The AA has today revealed the UK’s top campsites and caravanning destinations with the announcement of the 2021 Caravan and Camping Award winners in a virtual ceremony.
Returning for the first time since 2019, the Caravan and Camping Awards celebrate those camping and caravan sites offering guests the most comfortable and welcoming stays in the UK. This year’s Campsite of the Year for England, and Overall Winner, was revealed as South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park, Poole, Dorset, while Brighouse Bay Holiday Park, Brighouse Bay, Dumfries & Galloway took the prize for Scotland and Pencelli Castle Caravan & Camping Park, Brecon, Powys won the award for Wales.
Wales award winner, Pencelli Castle Caravan and Camping Park, was described by AA inspectors as a “charming park offering peace, beautiful scenery, high-quality facilities and a wildflower meadow”.
Riverside Camping in Caernarvon, Gwynedd. was named the Most Improved Campsite of the Year.
In addition to five regional campsite categories, other awards included Holiday Centre of the Year, which was awarded to Park Foot Caravan & Camping Park, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria and Glamping Site of the Year, which went to Concierge Glamping, Chichester, West Sussex, which previously won Regional Campsite of the Year South East in 2019.
AA CAMPSITES OF THE YEAR 2021 – 2022
ENGLAND AND OVERALL WINNER: South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park, Poole, Dorset
REGIONAL CAMPSITES OF THE YEAR 2021 – 2022
SOUTH WEST ENGLAND: Woodland Springs Adult Touring Park, Drewsteignton, Devon
SOUTH EAST ENGLAND: Swiss Farm Touring & Camping, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
HEART OF ENGLAND: Wheathill Touring Park. Wheathill, Shropshire
NORTH WEST ENGLAND: Lamb Cottage Caravan Park, Whitegate, Cheshire
NORTH EAST ENGLAND: Ladycross Plantation Caravan Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire
HOLIDAY CENTRE OF THE YEAR 2021 – 2022
MOST IMPROVED CAMPSITE OF THE YEAR 2021 – 2022
SMALL CAMPSITE OF THE YEAR 2021 – 2022
GLAMPING SITE OF THE YEAR 2021 – 2022
Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media said “
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Caravan and Camping Awards 2021 and have the opportunity to celebrate those sites offering holidaymakers the highest quality camping and caravanning experiences.
“As the hospitality industry has reopened over the past few months, we have seen British tourists exploring the UK more than ever, enjoying incredible campsites and caravan parks across the country. We hope that our latest Caravan and Camping Guide helps them discover even more fantastic holiday destinations, including our wonderful winners.”
All Caravan and Camping Award winners are featured in the 54th edition of the AA Caravan and Camping Guide 2022, the ultimate guide to the UK’s best camping and caravanning destinations. Each site included in the guide have been visited by one of the AA’s experienced Campsite Inspectors, grading sites from one to five Pennants, based on their facilities and hospitality. Only the parks of the very highest standard are awarded the coveted Platinum Pennant award. Each entry within the guide includes location, ratings, contact details, directions, prices, opening times, facilities and a description to help select the right site for your needs.
The AA Caravan and Camping Guide 2022 is available to order from all good book shops and on Amazon from 12th November 2021. To discover more about camping destinations in the UK visit www.ratedtrips.com/camping
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