Lonely Planet Writer

Win a car rooftop tent stay at a place of outstanding natural beauty in the UK

A UK competition prize is offering people the chance to win an overnight stay in areas of outstanding natural beauty in locations that are normally off limits to members of the public. The winners will stay in a rooftop tent on a MINI Countryman in Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, Cheddar Gorge in Somerset and Snowdonia in Wales.

Win a stay in a car rooftop tent at incredible places of outstanding natural beauty in the UK. Image: Finn Beales

The competition was launched in response to a new OnePoll research that revealed that 83% of British people would like to make more effort to visit iconic views and locations within the UK. In addition, the reason they most like UK coastal areas is for the views.

Partnering with VisitEngland and Visit Wales, MINI’s biggest car will be equipped with a special luxury roof tent by AUTOHOME to provide what they’re calling ‘A Room with a View.’ Guests will be fully immersed in nature and its surroundings, sleeping in comfort under the starlit skies, and waking up to a beautiful sunrise.

Win a stay in a car rooftop tent at incredible places of outstanding natural beauty in the UK. Image: Finn Beales

The locations on offer include sleeping atop a cliff looking down on the stunning beach and vista of Durdle Door in the world-famous World Heritage Site on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Then there’s a stay by the majestic, carved, glacial mountains of Snowdonia, where you could have breakfast looking over the stunning Ffynnon Llugwy lake. Finally, there’s a visit to the Lord-of-the-Rings-style vista of Cheddar Gorge in the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Lucky winners will be able to tell their friends that they woke up in one of the greatest natural wonders in the UK.

Win a stay in a car rooftop tent at incredible places of outstanding natural beauty in the UK. Image: Finn Beales

Aside from the money-can’t-buy overnight stays, the vehicles will allow guests to explore further. Bespoke itineraries will be created for each site, including fun-filled local activities such as coasteering, caving, abseiling and visiting attractions nearby. They will also be able to enjoy local produce through campfire dining.

To be in with your chance of winning the draw, go online here and enter your details.