Words by John Davies, PV Editor
Camping is affordable, good for the body and mind, and gives access to spectacular coast and countryside. Wales is dotted with hundreds of campsites. Hereâ€™s three of the best, taking in sea, sky and soul.
We’ve compiled our top 3 camping sites this summer for your next adventure, whether you’re looking for starry nights, stunning landscapes, or splendid glamping!
Best for sea-side sleeping
CELTIC CAMPING – Sat nav SA62 6DG
From Abereiddy in Pembrokeshire, enjoy stunning views across the Irish Sea, especially as the sun sets towards Pen Berry mountain or as the moon lingers over the sea. With direct access onto the Wales Coast Path, youâ€™ll be able to take in Pembrokeshireâ€™s rugged cliff tops, sheltered coves, beaches and winding estuaries. Local highlights are Blue Lagoon and award-winning fish and chips at The Shed in historic Porthgain harbour.
Best for fresh air thinking
TAN AELDROCH FARM – Sat nav LL25 0LZ
A few miles along the River Lledr from Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia
sits Tan Aeldroch Farm. Of our three picks, this is that site that takes you closest to nature, but given that youâ€™re in the heart of Snowdonia National Park thereâ€™s no point lounging around with the sheep. Dolwyddelan Castle, Hafan Eryri at Snowdonâ€™s peak and Zip World are nearby attractions.
Best for king-ing it
CASTLE KNIGHTS – sat nav NP15 1SD
Campers have full run of the fantastically well-preserved Usk Castle, in the grounds of which this campsite sits. The site overlooks the mid-Wales market town, with its charming independent shops, tearooms and pubs, and beyond to Crickhowell and the Black Mountains. Though youâ€™d only be 10 minutes from the M4, you could be anywhere in the world.
Our Adventure section is sponsored by the team at Victoria Garage, Penarth, who can make sure your car is fit and ready for your adventure. And as long as the toolbox and the petrol tank are well-stocked, you are good to go. Enjoy
Call the team on 029 20 701 025