Gloucestershire Caravan Holidays and Holiday Parks
Perhaps overlooked as a destination for a holiday park getaway, the county mixes great historical sites with beautiful open countryside and some up and coming towns and cities.
Amongst the most idyllic parts of the county are the Cotswolds, home to many photogenic villages as well as the entire Forest of Dean.
The county is ideally located for exploring the south west, the west Midlands and Wales as the county borders Herefordshire to the north west, Wiltshire to the south, Somerset to the south west, Worcestershire to the north, Oxfordshire to the east, Warwickshire to the north east and Monmouthshire in Wales to the west.
Gloucestershire Holiday Parks
Here are our top 10 caravan holiday parks in Gloucestershire.
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Gloucestershire Caravan Holidays
Unlike the majority of counties with large holiday parks in them, Gloucestershire doesn’t have any large holiday resorts or seaside resorts but it is the natural beauty of the county that acts as the major draws for holidaymakers and that acts as the prefeed location for caravan holiday parks.
There are numerous towns and resorts in Gloucestershire that are popular with caravan holidaymakers including:
The Cotswolds is an area of south central and south western England that comprises of the Cotswolds Hills in the rolling meadows of the upper Thames area to the Cotswold Edge above the Severn Valley.
This beautiful part of the country, with much of it in the county of Gloucestershire, is fame for its idyllic villages, beautiful landscape (it is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and for having its own distinct atmosphere and ambience.
Cirencester is an historic market town that sits on the banks of the river Church and it is the largest town in the Cotswolds.
Cirencester offers a good range of local shops, bars, cafes and restaurants and makes for a great base for exploring this beautiful part of Gloucestershire.
Cheltenham is a large spa town and a popular base for those wanting to explore due to god road and rail links and due to Cheltenham been located right on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Cheltenham developed into a popular spa resort during the Victorian era and remains one to this day but it is perhaps the Cheltenham Festival that the town is now most famous for as 100,000’s of visitors head to the town each festival week.
Gloucester is the county town of Gloucestershire and is a popular town for visitors due to the historical sites found throughout and thanks to the relaxed nature of what is a thriving city centre.
The city sits on the banks of the river Seven and is ideally located between the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, which makes it perfect for those wanting to explore the natural beauty of the region but to still have a base with lots of attractions and cafes, bars, shops and restaurants.
The city is perhaps best known for it’s stunning Cathedral but the Gloucester docks is an up and coming part of the city that is developing into a great hub of activity and is the perfect place to wind down after a day out.
Chipping Sodbury is a small market town that has a long history dating back to the 1200’s when it was founded by William Crassus.
Stow-on-the-Wold is a small market town situated on top of an 800ft hill in the Cotswolds. The town was founded by the Normans and has remained a popular spot for those wanting an authentic Cotswolds experience.
Tewkesbury is a popular small market town that offers a relaxed atmosphere and it stands on the confluence of the river Severn and the river Avon.
Holidays in Gloucestershire
If you are looking for a change from a seaside holiday but still want all of the benefits of staying on a caravan holiday park, then Gloucestershire is the right destination for you.
It is the regions beautiful countryside and old world villages that is the major draw and it is amongst that stunning natural beauty that most of the region caravan parks can be found.
Whilst Gloucestershire may not be able to match the biggest seaside holiday resort sin terms of the number and variety of caravan holiday parks, it can match them for the quality of holiday park offered.
For those looking for a caravan holiday in Gloucestershire, the choice tends to be between smaller caravan parks with a limited number of facilities that are great for those wanting a relaxed base to explore the region or there is a small number of medium sized holiday parks that offer a decent range of facilities and activities and more choice when it comes to accommodation.
These are great for those who want the option to spend a day or 2 on site but who will also want to explore Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds and the wider South West region.
Here at CaraHols.co.uk we review all of the parks we feature, bring you all of the information you need to know about a caravan holiday park to make an informed decision on whether or not it is right for you. We then bring you a direct link to the booking page on the operators/owner’s website and also where you can get further information.
That means that by simply visiting CaraHols.co.uk and using our website, the process of finding a caravan holiday, choosing the accommodation and actually booking the holiday is as easy as possible.