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  1. ‘Take that, kingface’: the Pitchup.com guide to Magna Carta 800

    May 22, 2015
    by | history and heritage

    'Sign it or I'll run ye through with this here sword.'Gadzooks, the Magna Carta is 800 years old this June! Bad King John – he of the high taxes and fights with France – may not have realised that the document he was gently persuaded to sign by teed-off barons way back on 15 June 1215 would become a symbol of British ...

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  2. Wandering wildlife - the Pitchup.com pick of the UK's best wildlife walks

    April 17, 2015
    by | guides | wildlife and nature

    'Go away, strange human.'Spring, glorious spring… daffs, bluebells and dol—phins… The appearance of One Sun this week has had us stirring off winter sluggishness and finally considering some form of activity apart from manipulating the computer mouse and remote control. We've even been birdwatching a bit — the pic on the left ...

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  3. Group bookings are here!

    March 23, 2015
    by | pitchup.com news

    Grouping around a VW camperCongratulations to us! Well, congratulations to you, our lovely customers – but we’re pretty ruddy chuffed with ourselves as well. (Modesty has never been one of our failings.)


    In response to overwhelming demand (yes really, our customer service team is frazzled), we’ve now added a ‘group bookings’ feature to ...

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  4. Jerusalem, 1066 and all that: our top ten places to visit in England

    March 13, 2015
    by | Pitchup.com's top tens | destinations | guides

    Stonehenge. Pic courtesy of VisitEngland.Blimey. This has been a belter of a blog to narrow down and no mistake. Our top ten places to visit in England? That’s like asking for our favourite ten books, or top ten 3am air guitar anthems, or even our top fights in the Albert Square Queen Vic ...

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  5. On the pitch! The stonking big Pitchup guide to sport in 2015

    February 20, 2015

    Ireland V France in the 2014 Six NationsGreetings from our first blog of 2015! No, of course we weren’t overcome with laziness/uncreativity during a thing called Dry January; we were Working Very Hard instead getting ready for the 2015 season all over our UK, Ireland and European sites. Although it must be said we were ...

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  6. Ho ho ho! The Pitchup.com 2014 top ten Christmas presents roundup

    November 14, 2014
    by | Pitchup.com's top tens | seasonal

    The Tentsile Stingray. Pic courtesy of Tentsile. Have you seen our festive blog on Christmas markets? Exeter, Padstow and Lille are among our selection for markety Christmas presents this year – make a weekend of it with a holiday park or campsite nearby.


    If, however, your festive spirit is more Bah humbug and solitary than capering among crowds ...

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  7. Roman around Britain - colossally good Roman sites

    September 19, 2014
    by | history and heritage

    Probably not an actual Roman centurion Friends, Romans and country(wo)men! Did you know that a highly significant haul was hoked out from under a Colchester department store this month? Excavators at Williams & Griffin in Colchester’s High Street were mightily surprised to uncover a clutch of Roman jewellery during store renovations, probably hidden there ...

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  8. Autumn deals! Pitches from £5.76pn and a week in Cornwall for £56

    September 12, 2014
    by | seasonal




    Entrance to Camping Valdevaqueros, Cadiz
    The sun, it still doth shine! We see no reason why the end of the school summer hols means the end of hols for the year – especially for those without kids who are likely to be gleefully frolicking on empty beaches in Cornwall as we type.



    Continue to put real ...

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  9. Lodges, tents and preventing tantrums - camping with babies and toddlers

    September 6, 2014
    by | family

    When you're doing it wrong We’ve covered camping and caravanning with teenagers , keeping the kids happy on holiday and shared ingenious tips on things to do at the seaside. Now, possibly because y’all are the ones who really need it, we bring you our top tips on camping with babies and toddlers.


    If ...

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  10. Celebrating Scotland! The Pitchup.com pick of what to see and do

    August 29, 2014
    by | destinations | festivals and events | history and heritage | sports and outdoors | wildlife and nature




    Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. LA(Phot) Sally Stimson.
    It’s not at all because there is a new Scottish Doctor that we’ve decided on this blog this week, och no. (Although we will forever love Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi for not having this twelfth incarnation say ‘Timey-wimey’.)



    Scotland in 2014 has hosted the Commonwealth Games and ...

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