Best campsites near towns or cities

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  1. Gaza1961

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    hi just like to ask as i have been to Bristol cc and York cc and in very easy walking distance to the cities
    is there any other camp sites the same be it caravan club or caravan and camping or independent ie one you can site your motorhome and walk to any recommendations
     
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    Keswick CCC is near the town
     
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    Southport CC.
     
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    Cirencester (CC)
    Warwick Racecourse (CC)
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    Tewkesbury CC.
    Durham CC close to P&R into city.
     
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    Ayr Holiday Park, St Ives, Cornwall. Expensive and gets messy when it rains :)
     
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    Canterbury CCC, bus stops outside the site to get into the city or go the other way to visit Sandwich
     
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    Black Horse CC near Folkestone. Again you can get the bus near the site entrance for Folkestone & Hythe (and Canterbury)
     
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    Bath Marina (independent) - also has regular bus service if you don't want to walk!
     
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    Hawes CC site, pubs, shops and chippy .
     
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    Time for better places, it's what MHs are for.
     
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    A comment perhaps on why many go to France with an Aire in or near the very best of places.

    I wonder what sort of chaos goes on at Arènes de Palavas?
     
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    Many C&CC THSs and rallies (and all MCC rallies) are close to towns and/or public transport.
     
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    Melrose cc nice watering holes and butchers and walks along the Tweed.
     
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    Sadly agree with Brian; drove down from Sterling to Notts on Saturday 300 miles of hardly a decent spot to pull over for a break...moaning to myself "now if this were France, Italy, Spain etc...there would be a decent place to stop about every 3 miles!"

    Sorry to have a rant on your post :rolleyes:.

    Two CL's just outside Whitby and within walking.

    Abbey View N54.4688 W0.6710 and Swan Farm N54.4500 W0.5666
     
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    I don't remember that, looks like an old bullring. But the place, very cheap municipal parking, showers in the Yacht Club. Very short walk to a million cafes/restaurants. A real Happy Place. We were just wandering home from Morocco, needed a stop and ended up there. Hot sun.

    I can't think of places in the UK with this Big Grin factor. They must be there of course but not as easy to find, which is why OP is asking I guess.

    One, similar simplistic place with dismal facilities, is Southport Pleasureland. Cheap, right location, if only they would at least provide a sanitary toilet dump. They have showers, they choose not to open them. Might be a planning problem.
     
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    20160731_211039.jpg thanks for all the replies and the sites i do have to say that i am going off the caravan and camping club as it seems that when they have a good site ie Keswick that was pointed out they have a 3 or 5 day stay policy now may be 3 days is ok but 5 in a motorhome i only want to stay say 3 day at the most as i feel having a motorhome is what thats all about moving on to see more and ayr in scotland visit that a lot my dad lives in girvan scotland by the roundabout in a truck stop stayed over night there a lot love there to be more places like that in England and wales Scotland is better for that and the image is the view i get at girvan
     
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    Edinburgh CC site not writings walking distance but busses run all day to city.
     
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