Parks Near Historical Sites: Find Tranquil Retreats
Allens Caravans

For many individuals, visiting historical sites is one of the most important caravan park activities. After all, holidays don’t necessarily revolve around relaxation; for some, it’s all about experiencing the culture and history of the space.

While the west of Wales is renowned for its beautiful beaches, there’s a lot more to the region than that. In fact, the counties of Ceredigion and Gwynedd are home to some key historical sites. Not only are these counties sites of historical significance, but they’re also home to Allens Caravans holiday and hire parks. As a result, holiday homeowners and hire park visitors alike are given access to some of the most significant historical sites in the country.

Western Welsh Caravan Parks

Aber Bay is within walking distance of Aberystwyth, and Sunbeach is a short drive from the nearby town, Barmouth. Not only are they on the doorstep of seaside towns, but they’re also a stone’s throw away from some of the most iconic historical sites that Wales has to offer.

Aber Bay

Being nestled beside the picturesque Clarach Bay, Aber Bay is within half an hour’s drive of some of the fascinating historical sites in all of Wales.

First up is St Padarn’s Church, which is the largest medieval church in mid-Wales. This is a mere 10-minute drive or an hour’s walk from Aber Bay, allowing you to marvel at the architecture and immerse yourself in the history of the building.

Secondly, Tabernacle Chapel is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel that has been rebuilt multiple times over the years; however, it has remained one of the most notable historical sites in the area. What’s more, it’s only a 20-minute drive from Aber Bay.

Last but not least, Cofiwch Dryweryn Wall is a graffitied stone wall that was originally painted by Welsh journalist and author, Meic Stephens. The message translates to “Remember Tryweryn” and is a symbol of Welsh culture and identity. This unofficial historical site is just over a 20-minute drive from Aber Bay.



Aber Bay isn’t the only one of our Welsh holiday parks nearby to notable historical sites. In fact, Sunbeach holiday and hire parks alike are within an hour’s drive of some of Gwynedd’s historical gems.

Firstly, Ty Crwn, otherwise known as the Barmouth Round House, is around a 45-minute drive from Sunbeach. This was built in 1833 for the purpose of locking away individuals who were disturbing the peace on the harbour. Today, it’s a piece of maritime and prison reform history.

Next up is Yr Ysgwrn, which is a symbolic 20th-century Welsh farmhouse and was home to Hedd Wyn, one of the most famous Welsh language poets. This is just under an hour’s drive from Sunbeach, allowing residents and visitors alike to step into the past.

Finally, Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber is just under an hour’s drive away from Sunbeach. These are two burial chambers that sit 30 feet apart from one another, and they are thought to have been built anywhere between 3000 and 1900 BC, making Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber the oldest piece of history on our list.

Our caravan holiday parks cater to everyone, whether you want a relaxing luxury home in the Cotswolds at our Leedons Park site or affordable accommodation on the Welsh coast at our Aber Bay caravan park; there really is a family holiday park home to suit all tastes. For all enquiries about purchasing a holiday home, call us on 01564 792323 or email

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