Shropshire and Mid Wales has some of the most beautiful scenery that England has to offer. What better way to enjoy it and relax than in one of our vintage camper vans, meandering through the rolling hills and sleeping under the stars. Shropshire Classic Camper Hire is situated right in the heart of Shropshire, 5 minutes from the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, an ideal starting point for your adventure.
You have the freedom to roam and explore as you see fit but we have put together some of our favourite routes to get you started. So buckle up, turn on the stereo and enjoy all that Shropshire has to offer.
Ironbridge is a great starting place for any holiday, with great places to eat and numerous museums. You will find plenty to do.
From Ironbridge take the A4169 to Much Wenlock (Buildwas Abbey is worth a look on the way). Much Wenlock has good pubs, shops and a beautiful Priory to visit. Next, take the B4371 to Church Stretton and spend some time walking or picnicking at Carding Mill Valley at the foot of the dramatic Long
Mynd hills. Carry along the A49 to Ludlow, passing interesting stop-offs at Acton Scott Working Farm (where BBC’s Victorian Farm was filmed) and Stokesay Castle. Ludlow, with its Medieval castle,winding streets full of interesting shops and plenty of places to eat, is a good place to stop for the night.
From Ironbridge take the B4380 to Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury is an atmospheric town with lots of places to eat, drink, shop or just wander around. From Shrewsbury head out on the A5 past the border town of Oswestry and continue towards Llangollen. Llangollen is well worth a stop to look at the Pontcysylite Aqueduct or ride on the Steam Railway. Following the A5 further will bring you to Betws-y-coed, a bustling place full of like-minded adventurers. From here you could take the beautiful A4086 which winds through the dramatic scenery of Snowdonia all the way to the foot of Mount Snowden at Llanberis. Here you will have to decide whether to hike an uphill trail or take the Mountain railway to the summit.
Riverside Camping, Rhosbodrual, LL55 2BB 01286 678781
(Excellent Restaurant on-site (The Mill Bistro), booking essential 01286 676549)
Llyn Gwynant Campsite, Nant Gwynant, LL55 4NW 01766 890302
Start at Ironbridge and head out on the B4380 towards Shrewsbury. Attingham Park is a good stop-off for tea and cake. From Shrewsbury head towards Welshpool on the A458. Welshpool is a busy little market town with interesting shops and historic Powys Castle is well worth a visit. From here take the A458 towards Mallwyd. There are a couple of detours off this road that are worth taking if you have the time: Lake Vyrnwy is good for a walk and Bala Lake has some picturesque campsites. From Mallwyd follow the A489 to Machynlleth which is home to many good arts and craft shops to relieve you of your money. Head out on the A487 to Aberystwyth, a University town with lots to do, before meandering up the coast through Barmouth, Harlech (Interesting castle) and onwards to The Llyn Peninsular.
Woodlands Caravan Park, Devils Bridge, Aberystwyth, SY23 3JW 01970 890233