DubKation Idea – Rutland –

Want to go on a UK Tour in a campervan hire, but not sure where you’d go? Well take a look at this DubKation idea.

Where am I going?

Rutland – the countries smallest county and the perfect place for a cycle of fishing break.

How long do I need?

3 nights

How much would that cost me?

Campervan hire is available from £65 per night. Check out our FAQS for minimum hire periods, who can hire the VW Caddy Maxi Campervan and many other questions answered.

Where can I stay?

We highly recommend Greendale Farm Caravan & Camping Park, Rutland – an adults only, small rural campsite which is part of the tranquil park’s group. If you book – tell them you have been recommended by us, they will look after you! www.rutlandgreendale.co.uk

What route can I take?

Day 1 – 30 min drive, 24 miles, Pick up the VW Caddy Campervan hire from Peterborough. Drive to Greendale Farm, Rutland & use it as a base to explore different areas.

What sort of things can I do whilst exploring Rutland?

  • Spend some time around the campsite – it’s just outside a lovely village called Whissendine, Rutland which has a lovely pub & coffee shop – all within a 20 minute walk. The campsite itself is adult’s only & has a lovely heated pool too! It is part of the tranquil parks group and was voted “best couple’s campsite” in 2019 with plenty of walks and cycle routes. Remember you can hire Dinky’s bike rack for an additional £25 for your whole hire.
  • We love Rutland water! It is a reservoir in Rutland and one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe. Normanton church is a must see! You can walk, cycle or run around the water & even enjoy some water sports too! The aqua park is so much fun. Check out availability and opening times at https://www.aquaparkgroup.co.uk/rutland/.
  • Voted the UK’s Best Garden to Visit 2018/19, Barnsdale Gardens is an essential visit whether you are a gardener or not. There are numerous courses and events running throughout the year and a lovely tea room. For more info – check out http://barnsdalegardens.co.uk/whats-on.html
  • Rockingham castle is a former royal castle and hunting lodge in Rockingham Forest approximately 30 minute drive from the campsite and was built by William the Conqueror! The Castle is open to day visitors on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from Easter through to September and from June on Tuesdays as well. For more information visit www.rockinghamcastle.com
  • Burghley House is a must visit! Located in Stamford, is a grand sixteenth-century country house with beautiful gardens & even a “garden of surprise!”. The House is open Wednesday to Sunday from 5th August & the gardens are open daily. For more information on any events, visit www.burghley.co.uk.
  • Why not tie in a visit to Stamford whilst at Burghley house? In 2013 it was rated the best place to live in a survey by The Sunday Times! We love walking around the cobble streets, wandering in & out of the shops, bars & restaurants. It also has a buzzing night life with many different places to have drinks or food. It is only a 30 minute drive from the campsite so what’s stopping you?
  • Fineshade wood is a great day out. Whether you want to have a leisurely wander through the trees, hop on your bike or have a play in the play areas, Fineshade Wood is bursting with opportunities to explore the great outdoors!
  • Gates garden centre is just a 10 minute drive from the campsite & is great for rainy days! it offers a huge range of plants and garden products. find everything from garden tools and pots to patio furniture, water features, clothing, homeware and pet care – there’s something for everyone. There’s also a large, well-stocked farm shop with local produce. We highly recommend the samosa’s!

Tell me you’re not excited for a DubKation now? Check out availability for your UK campervan hire here

Join us on next week’s blog where we will be going on an adventure to explore in & around Snowdonia National Park in Wales

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