Sarah WakelySee other News articles filed in ‘Sites and touring’ written by Sarah Wakely
We’re delighted to announce that The Orchards Holiday Park on the Isle of Wight has been crowned the overall winner of our Top 100 Sites Guide 2016.
In the past year, we received a fantastic 6690 votes from the readers of Practical Caravan and our sister magazine Practical Motorhome, from people campaigning passionately for their chosen site to be shortlisted for our 2016 Top 100. Our team of experts, in conjunction with our friends at Caravan Sitefinder, then collated and reviewed the votes to produce our final list.
As ever, we split the UK into 12 regions and once the nominations had been counted, the region with the most votes was the ever-popular Cornwall, with 949, while neighbouring county Devon is the region with the most finalists – 17 in all. And as a reader of Practical Caravan, you’ll be pleased to know that 99 of our 100 finalists are sites that accept touring caravans.
Our top-rated site for 2016, The Orchards Holiday Park, also scooped the awards for the top site in its region South-East England and for the best campsite for holiday caravans, en route to taking overall victory for the second successive year.
It was also good to see many Top 100 regulars, such as the open-all-year Stonehenge Touring Park, the adults-only sites of Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park and Clover Fields Touring Park, and Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park, feature in our 2016 edition.
But while it’s great that much-loved, familiar sites maintain their high standards and make repeat appearances in our Top 100 Sites Guides, it’s also wonderful to welcome sites to our guide for the first time. And this year we’ve a number of new entries from right across the UK. These include Myrus Holiday Park in Scotland, which should prove a hit with golfers, Norden Farm in Dorset, Llwyngwair Manor in Wales, Polruan Holidays on the Cornish south coast and Akebar Park in Wensleydale.
Whether you’re looking for a family-focused, full-facility holiday park or a quiet, adults-only, rural retreat, there are finalists to cater for every taste, so make our guide your touring companion and enjoy the warm hospitality of the UK’s best campsites.