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Links to the web sites of local authorities and other organisations.
Local Authorities
Details of the web sites of all county and district councils in England and Wales can be found on the web site of the Local Government Association.
Details of the web sites of all district councils in Scotland can be found on the COSLA web site.
Details of the web sites of all district councils in Northern Ireland can be found on the NI Direct web site.

Parish & Town councils
Bedfordshire: Ampthill Town Council; Sandy Town Council.
Buckinghamshire: Olney Town Council.
Berkshire: Bray Parish Council.
Cornwall: Bodmin Town Council; Launceston Town Council; Millbrook Parish Council; Padstow Town Council; Penryn Town Council; Tintagel Parish Council.
Derbyshire: Dronfield Town Council.
Devon: Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council; Sidmouth Town Council.
Dorset: Swanage Town Council; Lyme Regis Town Council.
Essex: Halstead Town Council; Thaxted Parish Council.
Gloucestershire: Fairford Town Council.
Hertfordshire: Abbots Langley Parish Council.
Norfolk: Blakeney Parish Council; Downham Market Town Council.
Oxfordshire: Henley Town Council; Thame Town Council; Watlington Parish Council.
Shropshire: Oswestry Town Council.
Somerset: Axbridge Town Council; Glastonbury Town Council.
Staffordshire: Hixon Parish Council.
Suffolk: New Orford Town Trust; Dunwich Parish Meeting.
Surrey: Ash Parish Council.
Sussex: Lancing Parish Council.

Tourist attractions, Shopping Outlets &c
Bedfordshire: Leighton Buzzard Railway; Whipsnade Zoo.
Buckinghamshire: Buckinghamshire Railway Centre; Bletchley Park.
Berkshire: Highclere Castle; Ascot Racecourse
Cambridgeshire: Flag Fen; IWM Duxford.
Cheshire: Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet; Chester Race Course.
Cornwall: Caerhays Castle & Gardens; Eden Project; Flambards Theme Park; The Lost Gardens of Heligan; St Michael's Mount, Marazion; Willow Car Park, Mevagissey; Swanpool Beach.
Cumbria: Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway; Cartmel Racecourse; K Village.
Derbyshire: East Midlands Designer Outlet; Chatsworth House; Crich Tramway Village; Haddon Hall; Brierlow Bar Bookstore; Peak Cavern; Speedwell Cavern.
Devon: Diggerland; Woolacombe Tourist Information; Saunton Beach; Blackpool Sands; Clovelly Visitor Centre; Morwellham Quay.
Dorset: Moors Valley Country Park & Forest; Lulworth Cove; The Tank Museum.
County Durham: Beamish Museum; Dalton Park; Diggerland; High Force Waterfall; Locomotion.
Essex: Barleylands Farm Park & Craft Village; Freeport, Braintree; Clacton Factory Outlet
Gloucestershire: Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre; Cotswold Water Park; Clearwell Caves; Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet; Berkeley Castle; Sudeley Castle
(Greater) Manchester: The Trafford Centre.
Hampshire: Beaulieu National Motor Museum; Bucklers Hard; The Historic Dockyard; Marwell Zoo.
Herefordshire: Weston's Cider Mill.
Hertfordshire: The Galleria Outlet Centre.
Isle of Wight: Dinosaur Isle; Isle of Wight Zoo.
Kent: Ashford Designer Outlet; Kent Life Farm Park; Leeds Castle; Diggerland; Hever Castle; Penshurst Place.
Lancashire: Vaughns Country Cafe; Fleetwood Freeport.
Leicestershire: National Space Centre.
Lincolnshire: Lincoln Leisure Vehicles; Springfields Outlet Shopping.
Greater London: London Zoo; Chessington World of Adventures.
Merseyside: Kings Dock; Liverpool Marina; Southport Pleasureland.
Northumberland: Bamburgh Castle; Chillingham Castle.
Norfolk: Bure Valley Railway; Happisburgh Village.
Northamptonshire: Doc Martens Shop Factory Store.
Oxfordshire: Blenheim Palace.
Shropshire: Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford; Ironbridge Gorge Museums; Telford Shopping Centre.
Somerset: Kilver Court Designer Village; Clarks Village; Cheddar Gorge & Caves; Haynes International Motor Museum; Taunton Race Course
Staffordshire: Alton Towers; The National Memorial Arboretum; Drayton Manor theme park.
Suffolk: Newmarket Race Courses; Snape Maltings; Lowestoft Maritime Museum.
Surrey: Rural Life Centre, Tilford.
Sussex: Newhaven Fort; Plumpton Race Course; Seven Sisters Country Park; Bluebell Railway; Arundel Castle; West Wittering Beach.
Teesside/Cleveland:Teesside Shopping Park; N.B. The Coast Road car parks at Redcar & Marske often appear on lists of places where "wild camping" is allowed. Overnight use of those two car parks is no longer allowed after a parking order amendment implemented on 1 January 2016.
Tyne & Wear: intu Metrocentre; Royal Quays Outlet Centre.
Warwickshire: Heritage Motor Centre; Hatton Adventure World; Warwick Castle.
West Midlands: Black Country Living Museum.
Worcestershire: Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings; Malvern Hills Conservators.
Yorkshire: Thirsk Race Course; Lightwater Valley; Eden Camp; Flamingo Land; McArthur Glen, York; National Railway Museum; Keighley & Worth Valley Railway; White Rose Centre; Diggerland; Junction 32; National Coal Mining Museum for England; Pontefract Race Course.

Scotland: Port Erroll Harbour; Balmoral Castle; Auchindrain Township Museum; Sterling Mills Outlet Shopping Village; Gateway Outlet Village; Gretna Green & Blacksmiths Shop; Edinburgh Zoo; The Falkirk Wheel; Fife Coast & Countryside Trust; Visit Fort William, Glen Nevis and Ben Nevis; Cairngorm Mountain; Clan Donald Skye; Dunvegan Castle & Gardens; Eilean Donan Castle; Ralia Cafe; Strathspey Railway; Perthshire Visitor Centre; New Lanark Visitor Centre; Designer Outlet, Livingston.

Wales: Festival Park Outlet Shopping Village; St Fagans National History Museum; Millennium Coastal Park; Ffos Las Race Course; Bodelwyddan Castle; Snowdon Mountain Railway; Saundersfoot Harbour; Big Pit National Coal Museum.

Northern Ireland: Discover Northern Ireland.

Motorhome Parking in National Parks.
Note: The sizes of national parks mean that not all car parks within their areas will be owned by the National Park Authorities. Even where a sign bears the name of the national park this might just relate to the location rather than the ownership. If making enquiries about a specific car park, therefore, it is wise to establish ownership before doing so.
It is also worth bearing in mind that some NPA car parks are accessed by narrow, steep and winding roads which some drivers may find a challenge.
Links to the individual web sites of all UK National Parks (which include motorhome parking information) can be accessed via This Web Site.

Motorhome Parking at Water Company Tourist Sites.
Note: Opening times (and size/accessibility) are restricted at some sites so it is worth checking first before setting out. It is also worth bearing in mind that some water company car parks are accessed by narrow, steep and winding roads which some drivers may find a challenge.
In some cases, motorhome parking has had to be restricted as a response to abuse by people camping illegally (e.g. using toilet blocks on car parks to empty sanitary tanks as well as problems with litter).
The information provided by the various companies varies but all web sites contain contact details.
Water company web sites: Anglian Water; Bristol Water; Northumbrian Water; Severn Trent Water; South East Water; South Staffs Water; South West Lakes Trust; Southern Water; Thames Water; United Utilities; Welsh Water; Wessex Water; Yorkshire Water.

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Last updated: 30 May 2018
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