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Motorhome hire holidays in Southampton

Southampton is a large UK city in the county of Hampshire and is a great place for a motorhome hire holiday as it is a great city in it's own right and is Ideally located for visiting the south coast of England in a motorhome.

Southampton is a major shipping port and is now known for being the place where some of the largest cruise ships in the world like to dock, in the past it's main claim to fame is that the invincible HMS titanic was built and docked here. Southampton is only a 75 mile drive in your motorhome from the capital of the UK London and only 19 miles from another great city Portsmouth, and only 21 miles from the ferry ports if you are thinking of taking your motorhome abroad

Driving to Southampton in a motorhome

Southampton is in a great location in the south coast that makes it easy to get to in a motorhome vehicle by road and if you are driving From the North of England, London or the Home Counties you would be best to take the M3, M27 and A34 which provide a fast direct route to the heart of Southampton.

If you are driving from Bristol, Wales or anywhere in the West Country we would advice you to take the A36 as it is the best route. Travelling from the From East of England follow the A27/M27 and make sure you leave at Junction 8. It is always best to plan your journey in advance using Google maps and make sure you plan regular breaks to stop you getting tired when driving your motorhome if you have a long journey ahead.

Parks and walks in Southampton

You may be surprised to know that Southampton has some of the best parks in Southern England. There are no less than 7 parks in the city, so it might be time to get those bikes off your motorhome bike rack and get a bit of exercise done.

The parks we visited in Southampton were very well maintained and were very stylish as they mainly date back to Victorian times when common land was taken and changed into elegant parks by forward thinking planners

So if you want to relax for a few hours or even spend a day exploring these grade II listed parks with traditional bandstands and sculptures etc, we would advise you to consider visiting the parks of Southampton on your motorhome holiday during your stay

Things to see and do in Southampton on your motorhome holiday

One of the things you must do is visit Southampton's lovely old town which is brimming with hidden treasures and is steeped in history, you can admire the well preserved medieval walls whilst looking at the buildings which are centuries old and marvel at the medieval town gates, this really is a place not to be missed if you are interested in UK history.

You can't go to Southampton without also visiting the Maritime Museum near the waterfront, We all know the story of the Titanic and this is where the Titanic set off from on that fatal maiden voyage, but there is also much more to see and learn about, as for example did you know that the Wool House was built in the 14th century once kept French prisoners captive during the Napoleonic war.

Hit the shops and take some gifts back from your motorhome holiday trip

Southampton has everything a shopper could want and has a good blend of high quality shopping centres. If you want to shop in a place that dates back to a bygone era you should head for Bedford Place and it's environs where you will find traditional upmarket independent shops in an area that is not dominated by the big shopping chains, this area is also popular at night when the bars and restaurants are very busy

Another popular place to visit is the Old Northam Road which is a blast from the past, a traditional Victorian High Street awaits - you can buy a bit of Southamptons history at shops like "cobwebs" and many other respected antiques and collectors shops along this road.

Campsites in Southampton that are motorhome friendly

Dibles Park is a 4 star touring park in a great location between Portsmouth and Southampton, there are 14 hard standing pitches available with electrical hook up. This Park is in a lovely setting on the outskirts of Warsash Village with good shops and dining out places only a short distance away.

Situated in a peaceful location on the outskirts of the small village of Warsash, on the eastern bank of the river Hamble, where there are supermarkets, shops and various restaurants and pubs. If you like walking there are plenty of options such as the River Hamble estuary and Solent shorelines that give stunning views of the Solent all the way across to the Isle of Wight.

Sunnydale Farm Camping and Caravan site is a well run family site that is only 3 miles East of Southampton and has 40 serviced level pitches. The pitches here were found to be good sizes and there is very good access and plenty of parking for motorhomes as well.

The owners of the site have made improvements recently which has included the opening of new toilet and shower block which has underfloor heating and makes this facility perfect for those cold winter mornings and ideal for all year round use.

Summary of Southampton as a motorhome holiday destination

Southampton has something for everyone, but is particulary suited to motorhome holiday makers who enjoy driving through the countryside and enjoy seeing historic sites, there is a great deal you can learn about this city that may surprise you and it is an excellent place to stay of visit on a motorhome holiday

Hire a motorhome in Southampton

Are you looking to hire a Southampton motorhome? Holiday Motorhome Hire will find you the ideal Southampton motorhome. We offer a top quality motorhome hire service matching you up with the ideal motorhome regardless of where in England you need it. We can provide you with a great Southampton motorhome quote very simply just put your details into the contact.

Why you should hire your Southampton motorhome with us

We work hard here at Holiday Motorhome Hire to find everyone the right motorhome in Southampton. 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 to get a fantastic motorhome vehicle today just get in touch with us and we can find the ideal hire vehicle for you.

What type of holidays can you use motorhomes for?

  • Large holiday groups – Friends or relatives
  • A slightly different camping holiday
  • Nature reserve breaks
  • Peak District trips and breaks

What are motorhomes popular?

  • You can make camp where ever you choose
  • There are no traditional costs involved like hotel or dining costs
  • You can dine in or dine out
  • They have great fitted amenities like full fitted bathrooms and kitchens

Can I hire a motorhome for a few weeks?

If your looking to hire a motorhome in Southampton then you might be wondering what hire periods are on offer. If you book with plenty of time to spare chances are you will be able to get a great motorhome hire vehicle for exactly the time you need. So if you need a great motorhome in Southampton then just get in touch with us we are great at finding people the right motorhome solution.

Who are motorhome holidays suitable for?

  • Couples who love exciting and different holidays
  • Smaller groups of friends after a road trip
  • Large families looking for a different type of holiday
  • Anyone looking for a new adventurous holiday

Motorhome breaks – What places in England could we visit?

  • The Lake District
  • Seaside resorts like Brighton
  • The south coast of England
  • Westminster Abbey

What is the history of the motorhome?

The first custom motorhomes were built in the early 20th century and were rather strange looking vehicles that weren't exactly pretty. Early motorhomes wouldn't have had the traditional features we know nowadays. Nowadays many large companies produce motorhomes like Ford Motors and Fiat who produce a large amount of European motorhome vehicles.

Motorhome hire – What models are available?

With a motorhome you have the choice of quite a few models and sizes, so you will get something ideal for you and your family or your party. There are roughly three categories of motorhomes available which are the C-Class, campervan and A-Class. And we can easily manage which one is best for you or advise you on which we would recommend for you and you can make the final decision.

The plus points of motorhome holidays

With a motorhome break you will have a plethora of benefits and advantages over a typical summer or winter holiday. A motorhome will allow you total freedom in a way a normal holiday cannot. If you want to keep moving and visit as many different places as possible its easy to do with a motorhome. And when it comes to waking up every day is a new adventure with you in the drivers seat.

Motorhome trips in Southampton

If your looking to hire a motorhome for a holiday in Southampton then we can find you the ideal motorhome! Our staff can manage your motorhome booking, and match you up with the right provider in the right location. And the best part about a motorhome holiday is you can stay as near or far to Southampton.

Southampton – A quick guide

Southampton is located in the great county of Hampshire along with many other beautiful towns. Hampshire is definitely one of the most popular counties in England and Southampton is ideal for motorhome breaks or holidays. And if you decide you want to hire a motorhome in Southampton then you will have free reign to visit any location in Southampton. See there are plenty of benefits to a motorhome break!