Steer your home on wheel towards these 07 stunning locations in Wales!  September 17th, 2018

 

Wales is home to the mythical King Arthur, musical greats like Tom Jones and the Manic Street Preachers plus world-class culinary delights like Welsh lamb and award-winning cheese. You’ll love the diverse landscape, unique culture, rich history and sunny locals. Here’s a list of great locations you shouldn’t miss – especially if you’re touring the country in a motorhome or campervan! Need a campervan hire? We’ve got plenty!

 

01. Hike up to the second highest peak Corn Du

 

View of Pen Y Fan from Corn Du Image by matthewjones75 on Instagram

 

Set off into the Brecon Beacons National Park and take a strenuous 3-hour hike up Corn Du’s (pronounced Corn Dee) 873m height and be rewarded with unmatched views from the top comprising of Cwm Llwch, the Usk Valley and views of the Sugar Loaf peak. Many paths lead to Pen y Fan (pronounced Pen a Van) which is the highest mountain in South Wales standing at an impressive 845m. If you enjoy hiking and eagerly anticipate a chance to stretch your legs on a delightful stretch of wild walking, you can’t miss Corn Du! Camperbug has an extensive list of motorhome hires in Wales including Pembrokeshire motorhome hire!

 

 

02. Usk

 

Usk Castle. Image by Tyssil on Wikimedia Commons

 

The charming village of Usk doesn’t fail to sooth the senses with its enchanting collection of open gardens, an elegant crumbling 11-century castle and perhaps one of the most excellent fishing opportunities in Wales owing to numerous salmon-rich rivers including the River Usk.

 

 

03. Tenby

 

Tenby, Pembrokeshire. Image by uplookingdown on Instagram

 

Tenby is a delightful coastal town comprising of a charming mix of elegant Victorian houses, quaint cobbled streets, stunning beaches and an unbeatable ambience! Owing to its remote location the village was only made accessible during the Victorian Era. A flood of well-off merchants soon elevated the town’s status as a popular holiday destination. Walk the cobbled streets packed with old-world cafes and shops or get pleasantly crisped under the warm sun at any of the towns inviting beaches. Cars are banned during the summer months to keep with the town’s laid-back appeal.Try and make a quick stop at the picturesque Caldey Island, which is owned by a group of Cistercian monks.

 

 

04. Glamorgan Heritage Coast

 

Cliffs on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast south of Dunraven Park. Image by Owengwynne on Wikimedia Commons

 

Take a walk on the nine splendid miles that make up the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, and you’ll be blown away by the awe-inspiring beauty that blankets Wales. Crunching shingle underfoot, waters whispering up to the shore and views from towering cliffs are often overlooked in favour of more touted locations. There are plenty of surfing and parasailing locations as well!

 

 

05. Abergavenny

 

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. Image by lucygold on Instagram

 

Aptly named the ‘Gateway to Wales’ the market town of Abergavenny holds an eclectic mix of new and old. Offering an ideal opening for exploring the Brecon Beacons and the Blaenavon World Heritage Site, Abergavenny is something of a food mecca and hosts the popular annual Abergavenny Food Festival. Be sure to drop in at the Skirrid Mountain Inn at the village of Llanfihangel Crucorney. The public house is said to be the oldest in Wales, serving ales and beer since Norman times. Stay clear of the first floor if you’re easily spooked! The first floor served as a courthouse where criminals were tried and hung! Eek!

 

 

06. Machynlleth & Dyfi Valley

 

Looking towards the Dyfi Valley in the general direction of Machynlleth.Image by Olu on Wikimedia Commons

 

The Dyfi Valley is a heaven of gold sand beaches and dunes. Placed on the southern region of Snowdonia National Park, the district is well-known to stun visitors with expansive landscapes and thriving wildlife, many areas of which are declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The town of Machynlleth fondly referred to as Mach sits prettily at the opening of the Dyfi estuary and hosts many weekly markets and fairs. The city once served as the ‘Ancient capital of Wales’. The Centre for Alternative Technology makes for an intriguing visit, and the centre is active in promoting ecological technology within the UK and around the globe. The town holds many independent shops that sell anything from organic food to local arts and crafts.

 
 

07. Green Man Festival

 

Green Man Festival. Image by greenmanfestival on Instagram

 

2018 marks the 16th year Green Man festival is in action, and you’re invited to join in the festivities that cater to revellers of every age! Set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Brecon Beacons, you’ll have ample opportunity to rock out to a great lineup, savour local cider and beer plus taste a variety of Welsh delights! Unwind amongst a warm and relaxed crowd and learn a smattering of Welsh while you’re at it!

 

Are there locations that deserve to be on this list? Let us know in the comments below or take a look at  6 reasons you should visit Scotland.

 

 

 

 

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