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Dogs allowed (but must be kept on leads and supervised)

General

  • Semi-wild site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Central Hay-on-Wye 15 minutes' walk away; Hereford 25 minutes by car
  • Small-scale site with ample space; well-behaved dogs welcome

It's a small, simple site, but Gypsy Castle Camping ticks an awful lot of boxes. Firstly, it's on the outskirts of the brilliant Powys town of Hay-on-Wye. And then there's the fact that it's in the Brecon Beacons National Park, a short stroll away from refreshing river Wye scenery. Given the above, it's clear how this prime patch could be just the job for those on the hunt for self-sustained breaks.

In need of some holiday reading? In Hay-on-Wye's bookshop-lined streets you'll be able to pick up material on pretty much every conceivable subject. In town, there are also pubs, restaurants and a nice number of independent shops. The Warren, a gorgeous common on the Wye, is a few minutes' walk away.

In keeping with its peaceful farmland surrounds, the facilities at Gypsy Castle Camping are kept to a minimum: there's a hot shower, a basic toilet (bring your own toilet roll) and that's pretty much it. While it's not the place for posh, pampered holidays, it has to be said that there's something deeply satisfying about waking up surrounded by wildlife and views of the Black Mountains…

Well-behaved dogs can be brought here, but please keep them on a lead and properly supervised – there's livestock about. When questions about site etiquette or the local area come up, just ask the manager who drops by to touch base at regular intervals.

Please note

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Friday 26 March 2021.

Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.

Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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).

There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Masks/gloves available

No cash accepted on site

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

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Gypsy Castle Lane, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales, HR3 5PW
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.0696°N 3.1425°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hay on Wye: Castle Bus Stop — 0.8 miles
Brecon Interchange — 13.5 miles
Pontrilas: Telephone Exchange Coach Stop — 14.2 miles
Train stations
Builth Road Rail Station — 13.9 miles
Cilmeri Rail Station — 14.5 miles
Llandrindod Rail Station — 15.6 miles
Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 35.6 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 43.8 miles

Directions


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

To fully take advantage of being so close to the Wye, you'll want to spend a generous portion of your holiday messing about by, in or on the water. Local coarse fishing opportunities are a five-minute drive away, while those looking to expend a bit more energy can head to Celtic Canoes (five minutes) to rent a riverworthy craft.

Other, bigger bodies of water like Llangorse Lake (20 minutes) are also worth scouting out, particularly if you're into hiking – the lake and its surrounding villages have some of the loveliest walks around. If there's demand for further outdoor action, you can easily make the trip to Black Mountain Activities (10 minutes), where a range of land and water-based options are yours for the choosing.

While 100% Welsh holidays certainly have appeal, travellers planning on staying here a bit longer might also like to look at what's over the border in England. The top three highlights? It's a tough call, but Neolithic Arthur's Stone (15 minutes), Hereford's Cider Museum (25 minutes) and Hampton Court Castle (45 minutes) are all strong contenders.

Must see

  • Blaenavon Ironworks (20.4 miles)
  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum (20.7 miles)
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (20.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Cwmmau Farmhouse (6.6 miles)
  • The Weir (13.7 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Gypsy Castle Camping cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Friday 26 March 2021.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for Gypsy Castle Camping be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Friday 26 March 2021. Read more
  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Gypsy Castle Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Gypsy Castle Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Gypsy Castle Camping? To fully take advantage of being so close to the Wye, you'll want to spend a generous portion of your holiday messing about by, in or on the water. Local coarse fishing … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Gypsy Castle Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Gypsy Castle Camping? From £20 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Friday 26 March 2021.
Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.
Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
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).
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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