Camping and glamping experts Pitchup have crunched the numbers, analysing camping, glamping, touring and caravanning pitch prices per night to reveal the UK’s most affordable regions for a staycation on a shoestring.
As well as the North West, some of the UK’s favourite holiday spots such as Northern Ireland, East Midlands and West Wales came out as the cheapest, all costing just over £15pp - a bargain for a night in the outdoors.
5. Glasgow and Strathclyde - £16.44pp per night
If you fancy a real taste of Scotland, there are plenty of whisky tours where you can learn all about Scotland’s national drink - and try a tipple of course! Or if whisky isn’t your thing, Strathclyde Country Park is the perfect place to visit for all the family as you take in the beautiful sights of the River Clyde and all the surrounding greenery. The park is one of the most popular family attractions in central Scotland, with plenty of fun all year round such as music festivals, firework events and nature walks.
6. London - £17.63pp per night
If you want to visit London, but don’t fancy staying in the hustle and bustle of the city, or paying the extortionate prices for a hotel, then perhaps pitching up at a campsite and travelling into the centre is a more affordable alternative.
7. North West England - £18.00pp per night
North West England is a one-stop-destination for all the family to enjoy, with plenty to do. You could travel to Liverpool and immerse yourself in music history at The Beatles Museum, then the next day, you can venture into the sunny seaside town of Blackpool, where you can meet your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds, ride The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, all polished off with some sugared donuts from the pier.
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8. Scotland South - £18.11pp per night
Here you’ll find the stunning Scottish Borders, where you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do and see, such as a long walk or cycle through the luscious greenery or head to the coast to discover beaches you won’t believe are in the UK. If you’re a foodie you can enjoy some fish and chips at the beach in Eyemouth or venture into the historic town of Dumfries for a spot of shopping and history.
Photo: Jody Hodnett