Caravan Sites, Caravan Parks and Campsites in Mid Glamorgan

Although no longer an official county Mid Glamorgan is still a great place for a caravan holiday. The original county was divided into six districts Cynon Valley, Ogwr, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda, Rhymney Valley and Taff-Ely however in 1996 the area split into the unitary authorities of Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and part of Caerphill.

Bridgend, roughly 22 miles west of Wale’s capital Cardiff, offers caravaners access to the hustle and bustle of Cardiff while persevering the peace and tranquillity that so many caravaners look for both on a caravan holiday and at a caravan site. Bridgend, meaning "Head of the Bridge on the Ogmore, was given its name as the original bridge crosses the River Ogmore, and there are five caravan sites within a twenty mile radius including the picturesque Ogmore By Sea Campsite.

Or drive to Merthyr Tydfil, however make sure you lock your daughters up in the caravan or motorhome as according to legend, the town is named after SaintTydfil, a daughter of King Brychan. She who was said to have been slain at Merthyr by pagans around 480; the place was subsequently named Merthyr Tydfil in her honour.

Caerphilly offers caravaners a small insight to the community as it is the birthplace of comedian Tommy Cooper, Newport County midfielder David Pipe and Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey. It was also home to Cardiff City F. C. and Wales footballer Robert Earnshaw, following his family's move from Zambia. See if you cross paths with any of them whilst on you caravan trip.

Alternatively join the 233,700 residents of Rhondda Cynon Taf  who (as of 2001) are able to speak, read, write or understand the Welsh language, and have a go at pronouncing  the longest word in the Welsh language Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.  You’ll return to the caravan with a new party trip or with your head hung in shame!

Map of Caravan Sites and Caravan Parks in Mid Glamorgan