Have you been craving a getaway but don’t necessarily want to travel too far? How about going on a road trip to Wales? Wales is one of the most breathtaking places in Europe, filled with wonderful nature and beautiful cities, so it makes for the perfect holiday, whether you want to go on a long weekend or a two week trip with a Goboony campervan. In this blog post, we give you some of the must-see spots of this beautiful land, so your Wales road trip is a truly unforgettable and great experience!
Though Wales is full of exquisite nature, its capital city also should not be missed. Take a walk through the centre, drink a coffee in one of its countless cozy cafes and don’t forget to pay a visit to the National Museum, Llandaff Cathedral and of course, Cardiff Castle. If you’ve got enough time, take a boat tour and admire this historic city from a completely different view than you normally would. Last but not least, everyone should take a stroll through St. Fagans Gardens, which make for a wonderful oasis in the city and are wonderfully maintained.
While visiting Cardiff your nights will be best spent at the Vale Park Hotel - don't be fooled by the name, it has a 24 pitch touring campsite! It is a 10 minute drive from the Barry Island beaches, and features a free shuttle bus to the city centre.
Price starts from £25 per night
GPS: 51.402896, -3.324843
Port Rd, Rhoose, Barry CF62 3BT, UK
Are you looking for a fairy tale trip into nature with your loved ones? Look no further than Snowdonia. This beautiful, mountainous part of Wales, that is also a national park of 823 square miles is an absolute dream for everyone that loves to hike or wants to get away from the stress of normal life. Some absolutely stunning parts of this region include Snowdon, the most famous and popular mountain amongst hikers in this area, Harlech Beach, which is just perfect for a long, relaxing walk to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore or Cader Idris, from which you can expect the most amazing view of the surrounding landscapes.
Fronalchen Caravan Park will be your home away from home during your stay in Snowdonia. This back to the basics campsite is located in Snowdonia National Park, featuring a mountain view, and plenty of activities onsite.
Price starts from £10 per night
GPS: 52.751679, -3.851994
Unnamed Road, Dolgellau LL40 2AD, UK
If you’re a fan of cute, little villages and quiet walks in nature, Pembrokeshire is the place for you. You can feel like you’re in a completely different, worry-less world and truly let go and appreciate being surrounded by calm and inspiring nature. However, Pembrokeshire is also a place to visit on your trip to Wales if you prefer a more active holiday; you can enjoy the hikes along the coastal park or visit Folly Farm that is full of fun indoors and outdoors attractions, perfect for a family outing!
Whilst in Pembrokeshire, you can rest your weary head at Celtic Camping, enjoying the stunning sea view and relaxed atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, and the breathtakingly surrounding areas.
Price starts from £20 per night
GPS: 51.926251, -5.220081
St Davids, Haverfordwest SA62 6DG, UK
This wonderful seaside resort also should not be missed. The Llandudno Bay and the North Shore are the perfect place for a swim in the summer and a calm stroll in colder weather. You can admire the city and the vast sea, while breathing in the fresh sea air. If you walk long enough, you can reach the Llandudno Pier, which stretches out to 2,295 feet into the water and makes for a beautiful view point. You can drink a tea in the pier cafe or a pint in the pier bar and just enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.
A mere 20 minutes drive from Llandudno, you'll find Waenfechan, a great campsite with spotless facilities, a peaceful location and friendly owner.
Price starts from £16 per night
GPS: 53.228917, -3.769785
Waenfechan Eglwysbach, Colwyn Bay LL28 5SD, UK
5. Brecon Beacons
If you are a true nature lover, this national park is the spot for you! A Wales road trip would not be complete without a visit to the South and this absolutely picturesque park full of mountains, waterfalls and fascinating fauna and flora. You can also hike up to the top of Pen y Fan, which is the tallest mountain in South of Wales and will enable you to see this beautiful national park spread out all around you.
After exploring for a day, you'll be grateful for the mere 5 minute driver to Cefn Cantref Campsite, where you can enjoy barbecues, campfires and a spot of fishing!
Price starts from £20 per night
GPS: 51.928302, -3.394273
Cefn Cantref, Cantref, Brecon LD3 8LT, UK
6. Vale of Glamorgan
Though this part of the country may not be very known, it is definitely worth exploring, especially if you are already in South Wales. This little county borough is full of charming villages and acres of greenery. Some of the attractions of the region include Porthkerry Park, St Donat’s Castle and Cosmeston Medieval Village. A trip to the cliffs from which you can see the Bristol Channel is surely worth your time, as the views you will be rewarded with will simply leave you speechless.
Looking for a campsite less than five minutes from Aberdare? Dare Valley Country Park promises this, as well as a lovely 30 minute stroll to the nearby waterfall. Imagine starting your day with a hike and enjoying breakfast by this breathtaking waterfall.
Price starts from £20.60 per night
GPS: 51.713083, -3.470777
Dare Valley Caravan & Camping Site, Aberdare, Glamorgan St, Aberdare CF44 7RG, UK
Wales is a truly magical place and we hope that after reading this little guide to a Wales road trip, you will plan your next campervan adventure to this incredible country. So what are you waiting for? Rent a motorhome at Goboony and start planning your Welsh holiday!