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Campsites in Wales
As a camper, you might not have considered Wales as a destination. However, this small country is well worth a visit. If it's relaxation, stunning countryside and friendly hospitality that you're looking for, then Wales makes for a perfect holiday destination. Wales is especially peaceful in the low season, and great value for money if you are using your CampingCard ACSI.
Tips for Wales
● Wales is great for hiking. There are ample signposted hiking routes, through the beautiful Welsh landscapes. Enjoy the green hills along Offa’s Dyke Path, a varied route through picturesque, traditional villages and tranquil countryside.
● Caernarfon Castle was built in 1823 by King Edward I following his conquest in the Kingdom of Gwynedd. The King attempted to expand his military might using the angular shapes and robustness of the castle, and even today the Castle, situated next to the water, will not fail to impress. Caernarfon Castle is the perfect base for discovering the history of Wales.
● The Brangwyn Hall is a concert hall in Swansea, named after the artist Frank Brangwyn who was born in Bruges. A number of his pieces of art can be seen inside the building. The majestic Brangwyn Hall, impressive both inside and out, hosts numerous concerts throughout the year. A music festival, featuring orchestras and soloists from around the world, takes place every autumn. The city of Swansea is also well worth a visit.
Camping in Wales on a budget
In general, Welsh campsites do not come cheap, however, you can camp at discounted rates with your CampingCard ACSI. Welsh campsites are situated in beautiful, peaceful surroundings and generally have spacious camping pitches. The hospitality and accommodating nature of campsite staff will certainly help to ensure your holiday in the low season is unforgettable.
Welsh is a Celtic language that is spoken by around 20% of the Welsh population. It is characterised by the use of many consecutive consonants. Take a look at the third longest place name in the world: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch has 58 letters and means "St. Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the red cave". Tourists particularly enjoy the long place name sign on the railway station platform, which is a great place for a photograph. Certainly worth a look!
The Welsh climate
If you're looking for a sunny holiday, Wales probably isn't the most suitable country. But it's not good enough reason to pass the country by! Enjoy the beautiful cloud formations, or just catch a breath of fresh air. Wales enjoys mild winters with little frost. Temperatures along the coast rarely dip below zero in the winter, thanks to the warmer waters of the sea. The summers in Wales are pleasantly cool with maximum temperatures of around 20 degrees.