From windswept, twisting coastal roads, to vertiginous mountain passes and rolling hills, Wales offers a diversity of driving that makes for perfect Aston Martin territory.
At Aston Martin Bristol, we are fortunate this territory is located right here on the doorstep of our Bristol showroom’s front door, just over the Severn Bridge!
Whether you are behind the wheels of a brand new DB11, V12 Vanquish S or a Timeless pre-owned classic, let your Aston Martin come into its own as it prowls the five stunning Welsh road trips outlined below.
Provided, with thanks, by Nigel Edwards, proud owner of a V8 Vantage and member of the Aston Martin Owners Club for Devon and Cornwall. Each route has been tried and tested for maximum thrill!
Start at the picturesque Llangynidr and enjoy views of Brecon Beacons National Park as you sweep up towards Brecon and on to Llanfechan over the upland area of Myndd Epynt in the heart of Wales. A must for a sunny day rolling in a Volante!
A former drover’s track, the narrow B4343 from Beulah to Tregaron takes in miles of stunning vistas as it crosses the Cambrian mountains. Whether you’re powered by a V8 or a V12, driving an Aston Martin in Wales will make light work of the infamous zig-zag bends of the Devil’s Staircase in Abergwesyn.
This trip starts in Talgarreg to explore the villages and coast of the bay with a stop at the cliff top hamlet of Gwbert. Then it’s on through the rolling landscape of Pembrokeshire, setting off the elegance of your wheels perfectly, as you head on to Walton East on the east coast of Wales.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
From Crosswell, this route starts gently inland and ventures out to Pembrokeshire’s rugged coast to explore the UK’s smallest city, Saint Davids, and then the unspoilt, beach-side village of Dale in the heart of Pembrokeshire’s National Park.
Snowdonia National Park
A route that has it all – lakes, beaches and mountains. Start in Porthmadog and follow the coast to Barmouth. Explore southern Snowdonia and then it’s on through the high mountain passes towards Lake Vyrnway, where you’ll feel the full benefits of the agile handling (and low slung driver’s seat!) of your Aston Martin. Push on to Lake Bala and back into the incomparable scenery of Snowdonia National Park.