Riverbend Caravan Park

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Pitches (added by manager 12 Sep 2022)
Visitor image of a pitch by the river (added by manager 12 sep 2022)
Looking towards the end of the park and the glyndwr's way footbridge (added by manager 17 mar 2015)
The river runs right through the park (added by manager 17 mar 2015)

  • Peaceful park with river fishing and access to Glyndwr Way footpath
  • Half an hour from Powis Castle and 50 minutes from Barmouth beach
  • Within an hour's drive of Snowdonia National Park and Shropshire Hills
A river runs through it… That’s the title of a 1994 film starring Brad Pitt, and it’s also one of the many fab things about Riverbend Caravan Park in Powys. The Banwy, a shallow tributary of the Severn, flows through this peaceful Welsh park just outside the village of Llangadfan. You may not spot Brad Pitt on the riverbanks, but there are far better odds of encountering kingfishers and otters, and of catching grayling, brown trout or salmon… just bring along your fishing rod. Smaller visitors can splash about in the stream and play Pooh Sticks from the nearby stone bridge; there’s also a playground for them to hurtle around on site, and another one in the garden of the pub a minute’s walk away. If you’re all up for long walks, the 135-mile Glyndwr’s Way passes by the village and links up with the even more mammoth Offa’s Dyke Path in Welshpool, half an hour’s drive away. Back at base, the facilities are clean and well-maintained, with heated towel rails in the washrooms. Dogs are welcome at Riverbend Caravan Park, and also in the pub, which serves hot food and local ales.

Site type

Tent pitches 10
Motorhome pitches 10
Touring caravan pitches 10
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
  • Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the passenger door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
  • A cable measuring at least 15 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
  • Units longer than 7.2 metres are not allowed.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
  • Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.
  • There is no charge for fishing but holidaymakers are required to bring their rod licence and own equipment. Customers are encouraged to use their own toilet/shower facilities wherever possible. Campervan conversions must meet the DVLA standards in order to be allowed onsite. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult when using the bathroom facilities.

Languages spoken

English

Welsh

Open from Fri, 22 Mar to

This site is a member of Hillandale Caravans group.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 5 pennants
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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Immaculate shower block and grounds, warm friendly welcome and staff, peaceful setting,…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Stuart L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Immaculate shower block and grounds, warm friendly welcome and staff, peaceful setting, relaxed atmosphere, first class site

Disliked: Nothing

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Excellent site, a lovely, peaceful night (Sun night, not a holiday)

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anna L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Immaculate wash rooms! Really well thought out site. Welcome was spot on, pitch was tight for space in my VW Crafter MWB but doable and had a water tap on the pitch. Good to see so much recycling happening too. If you have time, short stroll to the pub or cafe just next to the site.

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From the manager: Hi Anna, Thank you for your review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our immaculate washrooms and found our park well thought out. We strive to make every guest feel welcome, so it's great to know you felt that way. We also appreciate your feedback on the pitch size and are glad it worked for your VW Crafter MWB. It's wonderful to hear that our recycling efforts stood out to you as well. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! With kind regards Angie Lindsey and the Team

Clean, friendly and well maintained

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Chris S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Very clean and well maintained site. Staff friendly. Toilets and showers spotless. Decent play area with good slide. Definitely going again soon!

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From the manager: Hi Chris, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear you found Riverbend very clean and well maintained. Our staff take pride in providing a friendly welcoming service, and we're glad you noticed. It's great to know you enjoyed our spotless washrooms as well as the play area. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Angie Lindsey and the Team

Fantastic site with outstanding toilet facilities!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Donna S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: This is the most amazing site! Exceptionally clean, tidy and very well cared for. The grass pitches are generous in size and each have their own picnic bench complete with flowers-a really lovely touch! This is our 2nd stay here camping-although we have been coming here for the last 56yrs…firstly in our touring caravan as a toddler before upgrading to a static in the 70’s & 80’s….Riverbend really does hold a piece of my heart ❤️

Disliked: Absolutely nothing….apart from the rain!!

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From the manager: Hi Donna, Thank you so much for your heartfelt review! We're thrilled to hear that you find Riverbend amazing, clean, and well-cared for. It's wonderful to know that you appreciate the generous grass pitches and the picnic benches with flowers. We're honoured to be a part of your family's memories for the past 56 years, from your toddler days in a touring caravan to now. Riverbend is truly special because of guests like you who hold it close to their hearts. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more years to come! ❤️ With kind regards Angie Lindsey and the Team

Excellent.

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
allan g. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Superb clean facility. Lovely owners.

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From the manager: Dear Allan, Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the cleanliness of our facility. Our team works hard to maintain a high standard of cleanliness, and it's always rewarding to hear positive feedback. We're also glad that you found us lovely – we strive to create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for all our guests. It was a pleasure having you with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Safe travels and best wishes! Angie Lindsey and the Team

Great site

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Julie B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Ash was extremly helpful and imformative when we arrived, the site was immaculate as were the toilets, great spot for touring round, handy pub up the road, also liked the dog walking field, would go back again.

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From the manager: Hi Julie, Thank you so much for your detailed review! We're thrilled to hear that Ash was extremely helpful and informative upon your arrival im sure he will appreciate this, We take great pride in maintaining an immaculate site, and it's wonderful to know that our efforts, including the cleanliness of our washrooms met your expectations. We're glad you found our location convenient for touring around and appreciated the nearby pub for a handy spot to relax. It's also great to hear that you and your furry friend enjoyed the dog walking field. We truly appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Safe travels and see you again soon! Angie Lindsey and the Team

Excellent

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Warm welcome. Very clean

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From the manager: Dear Ian, Thank you for your kind review! We're pleased to hear that you felt warmly welcomed and found our facilities very clean. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! Angie, Lindsey and the Team

Would highly recommend

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Everything !

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From the manager: Hi Ian, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything about your stay. Your positive feedback means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Angie, Lindsey and the Team

Good size pitch with the picnic table was a nice addition. Clean…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Allan T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Good size pitch with the picnic table was a nice addition. Clean facilities. Plenty of space and good attention to detail.

Disliked: Road was noisy but know this can’t be helped.

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From the manager: Dear Allan, Thank you for your review! We're delighted to hear that you appreciated the spacious pitch, picnic table, and clean facilities. Your positive feedback on our attention to detail is much appreciated. We understand that our tractor had to make one journey to carry ground guards to our compound , although we did notify you before this occurred, we hope it didn't detract too much from your stay and that we can welcome you back soon! Thank you once again for taking the time to review. Angie Lindsey and the Team.

Beautiful Site with Spotless Facilities.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Emma A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Beautiful site. We had a fully serviced, hard standing pitch, which was great. Facilities were spotless. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great communication. Close to a lot of tourist attractions in both Wales and England. We will definitely visit again.

Disliked: This isn't a problem, but something to mention, you can't park your car on your pitch. There are plenty of spaces around. Maybe numbered spaces might be an idea. As I say not a huge problem, but it was the only small negative we found during our stay at this lovely site.

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From the manager: Hello Emma, Thank you for your review! We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our facilities, staff, and location. Regarding the parking situation, we understand that not being able to park directly on your pitch might be a minor inconvenience. However, we've found that lush, green grass tends to look better without tire tracks. Rest assured, our car park is conveniently located right next to the pitches, so you won't have to embark on a grand expedition to reach your vehicle. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Angie Lindsey and the team


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker Forest Lake and/or mountain Leave the car at home Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Riverbend Caravan Park

Llangadfan

Welshpool

Powys

Wales

SY21 0PP

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.68481°N
-3.46441°W

Nearest transport

Coach
13.3 mi Bus Station
13.5 mi Nag`s Head Hotel
13.5 mi Nag`s Head Hotel
Rail
11.7 mi Caersws Rail Station
13.6 mi Newtown (Powys) Rail Station
13.8 mi Welshpool Rail Station
Ferry
24.6 mi Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
24.8 mi Barmouth Ferry Landing

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

One very fine way to visit Welshpool involves steaming in courtesy of the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, from Llanfair Caereinion (15 minutes’ drive). Once in town, you can continue the historical theme with wanders round the Powysland Museum and tours of Powis Castle, a medieval fortress housing the treasures Robert Clive brought back from India; both are half an hour by car. Treasures of different kind surround Gregynog Hall, also half an hour away: 750 acres of estate include Grade I-listed formal gardens and a nature reserve of ancient oak woodlands where you might see hares, wood warblers and horseshoe bats. Mazes, myths, mine descents and craft workshops are on the menu at King Arthur’s Labyrinth in Corris, 45 minutes away, along with transport nostalgia at the steam railway museum. If it’s a vintage seaside experience you’re seeking, beetle over to Barmouth (50 minutes) for wide sands, safe seas, donkey rides and candy floss, or for something stranger, make the hour and 10-minute trip to Portmeirion, a fantastical Italian fishing village with a scifi past. Depending on which way you point yourself, an hour’s car journey can take you hiking round Lake Bala and rafting upon it, or rambling the high ridges of the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve in the Shropshire Hills.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Fairbourne 24.9 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Barmouth 25.2 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Aberdyfi 26.7 mi Estuary Excellent Good Good Good
Aberdyfi Rural 27.4 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Good Good
Tal-Y-Bont 27.6 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Powis Castle & Garden 13 mi

MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl 17.6 mi

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway 27.2 mi

CADW - Harlech Castle 29.5 mi

National Trust

Chirk Castle 23.3 mi

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills 28.5 mi

Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant 29.9 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

LAKE VYRNWY (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 15/04/1980) 7.3 mi

Rhiwargor Car Park - Pistyll-y-Meincian - Bird Hide - Rhiwargor 8.9 mi

Two Valleys - Llangynog to Pistyll Rhaeadr 10 mi

Cwm Cywarch - Glasgwm - Aran Fawddwy - Drysgol 10.5 mi

Pistyll Llanrhaeadr and the Berwyns 12.3 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Powys?

  • Does Riverbend Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Riverbend Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Riverbend Caravan Park? One very fine way to visit Welshpool involves steaming in courtesy of the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, from Llanfair Caereinion (15 minutes’ drive). Once in town, you can continue the historical … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Riverbend Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Riverbend Caravan Park? From £24 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.