Motorway Service Stations

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  1. Cliffy38

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    hi guys just wondering are you allowed to stay overnite in motorway services as very soon we will be going to Scotland it's a fair trot from where we live so want to break the journey up , but not wanting to deviate to much from the motorway like we just pull in when had enough driving !!!
     
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    Yes but you have to pay.
     
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    I think most if not all you have to pay if you stay over 2 hours or so. And its not very cheap at some of them. there is also a bit of a risk factor with crims about liking the fact service stations make ideal fast getaway robbing points
    Also if you are unfortunate enough to be near any lorry parking it will generally honk of pee!!! And possibly some late night sales ladies (although I have never witnessed that in the UK only Italy) might be better to book a site just off the motorway half way ?
     
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    How about Britstops - that's what we were planning to use en-route from Sussex to Scotland
     
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    agree with above

    find then here with costs http://motorwayservicesonline.co.uk/Main_Page

    Tebay is probably the best one for a stop on the M6 .. over two hours the charge is £10

    http://motorwayservicesonline.co.uk/Tebay
     
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    We use britstops and cls when we go to Scotland... Some nice britstops on the way
     
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    And if you wanted Tebay has an "official" caravan \ motorhome site.
    http://www.tebayservices.com/
    Look under "Need to know" tab.

    Tebay Northbound
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    Tebay Southbound
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    If you were going to stay overnight in the parking area whilst travelling north I'm pretty sure you can access the southbound parking area (which is in a separate designated area) over a bridge just off the top of the photos.
     
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    If your coming up the M6/M74 then get over the border into Scotland and you'll find loads of safe places to stay for free, let me know if that's your plan and I'll give you some info.
     
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    Stoneybeck Inn just about 500 yards from Jct 41 of the M6 at Penrith is shown as being a Pub Stopover. 54.698841, -2.769715 http://www.stoneybeckinn.co.uk/
    Should be about 280 miles from Harlow
     
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    Well thanks everyone xx
     
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    Crossfells campsite - just off the M6 near Penrith, it's a small and basic but immaculately kept site ran by a couple with a motorhome, perfect as an overnight stop for those heading up or down the M6. It's cheap too as I remember - £10 for the night I think, or £13 if you want electric.

    More inviting and quieter than Tebay services I'd say!

    http://www.crossfells-campsite.co.uk/
     
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    Whittingham and Goosenargh social club is very cheap and they serve real ales. Electric hook ups, water and CDP only - it's close to the M6 near Preston
    We stayed there on our way down from Scotland and on our way back and really liked it. If you try it don't be alarmed by first impressions - it's in the grounds of a ruined old hospital.
     
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    looks good .. one to bookmark.. as you say, nicer than a MSA
     
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    Once had to do an unexpected run overnight back from Loch Lomond to the South Coast (Rosie had a sudden gall bladder flare up and was pumped full of pain killers by hospital).
    So it was a question of quick snoozes at motorway services - all under 2 hours.
    Okay except if you were parked near a lorry with its fridge running !!!
     
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    Try the pub stop map to find a pub close to your route, see below in my signature.
    There is also Rimmer House near Preston, close to M6 : 53.726019, -2.636143

    Rimmer House
    56 Bank Head Ln
    Hoghton, Preston
    PR5 0AB, UK
    Full facilities £10 pn
    £5 voucher for local pub
    Sat Nav
    53.726019, -2.636143
     
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