See Humberside in a campervan hire
Humberside is a broad geographical region, situated mostly in East Yorkshire, and includes the cities of Hull and Scunthorpe. It has an international airport, so is a convenient place to pick up your campervan and start exploring the rest of the United Kingdom. Experience Yorkshire tourism by heading west to the recently declared, cool city of Leeds, or east to the Yorkshire coast. By starting your motorhome hire in Humberside, you have easy access to one of Britain’s most distinctive regions.
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At Motorhome Republic, we work with all providers of motorhomes, from local operators to global brands. Our network includes 450 depots, spread over 28 countries, so whether your motorhome hire starts in Humberside, Yorkshire or Fairbanks, Alaska, we can accommodate you. The booking process is simple. Start by putting a few details into the search engine on our website. Once we have your city of pick-up, dates of travel and driver’s age, we can show you all available campers for your holiday. Use filters to narrow down your search and easily compare the specifications of each van, right down to the floor plan. You can book securely online, or give one of our multi-lingual motorhome experts a call, available around the clock. We have over 100,000 happy road-trippers who have booked their adventures through us - read some of their genuine feedback on our independent review site by TrustPilot.
What to see and do in the Humberside region
Start by crossing the Humber Bridge and travelling the 23 miles to Hull, Yorkshire’s only waterfront city. In the old town of Hull, you will find the Museum Quarter, which includes Wilberforce House. William Wilberforce was a slavery abolitionist, whose efforts not only helped to end slavery, but were conducive to the establishment of Freetown, now Sierra Leone. Follow his campaign by reading his journals, plantation records and personal stories. Hull continues to be a centre for human rights, with the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation based at Hull University.
Food and drink in Humberside
You won’t find a pub with more colourful history than Ye Olde White Harte, also located in the Old Town. The building dates back to 1550, despite being nearly destroyed by fire sometime in the 19th century. It is said that a decision made in the pub’s backroom to refuse King Charles I, the reigning monarch of the time, entry to Hull city triggered the English Civil War. Grab a pint of real ale and contemplate the mystery of the long-hidden skull from the pub’s attic, now on display.
For a selection of the region’s best produce, time your visit for the first Sunday of the month to explore the Humber Bridge Farmers’ Market, set up in the bridge viewing area in Hessle. Over 100 stalls showcase local cuisine, plus arts and crafts.
Where to park your motorhome in Humberside
Spring Valley Campsite is the closest camp to Hull. It is set in two acres, complete with farm animals including rescued hens and turkeys. It is handy to the stately home and gardens of Burton Constable Hall. If you are heading for the coast, try Sand Le Mare, on the coast at Tunstall, halfway between the popular resort towns of Withernsea and Hornsea. It has plenty to keep the family entertained, with a playground and heated pool.
Road Trips from Humberside
The East Coast of Yorkshire has a swathe of beaches to explore, with different attractions at each. Hornsea has plenty to see and do: the beach is made of fine golden sand and shingle, with a newly built promenade. It has Blue Flag Status, which means it has passed strict criteria on water quality, beach upkeep and safety information. The beach is one end of the Trans-Pennine trail, which passes close to Hornsea Mere, the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire. The charming historic town is famous for its pottery.
Driving Tips for Humberside
The Humber Bridge is an impressive structure that spans the River Humber and is subject to tolls. You can buy tickets online for a discount or pay at the kiosks.