Caravan Sites, Caravan Parks and Campsites in South Glamorgan

Fans of the BBC’s ‘Gavin and Stacey’ will recognise the Vale of Glamorgan as it is the home county of fictional character Stacey – Barry Island.

The Vales (as the county is more commonly known) is known for its exceptionally rich agricultural area and rugged coastline, which makes way for some of the most beautiful and mysterious beaches, such as Ogmore and Southerndown), many of which are popular with local surfers (although there are often life guards present those caravanners or campers with young children or weak swimmers should be careful). Caravanners should take note of the yellow-grey cliffs on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast that are unique to the Celtic sea coastline.

Look to the Heritage Tourism project for where to visit as it aims to increase the profile of heritage sites across the rural Vale of Glamorgan as many places remains relatively undiscovered in comparison to other areas in southern Wales despite a wealth of heritage sites due to the lack of resources and marketing. Alternately visit the interactive offices in Dyffryn Gardens visitor centre, Cowbridge High Street, St Illtuds Church Llantwit Major and the Water Mill at Ogmore by Sea.

Caravanners visiting can also enjoy tea and cakes, or beers and steaks in the various quaint villages such as Cowbridge, Ewenny, and Flemingston. Make the most of the cut prices at Bridgend Designer outlet and shop for a bargain – just make sure you get permission from the bill payer before maxing out those credit cards!

Visit attractions such as Barry Island Pleasure Park, Vale of Glamorgan Railway, St Donat's Castle, Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and Cosmeston Medieval Village.

As the Capital, Cardiff is the largest city in Wales (tenth largest in the UK) and offers caravanners plenty to do – from bustling shops, to wild nightlife and rustic beaches.

Home to the BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’, Cardiff is similar to the Tardis in that it opens the door to many adventures – and just next door is the brand new Doctor Who Experience, packed with amazing special effects and exclusive filming with Matt Smith this multi-sensory experience is fun for the family, fans and caravanners alike. Caravan enthusiasts can photograph Cardiff’s many landmark buildings such as the Pierhead Building, the Welsh National Museum and the Senedd (home of the National Assembly for Wales).

Already known for the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff has notched up a reputation as a sporting capital thanks to the quality of the events and facilities that were only added to by being a host of Olympic football during the 2012 games. With world-class stadiums for rugby, football, cricket and athletics and an International Sports Village offering an Olympic size swimming pool, ice rink and Cardiff International White Water Centre  (the Olympic standard canoe slalom) Cardiff is dream come true for any caravan enthusiasts or campers interested in watching or participating in any sort of sport or exercise.

Husbands keep your credit cards hidden in the caravan, as Cardiff is also renowned for its shopping – Queens Street is a favourite, along with the charming Edwardian and Victorian arcades and ultra-modern shopping centres.

Cardiff is also famous for Cardiff Castle (the gardens are great for a picnic in the summer), St David's Hall, Llandaff Cathedral and the Wales Millennium Centre, and caravanners holidaying in the county should make the most of all the city has to offer.

Map of Caravan Sites and Caravan Parks in South Glamorgan