Bryn Dinas Camping Pods

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  • Glampsite in the Nant Gwynant valley, at the foot of Snowdon
  • A 300-metre stroll from the start of the Watkin Path
  • A 35-minute drive from all Zip World Bounce Below attractions
There's quite the Welsh welcome at Bryn Dinas Camping Pods at the foot of Snowdon. ‘Perfect’, ‘amazing’, ‘wonderful’ and ‘brilliant’ are among the many accolades from former guests about this site, including such lavish praise of helpful owner Claire that it’s been known to make the good lady blush. Location location location first: Bryn Dinas is in the Nant Gwynant valley (and easily reached by car as it’s on the A498), and is a quick skip of 300 metres to the Watkin Path, probably the prettiest path you'll see up to the summit of Snowdon. (Most randomly, the Watkin Path was also where parts of Carry On Up the Khyber were filmed; keep an eye out for the commemorative plaque.) Site next: set in mountain woodland, Bryn Dinas is set up for guests who like camping but also like extra little touches here and there: there's a spotless bathroom block for guests' use, along with a dedicated storage area for your bike, canoe or kayak; a laundry and a drying room for wet clothes and boots, and a communal area with access to a PC, printer and wifi (for a small charge). There’s also a kitchenette for making snacks, equipped with a fridge, toaster, microwave and sink. Packed lunches can be requested in advance, while those looking for a pub dinner with style can make their way to the Saracen’s Head a couple of miles away in Beddgelert; there have been some striking accolades about that too...

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 8
Open all year

Languages spoken



Nearest sites

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



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


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year




Lake and/or mountain


Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby


Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby


Bryn Dinas Camping Pods

Red Dragon Holidays





LL55 4NH



Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)



Nearest transport

7.4 mi Market Square
7.9 mi Tesco
7.9 mi Sportsman
5.4 mi Blaenau Ffestiniog Rail Station
5.5 mi Roman Bridge Rail Station
5.6 mi Tan-y-Bwlch Ffestiniog Railway Station
21.6 mi Barmouth Ferry Landing
21.9 mi Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
25.3 mi Anglesey Airport

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

You mightn't normally think that a nice idea on holiday is to go and see the grave of a dead dog, but the legend of medieval hound Gelert might induce a lump in the throat, so yes, you should. Lore has it that the loyal pooch is buried to the south of the scenic mountain village Beddgelert (the name means ‘Gelert’s grave’), and Claire and team have labelled a look at this as a local must-see. If your boots are made for walking and you want to leave the car behind when looking for a good hike, the Snowdon Sherpa bus runs past the start of the Watkin Path and links the six main routes that go up to the summit, stopping off at Snowdonia’s most popular spots like Porthmadog and Caernarfon. For those not tackling the Watkin Path, the Snowdon Mountain Railway does the journey to the summit in style; get on at the station in Llanberis 15 minutes from Bryn Dinas. Trainspotters also have the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam Railway to puff along on, which runs through Beddgelert to Porthmadog (one way) or Caernarfon Castle (the other).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Craig Du Beach Central 10.2 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Criccieth 10.7 mi Sea Good Good Excellent Excellent
Harlech 12.2 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Morfa Dinlle 12.4 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Llandanwg 14.2 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Snowdon Mountain Railway 6.6 mi

National Slate Museum 6.6 mi

Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog) 7.8 mi

Ffestiniog Railway 8.1 mi

Portmeirion Gardens 8.4 mi

National Trust

Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant 8.8 mi

Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens 13.8 mi

Bodnant Garden 17.5 mi

Aberconwy House 19.5 mi

Plas yn Rhiw 27.7 mi

Cycle routes

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


Nant Gwynnant - Pen-y-pass - Nant Gwynnant 0.3 mi

A498 - Llyn Gwynant - River Glaslyn - A498 0.8 mi

Beddgelert - Llyn Dinas - Nanmor Valley - Pass of Aberglaslyn 2.5 mi

Beddgelert - Gelert's Grave - River Glaslyn - River Colwyn 2.7 mi

Nantmor - Cwm Bychan - Sygun Copper Mines - Beddgelert 3.1 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.


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  • Does Bryn Dinas Camping Pods have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Bryn Dinas Camping Pods? You mightn't normally think that a nice idea on holiday is to go and see the grave of a dead dog, but the legend of medieval hound Gelert might induce a lump … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bryn Dinas Camping Pods?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.

    We operate a self check in and details of which Pod you will be staying in and / or key location will be be e mailed to you at least 24 hours before your stay.

    There is a reception on site which is staffed in the daytime but there is no staff member on site overnight. There is an emergency telephone contact for out of hour

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