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Wales
A beautiful coastline, unspoilt landscape and an abundance of historic sites, there’s so much to see and do whilst staying at one of our caravan parks or holiday parks in Wales. Read More...

Here’s our guide to the Top Ten Things To Do whilst on one of our caravan holidays in Wales.

1. See dolphins along the Marine Heritage Coast
The beautiful unspoilt stretch of coastline near New Quay was Britain’s first offshore Marine Heritage Coast. Here colonies of bottlenose dolphins rub shoulders with Atlantic grey seals and harbour porpoises and many species of sea-bird nest on the cliff-tops. This rich variety of sea-life can be seen close-up on a boat trip from New Quay harbour.

2. All aboard a steam train
The Great Little Trains of Wales are a very special way of seeing some of the best scenery in Wales. There are ten narrow-gauge steam railways across the country, all of them have in common the charm of old-time steam trains with plenty of polished paintwork and brass. The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company running from the slate quarries of Blaenau Ffestiniog down to the harbour at Porthmadog. The Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only public rack and pinion railway in the UK and has been taking passengers to the top of Snowdon for over 100 years. Spectacular views open up as the train climbs the highest mountain in England and Wales. The Vale of Rheidol line climbs through a verdant valley for nearly 12 miles from Aberystwyth on the coast to Devil’s Bridge, while the Talyllyn Railway is the world’s first preserved railway and was built originally to carry slate from quarries in the hills to Cardigan Bay.

3. Climb Snowdon
At 3,650 feet (1085 metres) Snowdon is the highest peak in England and Wales. There are several routes to its summit from the popular and straightforward Pyg Track and Llanberis Path to the more challenging Watkin Path and Crib Goch route. The most celebrated route is the Snowdon Horseshoe which takes in all the major peaks of the Snowdon massif. For those wanting to take it a bit easier there is a train which takes visitors to the summit. As a result, the summit can be busy in summer. If you want to get off the beaten track there are some fantastic walks in the surrounding countryside.

4. Visit a Mediterranean village on the Welsh coast
Portmeirion was built in the 1920s by architect Clough Williams-Ellis and it represents his fantasy of a classical Italianate village in the Mediterranean, transplanted to a peninsula on an estuary on Wales’ northwest coast. Here you will find pastel-painted buildings with shuttered windows, a grand piazza, and surrounding woods and gardens filled with exotic plants. Portmeirion came to prominence when it was used as the set for cult Sixties TV series The Prisoner.

5. Step back in history to a World Heritage Site
The finest castles in Wales, in a land full of them, can be found in a small area of North Wales. Indeed, the castles of Beaumaris, Caernarfon, Conwy, and Harlech have been classified as a World Heritage Site. Built in the 13th century by King Edward I of England they are all impressive, well preserved and great examples of military architecture. Beaumaris, overlooking the Menai Strait, is the largest. Caernarfon Castle also overlooks the Menai Strait and is the scene of many important ceremonial events. Conway Castle offers dramatic views across the Conway estuary and Harlech Castle was the scene of the siege which inspired the song Men of Harlech, sung by Welsh people across the world.

6. Walk across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Just outside Llangollen lies the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the world’s tallest canal-boat bridge, and World Heritage Site. Built by Thomas Telford it carries the Llangollen Canal over the River Dee, more than 100 feet above the valley. A popular short walk takes you along the canal towpath from Froncysyllte, across the aqueduct, to the canal basin full of colourful narrow boats at Trevor.

7. Head deep underground in a slate mine
Blaenau Ffestiniog is the former ‘slate capital of Wales’ with a strange, compelling beauty. Screes of broken slate tumble down steep-sided mountains, mixing with Snowdonia’s natural grandeur. You can glimpse into Blaenau’s unique history at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, which are still being worked to this day. Tours take you deep underground to explore the world of the Victorian slate miner from the ‘town that roofed the world’.

8. Have fun on the best beach in Britain
Rhossili Bay on the Gower peninsula has received many accolades over the years and recently was voted the third best beach in Europe (and best beach in Britain) in a TripAdvisor survey. Rhossili Bay is a three-mile stretch of white sand. It has Worm’s Head at one end – a small tidal island and the most westerly tip of Gower – and at the other lies the small tidal island of Burry Holms. Along the beach stands a solitary building – the Old Rectory, a house dating to the 1850s which is now owned by the National Trust, and a ship wreck can be seen on the sand at low tide.

9. Go underground at the Big Pit
Big Pit was a working coalmine until it closed in 1980. Now the National Coal Museum, Big Pit is home to an impressive collection of mining machinery and memorabilia. It’s not just about what coal mining was like for the workers but about the dignity and pride of local people and the wider background of why the coal boom happened when it did, and how what came out of the Valleys changed the world. The highlight of the visit is the hour-long underground tour, led by ex-miners, which takes you down in the pit cage to walk through an underground labyrinth of roadways to the coal face.

10. Visit the Garden of Wales
Not without reason is Carmarthenshire known as The Garden of Wales; its rolling landscape contains some excellent gardens and parklands including the flagship National Botanic Garden of Wales. Situated in the unspoiled Tywi Valley, it features Mediterranean flora as well as typical Welsh species. At the centre of this garden, created in celebration of the Millennium, sits Sir Norman Foster’s Great Glasshouse, the world’s largest single-span ‘greenhouse’.

If this inspires you, why not browse our selection of holiday parks and caravan parks in Wales, and see what catches your eye?

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    Tresaith Beach, Cardigan, Ceredigion, Cardiganshire, Mid Wales, Wales

    A stunning hilltop setting, above the breathtaking sandy beach of Tresaith, this park offers you a peaceful holiday location, just a short walk from the sea. The beach boasts some of the...

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  2. Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire, Mid Wales, Wales

    Set in a peaceful wooded valley, away from busy roads, the banks and meadows are edged by the crystal clear River Cych. This truly tranquil setting is surrounded by nature within the...

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    Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Mid Wales, Wales

    Glan – Y – Mor Leisure Park is nestled on the shores of the sheltered Clarach Bay Beach which is flanked by steep cliffs offering stunning views and just a short walk on the...

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    New Quay, Cardiganshire, Mid Wales, Wales

    Conveniently located just 1.5 miles away from the picturesque seaside resort of New Quay with its Golden beach, quaint restaurants and tranquil fishing harbour, Ocean Heights Leisure...

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    Cross Inn, Nr New Quay, Cardiganshire, Mid Wales, Wales

    Nestled peacefully in a countryside location just 2 miles away from the picturesque resort of New Quay with its cobbled streets and golden beaches, The Village offers all the peace and...

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    Clarach Bay, Nr Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Mid Wales, Wales

    Nestled in a truly magnificent coastal location with direct access to a sandy beach, Clarach Bay Holiday Village is the perfect place for families and couples seeking an action packed...

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    Nr New Quay, Cardiganshire, Cardiganshire, Mid Wales, Wales

    Situated less than 2 miles outside the picturesque harbour town of New Quay, Pencnwc Holiday Park has something for everyone; from an indoor pool to a family clubhouse combined with a...

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    New Quay, Cardiganshire, Cardiganshire, Mid Wales, Wales

    Commanding views over magnificent Cardigan Bay from its dramatic cliff-top setting just a mile from Quay West, this vibrant park boasts a wealth of lively family activities together with...

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    Brecon Beacons National Park, Powys, Mid Wales, Wales

    Brecon Beacons Resort is part of our exclusive Daisy Door Cottage style Collection, enviably set in a picturesque location in the heart of the majestic Brecon Beacons National Park.

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    Llanidloes, Powys, Powys, Mid Wales, Wales

    Situated in an elevated position boasting spectacular views over the rolling countryside, Valley View Retreats lies just outside the pretty town of Llanidloes, home to the spectacular...

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    Little London, Nr Llandinam, Powys, Powys, Mid Wales, Wales

    Slate House Lodges is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, a select cluster of luxury lodges enjoying a spectacular setting boasting panoramic views over the tranquil...

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    Penybont, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Mid Wales, Wales

    Nestling in a peaceful valleyside setting commanding spectacular views of the lush Powys countryside, these spacious lodges boast luxurious outdoor hot tubs perfect for relaxing after...

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    Llanbister, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Mid Wales, Wales

    A paradise for nature lovers, these comfortable lodges sit in an area of Special Scientific Interest surrounded by rivers, pools, woodland and glorious panoramic views of the Mid Wales...

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    Llanrhystud, Cardiganshire, Cardiganshire, Mid Wales, Wales

    At Penrhos you are approximately one and a half miles from the nearest beach in the scenic Wyre Valley – midway between Aberystwyth and Aberaeron. Great for serious golfers and...

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    Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Cardiganshire, Mid Wales, Wales

    Up on its unique hillside location, overlooking Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains, you’ll find a holiday to remember at Brynowen Holiday Park and not just because the views...

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    Llangadfan, Welshpool, Powys, Mid Wales, Wales

    Commanding panoramic views over the Banwy Valley from their peaceful setting above the small village of Llangadfan, these well-appointed lodges enjoy elevated balconies overlooking their...

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    Garthmyl, Montgomery, Powys, Mid Wales, Wales

    Penllwyn Lodges is part of our Wanderwood Lodge Holidays Collection, a peaceful paradise of unspoilt woodland and meadow nestling off the beaten track in breathtaking mid-Wales. Teeming...

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    Caersws, Nr Newtown, Powys, Mid Wales, Wales

    Maesmawr Farm Resort is part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks Collection, nestled in the gentle countryside of beautiful Montgomeryshire, surrounded by wild meadows,...

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    Brecon Beacons National Park, Powys, Powys, Mid Wales, Wales

    Enjoying an idyllic setting amidst protected woodland in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this rural park sits on a non working farm and offers an excellent base for...

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    Llandinam, Powys, Powys, Mid Wales, Wales

    Trewythen Lodges is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection and commands a breathtaking location with spectacular views across the rolling mid Wales countryside. Only two miles...

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    Castle Pren, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Mid Wales, Wales

    Boasting panoramic countryside views from their idyllic setting on a working farm in glorious rural mid-Wales, this boutique collection of uniquely designed eco–friendly lodges are...

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    Bleddfa, Knighton, Powys, Mid Wales, Wales

    Enjoying an idyllic setting on the edge of Radnor Forest, Lower Fishpools Lodges offer a spacious, stylish retreat for lovers of the great outdoors and peaceful rural seclusion....

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    Llanddewi, Nr. Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Mid Wales, Wales

    Enjoying a gloriously secluded setting with stunning countryside views, these two spacious well equipped lodges boast outdoor hot tubs and moderately large enclosed gardens and sit just...

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    Llangollen, Denbighshire, North Wales & Snowdonia, Wales

    Penvale Lakes Lodges is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, beautifully tucked away in a secluded 33-acre valley on the edge of the picturesque riverside town of Llangollen....

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