Reasons to visit Wales
From the wild landscapes of Snowdonia to the golden beaches of Pembrokeshire, there are myriad reasons to choose a campsite in Wales for your next holiday.
Mountain-lovers hunt out Snowdonia National Park’s peaks from all over the world, and with good reason. The snow-topped, jagged set of mountains is an awe-inspiring sight, with 14 peaks including the king itself, Mount Snowdon. Walkers will roam its heaths and lakes in bliss. The Brecon Beacons National Park also offers 45 miles of dramatic woods, valleys and soaring skyline, ripe for a hike or a ramble in any season.
If you want a full-blown adventure, try the Cambrian Way, 185 miles of pathway through the heathery moors and spectacular countryside that define the Welsh landscape, or discover a gentler side to the country with the North Wales Way that winds through pretty seaside towns and ancient sites.
Wales is also home to the brilliant blooms and charming formal terraces of the Bodnant Gardens, where children can run free and attempt to find the exotic “champion trees” that dot the grounds. For fun in the sand, seek out the exquisite Pembrokeshire coast, with quaint beachside towns like Tenby and St David’s. Don’t miss Rhossili Bay, the remote and vast expanse of sand that featured in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony and still thrills with its high tides.
A holiday in Wales truly offers something for everybody. The country contains everything from “museum village” Portmeirion, which was built from bits of Italian villas and remains one of the country’s most universally loved tourist attractions, to the Airworld Aviation Museum in Caernarfon, where kids can climb into the cockpits of some of the most famous planes in history. For a more science-oriented day out, try the Centre for Alternative Technology, a kooky and fascinating interactive centre that has its own water-drawn cable car — or visit Aberystwyth for the world’s largest camera obscura, in prime position on Constitution Hill.
Sports fans will love seeing rugby in Cardiff’s stadiums (with some very intense Welsh fans singing the national anthem at full blast), while history buffs will go immediately for Cardiff Castle. This site at the centre of Cardiff combines richly decorated rooms, all-ages tours, a working trebuchet and a special Family Trail that traces the history of Roman soldiers and Celtic queens.
Welsh wildlife is diverse and beautiful, and everywhere you turn there seems to be something to see. Bird-watchers can spot sparrowhawks and peregrine falcons soaring over the peaks of Snowdonia. On the coast, Skomer Island is the best place to spot the famous puffins that flock there every year, while Stack Rocks sports dramatic flocks of guillemots and razorbills in huge numbers. Visit the Llanelli WWT National Wetland Centre for a chance to canoe among water voles and hand-feed the world’s rarest geese, and even partake in the Welsh Puddle Jumping Championships.
The National Museum of Cardiff is a great day out for animal lovers of a prehistoric kind; dinosaur and mammoth skeletons and the world’s largest leatherback turtle compete for your attention, while the Clore Discovery Centre lets amateur archaeologists handle ancient artefacts. For friendly animal meetings, you can’t go past the Manor Wildlife Park in Tenby, which allows you to get up close and personal with lemurs, tortoises, wallabies and more, and also has an indoor play area and bouncy castle.
Why Choose Experience Freedom?
Camping and glamping in Wales are the best way to create the holiday you’ve always wanted, whether it’s romantic wanderings through the Welsh wilderness or kid-friendly fun in a wildlife park. Whatever your tastes, Experience Freedom is here to help. Select a campsite to view its facilities and location, or use the Search and Book function to check out the availability of specific sites around Wales.