How to Take a Wales Road Trip in Style

Wales is a truly fascinating part of the UK. It boasts some of the most dramatic scenery in the country and can lay claim to some of its best beaches too. It’s also surprisingly vast, so if you want to make the most of your time holidaying in Wales, you might want to consider jumping in your car and turning it into a road trip holiday.

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But before you start getting too excited, here are a few things you might want to consider before committing to the idea of a road trip in Wales.

Scenic landscape in Wales
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How to Prepare for a Wales Road Trip

Before you set off make sure your car is in top shape 

Wales is an incredible place, but it’s also ancient. That’s half the charm. That also means you’ll be encountering a lot of bumpy country roads if you want to get the most out of it. Make sure your car or campervan is ready for lots of inconsistent terrain. Wheels must be able to tackle the motorways and the valleys with equal abandon. You might want to consider shopping for some new tyres online for this one.

Consider how much time you have

Wales is a big area, and you certainly won’t be able to see everything it has to offer in a single weekend. If 3 days or under is all you have, don’t try to do both North and South. Give yourself a chance to explore and choose one or the other. There is also the rarely mentioned middle part of Wales. This is where you’ll find the rolling hillsides and (yes) countless fields of sheep. So, it might be a region to explore if you have the time too. Google Maps is your friend here. Plot where you want to go, and it will give you a rough estimate of how long it will all take.

Wales road trip, countryside landscape
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Learn a bit of the Welsh language

Welsh is a beautiful and often misunderstood language that was once in danger of being lost forever. Many are incredibly proud of it and will use it at every opportunity. The locals will appreciate it if you learn a few words of the Welsh language. Especially in the West/North. Hey, you might even get a free pint out of it. And at the very least, you’ll be making some new friends.

Wales Road Trip – Prepare for the weather

Even if it’s the deepest days of summer, don’t forget your umbrella. Wales is not famous for being a particularly sunny region. However, some of the beaches in the Gower region in the southwest are truly stunning in the summer months, so don’t forget your suncream either!