Explore Wales!

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Exploring the UK in your caravan or motorhome is the ideal way! You’ll be in your home from home, fully self-contained and able to do the trip your way, and at your own pace.

Wales is an amazing country! It can be reached in just 2 hours 15 minutes from the south coast so it’s not too far to travel and it has so much to offer! Whether you have one destination in mind for a weekend away or a full exploration of the country over a couple of weeks, you’re sure to have a great trip.

explore WalesWales boasts diverse landscapes from mountains and rugged valleys to sandy beaches and lush countryside. Add to that the country’s rich history and vibrant culture and you’ll never run out of things to do.

Single destination or road trip?

Caravanning and motorhoming gives you complete freedom to do what you like! You can tailor your trip to the places you like the sound of and the time you have available. Would you like to explore the country one destination at a time? Or perhaps you’d like to destination-hop over a couple of weeks? It really is up to you.

You could opt to plan a bit of a road trip. Take a couple of weeks and tour the country visiting a number of towns or areas that have caught your fancy. Plan your route carefully so you’re not doing more miles than is necessary. Have a think about what you want to do in each location as this will give you an idea of how long you might spend in each place. Make sure you also factor in some time to relax too!

Where to pitch

Even if you’re planning to see where the wind takes you, it’s still a good idea to do a bit of research into the location of caravan parks to make sure there is availability in the area(s) that you’re thinking of visiting. You may have a place in mind and then discover that there are no suitable places to pitch so it’s worth a look before you set off.

Caravan site finders such as pitchup.com or caravansitefinder.co.uk are great for searching for parks in your chosen area as they allow you to specify key features you’d like the site to have. Investigate the options and book if you wish or just compile a short list to keep to hand. The sites listed vary, with some offering hardstand pitches and other grass. Check availability, especially if travelling during school holidays and also check which ones are open off-peak if travelling outside of the summer months.


What are you looking to do on your trip? You could be looking for somewhere to enjoy the scenery, somewhere to get active with some outdoor pursuits, or maybe soak up a bit of culture at museums and places of historical interest? Decide what you’d like to do during your trip and match those desires with a place that offers them!

Great places to visit

Conwy (North Wales)
This mediaeval town is home to Conwy Castle, which was built  by Edward 1 between 1283 and 1289. The castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best preserved castles in the country. Conwy is surrounded by well-preserved town walls that date back to the 13th century; the walls stretch for three-quarters of a mile and feature 21 towers and three gateways. Other notable places to visit here include Plas Mawr, a fine example of an Elizabethan townhouse, the Conwy Suspension Bridge - the first road suspension bridge in the world to carry vehicles, and Conwy Harbour, where visitors can stroll along the quayside, watch the comings and goings of the boats or enjoy a leisurely boat trip on the river.

Snowdonia National Park (North-west Wales)
Home to the highest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon, this park offers stunning scenery, hiking trails, and outdoor activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking and kayaking. The park is dotted with charming villages and towns where visitors can experience traditional Welsh culture and hospitality. Villages Betws-y-Coed and Beddgelert are well worth a visit. You’ll also find a rich history here, with ancient castles, historic mines and archaeological sites dating back thousands of years. Harlech Castle and Dolwyddelan Castle are notable examples of the region's mediaeval history.

Aberystwyth (Mid-west Wales)
Aberystwyth is a vibrant seaside town with a long sandy beach, a historic pier and a charming promenade. Visitors can explore attractions such as Aberystwyth Castle and the National Library of Wales, and take a scenic ride on the Vale of Rheidol Railway. The town is a cultural hub with a thriving arts scene and a rich history. It is home to several museums and galleries, including the Ceredigion Museum, which showcases the area's heritage, and the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, which hosts exhibitions and performances throughout the year.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (South-west Wales)
Known for its rugged coastline, sandy beaches and picturesque villages, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is perfect for coastal walks, wildlife spotting and water sports such as surfing, kayaking and sailing. The famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path stretches 186 miles and offers breathtaking views of the Irish Sea. There are numerous archaeological sites to explore including Pembroke Castle, Carew Castle and the Neolithic burial chamber at Pentre Ifan. The park is a haven for wildlife, with diverse habitats supporting a wide range of species. You’ll see a range of seabirds including puffins, razorbills, and guillemots nesting on the cliffs during the breeding season, and grey seals, dolphins and porpoises can also be spotted offshore. 

Brecon Beacons National Park (South Wales)
Famous for its rolling hills, waterfalls and deep valleys, the Brecon Beacons offer excellent opportunities for hiking, cycling, and stargazing. The park is named after the Brecon Beacons mountain range, which includes Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales standing at 886 metres. The park is a designated International Dark Sky Reserve, making it a great destination for astronomy enthusiasts. On clear nights, visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the night sky, including the Milky Way and shooting stars, away from light pollution. There are numerous ancient monuments, castles and archaeological sites to explore here including Carreg Cennen Castle and Tretower Court and Castle.

Cardiff (South Wales)
The capital city of Wales, Cardiff offers a blend of history, culture and modern attractions. It has a fascinating history dating back to Roman times and Cardiff Castle is a great place to visit to immerse yourself in that era. The city grew significantly during the Industrial Revolution, becoming a major port for the export of coal from the South Wales Valleys. Cardiff is also a cultural hub with a thriving arts scene and numerous attractions including the Wales Millennium Centre, an iconic arts venue known for its striking architecture and diverse program of performances, including theatre, opera, dance and music. Cardiff offers excellent shopping opportunities and a vibrant food scene too.

Get kitted out for your trip!

Make sure you’re fully equipped before embarking on your next trip! Check out our online shop or pop into our onsite shop for a browse. We stock over 5,000 items in-store so we’re sure to have all you need. We also offer a range of awnings for caravans, motorhomes and campervans - give us a call on 01962 714 844 or pop in and see us for more info.

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