The Summer Special 2018 issue of Practical Caravan is on sale now

Set yourself up for a sizzling holiday with the Summer Special issue of Practical Caravan. We're on location in Cornwall to bring you the very best this county has to offer. Our 20-page essential touring guide celebrates the cream of Cornwall, so pick up a copy of Practical Caravan and get inspired today.

Whether you're looking to have some fun with the family, get stuck into some exciting outdoor adventures, immerse yourself in some history and culture, or just taste the myriad food and drink options you can enjoy throughout the far south west, we've got all the bases covered.

Plus, for those who live too many miles away from one of the UK's favourite touring destinations, we've rounded up some other areas of the UK that offer the essence of Cornwall, just a bit closer to home.

Considering Cornwall for your summer break but haven't narrowed down where you want to go? Then our County Counsel round-up of our favourite campsites in Cornwall is a must-read.   

More great travel content 

Elsewhere in the issue, we profile the South-East England regional winner in our Top 100 Sites Guide 2018 – Whitefield Forest Touring Park on the Isle of Wight – while reader Phil Rayner files a feature covering his epic tour of stunning Croatia. 

We also have a full live-in test of our cover star, the Eriba Touring Troll 530 Ocean Drive. This is a manufacturer special edition of the timeless and iconic pop-top Eriba, and it certainly turned some heads in Cornwall. There's also a review of the Bailey Unicorn Vigo, a classy island-bed four-berth for couples. 

We're top for tow cars 

Tow car buyers will find our four-page guide to five-star cars from our Tow Car Awards of great interest, especially as these cars are now available for three-star money on the pre-owned market. Tow car expert David Motton is your guide. David is also on hand to investigate the modifications car manufacturers make to new vehicles purchased for use as tow cars. How will your towing limits be affected, he asks? 

Friendly, expert advice 

Putting 'Practical' in the magazine this month are three pages of advice on how to stay safe on campsites, the concluding part of our guide for newcomers to the pastime, and a step-by-step guide to modifying the centre chest in a parallel lounge. There's also a full new caravans Buyer's Guide, and three pages of pre-owned caravan buying advice, focusing on models from Bailey, Swift and Abbey. Plus, columnist Martin Roberts offers a salutary tale about buying discounted used caravans – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

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