Motorhome Stopovers in the UK and Ireland

A listing of officially sanctioned overnight parking stopovers for motorhomes in the UK.
These are the closest thing the UK has to the motorhome 'aires' found in many countries in mainland Europe, however they are not equivalent. Most of the car and lorry parks listed have no specific motorhome parking places and or facilities, they are simply the ones we understand to have no regulations prohibiting overnight sleeping, eating and cooking. A few do have specific motorhome parking facilities, this is mentioned in the listing.

The Nightstop locations are included with the kind permission of Practical Motorhome Magazine.

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Add a new Stopover
Please send us information about new stopovers, they must be officially approved - photograph any signs or let us know the owners/local council details so that we can contact them. Please use our contact form

Set up a Stopover
If you want to set up your own stopover, or add your own site to our listing, please see our infomation on setting up a motorhome stopover.

Motor Caravan Tourism Organisation
This organisation has been set up with the aim of promoting motorhome tourism in the UK. They lobby for the setting up of Camper Stops in the UK, based on the ones existing in Northern Ireland and Europe. See:

Motor Caravanner's Club
The Motor Caravanner's Club CL network is open to non-members. Many are on farms but there are some at pubs and social clubs. Find their listing on the Club website.

View Official overnight stopovers for motorhomes in a larger map
Red markers indicate the Practical Motorhome Nightstops

Google Map
A small version of our UK Stopovers map is on this page, you can see the full sized version here: Motorhome Stopovers Google Map

For news on UK Motorhome Stopovers see our Stopover News page.

GPS Co-ordinates
GPS coordinates are given as degrees and decimal minutes, and also as decimal degrees in brackets. If your sat nav needs a different format try this online converter:
Coordinates have been verified with Google Maps but note that the marker may not be at a routable location for some sat navs, this may result in the sat nav's 'best guess' for the destination being inaccurate. If possible please check your sat nav's destination against the Google Map link!

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Nightstop Scheme
Stopovers marked with the Nightstop Scheme logo are part of a joint scheme run by Practical Motorhome magazine and The Motor Caravanners' Club. They are officially licenced as 5 van sites, but are open to all (no club membership required), most have toilet disposal and fresh water available.

aire de serviceMotorhome Service Points
The stopovers marked with this sign all have facilities for supplying fresh water and the disposal of black and/or grey waste water. The black water disposal facility may in some cases only be suitable for portable toilets. Electricity may also be available - see description. These facilities may in some cases only be available to those staying at the site.

UK Motorhome Stopover Listing

Updated 23/11/2015 ©

Before making plans to stay at any of these please read the disclaimer at the end of the listing.

Where possible the GPS coordinates, map and streetview links are at the entrance to the parking.



Shefford - UPDATED February 2014 Nightstop Scheme
The Airman Hotel, 16 Hitchin Road, Meppershall, Shefford, SG17 5JF
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 01.518 W0° 18.993 (N52.0253° W0.316558°)
On the A507
£10. Water available, rubbish disposal. 5 motorhomes only
Phone 01462 850853 between 9am-10pm


Windsor - UPDATED February 2013 visitor report
Alexandra Gardens car park, Alma Road
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 29.038' W0° 36.897' (N51.483964° W0.614957°)
Overnight parking may be available, by arrangement with the parking attendants on duty, at the Alexandra Gardens car park which is adjacent to the Coach Park. A few minutes walk from Windsor Castle.


Great Missenden - ADDED February 2014
Nightstop SchemeBlack Horse, Aylesbury Road, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 9AX
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 42.608' W0° 42.746' (N51.710132° W0.712439°)
Just off the A413 between Amersham and Aylesbury
Free if eating in the pub.
Water & hardstanding available, toilets during opening hours. 5 motorhomes only


St. Ives - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop SchemeThe Seven Wives, Ramsey Rd, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5RF
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 19.916' W0° 04.581' (N52.331934° W0.076347°)
Just off the A1123, about threequarters of a mile walk to the old part of town.
£5.00 Electric £5, water and toilet disposal available. 5 motorhomes only.
Phone: 01480 462180, 9am - 7pm


Chester - UPDATED February 2013 visitor report
Little Roodee Car Park.
map - streetview - GPS: N53° 11.072' W2° 53.570' (N53.18454° W2.892838°)
For motorhomes which fit a standard car bay: £5.80 for over 6hrs (7am to 5pm), £1.50 for overnight (5pm to 9am). Larger motorhomes should use the coach/lorry bays and pay £10.00 over 6 hrs or £5.00 overnight (5pm to 9am). Barrier closes at 10.30pm and opens at 6.00am. Toilets available but close about 5.30. Short walk to the city centre. Just off the A483 Grosvenor Road, by the river.

Great Budworth - ADDED February 2014
Nightstop SchemeBelmont Hall, Great Budworth, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6JA
map - streetview - GPS: N53° 18.071' W2° 31.613' (N53.301188° W2.526889°)
3 miles south of M56 J10 on the A559 heading to Northwich. Site entrance at junction of the A559 and Pole Lane.
Cost: £15
Water, Chemical disposal, Toilets/Showers/Washroom. Electric Hook ups, Rubbish Bins, 5 hard standings, Disabled Friendly with Toilet/Shower. Dogs allowed and exercise area. 5 motorhomes only.
Phone: 07530 450019


Mevagissey - UPDATED March 2013
Willow Park Car Park, Valley Road (B3273)
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 16.293' W4° 47.427' (N50.271559° W4.790453°)
Large car park allowing overnight parking for motorhomes at £7.50/night (6pm to 10am), short walk to harbour. Do not attempt to drive any further into the town with a large motorhome! Daytime rates are £3 for 2hrs, £5 for 4hrs, £8 all day, 24 hours £10.
The car park is very busy in the summer and spaces for motorhomes may not be available untill late afternoon or early evening. Large motorhomes can be accommodated. Water may be available, please ask on arrival. No other facilities. Contact phone 01726 843 258

St. Issey - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop SchemeHalfway House Inn, St. Jidgey. On the A39 just over 4 miles south of Wadebridge.
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 29.357' W4° 53.971' (N50.489312° W4.899529°)
The motorhome parking is on the grass behind the pub. If the pub is closed please park in the front car park and wait to check in.
Open: All year except Christmas and New Year. October –Easter pub is closed Sunday evening & Monday lunchtime
Cost: £10.00 per night, refunded if meals/drinks are purchased (minimum spend £35). Advance booking required. Check in between 12-2 & 5.30-10. Sunday 12-2 & 7-10 by arrangement.
Water available. 5 motorhomes only.
Contact 01208 812524 (10am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm only)

King Arthur's Car Park, opposite The Old Post Office, Fore Street.
map - streetview -GPS: N50° 39.814' W4° 45.108' (N50.663585° W4.751818°)
Large level carpark in centre of Tintagel town, easy access for 6m+ M/H. Reasonably secluded at far end of carpark.
Officially licenced for motorhomes to stay overnight
£3 for the night (4.00pm to 10.00am approx)
No services
Public toilet block in the car park closes at 10pm

Tintagel visitor report
Mayfair Car Park. In Fore Street behind the Mayfair shop, entrance almost adjacent to the one for King Arthur's car park.
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 39.798' W4° 45.062' (N50.663301° W4.751035°)
Cost £3.50 overnight, £2 all day. Surface is gravel, with a grass overflow area.

Tintagel - ADDED June 2013
Sword in Stone Car Park, Bossiney Road (opposite Tourist Information) PL34 0AD
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 39.752 W4° 44.858 (N50.66253° W4.747629°)
Signed overnight fee for campervans.
£2.00 10am to 8pm Overnight £3.50 8pm to 10am

Treen - ADDED June 2015
Car Park, Treen, St. Levan, Penzance, TR19 6LF
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 02.995' W5° 38.462' (N50.049918° W5.641037°)
Overnight parking by permission. Ask at Cafe or Pyre Cottage
Pub and cafe/shop nearby. Portable toilet.

Marazion - UPDATED June 2013
Kings Road car park.
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 07.450' W5° 28.552' (N50.124166° W5.475875°)
Small car park close to the town centre and right on the sea front. Overnight parking is allowed for £10. No services. Owners of large motorhomes would be wise to check the availability of spaces before attempting to drive into the town. No motorhomes allowed between 10 am and 5 pm.


Darlington - UPDATED February 2013
Chesnut Street car park, off Northgate (A167).
map - streetview - GPS: N54° 31.795' W1° 32.858' (N54.529917° W1.547633°)
Commercial vehicle overnight park, motorhomes may stay overnight. 24 hour pay and display, the charge between 8am and 6pm is £2.00, the fee covers the period from time of arrival untill 8am the next morning. No facilities.


Ambleside - UPDATED April 2015
aire de serviceMiller Field Motorhome Camping, Rothay Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EE


Appledore - NEW ADDITION March 2013 visitor report
Churchfield car park EX39 1RL
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 03.279' W4° 11.481' (N51.054644° W4.191355°)
£5 per night per space occupied for any period between 6pm and 10am (max two consecutive nights only). Daily charge is £3. Motorhomes must park at least 6m apart.
The council will be monitoring this new concession and abuses will lead to it being withdrawn.

Barnstaple - UPDATED February 2013
Seven Bretheren Van Park
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 04.358' W4° 03.520' (N51.072634° W4.058666°)
14 spaces for mid-sized commercial vehicles. Motorhomes are also permitted to park. Officially, overnight sleeping is not permitted but North Devon Council have informed us that enforcement action will not be taken.
Flat rate of £1.60 for parking at any time between 8am and 6pm every day including bank holidays. No services.

Bideford - ADDED March 2013 visitor report
Riverbank long stay car park EX39 2QS
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 01.250' W4° 12.237' (N51.020831° W4.203956°)
£5 per night per space occupied for any period between 6pm and 10am (max two consecutive nights only). Daily charge is £3. Motorhomes must park at least 6m apart.
The council will be monitoring this new concession and abuses will lead to it being withdrawn.

Chudleigh - ADDED June 2015
Nightstop SchemeThe Highwayman’s Haunt, Exeter Road, Chudleigh, TQ13 0DE
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 36.950' W3° 35.142' (N50.615827° W3.585701°)
Free if eating in the restaurant.
Toilets available when pub is open. Toilet disposal available.
Tel: 01626 853 250 (11am-11pm)

Crediton - UPDATED February 2014 visitor reports
Nightstop SchemeThelbridge Cross Inn, Thelbridge, Crediton, Devon EX17 4SQ
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 53.712 W3° 43.351 (N50.895195° W3.722521°)
Motorhomes may stay in the pub car park.
£5 per night, 2 13A hookups available at £3
Water and toilet disposal available. 5 motorhomes only.
Tel 01884 860 316 (9am-10pm)

Exeter - UPDATED February 2013 visitor report
Matford Park & Ride, off the A379 south of the city
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 41.721' W3° 31.193' (N50.695355 W3.519887°)
Limited motorhome parking is available, for one night stays only, in the over-height vehicle parking bays. Parking is free, adjacent toilet facilities are locked overnight.
Please note that overnight stays are 'tolerated', meaning that although the Parking Regulations do not permit camping, sleeping in vehicles, etc., enforcement action will not be taken. Any abuse of the facility such as noise/rubbish/high number of vehicles or similar issues will result in the concession being removed.

Holsworthy - NEW ADDITION March 2013
The Manor car park EX22 6DJ
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 48.680 W4° 21.170 (N50.811333° W4.352826°)
£5 per night per space occupied for any period between 6pm and 10am (max two consecutive nights only). Daily charge is £3. Motorhomes must park at least 6m apart.
The council will be monitoring this new concession and abuses will lead to it being withdrawn.

Ilfracombe - UPDATED February 2013
Brookdale coach/lorry park
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 12.445' W4° 07.682' (N51.207416° W4.128033°)
Motorhomes which do not fit in a standard car bay may park in the marked coach/lorry bays here.
Coach/lorry park with 17 spaces. Officially, overnight sleeping is not permitted but North Devon Council have informed us that enforcement action will not be taken.
£8 for any 24 hour period. No services

Ilfracombe - UPDATED February 2013
Hillsborough coach/lorry park
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 12.408' W4° 06.370' (N51.206803° W4.106168°)
Motorhomes which do not fit in a standard car bay may park in the marked coach/lorry area here.
Officially, overnight sleeping is not permitted but North Devon Council have informed us that enforcement action will not be taken.
£8 for any 24 hour period. Toilets on site.

Lee Mill Services. PL21 9EE
map - streetmap - GPS: N50° 23.096' W3° 58.225' (N50.384933° W3.970417°)
On the A38 about 9 miles east of Plymouth. Truck stop allowing overnight parking of motorhomes and caravans. £8 per night. Well signed off the A38.
Tesco Extra nearby (open 24 hrs Tue-Fri). Convenient stopover for the ferry port.

Lydford - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop Scheme The Castle Inn, Lydford, Devon, EX20 4BH
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 38.615 W4° 06.536 (N50.643591° W4.108931°)
Right on the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Motorhome parking is in the small car park behind the pub, overnight parking is not permitted in the public car park opposite.
Free if eating in pub. Parking space is limited, it is advisable to phone in advance to check availability.
WARNING! To avoid narrow lanes it is advised not to use GPS navigation to get you here. Turn off the A385 Okehampton to Tavistock road at The Dartmoor Inn, just over 5 miles south of the A30 junction. Follow the road into Lydford and the pub is on the right next to the Castle.
Water and toilet disposal available. Toilet and showers. Limited to 3-4 motorhomes. Not suitable for large motorhomes.
Phone: 01822 820241 12noon - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm

Plymouth - UPDATED February 2013
Ferry Port - Brittany Ferries
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 22.039' W4° 09.360' (N50.367314° W4.156003°)
If waiting for a ferry, motorhomes may park to the left or right at the beginning of the car lanes as long as they are not in the way of any traffic that is queuing for a sailing.

Torrington - NEW ADDITION March 2013
Sydney House car park EX38 8AA
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 57.080 W4° 08.663 (50.95133° 4.144379°)
£5 per night per space occupied for any period between 6pm and 10am (max two consecutive nights only). Daily charge is £3. Motorhomes must park at least 6m apart.
The council will be monitoring this new concession and abuses will lead to it being withdrawn.

Westward Ho! - NEW ADDITION March 2013 visitor report
The Main car park EX39 1LG
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 02.436 W4° 14.265 (N51.040608° W4.237746°)
£5 per night per space occupied for any period between 6pm and 10am (max two consecutive nights only). Daily charge is £3 except for 15 March to 31 October when the daily charge is £7. Motorhomes must park at least 6m apart.
The council will be monitoring this new concession and abuses will lead to it being withdrawn.


Poole - UPDATED February 2013
Ferry Port - Brittany Ferries
If waiting for a ferry, motorhomes may park in the check in lanes at Poole, after the last departure, for a £5 charge.
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 42.620' W1° 59.616' (50.710336° W1.993604°)


Newhaven - UPDATED March 2012
Ferry Terminal (port website)
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 47.684' E0° 03.246' (N50.794754° E0.054089°)
Motorhomes travelling on the early sailing from Newhaven are welcome to park overnight in the lanes leading to the vehicle check in if arriving after the last evening sailing at 23h00. If there is any doubt or passengers arrive earlier than last sailing please ask at the reception in the terminal you will be directed to an appropriate place to stay over the night. There is 24 hour access to the port and there is no charge. There is a freight drivers lounge, with showers and toilets, open 24 hours a day. Customers are welcome to use this facility if they wish.


Sewerby - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop SchemeThe Ship Inn, Cliff Road, Sewerby, YO15 1EW
map - streetview - GPS: N54° 06.100' W0° 09.847' (N54.1017° W0.164133°)
Right at the end of Cliff Road overlooking the cliffs between Bridlington and Flamborough Head.
The motorhome parking is on the pub car park.
Cost: £15 per night (includes voucher for use in the pub). Latest arrival: Daylight hours (phone first and check at bar before parking).
Water and toilet disposal available. 5 motorhomes only.
Contact 01262 672374 (11am to 9pm only)


Thaxted - UPDATED February 2013
Margaret Street Car Park
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 57.316' E0° 20.597' (N51.955262° E0.343284°)
Designated area for Motorhomes clearly indicated with a large sign. At the entrance to the car park the sign listing restrictions states - "Motorhomes may stay up to 48 hours in any 14 days". Public toilets open from 8 am to 5 pm


Bourton on the Water - NEW ADDITION June 2013
Bourton Vale Car & Coach Park, Station Rd, GL54 2EP
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 53.127' W1° 45.269' (51.885447° W1.754482°)
£8 overnight fee (6pm - 9am), otherwise the posted hourly rate applies.

Cheltenham - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop SchemeThe Gloucester Old Spot, Tewkesbury Road, GL51 9SY
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 56.003 W2° 08.920 (N51.933391° W2.148675°)
On the A4019.
Free if eating in the pub
Water available. Rubbish disposal. Toilets during opening hours. 5 motorhomes only.
Phone: 01242 680321 between 10am-11pm

Cirencester - UPDATED May 2015
Old Cricklade Road lorry park

Cirencester, Cerny Wick - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop SchemeThe Crown Inn, High Street, Cerney Wick, GL7 5QH
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 39.7584' W1° 53.3592' (N51.662658° W1.88933°)
Off the A419 south of Cirencester, on the edge of the village. For the easiest access take the old Cirencester Road off the A419, then take the lane to Cerney Wick which crosses the A419. The pub is on the left at the end of the lane. The motorhome parking is on the field beside the pub car park, hardstanding possible in the car park if the field is too soft.
Cost: £10 per night inc electric.
Water and toilet disposal available. 5 motorhomes only.
Contact 01793 750369 - email -

Newnham on Severn - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop SchemeElton Farm, Littledean Road, Newnham on Severn, GL14 1JU
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 49.413' W2° 26.852' (N51.823621° W2.447573°)
On the A4151 about 3 miles east of Cinderford. The farm has maize mazes, carp fishing and mountain biking and boarding. Motorhome parking is on part of a lage field.
Cost: £5 per night.
Water and toilet disposal available. 5 motorhomes only.
Contact 01452 760795/07768 182684, between 9am-9pm -


Denshaw - UPDATED June 2014
Nightstop SchemeThe Junction Inn, 2 Rochdale Road, Denshaw, Oldham, OL3 5SE
map - streetview - GPS: N53° 35.540' W2° 02.396' (N53.592331° W2.039941°)
About 5 1/2 miles north east of Oldham at the junction of the A672 and A640
Free if eating in the pub. 5 motorhomes only.
Tel: 01457 874265 (10am to 10pm) Website:

Oldham - UPDATED February 2014 visitor report
Nightstop SchemeThe Hawthorns, 365 Roundthorn Road, Oldham OL4 5LN
map - streetview - GPS: N53° 32.012' W2° 05.182' (N53.533529° W2.086373°)
A couple of miles south east of Oldham town centre. Motorhome parking is in the former car park adjacent (opposite the Dog and Partridge).
£9.00 Electric £2.50. Showers and toilets available. 5 motorhomes only.
Tel: 0161 213 9860 or 07948 204 901 10am - 10pm only


Alton - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop SchemeThe Three Horseshoes, Cakers Lane, Alton, GU34 3AE
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 08.241 W0° 56.028 (N51.137345° W0.933801°)
On the B3004 to the east of Alton.
Free if eating in pub.
Water and toilets available. Rubbish disposal, 5 motorhomes only.
Phone: 01420 83211 between 9am - 3pm & 5pm - 10pm

Hayling Island - UPDATED March 2013 visitor report
aire de serviceWest Beach Car Park
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 47.118' W1° 00.044' (N50.7853° W1.000727°)
Overnight stays are permitted, for motor caravans only, on the West Beach Car Park.
Charges: £10 a night from November to February and £20 a night from 1st March to 31st October. There is a separate daytime charge of £6 (over 4 hours) from 1st March to 31st October. No daytime charge November to February. 72 hour maximum stay.
Fresh water, toilet waste disposal and showers available (no 'drive over' dump facility), RADAR key required for toilet disposal. RADAR key available for £3, and shower tokens for £1, from the nearby Tourist Information Office (opposite the small funfair to the right of the roundabout).

Portsmouth - UPDATED May 2013 visitor report
D-Day Museum Car Park, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3NT
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 46.806' W1° 05.397' (N50.780107° W1.089943°)
Car and coach park for D-Day Museum and Visitor Information Centre. Charges apply only from 8am to 10pm. Toilets available. CCTV surveillance.
Note that the car park signs indicate that motorhomes are not permitted and that overnight stays are not allowed, however Portsmouth Parking Services have told us the following:

"With regards motorhome overnight parking in D-Day Museum Car Park, as long as the motorhome parks in a coach bay and purchases a coach bay ticket from the coach meter numbered 125 then all is good as far as we are concerned. If NO coach bays are available at the time of wanting to park up then could you please instruct drivers that they can park over 2 car bays but they must purchase 2 car bay tickets from other machines within the car park."

Charges are £1 per hour up to 5 hours, £10 for all day.

Portsmouth - UPDATED February 2013
Ferry port - Brittany Ferries
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 48.807 W1° 05.228 (N50.813442° W1.087133°)
If waiting for a ferry, motorhomes may park free in the check in lanes at Portsmouth after the last departure.

Rake - ADDED March 2014
Nightstop SchemeThe Flying Bull Inn, London Road, Rake, Hampshire GU33 7JB
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 02.643' W0° 51.267' (N51.044057° W0.854448°)
Open all year. £5 per night.
Phone 01730 892 285, between 12 noon and 6pm to check availability. Latest arrival 11pm.
Water, toilet when pub is open, rubbish bins, dogs allowed. 5 motorhomes only.


Hereford - UPDATED March 2013
Merton Meadow Car Park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 03.734' W2° 42.889' (N52.062228° W2.714917°)
Close to the centre of town next to the Hereford United football ground.
Car charges apply: £2 per day, free from 6.00 pm to 8.00 am. Toilets available (close at 6.00 pm)
Overflow car park is locked at 6.30pm. Frequently used for overnight parking by lorries.

Hoarwithy - UPDATED September 2015
The New Harp Inn, Hoarwithy, Hereford, HR2 6QH
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 57.598 W2° 39.782' (N51.959972° W2.663028°)
Cost: £10 - £5 credit if eating in the restaurant.
Parking for 5 motorhomes, access to fresh water.
(Local authority approved)
Must phone to check availability Tel: 01432 840900

Leominster - UPDATED March 2013
Broad Street Car Park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 13.790' W2° 44.301' (N52.229831° W2.738351°)
Motorhomes may stay overnight but this is a busy commuter car park, if daytime parking is required please ring the parking services on 01432 260974. Close to the centre of town, off the A44 (Broad Street).
Car charges apply: £1.50 per day, free from 6.00 pm to 8.00 am. Frequently used for overnight parking by lorries.
Toilets available (open 24hrs)

Much Birch - ADDED February 2014
Nightstop SchemeWhitewells, Laskett Lane, Much Birch, Herefordshire HR2 8HZ
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 57.520' W2° 42.362' (N51.95867° W2.706033°)
Farm site, on the A49 midway between Hereford and Ross on Wye. Turn east into Laskett Lane and immediately right into Whitewells.
Cost: £5 - £10
Water, chemical disposal, rubbish bins. Dogs allowed and there's an exercise area for them. 5 motorhomes only.
Local attractions:
Pub mile, shop two minutes away. Close by the River Wye, fishing, canoeing. Close to Ross-on-Wye.
Phone: 07944 301 250 (10am-10pm)

Ross-on-Wye - UPDATED July 2014
Red Meadow car park
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 54.971' W2° 35.032' (N51.91618° W2.583872°)
Large car park very close to the town centre and leisure pool/facilities. £3.10 for over 4hrs between 8am - 10pm, free overnight.

Tarrington - UPDATED February 2014 visitor report
Nightstop SchemeThe Tarrington Arms, Ledbury Road, Tarrington, Herefordshire HR1 4HX
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 03.884' W2° 33.624' (N52.064735° W2.560405°)
On the A438, half way between Hereford and Ledbury
Free. 5 motorhomes only. Toilet available (refundable deposit for key)
Contact: 01432 890 796 between 10am and 10pm


Hertford - UPDATED February 2013
Old London Road Car Park
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 47.821' W0° 04.328' (N51.797033° W0.072153°)
Motorhomes may use this car park overnight, but no vehicles with an unladen weight of over 2500kg are permitted to use the car park during the chargeable period, which is Mon - Sat 7.30am - 6.30pm. If a pay and display ticket is purchased the vehicle may be issued a Penalty Charge Notice if it is over 2500kg unladen. Parking regulations do not preclude sleeping, but cooking, and 'camping' (i.e. putting anything outside the motorhome), are not permitted.


Canterbury - UPDATED February 2013
Canterbury Coach Park, Kingsmead Road, CT1 1BW
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 17.114' E1° 05.047' (N51.285237° E1.084116°)
This is the latest coach park adjacent to Sainsburys. As you drive into the Sainsbury's access road, keep right to access the Coach Park. 10 dedicated spaces. Parking fee is £10 per 12 hours. Overnight stays allowed. There is a Visitor Centre with information about what to do in the district, refreshments, toilets including disabled and baby changing facilities. No waste water or toilet dumping facility. The site has CCTV surveillance and is a 10 minute walk (approx.) to the City Centre along the river.

Canterbury - UPDATED December 2014
aire de serviceNew Dover Road Park & Ride car park
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 15.737' E1° 06.138' (N51.262285° E1.102296°)
Dedicated Motorhome bays are on the left just as you enter the car park before the height barrier. Cost is £3 and the ticket is valid for 24 hours including full use of the Park & Ride bus service for a vehicle and up to 6 passengers. P&R services stop at 18:00 but any Stagecoach bus which passes the site after 19:30 will take customers on production of their Park & Ride ticket. 24 extra-large spaces with wide turning circle. Fresh water available from standpipe. Grey and black water dump facilities (ground level). Overnight stays allowed but 24 hours max stay. The site opens at 06:00 every day and closes at 20:30. Exit is possible at any time as long as parking fee paid at the payment station at the site terminal building. Customers are requested not to run engines during their stay. CCTV operates 24/7 and the site can be remotely controlled from the City Council in emergencies.

Dover - UPDATED August 2013
Esplanade (Marine Parade)
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 07.226' E1° 18.787' (N51.120435° E1.313122°)
Motorhomes may park on the Esplanade section of Marine Parade, where signed for car/caravan parking ONLY, for up to 12 hours. Free after 6pm. No services.
Access is off the A20 roundabout (see map), the eastern end of Marine Parade has a 6' 6" (2.0m) width restriction.


Lansdowne - ADDED June 2015
Nightstop SchemeLansdowne, Shore Road, Lansdowne, Hesketh Bank, Preston, PR4 6XP
map - streetview - GPS: N53° 42.302 W2° 51.925 (N53.705028° W2.865411°)
Cost from 10 per night, open all year.
Water and toilet disposal available
5 motorhomes only.
Tel: 01772 814 075(9am-6pm) 9am-6pm to check availability.

Preston - UPDATED March 2012
aire de serviceRimmer House, Bank Head Lane, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6YR
map - streetview - GPS: N53° 43.580' W2° 38.098' (N53.726328° W2.634962°)
Purpose-built motorhome stopover alongside the M61, just north of the M61/M65 junction. Full facilities. Cost £10 per night. Electric included. £5 meal voucher for local pub included.
Website: Phone: 01772 336 043

St. Annes - UPDATED April 2013
Swimming Pool Car Park, South Promenade, Lytham St Annes, FY8 1SW
map - streetview - GPS: N53° 44.845' W3° 01.866' (N53.747423° W3.031101°)
Seafront car park at the rear of the swimming pool. Maximum stay 3 nights, no return witin 5 days. No services.
Cost £5 from 6pm to 10am.
The overnight fee is per motorhome (10m max length).
The daytime charge is per bay occupied. Bays are about 5m in length. For daytime parking motorhomes must be parked with all wheels within the bay markings and not protrude so far as to cause an obstruction to other vehicles travelling around the car park. If this condition cannot be met 2 bays must be used and paid for. Large bays, suitable for motorhomes are due to be provided some time in 2013.
NOTES: The car park is used by cinema goers, there may be some disturbance with cars leaving after a late night screening.
Parking unavailable during the St Annes Triathlon (around the end of May).


Spalding - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop Scheme The Bluebell Inn, Cranesgate South, Whaplode St. Catherines, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6SN
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 45.576' W0° 00.928' (N52.759596° W0.015473°)
Just off the B1165 between Spalding and Wisbech. Country pub/restaurant with on-site brewery.
Pub closed Mondays, overnight stays possible please book in advance.
Free if you book a meal, otherwise £5.00. Electric Hook-up £2.50. Water and toilet disposal available. Phone: 01406 540300 between 10am-11pm.

Surfleet - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop SchemeThe Riverside Hotel, 123 Station Road Surfleet, Nr Spalding, PE11 4DG
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 50.485' W0° 07.355' (N52.841423° W0.122583°)
Just off the A19 between Boston and Spalding. The location is right on the river but adjacent to the A19. Motorhome parking is on the car park. Phone in advance (11am to 6pm only) to ensure that a space is available.
£5.00, Free if you eat and drink in the hotel. Electric hookup may be possible at £5. Water and toilet disposal available. 5 motorhomes only.
Phone: 01775 680675


Southport - UPDATED April 2015 visitor report
Pleasureland Car Park, Esplanade, Southport PR8 1RX
map - streetview - GPS: N 53° 38.840' W 3° 01.114' (N53.647326° W3.01857°)
Overnight stays allowed, charge £10/night. Toilet disposal available.


Banham - ADDED March 2014
Nightstop SchemeBanham Community Centre and Social Club, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norwich NR16 2HB
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 26.906' E1° 02.112' (N52.448426° E1.035203°)
Phone the manager on 01953 888 109, from 9am-5pm, to check availability.
Water, chemical disposal, rubbish bins, dogs allowed, disabled toilets in Banham Social Club when it’s open.

Beachamwell - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop SchemeThe Great Danes Inn, Old Hall Lane, Beachamewell, Swaffham, PE37 8BG
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 37.041' E0° 35.208' (N52.617353° E0.586805°)
Free if you eat or drink in the inn. Electric £5. 5 motorhomes only. Advance booking required.
Website: Phone: 01366 328443 Email

Caister-on-Sea - UPDATED August 2015 visitor reports
Nightstop SchemeThe Old Hall Hotel, High Street, Caister On Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5JL
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 38.941' E1° 43.477' (N52.649017° E1.724622°)
Ajacent to Lidl, at the north end of High Street
£15.00 per night, includes £10 voucher for food or drink. Electric hookup, water and toilet disposal available. 5 motorhomes only. Advance booking required.
Phone: 01493 720400

Fakenham - ADDED February 2014
The Green Man Inn, Holt Road, Little Snoring, Fakenham, NR21 0AY
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 51.103' E0° 54.862' (N52.851711° E0.914364°)
On the A 418 about 3 miles east of Fakenham.
Licensed site, free stopovers offered if eating in the pub.
Showers/toilets, hardstanding possible.
Phone: 01328 878750


Belsay - ADDED June 2015
Nightstop SchemeThe Highlander, Belsay, Higham Dykes, Newcastle, NE20 0DN
map - streetview - GPS: N55° 05.057' W1° 48.534' (N55.084291° W1.808892°)
Free if eating and drinking in the pub. Toilets and washroom during opening hours.
Tel: 01661 881 220 (11am-11pm)

Milbourne - UPDATED February 2014 visitor report
Nightstop SchemeThe Waggon Inn, Higham Dykes, Milbourne, Northumberland, NE20 0DH
map - streetview - GPS: N55° 04.570' W1° 47.898' (N55.076162° W1.798294°)
Free if you eat in the inn. Water available, toilets during opening hours, hardstanding available, 5 motorhomes only.
Website: Phone: 01661 881872 (11am to 11pm) Email


Pickering - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop SchemePickering Antiques Centre, Southgate, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8BL
map - streetview - GPS: N54° 14.648' W0° 46.816' (N54.244135° W0.780266°)
Car park at rear of the Antiques Centre, entrance is off Vivis Lane, ajacent to the public car park.
£10. Water and toilet disposal available. 5 motorhomes only.
Phone: 01751 477 210 Booking advised, phone: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 5pm

Selby - ADDED July 2015
aire de serviceDrax Sports & Social Club, Main Road, Drax, Selby, YO8 8PJ
map - streetview - GPS: N53° 43.753' W0° 59.677' (N53.729218° W0.994610°)
Open from 8am during the week (7am at the weekend) for breakfasts and refreshments. Toilet disposal, showers. No electric hookups. 7.50/unit per night. Must phone to check availability.
Tel: 01757 618041 website

Scarborough - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop SchemeSouth Moor Farm, Dalby Forest Drive, Langdale End, Scarborough YO13 0LW
map - streetview - GPS: N54° 18.030' W0° 36.702' (N54.300499° W0.611696°)
Farm B&B about 11 miles west of Scarborough, in the North York Moors National Park. Motorhome parking is in a area of the large garden, or hardstanding near the barn.
Open: April-October
£8. Water is available, toilet disposal for green chemicals only. 1 electric hookup.
Tel: 01751 460285 website:

Wormald Green - ADDED June 2015
Nightstop SchemeThe Moody Cow, Ripon Road, Wormald Green, Harrogate, HG3 3PR
map - streetview - GPS: N54 04.791° W1 32.015° (N54.079853° W1.533583°)
£5.00 per night, free if you're buying a meal
Toilets, water, toilet disposal. 5 motorhomes only.
Tel: 01765 676 620 (11am-11pm )


Abingdon - UPDATED March 2013
Rye Farm Pay & Display car park
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 40.047' W1° 16.686' (N51.667448° W1.278096°)
On the A415 going south from Abingdon, on the left hand side just across the river bridge. The car park has a separate section for HGVs and coaches, motorhomes may park in this section overnight.
Motorhomes may park in the access road to the HGV section to avoid taking up the marked HGV bays.
May be busy with HGVs. No services. Public toilets across the road. Short walk into town for shops, restaurants, pubs, etc
Parking fee: £7.30 for a maximum of 24 hours.
NOTE: The Council currently requires notification for overnight stays. Contact 01235 547665 (out of hours leave a message) or email

Local website with information on things to do and see, downloadable maps available:


Chard - UPDATED February 2014 visitor reports
Nightstop The Green Dragon, Combe St. Nicholas, Chard, TA20 3NG
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 53.778 W2° 59.547 (N50.896293° W2.99245°)
Free if eating in the pub. Water and toilet available. Toilet disposal and rubbish disposal. Electric may be available on request. Hard standing. 5 motorhomes only
Phone: 01460 63311 between 9am-10pm

Enmore - ADDED June 2015
NightstopThe Enmore Inn, Enmore Lane, Enmore, Bridgwater, TA5 2AH
map - streetview - GPS: N51 07.012° W3 03.528° (N51.116848° W3.058784°)
5 per night, free if you eat and drink in the pub. Open all year
Water and toilets available. 5 motorhomes only
Tel: 01278 433 858 (11am-10pm)

Stoke Saint Gregory - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop The Royal Oak, The Square, Stoke Saint Gregory, TA3 6EH
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 02.424 W2° 55.901 (N51.040399° W2.931687°)
Free without electric hookup, otherwise £5, less £1 if eating in pub. Water available, toilet disposal, rubbish disposal. Hard standing. 5 motorhomes only.
01823 490602 between 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm

Taunton - UPDATED February 2014 visitor report
NightstopHome Mead, New Road (adjoining Greyhound Inn), Staple Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA3 5SP
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 57.586 W3° 02.924 (N50.959774° W3.048729°)
Motorhome parking is on private land previously part of the pub car park. The pitching area itself is grass with gravel underneath. Limited facilities.
£5. Water available, no waste disposal. 5 motorhomes only.
Tel 07929 910 954 (11am-9pm - no late arrivals)

Yeovil - NEW ADDITION May 2012
Cartgate Truckstop and Picnic Area, A303/A3088 roundabout
map - streetview - GPS: N50° 58.080' W2° 44.527' (N50.967995° W2.742122°)
Authorised for overnight stays by South Somerset District Council
24 hr cafe, picnic tables, toilets, Tourist Information.


Lodge Moor - UPDATED February 2014
NightstopThe Three Merry Lads, 610 Redmires Road, Lodge Moor, Sheffield, S10 4LJ
map - streetview - GPS: N53° 22.295' W1° 34.846' (N53.371584° W1.580767°)
5 miles west of Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District.
5 motorhomes only.
£8 (free if eating in the pub)
Water, rubbish disposal, toilet disposal, electric hookup.
Tel 01142 302824 11am - 11pm


Stafford - UPDATED March 2013
Doxey Road Coach and Lorry Park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 48.565' W2° 07.461' (N52.809416° W2.124354°)
Designed for overnight stops by lorries and coaches, motorhomes are also permitted but nothing must be placed outside the vehicle.
£7.50 for 24 hours.
The maximum length of stay is 24 hours from the time of obtaining a ticket Monday to Friday, free on Sunday.
Toilets available (closed 5:30 pm to 6:00 am), showers available 24 hours, cost £0.50


Bury St Edmunds - UPDATED March 2013
Ram Meadow Car Park Annexe IP33 1XP
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 14.862' E0° 43.158' (N52.247696° E0.719296°)
Off Cotton Lane to east of town centre, near Abbey Gardens.
5 dedicated motorhome spaces, charges: Upt to 2hrs £1.50, up to 3hrs £1.80, over 3hrs £2.20. Overnight stays are permitted for one night. This is at no extra cost, although anyone staying after 8am should buy another ticket for that day. Public toilets nearby. Main car park entrance is height restricted but the motorhome bays are to the left, before the barrier.

Ipswich - UPDATED March 2013
Orwell Crossing Lorry Park (website)
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 01.484' E1° 13.607' (N52.02473° E1.226783°)
Privately run lorry park, on the A14 Eastbound at Nacton, near Ipswich. Postcode: IP10 0DD
Motorhomes are welcome, and pay the lorry overnight fees: £12 parking only, or £15 with £3 meal voucher and free shower or £20 with £8 meal voucher and free shower. Showers on their own are £3 and are open 24/7


Cobham (M25) - ADDED November 2013
aire de serviceCobham Services, M25
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 18.314' W0° 24.542' (N51.305231° W0.409028°)
Toilet drop and water (not drinking) only, situated behind filling station. No provision for overnight stays.
Cost £5


Stratford upon Avon - UPDATED November 2015
The New Inn Hotel, Clifford Chambers , Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8HR - Open Feb-Dec 20th
No longer operating


Willenhall - ADDED March 2014
Wakes Ground Car and Lorry Park, Walsall Street, Willenhall,
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 35.006' W2° 03.084' (N52.583431° W2.051397°)
Car & lorry park, overnight stays including sleeping & cooking allowed. Free, Pay & Display rates apply to lorries only. No services


Collingbourne Ducis - ADDED June 2015
NightstopThe Tipple Inn, High Street, Collingbourne Ducis, Marlborough, SN8 3EQ
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 16.947' W1° 39.108' (N51.282454° W1.651796°)
Formerly called The Blue Lion
£6 per night. Closed on Tuesdays. Slightly sloping.
Toilets available when pub is open.
Tel: 01264 850 050 (9am-6pm )

Marlborough - ADDED SEPTEMBER 2015
George Lane Car Park (access via Figgins Lane)
Map - Streetview - GPS: N51° 25.055' W1° 43.762' (N51.417579° W1.729369°)
Town centre car park, overnight stays permitted. Daytime charges vary depending on length of stay, or £6.10 all day. Monday to Saturday 6pm to 8am and all day Sunday is free. Must park within marked bays and not in the coach parking area. Toilets are closed outside of chargable period.


Malvern - ADDED December 2013
Priory Road South Car Park, Great Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3DS
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 06.606' W2° 19.459' (N52.110105° W2.324322°)
Convenient for the town centre, this is the only car park where motorhomes are permitted to park. Overnight stays allowed. £3 for any period between 4 and 24 hours.

Upton upon Severn - ADDED December 2013 visitor report
Hanley Road Car Park, Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire WR8 0HY
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 03.925' W2° 13.187' (N52.065423° W2.219776°)
Convenient for the town centre, this is the only car park where motorhomes are permitted to park. Overnight stays allowed. £3 for any period between 4 and 24 hours. Used by HGVs overnight so possible early morning noise. Toilets on-site.



Cruden Bay - NEW ADDITION January 2013
Port Errol Harbour, Cruden Bay
map - streetview - GPS: N57° 24.697' W1° 50.709' (N57.411614° W1.845157°)
Motorhomes are welcome to stay overnight
£5 honesty box. Toilets and fresh water available notices.htm
We have tried several times to obtain confirmation that motorhomes are permitted to stay overnight here, without getting any response from the Harbour Board. We now understand that there is an official sign permitting overnight stays and the information also apears on their website. We are therefore happy to include this stopover in our listings.


Bonchester Bridge - UPDATED February 2014
NightstopThe Horse & Hound Country Inn, Bonchester Bridge, Hawick, Roxburgh, TD9 8JN
map - streetview - GPS: N55° 24.038' W2° 39.371' (N55.400638° W2.656176°)
Car park at the rear of the pub.
£10 with electric hookup. Water and toilet disposal available. 5 motorhomes only.
Tel 01450 860 645 (10am -11pm)

Hawick - UPDATED September 2015
Common Haugh Car Park
map - streetview - GPS: N55° 25.345 W2° 47.466 (N55.42242° W2.791097°)
Between Easter nad the end of September - 6 spaces allocated for overnight stays at the edge of the car park next to the river.
Free. Toilets and water tap available. Officially only 1 night stays are allowed.
Closed Friday nights due to Saturday Market. Closed for 2 weeks around the beginning of June for the Common Riding festival.


Caerlaverock - UPDATED September 2015
aire de service Castle Corner Campsite, Caerlaverock, DG1 4RU
map - streetview - GPS: N54° 58.354' W3° 32.009' (N54.972568° W3.533490°)
Motorhome service point (not drive-over) at this Motor Caravanners Club licenced CL
Cost £2 to use the service point, free if staying at the site.
Free daytime parking (space permitting) for motorhomes whilst they view the castle or nature reserve (as there is a height restriction barrier on the reserve)
Tel: 01387 770150 or 07502502980


Falkirk Wheel - UPDATED March 2013
Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk, FK1 4RS
map - streetview - GPS: N55° 59.904' W3° 50.111' (N55.998393° W3.835185°)
Motorhomes may stay overnight for a fee of 10, a basic toilet, shower, and laundry facility is available (5 deposit for access key). [Restricted opening during the winter: Site closed Mon & Tue]



Holyhead - UPDATED March 2013
Ferry Port Long Stay Car Park, Turkey Shore Road
map - streetview - GPS: N53° 18.725 W4° 37.523 (N53.312089° W4.625385°)
Motorhomes may stay overnight in the long stay car park if waiting for an early ferry or arriving on a late ferry. Do not enter the port, follow the signs to Long Term Car Park and Park & Ride from the roundabout at the port entrance.Cost £8/€10 for up to 24 hours. Free bus service to and from the Terminal. Please advise staff at the entrance that you will be staying overnight.

Lligwy Bay - UPDATED March 2013
Lligwy Bay car park, Moelfre
map - streetview - GPS: N53° 21.544' W4° 15.675' (N53.359065° W4.261245°)
Overnight stays £10. Toilets


Burry Port - ADDED December 2013
aire de serviceBurry Port Harbour, SA16 0ER
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 40.756' W4° 14.896' (N51.679266° W4.248263°)
Official overnight parking for motorhomes, signed near the marina and Harbour Office. Water supply on the parking area, public toilets within 100m where chemical waste can be deposited.
£7 per night, pay in the Harbour Masters Office at any time during the day. Burry Port Marina and sandy beach adjacent, shops/Pubs/Cafes/Bank/Post Office and Railway Station are within 300m.

Nantgaredig - UPDATED February 2014
NightstopRailway Hotel, Station Road, Nantgaredig SA32 7LQ
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 51.925 W4° 11.345 (N51.865415° W4.189076°)
On the B4310 off the A40 east of Carmarthen at Nantgaredig.
£5. Water available. Toilet disposal. Rubbish disposal. Toilets available. 5 motorhomes only. Large motorhomes please phone to check space available.
Phone: 01267 290211 between 9am-6pm


New Quay - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop Penrhiwgaled Arms, Cross Inn, New Quay, Llandysul, Ceredigion SA44 6LN
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 11.379' W4° 21.372' (N52.189655° W4.3562°)
£5. Water and toilet disposal available. 5 motorhomes only. Not suitable for large motorhomes.
Phone: 01545 560238 9am - 6pm


Abergynolwyn - UPDATED February 2014
Nightstop Riverside Guest House & Cafe, Llanyegryn Street, Abergynolwyn, LL36 9YR
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 38.753' W3° 57.513' (N52.645879° W3.958555°)
Riverside location, 150 yds away from the local pub. About 7 miles inland from Tywyn, in the Snowdonia National Park. Use of guest house facilities included.
Cost: £7 - £15). Latest arrival: 11pm (later possible by arrangement).
Water and toilet disposal available. 5 motorhomes only.
Phone: 01654 782235 (10am - 6pm only) - - email

Conwy - ADDED February 2014
NightstopGoExplore Motorhome Hire, Conwy Rd, Llandudno Junction, Conwy LL31 9LU
map - streetview - GPS: N53° 17.067' W3° 48.792' (N53.284453° W3.813198°)
Next door to Collinge Antiques, 2 mins from junction 18 of the A55 and Tesco.
Open all year for motorhomes only. Access: road 20ft, gate 15ft. It is off the A55 dual carriageway, signposted Conway. Follow Conway road across Tesco roundabout, down to larger roundabout, take the second exit signposted Deganwy. Follow this road for about 250yds then take the first left and follow road around (cul-de-sac). Go Explore (motorhome and van hire) is located on the right.
Cost: £10 per night.
Water, chemical disposal, rubbish bins, hook-ups, dogs allowed, five hardstandings, disabled-friendly. 5 motorhomes only
Local attractions:
Castle, harbour, river, beach, leisure centre, cinema, fishing, shops, restaurants, cycle paths, footpaths.
Phone: 01492 583 913/07962 372 205 (9am-5pm)


Porthcawl - UPDATED February 2014
NightstopThe Seagull Inn, Sandpiper Road, Porthcawl, CF36 3UT
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 29.387' W3° 42.821' (N51.489783° W3.71369°)
Large pub in the middle of a housing estate in the seaside town of Porthcawl. Sky Sports, entertainment, food, beer garden.
£15. Water & toilet disposal available, toilets/washrooms available during opening hours.
Phone: 01656 785420 11.30am to 11pm - website


Fishguard - UPDATED February 2014 visitor report
Nightstop Seaview Hotel, Seafront, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9PL
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 59.952' W4° 59.314' (N51.999192° W4.988567°)
On the A487 just 1 mile from Fishguard harbour
Free, but eating or drinking in hotel is appreciated. No services. 5 motorhomes only.
Phone: 01348 874282 (9am - 9pm only)


Powys County Council are one of the UK's most motorhome-friendly councils and have confirmed that overnight parking (including cooking/sleeping) of motorhomes is permitted for 1 night in 7 at the following car parks.
Powys car park charges for motorhomes:
If the motorhome fits into a normal car bay then the car rates apply and overnight parking from 6pm to 8am is free, if not then users should pay the 'over 3 tonnes' (large vehicles) rate if applicable. Check the notice boards for details and parking charges. Please note that it is PARKING that is permitted, no chairs, tables, barbeues, generators etc.

Brecon - UPDATED June 2013 visitor report
The Watton car park
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 56.765' W3° 23.113' (N51.946075° W3.385212°)
Large car park, approx 400 spaces. Long bays in far corner, to the left opposite the entrance. Free overnight (6pm-8am).
Go into Brecon from the east on the B4601, just before the town centre turn right at the mini roundabout, signed for car park. Car park is left at the next mini roundabout. Tourist information, toilets, cafes, pubs, post office, shops and banks all around 5 mins walk in town centre.

The Promenade car park visitor report
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 57.057' W3° 24.212' (N51.950945° W3.403525°)
Small riverside car park, approx 70 places, no long bays. Free overnight (6pm-8am). The 'No Camping' sign refers to tents.
Go into Brecon from the west on the B4610, cross the river bridge then immediately turn left in to Watergate. In around a third of a mile bear left into Fenni Fach Road (narrow road!), signed for The Promendade, the car park is on the left in around a quarter of a mile. It's around a five minute walk along the riverside footpath to the town.
About 200 yards further on, there is another smaller car park with access to a big grass parking area. Overnight parking is permitted here as well. There is a barrier, preventing access to the grass, which is closed between Sept and March and also in summer if the weather is bad.

Coach/lorry park, Canal Road
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 56.692' W3° 23.400' (N51.944869° W3.390003°)
£4.20 per 12 hour stay
The adjacent car park is not suitable for motorhomes.

Builth Wells
- UPDATED April 2013
The Groe car park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 08.975' W3° 24.151' (N52.149584° W3.402511°)

Smithfield car park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 08.828' W3° 24.146' (N52.147137° W3.402495°)
Height barriers at both car parks are normally open, but are closed in early July until the end of July because of the Royal Welsh Show.
Entry to Smithfield car park is from either Brecon Road (opposite the entry to the Co-Op) or from Smithfield Road. Smithfield car park is sloping and is the parking area for the livestock market, it would be worthwhile parking well away from the auction sheds to avoid the possibility of a very early wake-up.

Crickhowell - UPDATED April 2013
Beaufort Street car park
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 51.498' W3° 08.130' (N51.858305° W3.135497°)
Smallish car park, spaces for around 100 cars. No long bays. Mostly sloping, a few level bays at the bottom. Longer motorhomes can overhang the ends of the bays on the right toward the top of the car park. Free overnight (6pm-8am).
Turn right off A40 where signed for car park, just as you enter the town from the south, car park is next left, signed. Tourist information, toilets, cafes, fish & chips, chinese, pubs, post office, shops and bank all very close.

Hay-on-Wye - UPDATED April 2013 - visitor reports
Oxford Road car park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 04.387' W3° 07.554' (N52.073168 W3.125933°)
Large car park, approx 350 spaces. Motorhomes are not allowed to use the long coach/lorry bays, long motorhomes can overhang the ends of the car bays at the bottom of the car park. Free overnight (6pm-8am).
Coming from the south, turn right off the B4350 into Oxford Road (signed for Car Park) car park is on right in about 100m. Tourist information, toilets, cafes, pubs, post office, shops and bank all close by. Oh, and a few book shops too!

Knighton - UPDATED April 2013
Bowling Green Lane car park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 20.589' W3° 02.748' (N52.343144° W3.045794°)

Llandrindod Wells - UPDATED April 2013
High Street car park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 14.490' W3° 22.829' (N52.241503° W3.380475°)
Car park is between the High Street and the railway

Llanidloes - UPDATED April 2013
The Gro car park, Chapel St
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 26.867' W3° 32.486' (N52.447778° W3.541431°)
This car park is non pay and display, access and exit for motorhomes may be difficult at times. Toilets onsite, short walk to town centre.

Mount Street car park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 26.848' W3° 32.366' (N52.447461° W3.539433°)
£5 overnight charge for large vehicles

Machynlleth - UPDATED April 2013 visitor reports
Maengwyn Street car park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 35.415' W3° 51.011' (N52.590242° W3.850183°)
Height barrier present, but it is normally open, keys for the barrier are held at the adjacent council toilets.
£5 overnight charge for large vehicles

Newtown - UPDATED April 2013
Back Lane car park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 30.924' W3° 19.031' (N52.515404° W3.317182°)
£5 overnight charge for large vehicles

Gravel car park visitor reports
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 30.872' W3° 18.557' (N52.514534° W3.309275°)
Behind Mcdonalds
£5 overnight charge for large vehicles

Presteigne - UPDATED April 2013
Hereford Street car park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 16.345' W3° 00.295' (N52.272412° W3.004917°)

High Street car park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 16.398' W3° 00.508' (N52.273296° W3.008463°)
Access to the car park is off Joe Deakins Road, not High Street.

Rhayader - UPDATED April 2013 visitor reports
Dark Lane car park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 18.121' W3° 30.663' (N52.302031° W3.511029°)

Welshpool - UPDATED April 2013
Berriew Street car park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 39.527' W3° 08.867' (N52.658783° W3.147782°)

Church Street car park
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 39.603' W3° 08.777' (N52.660056 W3.146275°)
Adjacent to Tourist Information
£5 overnight charge for large vehicles

Northern Ireland

The Euro Relais bournes supply fresh water and have the facility for grey and black water disposal. Electricity is also normally available. Payment for services is by tokens available locally. These facilities have been paid for and installed by the local authorities.


Annalong - ADDED May 2012
aire de serviceCornmill and Harbour
map - streetview - GPS: N54° 06.572' W5° 53.828' (N54.109534° W5.89713°)
Exact details awaited from local council.

aire de serviceHoustons Mill, Buckna Road
map - streetview - GPS: N54° 53.584' W6° 12.035' (N54.89307° W6.200587°)
Follow the brown tourist signs to Houstons Mill. Buckna Road is off the B94 Rathkeel Road.
Free parking, tokens for services. 4 electric points, toilet disposal, fresh water. Tokens from the supermarket.

The new aire at Broughshane
The new aire at Donaghadee

Carrickfergus - UPDATED April 2013
aire de serviceHarbour Car Park, Carrickfergus
map - streetview - GPS: N54 42.763° W5 48.583° (N54.71272° W5.809719°)
Toilet disposal, fresh water. Overnight parking is allowed on the opposite side of the car park.
Tokens from the Tourist Information Centre, Unit 4 Heritage Plaza, 11 Antrim Street, BT37 7DG Tel. 028 9335 8000 and Marina Office, 3 Quayside, BT38 8BJ Tel 028 9336 6666 website

Donaghadee - UPDATED April 2013
aire de serviceCommons Recreation Ground, Millisle Road, Donaghadee
map - streetview - GPS: N54° 38.072' W5° 31.903' (N54.634526° W5.531725°)
Toilet disposal, fresh water. Overnight parking is allowed

Portrush - ADDED June 2013
Sandhill Drive
map - streetview - GPS: N55° 12.056 W6° 39.154 (N55.200941° W6.652561°)
10 dedicated motorhome parking spaces situated on the car/coach park.
Levelling blocks required, service facility under construction.

aire de serviceBentra Golf Club, Slaughterford Road, Whitehead
map - streetview - GPS: N54° 45.546' W5° 43.205' (N54.759094° W5.720081°)
Toilet disposal, fresh water, tokens can be bought in the Club House. Overnight parkiing allowed.

Isle of Man

Aryes National Nature Reserve - ADDED May 2014
Informal camping is permitted in the Recreational Area at the Ayres National Nature Reserve. There are no toilet or shower facilities here and camping in tents is not allowed. Camping is restricted to a maximum of 15 motorhomes for a maximum of 3 consecutive nights, no permit required. See for more details

Ramsey - UPDATED June 2015
aire de serviceMooragh Park
map - streetview - GPS: N54° 19.962' W4° 23.084' (N54.332704° W4.384727°)
Motorhomes and campervans are permitted to stay here on purchase of a permit from the town council. Details are here: Ramsey Campervan Permit
The permit costs £15 (2015) and allows campervans and motorhomes (no caravans, trailer tents or tents) to stay at the indicated location at any time during the period from Easter to 30th September. SELF CONTAINED MOTORHOMES ONLY.

Sulby Claddagh - UPDATED June 2015
map - streetview - GPS: N54° 18.968' W4° 28.947' (N54.316135° W4.482447°)
Camping for up to 14 days at any one time is permitted at Sulby Claddagh, from May to September only, by permit. Permits cost £15 (2015), information here:
Camping is not restricted to motorhomes and campervans. No facilities.

Republic of Ireland


Cobh - ADDED July 2013
Five Foot Way Car Park, Cobh, Co. Cork
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 50.806' W8° 18.553' (N51.846771° W8.309222°)
Parking (48 hours maximum). No services. Free, 10 spaces.
Sorry - no streetview as we are not sure of the access point to the parking.

Midleton - ADDED May 2013
aire de serviceDistillery Walk, Midleton, Co. Cork
map - streetview - GPS: N51° 54.776' W8° 10.204' (N51.912939° W8.170065°)
Parking (48 hour maximum) and services. Parking, drinking water supply and waste water (grey water) discharge is free, Toilet cassette (black water) discharge, in car-park 'superloo' €0.25.


Buncrana - UPDATED April 2013
Tourist Information Centre, Railway Road
map - streetview - GPS: N55° 07.696' W7° 27.445' (N55.128269° W7.457424°)
There are 3 parking spaces available at no cost; water and electricity are available and cards for the meter can be purchased in the Tourist Office or in the Topaz Filling Station across the road.
The site is close to shops, Leisure Centre and local hotels


Middle Pier, Howth
Map - Streetview - GPS: N53° 23.452' W6° 04.137' (N53.390863° W6.068942°)
Overnight parking is permitted on the pier free of charge. Please do not obstruct the fishermen's parking.
No services.
Easy rail access to Dublin on the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit.)


Galway City - UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2015
The Marina, Galway Harbour
map - streetview - GPS: N53° 16.158' W9° 03.046' (N53.269302° W9.050761°)
On street parking, authorised by the Harbour Company, alongside the marina (on Dock Street which is off the Inner City Ring route R336). Special overnight rate of €4.00 (from 7pm to 8am).
Make sure you park where you see Galway Harbour Company signs, other parking in the area is not authorised for overnight stays.


aire de serviceAskeaton Pool and Leisure Centre
Signed off the N69
map - streetview - GPS: N52° 36.147' W8° 58.525' (N52.602456° W8.975418°)

Local authorities may change the regulations that apply to overnight parking, and users of any of the places listed should ascertain in advance, or on arrival, whether overnight parking, sleeping, or cooking is currently permitted.

Whilst we endeavour, as far as possible, to keep this listing of places allowing overnight stays by motorhomes up to date, we will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or changes of local authority policy. If you do discover any errors or changes please let us know.

The inclusion of a location in this listing does not imply any recommendation by us and no locations have been inspected by us, users must judge for themselves the suitability, safety and security of any of the places listed.

Car parks and lorry parks are included in the listing, please be aware that these may not be located in the most attractive surroundings or be the most restful places to park overnight!

It should be noted that stopovers are, in general, NOT a substitute for campsites, they normally do not have the facilities or security of a campsite and are usually only intended for short stays, either as an overnight stop on a long journey, or as a base for a short visit to the local community and to make use of local facilities. They are for self-contained motorhomes only, and generally you should not put anything outside the vehicle - no chairs, tables, barbecue etc. It should go without saying that waste water must NOT be dumped on the ground, or put down surface water drains. Many of these sites do not have disposal facilities, so rubbish, waste water and toilet disposal may need to be done at an alternative location.

Camping & Caravanning Club Motorhome Stopoff facility
The Camping and Caravanning Club have changed their policy regarding the usage of this service - it is now available to Camping & Caravanning Club Members only.

Unofficial stopovers
There are several listings of unofficial places to stop overnight to be found on the internet. We no longer give direct links to any of the listings because the thoughtless actions of some motorhome users has meant that some places listed are no longer usable. A Google search for 'motorhome stopovers' or 'motorhome wild camping' will produce some results, but use them at your own risk.

Motorhome Parking
The motorhome parking information site has links to local authority parking information pages.

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