The 5 best places to travel in Wales with your campervan
June 30, 2016 at 10:51 AM
With Wales doing so well in the European Football Championships this summer and sterling nose-diving across holiday currencies in Europe after Brexit, holidaying in the Principality is going to be big in 2016. Here we look at five of the best places to travel in Wales in your campervan:
A summer escape in Wales should always have a trip to the Brecon Beacons National Park. With 520 square miles set in the heart of the most beautiful parts of the whole country, it offers fun and relaxation.
There are stunning river valleys to explore, verdant hills and dales to hike and bike trails which criss-cross the park, making it great for all. With a wonderful solitude easy to find too, parking up your van in one of the local campsites is always a great beacon of light to head for.
If the Brecon Beacons is a must visit on your Welsh adventure then so is Snowdonia. Dominating North Wales, the eponymous National Park is home to some of the most staggeringly dramatic scenery anywhere.
From caves sculpted from millennia of ice to cascading waterfalls; from towering peaks to tough climbing trails, it is an adventure playground hewn from the earth which offers a calm presence too. Taking your campervan off to one of the local sites will make any trip here soar as high as the mountains.
If there is one thing that Britain does better than anyone else it is rocky coastlines and the Pembrokeshire Coast certainly delivers. Almost all a National Park, the coast has coves and caves to explore; wonderful beaches and some of the best surfing the UK can offer. With campervans welcome throughout the nearby countryside too, exploring this beautiful hot spot in the summer is always a joy.
Portmeirion is not far from Snowdonia and, jutting out into the sea, the peninsula it comprises is said by many to be among the gems of Wales. Designed in the style of a fantasy Italian village many will know it from the 1960s TV series The Prisoner - and it attracts visitors as a result.
There is so much more to explore with this cliff-top village though and it allows a few hours in another world that is truly delightful. From the grand piazza, wonderfully shuttered pastel-hued buildings and sub-tropical gardens, parking your campervan nearby for a while is time well spent.
No trip to Wales is complete without a visit to the seaside and Llandudno is the largest resort the country has to offer. With stunning views over the Irish Sea, a heritage tramway, wonderful seafront and promenade and close to a number of great camping sites, heading here with your beachwear packed into your van is a simple decision to make.
With stunning mountains, rolling hills and inspiring coastline to explore you and your campervan are going to have fun in Wales. Now all you need to decide is what lucky friends you’re going to take with you.
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