there is Keswick. The town itself has many of the facilities and amenities you would expect, such as hotels, pubs, places to shop and great places to eat.

Of course, one of the main draws of Keswick is its location in the Lake district. There are many different walks you can take to explore the district. One walk will take you to the 4000-year-old Castlerigg stone circle. It contains 38 stones, some of which are up to 3 meters tall, and it is said to be one of the oldest stone structures in Britain.


The final location on the list is Bath, most famous for its Roman Baths, which attract over 1 million visitors every year. Although you are no longer allowed to bathe in historical baths, you can still walk around the old building that houses them and take in this historical town.

Bath also has a fantastic visitor centre that is very popular as well as a large number of independent shops that make this town a very unique place to visit. The architecture is another element that attracts people to Bath, with one of the most famous and most pictured buildings being the Royal Crescent.


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