1 A Welsh wonder
Cross the vast 18-arched viaduct that is Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the longest aqueduct in Britain, and you’ll be walking (or floating, if you cross in a canal boat) on one of the most remarkable achievements of the Industrial Revolution. Stay just a few miles down the Dee Valley at Wern Isaf Farm, a peaceful site only half a mile from Llangollen.
2 Birthplace of the revolution
Acknowledged as the place where the manufacturing system that kickstarted the Industrial Revolution in the UK began, Derbyshire’s beautiful Derwent Valley is steeped in history. Stay at Broadholme Lane Caravan Park for a great base from which to visit Derwent Valley Mills.
3 In the giant’s footsteps
Just a few miles from Ballyness Caravan Park is the stunning Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast. With the Atlantic licking at the foot of the curious columns, there’s plenty to see and it’s free to walk the stones. The car park is reserved for visitors to the National Trust centre.
4 Bridging the Forth
One of the most recent additions to the list of the UK’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites is the Forth Bridge, an impressive feat of engineering that has been carrying trains across the Forth estuary since it opened in 1890. Stay at Edinburgh Caravan and Motorhome Club Site and it’s an easy drive to the viewpoints, where you can admire all three spectacular bridges that now span the Firth of Forth.
While staying here, you could also visit Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town, which are another World Heritage Site.
5 Standing stones
One of the most famous World Heritage Sites, Stonehenge and Avebury are iconic prehistoric monuments. Set among the rolling hills of Wiltshire, these remarkable stone circles are well worth a visit. Devizes Camping and Caravanning Club Site lies midway between the two.
6 Haunting histories
The remote island of St Kilda is internationally recognised for its wonderful wildlife, but somewhat inaccessible. You can, however, pitch up on the Isle of Harris, at an idyllic location such as Flodabay Farm Campsite. Note that caravans must be towed by a large 4×4 on this site.
7 Eyes on the skies
Jodrell Bank Observatory gained World Heritage status just last year – not a surprising addition. It’s a hub of extraordinary science and discovery, with plenty to see and do, and beautiful landscaped grounds. Stay at Sycamore Farm CL, a small, peaceful site that is just a 10-minute drive away.
8 Heritage Hub
London has four World Heritage Sites – Westminster (including the Palace, home to the Houses of Parliament, and the Cathedral), the Tower of London, Greenwich and Kew Gardens. All can be access by public transport from Crystal Place Caravan and Motorhome Club Site.
9 The final frontier
Hadrian’s Wall is part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the best places to view it is Walltown Crags, in Northumberland. Stay at nearby Herding Hill Farm and you can walk the wall and visit other sites, such as Houseteads Roman Fort.
10 Water Gardens, Fountains Abbey
Stay at Yorkshire Hussar Inn Holiday Caravan Park to be within a few minutes’ drive of the spectacular Studley Royal Water Gardens. Here you’ll also find the remarkable remains of Fountains Abbey, a medieval gem set in a masterpiece of 18th-century landscaping.