VW campervan hire Hampshire
Explore the beauty of Hampshire from the comfort of a VW campervan
Enjoy a fun-filled VW campervan hire adventure in Hampshire
Home to vibrant cities, rolling countryside, endless stretches of beautiful beaches, thriving culture, history, heritage and a jam-packed schedule of exciting events, Hampshire is the perfect destination for your VW campervan hire holiday.
With three pick-up locations in Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester, you can start your VW campervan adventure from pretty much anywhere in Hampshire. There are plenty of campervan-friendly campsites and stop-over points all over the country, so you’re never far from a peaceful night’s rest.
Embrace the beauty of South Downs National Park
Spanning 600 square miles of countryside between the city of Winchester and the seaside town of Eastbourne, there are a plethora of breathtaking routes to enjoy by foot, bike or campervan within South Downs National Park. Discover dramatic chalk cliffs, rolling hills and charming villages as you explore this spectacular Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, hop in your VW campervan and give the South Downs Way National Trail a go. This 100-mile route is perfect for walkers and long-distance cyclists, providing spectacular views of the English Channel, Isle of Wight, heathland ridges and wooded weald. Once you’ve worked up a sweat, enjoy a cup of tea and a bacon sandwich in your VW campervan before setting up camp for the night.
Spend a relaxing day at Beaulieu
Home to Palace House and the British National Motor Museum, there’s so much to see, do and discover at Beaulieu. The world-famous museum features a legendary collection of cars, motorcycles and motoring memorabilia – from F1 cars to land speed record breakers. Explore the evolution of the motor car, step into the adrenaline-fueled world of motor racing and stop by Jack Tucker’s garage, where you’ll find a selection of artefacts, fixtures and fittings from the 1930s.
Afterwards, take a trip back in time with a visit to Palace House. Situated in an idyllic setting overlooking the Beaulieu River Millpond, this Victorian country house offers visitors the chance to see what it would have been like in Victorian times. You’re also free to explore the serene grounds and gardens, peering at the flowers, plants and shrubs in bloom.
VW campervan hire for a relaxing day at the beach
Stretching from Chichester Harbour in the east to Highcliffe in the west, Hampshire’s coastline is vast and varied. In fact, no VW campervan hire adventure is complete without a relaxing day at one of Hampshire’s beautiful beaches.
Only 10 minutes from our Havant pick-up point in Portsmouth, Hayling Island is a windsurfing mecca. It has 3-miles of blue flag beaches alongside unspoilt coastline and breathtaking sea views, making it the perfect place for holidaymakers looking to dive in and enjoy a fun day on the water. There’s a rich VW campervan scene on the island, too, meaning you’ll fit right in as soon as you park up.
The beaches at Highcliffe, Barton on Sea and Milford on Sea are perfect for swimming, relaxing and surfing, giving you so much opportunity for an action-packed day out. And be sure to visit Lepe beach, too. A coastal country park nestled in the New Forest, this long shingle beach is the perfect spot for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts, offering beautiful views right across to the Isle of Wight. Bring a picnic and sit back as you watch the world go by.
Seek BIG thrills at Hampshire’s amusement parks
If you’re looking for an adrenaline-fuelled adventure the whole family can enjoy during your VW campervan hire holiday, look no further than Hampshire’s many amusement parks. Located within 140 acres of beautiful parkland next to New Forest National Park, experience rollercoasters, thrill rides and indoor and outdoor play areas at Paulton’s Park. It’s home to the UK’s only Peppa Pig World, boasting 9 Peppa-themed rides that the littlest ones are sure to adore.
Hollycombe Steam in the Country is another family favourite. Home to the world’s first white-knuckle ride, the fair features a number of nostalgic fairground rides and offers visitors the chance to see how the Victorians and Edwardians used steam to run the most exhilarating rides of their time.
Go back in time at the majestic Winchester Cathedral
Discover over 1,000 years of history with a visit to the magnificent Winchester Cathedral. Located in the heart of the city, it’s one of the finest medieval Cathedrals in Europe, thanks to its captivating history and jaw-dropping architecture.
It’s well worth spending a day in the city, too. There are plenty of boutique shops, local markets and delicious restaurants to discover, leaving you spoilt for choice after a long day of exploring. When it comes to getting there, there are excellent road links into Winchester from all directions. The city also has many reasonably-priced car parks, meaning you can leave your VW campervan close by without worry.
Get green-fingered at Hampshire’s award-winning gardens
Spring and summer is when Hampshire’s gardens really come to life. With a stunning selection of gardens to explore, including Exbury Gardens, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Mottisfront Abbey, a visit to at least one of them is a must! Discover amazing displays of various plants, flowers and shrubs before ending the day with a cup of tea, cake and home-cooked food in a relaxing tea room or café.
Find more inspiration for your VW campervan hire holiday in Hampshire at visit-hampshire.co.uk.