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We know as well as you do that staying at a cracking campsite can make your tour, which is why we believe in the importance of our Top 100 Sites Guide – and the 2015 edition is out now.
Since 2009, we’ve published an annual Top 100 Sites Guide, recognising the UK’s best campsites. You, the readers of Practical Caravan, together with the readers of our sister magazine Practical Motorhome and visitors to our sister website Caravan Sitefinder, vote for your favourite holiday parks and campsites across the UK; our team of experts then considers every entry before compiling our list of finalists.
And this year more than 13,200 votes were cast, making our 2015 Top 100 Sites Guide more reliable than any that's gone before it – so thank you.
From large, full-facility, all singing and dancing holiday parks to small, quiet sites set in remote locations, the breadth and variety of parks nominated to appear in this year’s guide really impressed. That means, of course, that whatever kind of site you’re looking for, you’ll find somewhere that’s right for you in the guide.
“Once again, our Top 100 Sites Guide is your handy, all-in-one guide to the best UK campsites and holiday parks,” says Guide Editor and long-time caravanner Sarah Wakely, “and it’s published just as the prime UK touring season kicks off.
“Thanks to your thousands of votes and the work of our knowledgeable, well-travelled team of experienced caravanners, our essential guide is the only one you need to find the best UK campsites,” she added. “With this we hope your caravan holidays will be filled with memories that will last a lifetime and have you coming back for more.”
Parks in Devon fared particularly well this year; in fact, almost a fifth of our Top 100 finalists were from this county, so if you plan to visit Devon, you really will be spoilt for choice. Want to visit Cornwall? Be sure to consult our guide as 14% of the sites listed are here, with 12% in Wales, another much-loved caravan holiday destination.
Also worthy of note are the numerous adults-only sites that impressed our voters, particularly in the Heart of England region: almost half of that region’s parks in our 2015 guide fall into that category. In total, 16 adults-only sites made it into this year’s guide.
In addition, we’re sure many of you will be pleased to hear that all but two of the parks in our new guide are dog friendly campsites and, crucially for caravanners, all but one have pitches for tourers.
We can exclusively reveal that the number one campsite in the UK for caravans, as published in our Top 100 Sites Guide 2015, is Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park in the Scottish Highlands, a park that has performed consistently well in our guides over the years.
Number two on our ‘best for caravans’ list for 2015 is Ross Park Caravan Park in Devon, which also scooped our award for the best pet friendly campsite in the UK. And this is another park that has starred in our guide before, crowned the best campsite in Devon in 2014.
You can get this must-have guide free with the April 2015 edition of Practical Caravan magazine, on sale now. So check it out to find out who our overall winner is and what the best campsites are where you’re going for your caravan holidays. You can also get a sneak preview on our sister website Caravan Sitefinder, where all our Top 100 2015 finalists are listed.
And if this inspires you to vote for your favourite sites for our 2016 guide, our new survey is now live, so what are you waiting for?