If you want to immerse yourself in the myths and legends of Wales on your next trip, consider spending a night in these amazing pop-up boutique hotels inspired by the country’s lore.
Epic Retreats has launched eight cabins that will host 200 lucky guests in a very exclusive experience. All of the cabins are inspired by legends – the country is celebrating the “Year of Legends” as part of its latest tourism campaign – and will be the subject of a Channel 4 documentary in the UK.
The cabins will visit two different locations in Wales through the summer: first in southern Snowdonia from 5 June to 30 June followed by the Llŷn Peninsula from 10 July to 11 September.
Epic Retreats, along with Visit Wales, invited architects from around the world to take part in designing “glamping units” centered on the mythology and tradition of Wales. The cabins are inspired by legends like King Arthur, the “iconic Welsh dragon” and more, and were built specifically for the project.
Arthur’s Cave, created by Miller Kendrick Architects, is inspired by the famous legend and the story of a cave that “could be discovered once and never again”. Animated Forest takes its inspiration from the Welsh poem, Cad Goddeu, or the Battle of the Trees, and is meant to evoke a creature travelling through a woodland.
The cabins include a double, king size or circular bed, a communal area with a BBQ and eating area, and a welcome pack with Welsh produce.
“The unique cabins, complemented by our country’s stunning landscape, make for an unbeatable experience and we look forward to welcoming our first guests this summer who will get to see Wales in a completely unique setting,” said co-founder of Epic Retreats, Llion Pughe, in a statement.
To book one of the limited spaces, visit epicretreats.wales.