Driving in Wales, celebrating St Davids Day
Enjoy a scenic and exhilarating drive in Wales
Wales offers some of the most picturesque drives in Britain. You can’t travel far without experiencing great views that include dramatic mountains and pretty coastlines. It’s an attractive country, full of attractive scenery and breathtaking views.
The best way to explore Wales is by car, especially as many of the roads make the journey an exciting adventure, with twisting and dipping roads. In fact, the UK voted the A470 through Snowdonia National Park and the Brecon Beacons as their favourite drive. In a 2014 poll of UK drivers, the EVO Triangle and Black Mountain Pass (A4069) in North Wales also made it into the top 10 drives in the UK.
And with it being St David’s Day in Wales, what better way than to explore the beauty of the Welsh landscape than cruising along the country’s best roads. If you feel your car could do with an upgrade but bad credit is holding you back in your search, don’t worry we have that covered for you at CVS Ltd with our bad credit personal car leasing. So get your new car and start exploring Wales.
Try some of these drives and see for yourself.
Best roads to drive in Wales
Just five miles long, the Black Mountain road which goes through the Brecon Beacons, only takes around 20 minutes to drive. However, it promises to be one of the most exciting drives you have ever had. The road dips and twists through the mountains, making it five of the most thrilling and unforgettable miles you will drive.
Wales might be a small country, but the variety of countryside and roads means that you will probably feel like you have driven through a number of different countries in one journey. You will particularly notice this when you drive along the Welsh coast. From beach to mountain, waterfall to moor, this drive will act as a wonderful window to Wale’s beautiful landscape. The recommended route for drivers to follow is taking the coast along the A493. This narrow road will give you spectacular views of the countryside and the sea and the cliffs that dominate the coastline.
If you really want to get your adrenaline pumping, then drive down the Abergwesyn Pass, which is also known as the Devil’s Staircase. The road will take you on an adventure with twists and turns before it winds down at the town of Tregaron, taking you to the lovely Llyn Brianne reservoir. You’ll find yourself whizzing down hairpin bends, along straights, and bouncing over bridges. All of this while also being able to take in the most stunning views of the countryside. This road is infamous with motor enthusiasts and when you drive it yourself, you’ll soon understand why.
Tips for driving in Wales
If you are new to driving in Wales, then it’s quite straightforward as the rules of the road are just same as the UK. Although you can’t fail to notice that the road signs are also in Welsh – but don’t worry, they are in English too. Some of the particularly narrow country lanes here should be driven with extra care, and you should also be ready for the odd sheep ending up in the road in front of you.
It’s hard to find a better place to enjoy a driving tour, whether you are a Welsh native or visitor.