This road trip combines breathtaking natural sights and magnificent man made structures. From the Manchester depot, you will swoop down into North Wales and the historic Denbighshire where castles, waterfalls and walks await. From there Snowdonia awaits with its mountainous terrain, sparkling lakes and plethora of outdoor activities.
Next, it's onward to the Isle of Anglesey, desired by invaders such as the Saxons and Vikings. Look out onto the Irish Sea or back at the loft peaks of Snowdonia. The well preserved walls of Chester sit just over the border back into England and mark the final stop on your tour. Visit the Cathedral, Roman Amphitheater and local zoo, or relax and unwind with some retail therapy in the local shops and restaurants. All in all, this motorhome holiday will be an experience that you will never forget.
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Recommended site: Gaer Hyfryd Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
Open: March to October
Address: Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 0EW, Wales
The longest known settled region of Wales, Denbighshire has a rich history and stunning rural landscape. This is where you will find your first stop, at the Gaer Hyfryd Caravan and Motorhome Club Site, which will take you 1 hour 25 minutes to get to if you drive direct from the Manchester collection depot.
If you're in no hurry a slight detour on route to see the medieval fortress of Chirk Castle is well worth the extra 30 minute drive. The site puts you in the perfect location to discover all that Denbighshire has to offer, from castles to natural wonders like the Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall. The area has been dubbed a walker’s paradise and depending on your mood you can choose between a simple stroll or a more challenging trek over the Berwyns. The town of Llangollen, known for its spectacular scenery, is close by. there is plenty to see and do in this town on the edge of the River Dee including visiting the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, also known as the “Stream in the Sky”.
"This site Gaer Hyfry is in a wonderful location in a very picturesque part of the world. The site itself is beautifully clean and tidy and is overseen by the most helpful and understanding owners imaginable. I can't recommend this site highly enough."
Pistyll Rhaeadr, The tallest waterfall in Wales
The colossal Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which is the highest in the World
The haunting ruins of Denbigh Castle
The town of Llangollen, steeped in myth and legend
The Corn Mill
Dee Lane, Llangollen, LL20 8PN
01978 869 555
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Trevor Basin Visitor Centre
Trevor Basin, Off Station Road, Trevor, Wrexham, LL20 7TY
White water rafting in Llangollen
Chapel Street, Llangollen, LL20 8NW
Experience rail travel as it used to be.
Recommended site: Coed-Y-Llwyn Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
Open: March to October
Address: Gellilydan, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 4EN
An hour's journey from your first stopover is Coed-Y-Llwn Caravan and Motorhome Club Site, situated in Snowdonia National Park, a breathtaking mountainous region of North Wales that will dazzle visitors and provides an awe inspiring backdrop for a camping adventure.
On your journey here take the opportunity to stop off to see the magnificent Bala Lake, also known as Llyn Tegid, the largest natural body of water in Wales. There is so much to see and do from this site. The famous Mount Snowdon stands nestled in the stunning Snowdon Massif, which is just one of four mountain ranges situated in the park. Cycling, water sports, hiking and mountain walking opportunities abound with miles of tracks and beautiful shimmering lakes.
The adventurous will be spoilt for choice with activities such as inland lagoon surfing and zip lining, while more relaxed pursuits can be found in exploring the local castles, taking a trip on one of the steam railways, visiting the Italian styled village of Portmeirion or simply taking in the awe inspiring surroundings provided by nature. One castle not to miss is the magnificent Harlech Castle overlooking the Irish Sea. Discover the legend of this foreboding medieval fortress, one of the most threatening castles in Wales.
"Great site for exploring this area with plenty of local attractions to see for all the family, lots of local walks, ideal for mountain biking at coed-y-brenin just 15 mins away, beach is only 20 mins away , local pubs serving good food."
Caravanner from Flintshire
Magical Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales
The picturesque seaside town of Portmeirion
Bala lake is the largest natural body of water in Wales
Harlech Castle has been the scene of much violent and dramatic action in its history
Llanelltyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2TA
Harlech LL46 2YH
Porthmadog Activity & Riding Centre
Llanerch Farm. Morfa Bychan Road, Porthmadog LL49 9UR
Zip World Slate Caverns
01248 601 444
Recommended site: Penrhos Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
Open: March to October
Address: Brynteg, Benllech, Anglesey, LL78 7JH, Wales
The Isle of Anglesey sits on the North West coast of Wales and is steeped in history. Tranquil sandy beaches and views out across the Irish Sea provide a chance to relax, reflect and unwind, whilst you can look back and see Snowdonia from the campsite.
On your journey to Anglesey navigate through the towering slate mountains to The National Slate Museum, where you'll discover the traditional craft of the quarryman. If your appetite for mountains has been whetted by the previous stop, Holyhead Mountain is a natural jewel in the local landscape. From the dramatic cliffs you can spot South Stack Lighthouse on the summit of a small island just off the coast. Beaumaris Castle is close by, as is the Snowdon Mountain Railway, a narrow gauge rack and pinion mountain railway that takes you to the highest peak in Wales. Adrenaline junkies can head over to Anglesey Circuit for a driving experience based in the most breathtaking of locations. Alternatively explore by sea with a powerboat trip along the stunning coastline of Anglesey and the Menai Strait.
"Penrhos is a peaceful and friendly with good amenities and great walking and birdwatching – especially in the spring. You can walk straight from the site into lovely countryside."
Geoff and Maureen Parry
The moated concentric castle of Beaumaris
Snowdon Mountain Railway carries passengers to the peak of mount Snowdon
The 200 year old South Stack Lighthouse
Anglesey Circuit hosts rally cross and other motorsports events
The Tavern on the Bay
St David's Park, Red Wharf Bay, LL75 8RJ
Plas Newydd House and Gardens
Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, LL61 6DQ
Anglesey Circuit Driving Experiences
Ty Croes, Anglesey, Wales, LL63 5TF
01407 811 400
Seawake Anglesey Boat Trips
40 High Street, Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey, LL59 5EF
Recommended site: Chester Fairoaks Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
Open: All year
Address: Rake Lane, Little Stanney, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 4HS
Just over the border into England lies the walled city of Chester and the location of Chester Fairoaks Caravan and Motorhome Club Site. There are numerous historical sites to peruse such as the 900 year old cathedral and the Roman Amphitheater, as well as restaurants and plenty of shops.
For a multifaceted entertainment experience check out the Storyhouse. There is a footpath that runs along the wall which is the most complete in Britain. Spare some time en route to discover the town of Conwy for yet another spectacular castle. Animal lovers can head to the nearby Chester Zoo for a fun family day out and boasts some 12,000 animals in its 110 acre gardens. To get acquainted with dwellers of the deep, dive over to the Blue Planet Aquarium.
If you would prefer be on the surface of the water rather than under it, take a voyage in a kayak on the River Dee. Our Chester Fairoaks Club Site is set in a central location, ideal for exploring the city and just a 45 minute meander back to the Manchester depot. However if you’re not quite done with the coast our Wirral Club Site is a great sea view alternative just 15 minutes away.
"Had a recent 3 day visit to Chester and found this site to be greatly positioned for local restaurants and on the doorstep of Cheshire Oaks. A short walk there will also enable you to catch buses into Chester."
The majestic Conwy Castle dominates its surroundings
See the tigers at Chester Zoo
The hallowed halls of the 900 year old Chester Cathedral
Face your fears at Blue Planet Aquarium and meet eels and sharks
Hanky Panky Pancakes
20 Commonhall Street, Chester, CH1 2BJ
Hunter Street, Chester CH12AR
Chester Kayak Hire
45 City Rd, Chester CH1 3AE
Moston Rd, Upton-by-Chester, Upton, Chester CH2 1EU