Discover some of England’s greatest gardens this month, as Practical Caravan’s Claudia Dowell celebrates the 300th anniversary of landscaping legend Capability Brown’s birth.
We hitch up and visit Blenheim Palace, Compton Verney, Petworth House, Syon House, Wrest Park, Wimpole Estate and Burton Constable for a taste of the great gardener’s work.
And with 75 masterpieces to choose from, you really are spoilt for choice! Find out more in our February 2017 magazine, on sale now.
Visit Wales and Northern Ireland, too
Not into gardens? Do not worry!
This month we’re also in north Wales with Colin and Elaine Burdett. Towing a Lunar Clubman SB behind their Honda CR-V, they pitch at Lady Margaret’s Caravan Club Site in Chirk. Join them in Victorian Llandudno, Llangollen, Chester and more, for a nostalgic tour.
Plus, Practical Caravan’s Bryony Symes shares her top tips for caravan holidays in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Visit Belfast, the Giant’s Causeway and so much more. And find out which sites are the best to stay at, too.
Compass, Coachman and Bailey caravan reviews
The five-berth Bailey Pegasus Ancona has snatched two Tourer of the Year category wins in the past. Now, after 12 months on our test fleet, we deliver our verdict on this fixed-bunk, end-washroom caravan. Grab our latest issue to find out how it fares.
Do that and you will also be able to read our Compass Capiro 530 review. This new-for-2017 three-berth van features the classic end-washroom layout – and you’ll definitely want to see that generous bathroom!
The third model we shine the spotlight on this month is the new Coachman Vision 630 – and it is another end-washroom model! This twin-axle van sleeps five and has lots of storage space, but you’ll need a large car to tow it.
Check out these plus used caravans from Lunar and Elddis, in the February 2017 edition of Practical Caravan magazine.
New SUVs take centre stage
In addition, we are testing the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the first mid-sized SUV the brand has brought to Britain. Was it worth the wait and can it justify its £40,000 price tag?
We're celebrating the 300th anniversary of landscaping legend Capability Brown’s birth!