Information about campervan hire Yorkshire!
Have You Ever Wanted To Hire A Campervan In Yorkshire?
Yorkshire, with it's fantastic history, cultural cities and wonderful scenery, is a brilliant place to hire a campervan. To see a list of suppliers in or near Yorkshire, please click here to be taken to the form above. This will enable you to get a live comparison of campervan suppliers in Yorkshire, as well as allowing you to make a booking and therefore get your holiday underway. There are also filters that let you choose the options you require for your campervan, such as the number of people the vehicle sleeps, the price, extra insurance options and so on.
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It is important to note that relatively few international visitors will actually hire a campervan in Yorkshire. This is because the county lacks an international airport, which is generally the place that most campervan rentals take place; instead, we would recommend that you hire your vehicle outside Yorkshire and then drive in, which saves on train fares which can be surprisingly costly in the UK. This way you can also drop the vehicle back off at the airport before you leave, which eliminates any expensive relocation fees.
Visitors to Yorkshire are spoilt when it comes to things to see and do. There are well over 800 attractions in the county – you could probably visit ever year for the next twenty years and still find something new to do each time! Ultimately, Yorkshire has something for everyone – if you're a culture or history buff, then you're sure to love exploring the former Roman city of York (as well as in the many towns and villages dotted around the county, each with their own impressive Roman and Viking pasts). Similarly, if you prefer nature, then the Yorkshire Dales or the North York Moors are certain to delight. And of course, Yorkshire has a wonderful food culture with some of the best restaurants in the country and excellent wines and other drinks to sample. Yorkshire, as one of the largest counties in the country, really is full of possibilities!
The History of Yorkshire
Yorkshire certainly has a long and eventful history, and is regarded as a 'historic county' in that it has long had an important role in defining the culture and politics of the country. It is arguably the greenest county in the UK, and has been made wealthy through farming. Yorkshire has had a turbulent past, having been inhabited and occupied by first the Celts, then the Romans, then the Vikings (Yorkshire is the site of the only true viking territory on the UK mainland, that of Jorvik) and finally the Normans. This is not to mention the War of the Roses which took place in Yorkshire - this series of battles, some of which were the most bloody to ever take place on the English mainland, defined the English Royal Family in the middle ages.
Yorkshire today is a large and wealthy county that still draws a lot of income from agriculture, but like many other places in the UK has diversified into diverse new industries such as media, tourism and digital technologies.
Things to see and do
One of the benefits of hiring a campervan is that you are ideally placed to travel round Yorkshire at your pleasure, and stay for as long or as short a time in each location. There are so many things to see and do that it would be impossible to list them all; instead, we will give a brief snapshot of a few of the activities that are available.
- Visit York – this is the obvious choice, but well worth mentioning. Of course, there are literally thousands of museums, restaurants, cafes, galleries and bars to see, but most visitors won't want to miss York Minster (a vast and beautiful Gothic Cathedral) or the Jorvik Viking Center (an attraction that lets you explore the streets York as it was 1000 years ago, during the times of the Vikings).
- Explore the Yorkshire Dales – the Yorkshire Dales National Park is perfect for your campervan holiday, as you can camp very cheaply here and wake up to some truly spectacular views. The Yorkshire Dales have some well renowned hikes, and of course very famous pubs where you can rest your feet after a long day exploring (including the ever popular Castle Inn at Skipton, which was voted the best pub in the country).
- Visit Yorkshire's World Heritage Sites – Yorkshire is very fortunate to have two World Heritage Sites within its boundaries, that of Studley Royal Park (including the ruins of Fountains Abby) and Saltaire. Studley Royal Park contains over 800 years of history encompassed by beautiful gardens and buildings, as well as the remains of Fountains Abby, which was once one of the most impressive Cistercian monasteries until it was left to ruin under the Dissolution of the Monasteries ordered by King Henry VIII. Saltaire is a Victorian model village built by the powerful industrialist Sir Titus Salt in the 19th Century – it was designed to provide model housing and conditions for the employees of the woolen mills, and a hospitals, a laboratory and a library, all designed to improve the conditions available to the workers at the time.
Yorkshire is a wonderful place to visit in a campervan, as the grand history and large size of the country mean that visitors are spoilt when it comes to things to do. Also, with impressive scenery and plenty of places to stay in your campervan, any holiday to Yorkshire is sure to be both a natural and a cultural pleasure!