We are lucky these days as staycation options are as good as holidays abroad, and there are so many beautiful places in the UK to visit. I certainly try to make more of an effort to stay in Britain for my getaways. Wales is one of my favourite destinations and is a great option for a fun holiday at home.
The other thing I love about Wales – aside from its beautiful countryside, delicious food and friendly people – is that you can stay in a variety of accommodation here. Read on for my guide to the different types of places you can sleep in Wales – you might just be surprised with the choice!
Wales has some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, and, as well as 750 miles of coastline, it boasts spectacular mountain landscapes and valleys. So, it’s not really hard to see why camping is a great option, as it allows you to get back to nature – and there’s few places better to do this than in Wales.
I think it’s great you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for here whether you go caravanning or camping, or you’re travelling with your family, alone or with pets.
An alternative form of camping for holidaymakers are looking for a little more luxury during their holiday in Wales is glamping. For those who don’t know, this stands for glamorous camping and instead of holidaymakers staying in their shop-bought canvas tents, you get to sleep in a range of interesting accommodation.
This kind of holiday means you can have the choice of staying in tipis, yurts, African safari tents, wooden pods and Romany caravans. I love the idea of being able to sleep somewhere I never have before and experience waking up in such strange surroundings!
If you’re looking for more traditional accommodation, you’ll have lots of bed and breakfast (B&B) establishments to choose from. These are situated in both quaint villages and larger towns and cities, so if you fancy waking up in a pretty house to the smell of delicious cooked breakfasts whether you’re in Cardiff or Anglesey, you can find a B&B that’s ideal for you.
For me, the location, setting, look of the house and the breakfast menu are all deciding factors in choosing a B&B, so it is worth considering these before booking.
The great thing about staying in a B&B is that you don’t have to worry about making breakfast or tidying up after yourself (although, of course, I’m sure you would!). However, I also love staying in a Welsh cottage with my friends and family. This has many advantages, for example, you aren’t restricted by a timetable and can come and go as you please. There won’t be other guests so you don’t have to worry about waking someone else up or your little children being disturbed by noisy neighbours.
You can also have the luxury of making your own dinner at night. Okay, this may not sound like much of a luxury, but sometimes I find it more relaxing not having to worry about finding somewhere to eat that everyone will enjoy, booking a table, getting ready, finding somewhere to park and making sure you’re back before the kids’ bedtimes!