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Is Portsmouth a good place for a Motorhome hire holiday

Portsmouth is the second largest city in Hampshire located on the south coast of England and has been used as an important naval port throughout history due to it's location, it is home to numerous ships including the HMS victory and HMS warrior. Portsmouth is only 64 miles from London and 19 miles away from Southampton and is an ideal place for motorhome owners who are also travelling abroad as it is a major ferry-port.

Portsmouth is getting more popular with people taking a motorhome hire holiday each passing year and is becoming one of Britain's best waterfront destination, you can discover Portsmouth's history/heritage and it's varied shopping and lively Arts scene. There are also excellent bars, cafes, restaurants and night-life thrown in for good measure.

Areas and districts in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a very populated place, even more so than London and includes the following areas: Fareham; Portchester; Gosport and Havant, it's metropolitan area reaches out from from Salisbury all the way to Bognor Regis.

There are the disctricts of Anchorage, Burfields, Buckland, Baffins Park Cosham, Copnor, Drayton, Eastney, East Cosham, Farlington, Fratton, Guildhall, Gunwharf Quays, Highbury, Hilsea, Kingston,Landport, Mile , Moneyfields,Milton, North End, North Harbour, Paulsgrove, Port Solent, Portsea, Old Portsmouth, Southsea, Somerstown, Stamshaw, widley and Wymering.

Taking your Motorhome hire vehicle abroad from Portsmouth

Portsmouth Harbour has numerous destinations that you can take your motorhome hire vehicle to such as Gosport, the Isle of Wight and you can get to the following destinations abroad on a ferry from Portsmouth: Caen; Le Havre and Cherbourg in France, Guernsey (St Helier) in the Channel Islands and Bilbao and Santander and Cantabria in Spain via a direct route crossing. The port is one of the busiest in the UK and over 3 million passengers use it each year.

Getting to Portsmouth on a Motorhome hire holiday by road

Three major roads take you into Portsmouth, The M275, A3 and A2030. The M27 has a junction that connects the M275 into Portsmouth. The A3 is the main road that links Portsmouth with the capital of England (London) and this would be the best route to take in your motorhome if you are travelling to the capital, there can be major traffic jams at Hindhead so you are best to avoid this area. The M27, M3 and A34 are also good roads to take for the Midlands and the North of England.

Cycling in Portsmouth

The city is connected to Route 2 of the National Cycle Network if you want to get the bikes off your motorhomes bike rack.

Driving a Motorhome in Portsmouth

Driving a motorhome hire vehicle in Portsmouth is fairly easy as there are not many narrow roads, however the cities traffic is usually very busy with locals and tourists and traffic can become very congested, one of the worst roads is London Road which gets very congested due to it being a major route into Portsmouth.

Parking a Motorhome hire vehicle in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is not particular motorhome friendly when it comes to parking and most have height restriction in the region of 2.1 metres, like most towns your motorhome should be within the bay markings, however the council do allow you to park in two bays as long as you have paid for them both. Motorhomes cannot be parked on street or overnight so options for overnight stays are limited. All in all Portsmouth is not a great place for parking a motorhome

Some great motorhome friendly campsites in Portsmouth

There a number of excellent campsites in Portsmouth that cater for hired motorhomes and we would recommend the following motorhome friendly sites:

1) Sunnydale Farm, Grange Rd, Netley Abbey, Portsmouth, Southampton, SO31 8GD. Sunnydale Farm is only a 20 minute drive in a motorhome from the Channel ferry at Portsmouth so is ideal if you are planning to head abroad. This Motorhome friendly site has 40 fully serviced pitches, 12 of which are big, level, hardstanding and ideal for motorhomes. Situated in a lovely spot on the edge of Netley Abbey village. There is also the solent way coastal route which is close if you are feeling energetic which is great for a bike ride or walk.

2) Dibles Park, Dibles Road, Warsash, Portsmouth, Southampton, SO31 9SA. Dibles Park is a 4 star touring and residential park situated on the South Coast of England, this is a smaller site but has 14 hardstanding pitches that all have electric hook up. Situated in a lovely location on the edge of Warsash village and close to pubs, restaurants and supermarkets and close to Portsmouth Gun Wharf Quay Retail Outlet, Portsmouth Docks, Fort Nelson Royal Armouries,Southampton West Quay shopping centre & the Docks. The campsite has excellent views to the Solent and the Isle of Wight and is well located for the ferries ports and travelling abroad on your motorhome holiday.

Holiday Motorhome Hire – motorhome hire in Portsmouth

Looking for a great motorhome hire deal in Portsmouth? Then Holiday Motorhome Hire is proud to help you find the ideal motorhome hire today. We have a wide range in a variety of locations across the UK that you can book for a weekend break, or a week away. If you would like to enquire about a motorhome to hire in Portsmouth today then simply fill out our contact form and we can get your a great quote today.

The major benefits of a motorhome holiday

A motorhome holiday will be a brand new exciting experience for you. With a motorhome you can have total freedom in your holiday. You get to choose where you go and what time you leave, you can decide if you want to stay in for dinner or stop off at a nice restaurant along your journeys. And with the wide choices of great landmarks and parks located in England you wont know where to visit first.

How long can you hire a motorhome for?

If your looking to hire a motorhome in Portsmouth then you might be wondering what hire periods are on offer. The good thing is that you can usually arrange to hire a motorhome in Portsmouth for as long as you need just book early to avoid disappointment. Just fill in our no obligation motorhome enquiry form above and we can get you a great motorhome quote today.

Why should you hire your Portsmouth motorhome with us?

At Holiday Motorhome Hire we work hard to find the best motorhome deal for you! We have a massive range of motorhomes to fit any requirements from a smaller motorhome for two people to motorhomes big enough to accommodate families of up to seven people. So fill in our enquiry form and we will get the perfect Portsmouth motorhome hire quote for you today.

Motorhome holidays in Portsmouth

If your in need of someone to take the pressure of finding the ideal motorhome in Portsmouth then we can do it. We can arrange all the details of your motorhome holiday in Portsmouth whether your live locally or on the other side of the UK. And the best part about a motorhome holiday is you can stay as near or far to Portsmouth.

What motorhome models are available?

When it comes to motorhomes there is a perfect motorhome for every occasion. Motorhomes typically come in three variations which accommodate various needs and numbers of people. With each motorhome variation there are advantages and dis-advantages but if you fill in our easy to use contact form we can get back to you with the right motorhome for your trip.

A guide to Portsmouth

Portsmouth is one of the many towns and cities located in the lovely county of Hampshire. There are tons of great attractions located in Hampshire and that's why its so popular with holiday makers in England. And if you decide you want to hire a motorhome in Portsmouth then you will have free reign to visit any location in Portsmouth. So choosing a motorhome is a great way to see the sights in Portsmouth.

What features does a motorhome have?

Motorhomes are available in a range of styles and varieties from simple two person homes to much larger vehicles. One of the common style of motorhomes used in England is the Coachbuilt motorhome also known as an overcab motorhome which features a double berth over the drive cab. Spacious and comfy sleeping quarters that make the most out of the space afford you a great nights rest. So if you are looking for a great motorhome hire vehicle in Portsmouth with all the right features just get in touch today.

Why are motorhomes so loved?

  • You have total freedom to go wherever you please
  • There are no traditional costs involved like hotel or dining costs
  • You can eat in or eat out
  • Fully fitted interiors with kitchens and living areas

Who would benefit from a motorhome?

  • Young or older couples after adventure
  • Small families that love the open road
  • Larger groups looking for a different type of break
  • Anyone looking to try something new