WHERE TO VISIT
Where to start?
We'd love to be able to give you advice on where to go but there's simply so much out there on the open road to see it's a hard place to start to give advice.
We all have desires and aspire to different things and that's the beauty of individuality. By hiring a Whittams Luxury motorhome you will have that ability to make your journey as unique and as individual as you are.
Tour, explore, go abroad or stay local, it's entirely up to you. Your motorhome will provide you the freedom to choose and go wherever you want to go.
Understanding what our clients enjoy and where they go is key to improving our service and enhancing your experience. Below are just some of the places where our customers have been and what they have to say.
Please find below recommendations our clients have provided after some of the memorable journeys they have taken themselves in our luxury motorhomes.
Gwynedd, North Wales
Portmeirion Village was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, and is now owned by a charitable trust. The village is located in the community of Penrhyndeudraeth, on the estuary of the River Dwyryd, 2 miles south east of Porthmadog, and 1 mile from Minffordd railway station..Portmeirion has served as the location for numerous films and television shows, and was “The Village” in the 1960s television show The Prisoner. It is home to a cluster of historic cottages, iconic architecture, a spa, stylish shops, award-winning restaurants, exotic gardens and sandy beaches. What a stunning place amazing food, you really wouldn’t believe you were in the UK!
Scotland’s version of Route 66 is a 516-mile loop that starts at Inverness, heads west to Applecross, facing the Isle of Skye in Wester Ross, then turns roughly north up the coast through Durness and John O’Groats and back to Inverness. It incorporates many narrow, twisting roads, including the steepest single-track stretch in the UK, at Bealach na Bà. This has become one of the most popular tours our customers take.
What could be more romantic than a trip to the brooding Pennine Moors that inspired the likes of Charlotte & Emily Brontë? There are plenty of options for an intimate ramble through the heathland including the famous walk to Top Withens & Brontë falls. For those with an inclination for the dreamy, bourgeois atmosphere of a steam train, there are plenty of local tours to embark on, as Keighley and Worth Valley railway was the setting for the iconic film The Railway Children. Howarth is the ideal hideaway for couples in the moors.
Harrogate is a town in North Yorkshire and home to Whittams motorhomes east of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, a Victorian spa town and rural district that contains the medieval city of Ripon, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and four charming but very different market towns; Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Masham and Pateley Bridge. . In the heart of Yorkshire this is your perfect base for a day, a weekend or a week, you will find there is always something taking place to capture your interest offering something for everyone, We have a wide range of shops, the famous Bettys tea rooms, cosmopolitan townhouses to remote and idyllic country cottages.
the peak district
The Peak District National Park is in central England. Steep limestone valleys like Dovedale, with its famed steppingstones, and Lathkill Dale characterise the park’s southern area, which is known as White Peak. North, the Dark Peak area has dramatic gritstone ridges and stark moorland plateaus like Kinder Scout, the park’s highest point. The nearby village of Edale marks one end of the iconic Pennine Way footpath.
Around Ingleton is a mecca for rock climbing, pot holing & walking nature trails. The Ingleton Falls Trail is a must for the most exhilarating views; you’ll also find Gaping Gill plus Ingleborough & White Scar caves close by, which are open to the public. Visitors can descend into the caverns, where they’ll find dramatic chambers & towering falls. The famous Yorkshire Three Peaks hike can be accessed from Ingleton, making it ideal for experienced hill-walkers, while the town itself offers traditional pubs, for a post-walk pint.
You can walk from Whitby to Sandsend via a magnificent three-mile long beach, but you need to be careful to judge tide times to avoid being cut off. Whitby is obviously a huge plus point with its beautiful old town that has no shortage of fabulous fish & chips. Sandsend is a much slower paced village, nice and quiet with a few shops, local pubs & a cafe on the beach. . Here you can enjoy a dip in the sea before breakfast along with the local surfers and enjoy stargazing at night. there are a couple of local campsites dotted around within walking distance to the beach. Beachcombing for fossils is a popular pastime – this is dinosaur coast after all.
the lake district
The Lake District is a region and national park in Cumbria in northwest England. A popular vacation destination, it’s known for its glacial ribbon lakes, rugged fell mountains and historic literary associations. Market towns such as Kendal, Ambleside and Keswick on scenic Derwentwater are bases for exploring the area and home to traditional inns, galleries of local art and outdoor equipment shops.
Malham has jaw-dropping scenery and key landmarks such as Malham Cove, the breath-taking limestone formation of Harry Potter fame; the idyllic lake at Malham Tarn; the dramatic ravine of Gordale Scar; and by no means least, the ethereal falls of Janet’s Foss – legendary home of Jennet, Queen of the fairies. Take a stroll round Bolton Abbey, where the ruins of the priory make for an atmospheric backdrop. Malham town is picturesque, while nearby Grassington offers local pubs & shops to explore.
South West England
Cornwall is a Duchy in the extreme southwest of the UK and includes the isles of Scilly, considered the mystical home of the legendary King Arthur. Lying west of the River Tamar border with its nearest neighbour, Cornwall is one of the more isolated and distinct parts of the UK. It is one of the most popular with travellers and holiday makers. . Its relatively warm climate, long coastline, amazing scenery, and diverse Celtic heritage (combined with tales of smuggling and pirates) go only part of the way to explaining its appeal. Cornwall is increasingly becoming a popular destination for those interested in cultural tourism because its long association with visual and written arts and its enormous wealth of archaeology.
With nearby theme parks like Lightwater Valley & Flamingo Land, the market town of Pickering is perfect for young families. Situated near Dalby Forest which is ideal for cycling, forest walks and features the Go Ape activity centre. There's local villages & gift shops, and even a chocolate factory close by. Pickering is a great base to explore Scarborough as well as close by Eden Camp & Castle Howard, both offering historic & educational excursions.
Staithes & runswick
The coastal towns of Staithes & Runswick Bay are like stepping back in time. Locally you'll find museums & heritage sites, like the one dedicated to Captain Cook, who spent much of his early days in the area. Fancy fish & chips by the harbour, or even seeing where the legend of Dracula came to life? Wildlife-lovers are also in for a treat with boat trips to see local seals, while cliff top walks & picturesque fishing villages along the coast provide endless photo opportunities & idyllic locations to stop for some traditional tea and cake.