We have got to know the city of Cardiff well during our times housesitting with Lip and Shadow. We decided we would venture out in our campervan and see it from a different perspective, so we booked into The Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park.
Booking the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park
Booking was very easy we arranged it over the telephone and paid a deposit, confirmation was received by email. Due to illness we had to change our booking dates and this was dealt with promptly.
Reception was easy to find, it is just around the corner from the entrance.
We gave our booking details to the receptionist but unfortunately our booking confirmation could not be found on the system. The receptionist Michelle was very apologetic and reassured us that a solution would be found. After a brief nervous wait Michelle found us a pitch on hardstanding which was one of their reserve pitches, it appeared in a good position at the bottom end of the site.
Sometimes it isn’t until something goes wrong that you find out what sort of site you are dealing with and Michelle proved to be excellent when under pressure and a pleasure to deal with. The on site manager also came to find us, apologised and was going to investigate what had happened. They also gave us a discount which was an added bonus.
Facilities at the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park
There is a coded shower block about halfway down the site, which was kept very clean. The showers were really hot and the toilets well stocked with paper. There was no queues that we seen even though the site was full for the bank holiday weekend.
We paid for electric hookup which also had a water outlet attached which we were impressed with.
There is a cafe on site with seating outside. Bicycle hire was also available, and popular as the site is next to the Taff Trail.
Cardiff free wifi is available by reception, the signal was ok but not very strong, you had to literally sit outside reception to get any signal.
Have a look around the site here –
Prices at the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park
We thought the prices were reasonable for being a city centre campsite particularly as it is in the capital of Wales. Prices during our stay in 2016.
Campers and Caravans
With Electric hookup £30
Without Electric hookup £27
With Electric Hookup £40
Without Electric hookup £35
Location of the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park
For a city break the location is superb within walking distance of Cardiff city centre. To get to the centre, walk past the barrier at the end of the site and you can either turn right past the SWELEC stadium or go straight on until you reach the path which runs adjacent to the River Taff.
Turn right onto the riverside path and walk for 20 minutes and you will come out by Bute Park on Castle Road.
You will see the Castle to your left and the Principality Stadium (Millennium) in front of you.
Getting to the Cardiff caravan and Camping Park
Things to do in the area
Visit Barry Island – Made famous by the TV series Gavin and Stacey, it is a beach resort along the coast in Wales. We both have fond memories of visiting here as kids, so were looking forward to going back. The train from Cardiff Central Station to Barry Island took just under 30 minutes and cost £5.10 each. The train station at Barry Island is just across the road from the Pleasure Island Fairground, so easy to do. After walking along the beach and seeing the famous arcade where Nessa worked, make sure you walk out to the headland to the left of the beach, have a look at this short video of the Glamorgan coast line.
Also head to the colourful beach huts at the east end of the beach as that is the quieter end of the beach away from the famous Gavin and Stacey Arcade.
Live music – If you are after live music Cardiff has plenty of it, our favourite place we head to is the Brewhouse, in the Brewery Quarter. Live music daily from 5pm and happy hours! One of our favourite acts is Nick Pendry, but throughout the evening there is a varied line up every night.
Visit Cardiff Bay – You can walk from Cardiff centre which would take approximately 30 minutes but we took a taxi which cost £6.50. Coming back we took the Aquabus to the Cardiff Castle Centre stop which cost £4 each.
The bay is a great place to visit with lots of eating and drinking venues and definitely worth a visit.
It is a perfect location for a city break to Cardiff. The Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park is a great site with clean facilities and lovely, friendly, helpful staff. We thoroughly recommend a stay here and we will definitely be back.
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