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Glan Ceirw Caravan Park

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General

  • Nearly-wild camping with extras
  • Summer bar with its own ale and games room
  • Free brown trout fishing in the site river

Non-campers who smugly say to you that camping is about roughing it should be pointed towards this site (forcibly, if need be).

Glan Ceirw in Denbighshire is ‘nearly wild’ Welsh camping at its very peak (Wales has a lot of peaks) – riverside camping on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, but with the very mod-dest of mod cons for all guests. You’ll even be able to cast off for brown trout – free and with no licence required – in Glan Ceirw’s own river; just bring along your fishing equipment.

Owners Pauline and Martin see no reason why tent campers shouldn't be treated to some homely treats (huzzah), so Glan Ceirw counts among its facilities free high speed wifi and a snug summer bar – with its own exclusive ale – adjoining a games room with pool table and football table.

Glan Ceirw is in a valley location between the towns of Corwen and Betws-y-Coed, with mountain bike trails, cycle routes, peak scaling, forest walking and Bala Lake all nearby. Amenities including toilets, showers and a launderette are maintained to spotless standards, and the grounds are kept immaculate to encourage local wildlife (and small human guests).

Glan Ceirw has no food shop on site, but a tasty farmers’ market is nearby where you can pick up heaps of homemade and organic produce. You could even bring a jar of jam back to the non-camping cynic…

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

The bar is open weekends only in March and October.


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8.2

Overall rating based on 36 reviews

 

83% would recommend this site to a friend.

81% would stay here again.

 

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Fantastic stay and host would definitely go back here 18/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joanne M. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Fantastic stay and host would definitely go back here

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Lovely and peaceful location, hot shower and friendly owner! 13/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anna A. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (six man)
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    Lovely and peaceful location, hot shower and friendly owner!

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Great site with a friendly owner - recommended. 11/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Marcus S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Tranquil site, hot showers, ample hot water for washing up, friendly owner providing attentive customer service.

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Needs a very good clean 11/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen D. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Near nice little river good location

    Disliked: 

    Toilets very dirty shower not working water everywhere in toilets
    Toilet block not heated and washing facility’s very dirty

    Toilets so dirty that I would on was my dog in there

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Hosts lovely and welcoming .Help is on hand for anything.Beautiful ... 10/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom darren a. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Hosts lovely and welcoming .Help is on hand for anything.Beautiful place central to most things

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Great scenery 30/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Wilf H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Great scenery

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    No facilities, toilets shower and bar all advertised as being on site are not there and the site looks like it’s been since the 70’s when anyone last did any maintenance. No phone signal or tv signal. Save your money and park in a lay-by!

From the manager...

Very sorry you felt that way about our site we do have tv signal the bar was open Friday and Saturday night we had a halloween party for the children the toilets and shower block were open all weekend I would gladly of helped you if I knew you didnt know where things were.We can not understand how you missed it as there were lots of people here on the last weekend who all enjoyed it.

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Small friendly site very clean owner brilliant 28/09/2017

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    what a brilliant site , small friendly and very clean . Nice hot shower , clean toilets . Owner very nice and always on hand to help . Had a lovely couple of days , pitch right next to the river . Will definitely stay again .

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Nice warm and powerful shower. Nice peecful location. Owners friendly. 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Huw L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (four man)
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    Nice warm and powerful shower.
    Nice peecful location.
    Owners friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Reason we booked this site was because of the on site bar, we stayed on a Friday and Saturday and on both nights the bar wasn't open and there is nowhere else within walking distance to have a drink and warm up.

    Only 2 showers, wasn't an issue as campsite wasn't busy, however can imagine being an issue in peak season.

From the manager...

Very sorry you were disappointed about the bar not being open as the site was very quiet I wasn't sure you wanted it open. I should have asked .
My apologies.

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It was lovely setting for the children, tree climbing, stream walking. 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Small site for camping in tents
    Tranquil and pretty
    Polite and friendly

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    Lack of bins

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We had an amazing time, hospitality was 5 star, location ... 08/09/2017

Reviewer's country: Bahrain Tony V. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    We had an amazing time, hospitality was 5 star, location was wonderful, experience, everything we could have hoped for to the extent we extended our stay. Look forward to returning:)

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

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Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

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Free wifi

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Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Ty Nant, Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales, LL21 0RF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.0025°N 3.5473°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bala: High Street Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
Llandrillo (Denbighshire): Dudley Arms Coach Stop — 7.2 miles
Llangollen: Market Street Coach Stop — 15.8 miles
Train stations
Betws-y-Coed Rail Station — 12.2 miles
Pont-y-Pant Rail Station — 13.8 miles
Llanrwst Rail Station — 14.0 miles
Ferry ports
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 28.8 miles
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 28.9 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 36.9 miles

Directions


From Corwen follow the A5 towards Betws-y-Coed for approximately 8 miles. After the petrol station is Country Cooks café on the right-hand side: take the second left after this, and the park is down the road after approximately 1/4 of a mile.

From Betws-y-Coed follow the A5 towards Corwen, past the village of Cerrigydrudion and take the second turning on the right (not for Bala). Follow this road over the bridge for approximately 1/4 mile and the park is on the left-hand side.

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

Bala Lake, the old village of Betws-y-Coed, Coed Llandegla Forest and Snowdonia National Park are all nearby, providing enough sporty activity, family days out and history and heritage to keep you going for weeks.

Start off among the shops, cafés and the Conwy Valley Railway Museum’s miniature railway at Betws-y-Coed, then take a riverside walk along the River Llugwy and on to the spectacular Swallow Falls via the River Conwy; if you don’t fancy the walk, the Pont-y-Pair Falls are in the centre of the village and have picnic areas overlooking them.

As this is an active area, you’ll find activity centres scattered about within easy driving distance, like the one at Wales’s biggest body of water, Bala Lake, which has a huge range of outdoor options including whitewater rafting, zorbing and canoeing.

On land, horse riding, quad biking and dry slope skiing are all available, or you could follow in the footsteps of thousands (millions?) and scale some of the peaks of Snowdonia (promise yourself a picnic and a Glan Ceirw ale at the top).

Coed Llandegla Forest in the heart of Snowdonia National Park is where mountain bikers go; it has trails for all abilities, even apprehensive beginners, as well as walking trails for the slower-paced.

Both the Llyn Brenig and Alwen reservoirs are top trails for walking too, and Llyn Brenig’s visitor centre has info on other activities around the reservoir such as sailing, windsurfing and fishing (Llyn Brenig hosts the World Fly Fishing Championships each year).

Archaeologists might also rock out at the Llyn Brenig Archaeological Trail around Brenig’s Bronze Age burial and historical sites: it’s only two and a half miles long but has eight or nine cairns, several medieval dwellings and Maen Cleddau, the Sword’s Stone, where a giant is said to have sliced a large section off a local boulder.

If it’s more heritage (and a rest) you’re after, two vintage steam railways are nearby – one at Bala and one at Llangollen – while in the national park the kids can dig into Welsh mining history with trips to Blaenau Ffestiniog’s Llechwedd Slate Cavern and the National Slate Museum.

Must see

  • Bodelwyddan Castle (17.9 miles)
  • Bodnant Garden (19.1 miles)
  • Rhuddlan Castle (20.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (12.8 miles)
  • Bodnant Garden (19.1 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:  11:30 a.m. –  11:30 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Glan Ceirw Caravan Park cancellation policy

No penalties

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Hired accommodation: £10.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £10.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £10.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

The bar is open weekends only in March and October.

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