On April 23rd it was St George’s Day, but who wants to celebrate on a Tuesday? Instead, you could explore the country with a campervan rental in England
Campervan Rental England: St George’s Day
We’re absolutely stunned that it’s almost the end of April. 2019 is coming in quick, and now we’re in the lead up to Summer. Here at Rockin Vans, we’re gearing up to help our clients create some amazing memories during the warmer months. However, you don’t have to wait until then to take a small break away. St George’s Day is the perfect excuse to plan a nice weekend trip to England. Our campervan rental in England can give you the freedom to explore at your own leisure and do exactly what you want to do while away. There are a number of fantastic and diverse cities and towns waiting for you to check out, so why wait?
Who was St George?
St George is the patron saint of England. According to historians, he was a Roman soldier that was born somewhere around 270 AD in the area that is now known as Turkey. Similar to the other patron saints of the UK, not much is know about his life. A lot of what is known was passed from person to person, so there is no set autobiography. Instead, he is known for mythical heroic victories. St George is most famously known for fighting a dragon. The story goes that a dragon demanded human sacrifices until St George rescued a princess that was chosen as the next tithe. However, this famous tale wasn’t popularised until the late 13th century. It was included in a compilation about the lives of saints by Jacobus de Voragine. It was he who assigned St George the role of the dragon-slayer. Prior to that, other saints had been named in place.
St George went through the ranks of the Roman Army and eventually became a personal guard for Emperor Diocletian. However, at some point towards 300 AD, Emperor Diocletian ordered the persecution of Christians. St George refused to give up his Christian faith and what followed is significantly grimmer. Some say he was tortured for seven years, and legend says he was brought back to life on three separate occasions during this period. He became an early Christian martyr when he was beheaded in 303 AD. St George became the patron saint of England over one thousand years later due to King Edward III. He is celebrated on April 23rd as this is when he supposedly died.
Why should I visit England on St George’s?
You’ll be pleased to hear that you haven’t missed the festivities. The main St George’s Day events are being held over the weekend of the 27th and the 28th. A fantastic place to visit with your campervan rental in England would be Wrest Park. If you’re wanting to get the most out of a St George’s day event, this is the place to be. You’ll be treated to shows, games, performances and activities; with a reenactment of St George’s legendary battle with a dragon acting as a fantastic finale. There are tons of activities to keep children entertained. They can take part in; a circus skills workshop, a WWI obstacle course, junior jousting and Victorian games. There are many other places you’ll enjoy with your campervan rental in England, but you won’t find a better St George’s themed day out than at Wrest Park.
Rockin Vans Campervans
We all know how it is. Travelling on a normal weekend can be an absolute nightmare, nevermind travelling on a festival weekend. Hotels fill up at a rapid price and prices hike right up. That’s why we believe utilising a campervan rental in England is the way to go. You’ll be able to travel around England without any limitations. You can choose where you want to go and you get to decide what activities you want to do and when. Our campervans all come kitted out with a comfortable bed and a fully functional kitchen. It’ll be going on a trip in a home away from home. For more information, please feel free to get in contact. Our team will be happy to help!