The Local Area
With our ancient woodland overlooking the Wye Valley with striking views of the Cambrian Mountains, many visitors just want to relax and take in the scenery during their stay. Alternatively if you are looking for something more active then Mid Wales has a great deal to offer. You will find just a few of the many local attractions to get you up and running.
Situated less than a mile from the camp site, the historic market town of Builth Wells was developed around a Norman castle in the 12th century. Its important strategic location at a crossing on the banks of the River Wye ensured a turbulent history, but it also ensured its prosperity as the market town it remains today. In addition to providing the tourism trade with a wide selection of bars and restaurants, the town also has a supermarket, leisure centre, 18 hole golf course and even it's own cinema and arts centre.
We offer a mini van pick service from the Bus stop in Builth Wells and the Railway Station at Builth Road, ideal for walkers and cyclists or for holiday makers using public transport. Please phone to arrange if this service is required on your arrival.
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A visit to Elan Valley never fails to delight and inspire, providing a beautiful area stretching 72 square miles with historic landscapes and thriving wildlife. The dams and reservoirs, the working legacy of remarkable Victorian engineering, add to the captivating and ever changing scenery. You can stroll, picnic or hike; cycle or mountain bike; bird watch, fish or safari! Visit the Elan Valley website here.
Brecon Beacons National Park
If you enjoy making the most of the great outdoors, you’ll love the Brecon Beacons. The National Park is a great place to get active. This is not a fenced-off preserve – it’s a living, working landscape which will bring out your adventurous side. There are masses of paths and trails for walkers, runners, cyclists, mountain bikers, horse riders and wildlife-watchers. There’s a brilliant range of organised activities on offer, too, from gentle recreational pursuits like photography to full-on adrenaline sports such as paragliding, rafting and abseiling. Visit the Brecon Beacons National Park website.
Cardiff & Swansea
If you are in need of retail therapy or fancy an evening out at the theatre, both our bustling capital of Cardiff and the famous city of Swansea are less than 90 minutes from the park. Ideal for a day trip during your stay.
Aberystwyth (get to the coast in less than an hour!)
Aberystwyth is the principal holiday resort and administrative centre of the west coast of Wales. It is also home to the University of Wales Aberystwyth and the National Library. The town is nestled between three hills and two beaches, and hosts some castle ruins, a pier and a harbour. The surrounding hills hold the visible remains of a iron age fort and also a monument to Wellington and once climbed offer stunning views of Cardigan Bay.