Snowdonia 360 in a Campervan
For the perfect itinerary for a North Wales campervan holiday, look no further than the Snowdonia 360; a varied and fascinating journey through the region’s finest outdoor experiences.
Known as North Wales’ very own Route 66, this journey through Snowdonia, Anglesey, Llyn Peninsular and the country’s northern coastal road, is a fantastic pre-planned route for couples and families alike.
What’s more, the emphasis is on nature and the outdoors, perfect for a UK campervan holiday, with numerous beauty stops to see en route, and plenty of choice when it comes to sites to pull over in for an overnight stay.
So why experience Snowdonia 360? Here’s a few of the reasons it’s such a superb route:
Take the high road
As a journey the Snowdonia 360 is easy to follow and ready to go: simply download it here or pay a small charge for a physical copy of the map to be mailed out to you. The map has been really well designed to not only include the route, but also the must-see spots along the way, such as castles and family-friendly attractions.
Popular eateries are also clearly marked, as well as North Wales camp sites, surfing and swimming spots, and even the best places for watching the region’s natural wildlife including dolphins, seals and birds.
Fun for families
Aside from the many natural wonders for children to enjoy, including beaches, waterfalls and forests, there’s a great variety of family-friendly attractions on the Snowdonia 360 too; something to keep in mind for wetter days when the coast isn’t calling. The Welsh Mountain Zoo and Anglesey Sea Zoo are just the ticket for animal lovers, or kids can burn off some energy at Greenwood Family Park and Gypsy Wood Family Park. Or if a day in the warm and dry is needed then The Fun Centre is the place to visit.
Romantic spots for two
Whether it’s a wander around the grounds, afternoon tea with an estuary view, a spa treatment for two or a fine dining experience in the castle; Portmeirion is a magical place to visit on your 360 tour.
The iconic Great Orme Tramway is another romantic stop-off on the Snowdonia 360. First opened in 1902, it is now the UK’s only funicular tramway that journeys along public roads. Travelling a mile through the Great Orme Country Park to the stunning summit, a trip on the tramway is a unique experience.
For a local lunch or dinner, the three Dylan’s restaurants champion Welsh produce, making them a superb way to get a taste for the region. Think Menai mussels washed down with a sparkling wine from the Conwy Valley.
Campsites on route
Campervan travellers to North Wales are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to stop for the night and hook up, so depending on the length of time spent traversing the Snowdonia 360, there are ample campsites to pick from on the route. Here are a few ideas:
Hendre Mynach – pet friendly and close to Barmouth Beach, this is a great option for families thanks to its play park and baby room.
Nantcol Waterfalls – really throws you into nature with its riverside setting amid trees at the foot of mountains – just stunning.
Plas Gwyn – a great base for exploring North Wales, the Llanrug setting is centrally located for some of Snowdonia 360’s finest attractions.
Ty Croes – one of the many draws of this Anglesey campsite is its proximity to famous Newborough with its sand dunes and red squirrels.
Waenfechan – this pretty campsite near Conwy offers guests free Wifi and views of the Snowdonia mountain range.
Chester is the gateway to the Snowdonia 360, which makes it ideal for picking up your VW campervan rental from just outside the Roman city at Wander Beyond HQ. Give Wander Beyond VW campervan rental a call for availability and a bespoke quote on 07581 220912.