Lovely campsite in the heart of the city of Cardiff is a fantastic base for anyone looking to visit Wales on their camping, motorhome and caravan holidays, as you'll have the Welsh capital right on your doorstep.
Yet despite being in a capital city, Cardiff Caravan Park's location within 300 acres of parkland lends this campsite a friendly, rural feel. So with this quiet site at which to enjoy a laid back dinner and a good night's sleep, and Cardiff's city centre a mere 10-minute walk away, you can really enjoy the best of both worlds here.
Tents, motorhomes, campervans and touring caravans are all welcome to pitch at Cardiff Caravan Park. A variety of pitches are available, both grass and hardstanding, and with and without water and 16A electric hook-ups. On site you'll find two heated wash blocks with toilets, basins and power showers, as well as facilities for disabled guests, plus there's a dishwashing area, a laundry room, Elsan points and gas is available. You can even hire a bike on site from Pedal Power, and start your city tour on two wheels – how about following (at least part of) the Taff Trail?
This family friendly and dog friendly campsite has 24-hour CCTV cover to give all those staying here peace of mind. There is also a family room where light refreshments are served, which is open every day from 9.30am to 4pm. There are often events such as quizzes in this cafe, which is run by Pedal Power.
People come to visit Cardiff for a great many reasons. Maybe it's to watch the rugby at the Millennium Stadium, which is just a 20-minute walk from Cardiff Caravan Park, or to go to the National Museum Cardiff which is about a half hour walk from this park. The Cardiff Bay area of the city is also easily accessible and there's lots to see and do here, whatever you're interested in. Whether a spot of retail therapy or a meal out are on the cards, or the striking Wales Millennium Centre and the Doctor Who Experience appeal, you're very well served. Elsewhere in the city, Cardiff Castle, the free to enter Chapter Arts Centre and St Fagans National History Museum are some of the top attractions. Or enjoy wandering through the many open spaces in the city, including, of course, Pontcanna Fields, within which Cardiff Caravan Park is nestled – plus, Long Wood Nature Reserve is about a 20- or 30-minute drive from this campsite.
How about a round of golf? Radyr Golf Club is just to the north west of Cardiff, Whitchurch Golf Club to the north and St Mellons Golf Club a bit further out, to the north east.
Or get outside the city and see some of the sights of south Wales, from the towns and villages to the coast and the stunning landscape. Caerphilly, where you can tour its dramatic castle, is just a half hour drive from this caravan park, while Barry Island is a half hour drive in the opposite direction. Love mountain biking? The challenges of the Cwmcarn mountain bike centre are only 45 minutes away if you've pitched at Cardiff Caravan Park.
So, you really do get the best of both worlds – and maybe a little more – if you choose to stay at this campsite on your motorhome, camping and caravan holidays in Wales.
Bicycle hire on site
National Museum Cardiff
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west midlands 02 Jan 2012
We have just returned from a break at Cardiff Caravan Park. It is in an excellent location near the town centre. It's facilities are good and are kept clean by the wardens who were friendly and helpful.The one thing that let the site down were the pitches. We had booked a hard standing pitch but it wasn't quite the full hard standing pitch we expected. The caravan was parked on concrete which was under a grassy cover.Access to the caravan was across the grass from a paved car parking area.It rained quite a bit while we were there so our pitch, like many others became a quagmire and it was hard to keep our shoes clean and the mud out of the caravan.We would advise anyone going to the site to take Wellington boots and some sort of ground sheet or boards to make a walkway between the roadway and caravan door.It is a good site, but if you go there make sure you have the right equipment in case the weather is wet.