Parc Pen Y Bryn

From £25 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.6 222 reviews
Parc Pen y Bryn (added by manager 21 Jun 2022)
Parc pen y bryn (added by manager 21 jun 2022)
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  • Peaceful and well-maintained site on the edge of Clocaenog forest
  • A 15-minute drive from Llyn Brenig; 25 minutes from Betws-y-Coed
  • Modern site with easy access for large vehicles
Peace, quiet and woodland explores await at Parc Pen Y Bryn, a laidback, small-scale holiday park on the edge of Clocaenog forest. Some of north Wales' finest spots – like Llyn Brenig, Betws-y-Coed and Snowdonia National Park – are within easy reach of this niftily-located site. There's hardly a house to be seen at this secluded spot, where you can admire valley views and, in the distance, watch wind turbines turning slowly in the breeze. Well-placed outdoor furniture is on hand for those looking to sit in the open air and take it all in (perhaps, as per the site's pics, with a glass of vino). Parc Pen Y Bryn's top-notch hardstanding pitches make it simple for those travelling with tourers to roll up and relax. (The managers are also keen to point out that pesky narrow lanes won't get between you and your hols at this easily accessible site.) As well as that, the small number of pitches means there'll be ample room to roam at this spacious site, including for kids and dogs. The modern facilities aren't half bad either: the well-kept toilet and shower block can accommodate peeps who haven't brought their own. Those partial to cooking over coals can also set up a barbecue. Clawddnewydd, with its shop and community-run pub, is a 10-minute drive away (the site managers particularly recommend swinging by for Sunday lunch). The bigger town of Corwen on the river Dee is also close by (20 minutes).

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 3
Touring caravan pitches 8
Motorhome pitches 3
Open all year

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
  • 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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • 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 3 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 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Dogs are not allowed if you are staying in the accommodation units.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • Tents are not accepted at this park.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 19 or over.
  • A cable measuring at least 6 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
  • If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Languages spoken

English

Welsh

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Nice view. Good size pitch.

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

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Nice clean place. Friendly owners.

Disliked: Weather 😜

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Pleasant stay

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Good access to site.

Disliked: Clean but dated facilities but in process of modernisation

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Beautiful well maintained hard pitches to stand. Electrics water and facilities really close,…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Beautiful well maintained hard pitches to stand. Electrics water and facilities really close, no wasting time on walking to.

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Excellent stay , can’t fault anything. Will definitely stay again

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

Cabin (no pets)

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thank you for your review!

Wonderful setting.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
Katie P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Another lovely long Easter weekend spent in such a lovely setting, just peace and quiet and amazing views. We returned here as enjoyed our stay last year. Great space for manoeuvring on and off the pitch. No issues with our twin axle caravan. Facilities nice and clean and love the little kitchen which is much appreciated when washing up after a meal. Visited Llandudno, Rhyl, Erdigg at Wrexham and Bodnant Gardens whilst staying. Will return soon.

Disliked: Nothing.

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A pleasant couple of days in a nice peaceful location.

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

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Beautiful location and views Pitch size Good hard standing Easy to find and good access Peaceful Facilities were functional and clean Fire wood available

Disliked: Showers barely warm Ladies shower heads seemed blocked-poor flow which made for a chilly shower experience in March!

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From the manager: Thank you for your review. The showers are usually hot. Please let us know while you are staying with us if there’s a problem as there’s always someone here to sort it. Thank you.

A nice place for a weekend on the edges of Eryri national park

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
Larnswick U. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: The quietness of the site was fantastic, in a lovely location. It was raining whilst we were there in March 2024 but the pitches proved to be well drained. The facilities were up to expectation, with everything in working order.

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From the manager: Thank you for your review.

Small, quiet, clean and warm (it's March) toilet facilities…

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

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Small, quiet, clean and warm (it's March) toilet facilities

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Peaceful, relaxing and lovely views

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Claire N. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Peaceful and quiet, we didn't hear much road noise , was nice to hear owls hooting at night , bird song in the morning Big pitch with electric Spring water available Recycle bins/rubbish bins If you wanted your own fire uou could buy wood and use the fire pits

Disliked: Toilets and showers need updating but we're clean but dated, water taps weren't very good as they had put zip tieson so couldn't use the tap properly to wash your hands Not a specific place allocated for waste water

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Excellent quiet site friendly staff

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

Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch

Liked: The beautiful views even on a bad day, the cleanliness of the toilet/shower block, and how easy it was to get our large motorhome to.friendly hosts.

Disliked: Nothing

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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

Disabled facilities

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

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

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)

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

Parc Pen Y Bryn

Corwen

Denbighshire

Wales

LL21 9UP

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

53.03609°N
-3.46685°W

Route directions

Satnavs will bring you within 300 yards of the site entrance; access the entrance via the B5105 in order to avoid all side roads. Look out for the 'Pen Y Bryn' sign at the top of the lane.

Nearest transport

Coach
13.2 mi Parade Street 2
16.6 mi Alma Road
16.7 mi Crossroads Stores
Rail
14.4 mi Betws-y-Coed Rail Station
15.4 mi Llanrwst Rail Station
15.8 mi North Llanrwst Rail Station

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

Llyn Brenig (15 minutes' drive) is likely to prove popular with experienced fishing fans – the trout here spend their whole life in cold Welsh water, so they're hardier than most and have something of a feisty reputation. There's also bike hire available and six varied lakeside trails to choose from. Betws-y-Coed (25 minutes) is a hub for train fans, who can contentedly chug along on the Conwy Valley narrow-gauge railway. (The mainline station also backs right onto a range of cafés, restaurants and shops, one of which is housed in a converted carriage.) A short walk outside the town are the Swallow Falls, where you can watch the Llugwy foaming over the rugged rocks. Want to use your time in north Wales to delve into the country's industrial past? The fably laid out (and free to enter) National Slate Museum (an hour) will be the one for you. While you're here, make sure to visit Clocaenog Forest (five minutes), where miles of walking and cycling trails are waiting to be explored. Peaceful woodlands, heather moorland, streams, waterfalls and lots of wildlife (including red squirrels, crossbills, black grouse and wild horses) are just some of the things to look out for here

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Abergele (Pensarn) 18.7 mi Sea N/A N/A Good Good
Marine Lake, Rhyl 19.2 mi Sea N/A N/A Good Good
Kinmel Bay (Sandy Cove) 19.3 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Rhyl East 20 mi Sea Good Good Good Good
Rhyl 20.4 mi Sea Good N/A N/A N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Bodelwyddan Castle 15.6 mi

Rhuddlan Castle 17.5 mi

Bodnant Garden 19.4 mi

Conwy Castle 22.5 mi

National Trust - Aberconwy House 22.6 mi

National Trust

Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant 15.6 mi

Chirk Castle 17.1 mi

Bodnant Garden 19.4 mi

Aberconwy House 22.6 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

The Clwydian Way (7): Pentre - Cyffylliog 3.3 mi

The Llyn Brenig Circuit 4.3 mi

Llyn Brenig and the Clywedog Reservoir 5.2 mi

The Clwydian Way (6): Corwen - Pentre 5.5 mi

The Clwydian Way (8): Cyffylliog - Trefnant 5.6 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.

Want to know more about camping in Denbighshire?

  • Does Parc Pen Y Bryn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Parc Pen Y Bryn dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Parc Pen Y Bryn? Llyn Brenig (15 minutes' drive) is likely to prove popular with experienced fishing fans – the trout here spend their whole life in cold Welsh water, so they're hardier than most and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Parc Pen Y Bryn?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Pitches: the pitch number will be texted on the day of arrival.

    Cabins: the cabin number and key box code will be texted on the day of arrival.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Parc Pen Y Bryn? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.