Lucca wins all the Tuscany prizes – but don’t forget Barga.

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The small walled town of Barga just thirty minutes north of Lucca is well worth a visit – not least because of the large aire within a two minute walk of the town walls.

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

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Motorhome dealer, Geoff Cox, scoops Adria award.

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Derbyshire-based motorhome dealer, Geoff Cox, has been awarded the title ‘Best Brand Ambassador’ by motorhome manufacturer Adria.

The awards were held recently at the launch of the 2019 Adria range of new models. The dealer took the title because of its dedication to promoting the two Adria brands – Adria and Sun Living.

“With the consistent commitment to the Adria and Sun Living brands over several seasons, we recognise that Geoff Cox Leisure works incredibly hard to support both brands and offer a high level of customer service,” said an Adria spokesman. “With regular support at outdoor shows and events, Geoff Cox helps promote Adria and Sun Living to a high standard and it is very evident that they are worthy of Adria’s Best Brand Ambassador award.”

The judging criteria for the awards were based on various levels of support that dealers offer, plus their investment in advertising, outdoor shows and new staff.

“I am so proud of the achievements of our team and would like to congratulate them on receiving this award and for their hard work and dedication,” said Gavin Cox. “We are also grateful to our customers for their loyalty, continued support and for ‘flying with us’.”

Source is outandaboutlive

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

Edinburgh Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

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Edinburgh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK and it is no surprise the Club’s Edinburgh site is open all year and invariably full. It is on the west side of the city about half way to the airport. A short walk takes you to the Forth of Firth and fabulous views of the famous bridges.

As I was in Edinburgh for some time supporting one of my daughters directing a play (The Half) at the festival I treated myself uncharacteristically to a service pitch and having done so I’m not sure I will ever be able to go back to a standard one!

Wonderful city to visit of course; wonderful site to stay on. My late wife had family in Edinburgh and she and I used to be regular visitors; these few days have made me determined not to let too much time go by before I return.

Edinburgh CAMC site

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

Tewksbury Abbey Caravan and Motorhome Club site.

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Tewksbury Abbey CAMC site is a gem – particularly if you are a motorhome owner as it is barely 400 metres from the town centre. It has recently undergone a big upgrade, has gold standard WiFi, good TV coverage and is of course famous for winning the Sites in Bloom award year after year. A warm welcome from the wardens in the new reception office is assured.

Tewksbury is a small market town and the enormous abbey is the main attraction. Only slightly behind on the list of attractions is the prawn cocktail in My Great Grandfather’s Restaurant and the cream tea in The Abbey Tearooms.

All very enjoyable!

Christopher Macgowan

#motorhomenews

Upwell, Norfolk. pop 2500.

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The village of Upwell in Norfolk is well worth stopping at and having a mooch round. Unless you have a decent map onboard you’re hard pressed to know whether you are in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire or Lincolnshire. Over the years it has had its local authority boundary changed several times. It is intersected by the River Nene, has a pub, a cafe and butchers – and more besides.

I was staying on a nearby and outstanding CAMC CL at the Bluebell Inn in Whaplode St Catherines which is definitely in Lincolnshire.

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

The Big Little Tent Festival.

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As with many other organisations in the tourism industry, the Caravan and Motorhome Club is always finding ways to engage with young people, young families and those who one day will take up tenting or owning a caravan or motorhome.

The Big Little Tent Festival is such an initiative. As an existing motorhome owner subscribing to this blog, you do not require persuasion. Like me, you know what fun it is! But do take a look at the video if only to admire the highly unusual venue!

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https://vimeo.com/onsightuk/review/281481620/00800a2fa7

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

Knaresborough CAMC site full to bursting.

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Perhaps unsurprisingly due to the weather and coupled with The Wanderer on site bar and bistro, the Knaresborough Caravan and Motorhome Club site was packed.

Had a lovely weekend there and despite being full the wardens manage to present an immaculate site with that special Club “ordered calmness” which is such a distinctive and unique feature.

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

Black Knowl CAMC site and William the Conqueror.

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I was staying at Black Knowl this week.

It has recently received a massive upgrade, has 127 pitches and is located in Hampshire in the midst of the ancient royal hunting forest of William the Conqueror. Hugely popular with people who want to get away from it all and who want to use the 140 miles of nearby track for walking or cycling.

It also offers a car charging point – is this the future?

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews