Campervan Hire in the UK & Europe

Sorry Base Campers is no longer doing VW Hire directly. But we do list recommend camper van hire companies here. If you have a campervan hire company and you would like to be listed, please get in touch.

The UK in a Campervan

To journey through England is to journey through time (interspersed with several cups of tea) – from the ancient megaliths of Stonehenge to the space-age domes of the Eden Project in Cornwall. It’s also a trip to the 21st-century: London is geared up for the 2012 Olympics while cities like Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle revel in their heritage and confidently face the future, with industrial buildings revitalised as waterfront galleries or trendy apartments, flanked by tempting bars, shops, restaurants and some of the finest music venues on the planet.

Europe in a Campervan

Europe is packed with adventure. Choose to take your campervan to France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Germany and lots more. Do the circuit, or just visit one place and enjoy the serenity. From sipping fine wine in France, running with the bulls in Pampalona, Spain to Kite surfing in Tarifa… the options are endless…

What a history Europe has! As well as the birthplace of democracy in Athens, the Forum of Rome, the renaissance buildings and art of Florence, the graceful canals of Venice and the Napoleonic grandeur of Paris. The majesty of a second Venice in St Petersburg and the haunting buildings of Auschwitz in Poland.

VW Campervan Hire in Cornwall

You can’t get much further west than the ancient kingdom of Cornwall (or Kernow, as it’s often referred to around these parts).

With the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain, this is a land whose history is intricately bound up with the sea, and all around the county’s shores you’ll discover remnants of its maritime heritage.

There are tiny fishing ports, old smuggler’s inns and sturdy granite breakwaters, not to mention countless beaches and sweeping bays once filled with pilchard boats, gill netters and seagoing schooners. Although fishing is still an important industry, these days tourism is by far the biggest trade, and it’s not hard to see what keeps the visitors coming back year after year.

From the secluded coves and tree-clad creeks along the county’s southern coast to the wild grandeur of the north coast cliffs, Cornwall is one of Britain’s most breathtakingly beautiful counties. It’s also an intriguing mix of old and new, where futuristic greenhouses and world-class galleries meet crumbling mines and ancient market towns.

Why choose a campervan for a festival?

Easy! Heres a list:

  • Secure
  • Cleaner
  • Comfy bed
  • Organised
  • Your own toilet!
  • Your own shower!
  • Fashionable – ‘Glamping‘.
  • The list goes on…

Festival is the UK

There are a large number of music festivals in the United Kingdom, covering a wide variety of genres. Many of the UK’s music festivals are world renowned, and have been held for many years including the most famous, Glastonbury. There are also many high quality free festivals around the country including Scarborough’s Acoustic Gathering Festival where performers are rowed onto a stage in the middle of a lake. The largest (best attended) free music festival in the UK is Basingstoke Live – with the attendance in 2010 estimated at 30,000.

Recommended VW Campervan Hire Companies

Base Campers no longer offer campervan hire as we now concenrate on creating our high quality campervan conversions and campervan accessories. So if you want to buy a camper, make one your self and need parts or want us to build you a campervan from a van.. just let us know.

Until then.. why not try before you buy with one of these great companies! You will then know all the ins and outs of a camper, helping you create the perfect camper for your adventures.

Butter Cup Bus

From their site: “We are a retro VW Camper hire company in London, based in Croydon, on the Surrey and Kent border. Our lovingly maintained, vintage VW campervans and beetles love to get dolled up to go out on adventures – and certainly make people smile!”

Cool 4 Campers

From their site: “I love cars having being art editor of TopGear, Volvo and Aston Martin magazine. My husband and I have had a long relationship with air cooled especially Vdubs having toured, restored and driven in them for more than 25 years. There is not much that we haven’t done or experienced in a van”

Fistral Bays

From their site: “Whether your  wanting to a romantic getaway exploring magical Cornish beaches and hidden coves, or you’re a small family wanting a memorable experience, then hiring a VW camper van in Cornwall may just be for you!”

Kernow Campervan Hire

From their site: “We are a family run business who pride ourselves in being able to offer a high level of service with a friendly and flexible approach at an unbeatable price!”