Think of Wales, and you’ll imagine rugged mountains, peaceful peninsulas and historic cities. Its proud, ancient heritage and dramatic landscape has ensured Wales is an excellent choice for holidaymakers. The country has also been a preferred destination for Royalty for centuries, most recently with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge having their first home on Anglesey, the island off the Welsh north west coast connected to the mainland via two bridges. Hopefully by the time you've finished reading this article, you'll think glamping in Wales for your next holiday.
And with two National Parks – Snowdonia in the north and the Brecon Beacons in the south – you won’t be stuck for incredible natural backdrops and breath taking views!
The Welsh offer heart-warming hospitality with a wide selection of hotels, B&Bs, campsites and quirky, unusual glamping locations. Windmills, Romany caravans, castle, Wigwam cabins … the choice is endless.
The beauty of Wales is that it caters for all holiday tastes – the relaxed, getaway-from-it-all break to adrenaline-fuelled fun.
North Wales in particular has some adventure activities that will get the heart racing, including the inland surf lagoon Surf Snowdonia in the village of Dolgellau.
If you have a head for heights, then Zip World Titan is for you. Or how about Zip Below Extreme and Bounce Below, which opened in 2015?
If this fills you with dread, then head to the Welsh coast for some amazing surf. You’d find it difficult to discover somewhere better than Wales.
South Wales, home to the nation’s capital Cardiff, offers city breaks with a difference. South Wales inspired poets and painters such as Wordsworth and Turner.
South-eastern Wales is a first for foodies with Abergavenny’s annual culinary celebration often considered the jewel in the food festival crown.
Hankering after some hefty history? With 600 – yes, that’s 600! – castles and landmarks, when in Wales you’re never far from historic buildings and attractions. Taking in the vast scope of history, chose from Roman settlements to a 19th century millionaire’s folly!
If you’re a steam train buff, the unmistakable whiff of steam and soot can be detected across the nation, so check out the train exhibits on offer to really experience some Welsh steam.
With a history as rich as some of the coal seams, it’s easy to overlook the key part Wales had in the Industrial Revolution. You can visit underground mines and also find out more about this intriguing part of Welsh heritage.
And in addition to the mountains, valleys and coast, Wales has a number of Dark Sky status, meaning minimal light pollution and maximum Milky Way! The Brecon Beacons National Park is only the fifth destination in the world to have been granted international dark sky reserve status.
So all you need to do now is … decide where you’re going to stay!
As well as yurts, cavalry domes or campervan hire, Wigwam Holidays offers a glamping stay with a difference in their fully heated, insulated cabins.
The UK's number one glamping holiday brand has a number of different sites around Wales, each with their own unique take on Glamping. You'll find standard Big Chief Wigwams at some sites and others will have the luxurious Running Water Wigwams, so you can really find a holiday that suits your needs and budget.