Renowned for its rugged landscape, from impressive mountains to gorgeous coastlines, Wales is the ideal holiday location for all lovers of nature and outdoor adventures. With a rich cultural history paired with breathtaking scenery, there is certainly something for everyone in this stunning part of Britain, making it the perfect place for your dream staycation.
Day 1: Arrival
On the day your holiday to Wales starts, make sure you have everything you need packed up and ready to go. While your exact wardrobe will be weather dependent, a good pair of walking shoes and a raincoat are a must for Wales, especially if you are planning a trip to any of the incredible national parks that make the Welsh landscape even more spectacular! Whether you’re travelling the whole way by car, or are flying in to Cardiff or Bristol airport, as you pass through the Welsh countryside, you’ll certainly be wowed by its beauty, making you eager to get started on your trip.
Once you have arrived at your accommodation, prepare for your holiday by unpacking and then taking a look at some local maps to get a feel for what you would like to explore most over your holiday. Make your way to the nearest town and find a local restaurant for a spot of dinner and enjoy an evening meal made from locally sourced Welsh produce!
Day 2: Visit a Castle
Known as the ‘castle capital of the world’, there are over 100 castles that remain standing in Wales, so visiting at least one is a must for your holiday. With castles located throughout Wales, and along the impressive coastline, you won’t be stuck for options – it just might be difficult to narrow down which one you want to see most! While some castles lie in ruins, a great deal of the castles in Wales remain relatively intact, with Conwy Castle, Cardiff Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Pembroke Castle and Harlech Castle being among some of the most impressive. Each of these castles also boast spectacular views of the surrounding lands or sea, with many being situated in the ideal location for a wonderful walk.
Day 3: Go to the Beach
The coastline is an important part of Wales, with the Welsh Coast Path stretching for 870 miles. While gorgeous beaches can be found all around Wales, many of the best beaches will be found in the South, whilst the North offers some exciting walks with unparalleled views. Pembrokeshire offers up several stunning sandy stretches, with Barafundle Bay often voted as being one of the best beaches in the whole world! Along the coastline of mid-Wales, in Ceredigion, many great beaches can be found nestled between quaint villages. With many of our glamping locations situated close to the coast, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to a day at the beach.
Day 4: Wander Snowdonia
No nature lovers’ holiday would be complete without a trip to Snowdonia National Park. Famous for its magical landscape, the national park offers a diverse collection of flora and fauna, with a range of impressive backdrops; from ancient forests to tranquil lakes. Of course, not forgetting the main feature, Snowdonia is also home to Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, which offers incomparable views of the whole park.
Day 5: See a Waterfall
As well as the rolling hills and valleys, mesmerising lakes and idyllic coastlines, Wales is also home to a number of incredible waterfalls. The tallest waterfall in Wales, Pistyll Rhaeadr, is also the tallest single-drop falls in the whole of Britain, falling for an impressive 80 metres. In Talgarth, the magical Pwll-y-Wrach falls can be found in the ancient woodlands, while Aber Falls sits at the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. Each of these stunning waterfalls can be found in enchanting locations, surrounded by nature, with trees and valleys shaping the landscape.
Day 6: Visit Another National Park
In addition to Snowdonia in the North, mid and south Wales are home to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire National Park. A peaceful place to explore, the Brecon Beacons offers some incredible walks up and around its slopes, with breathtaking views at the top.
Over on the south-west coast, the Pembrokeshire Coast is also a national park, making it a coastal haven filled with wildlife; from dolphins to wild horses! A perfect place for hiking, following the coast path is the best way to explore this wonderful area. From tranquil secluded bays to dramatic rugged headlands, this picturesque location is a must visit.
Day 7: Departure
As you come to the end of your week glamping in Wales, make the most of the gorgeous countryside and picturesque towns that surround you, getting a few last snaps of the place you’ve called home for the past week to remind you of the great memories you’ve made!