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Bryn Dinas Camping Pods

9.3

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General

  • At the foot of Snowdon
  • 300 metres from the start of the Watkin Path
  • Set up for guests who enjoy camping but want a little extra comfort

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.)

Pods next: set in mountain woodland, the Bryn Dinas brand new eco-friendly cocoons are designed to keep guests snug, safe, warm and dry, and have several extra touches placed there by Claire and her team, such as hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities, crockery and cutlery. Amenities are covered by the spotless bathroom block steps away from the pods, with two self-contained bathrooms each with toilet, sink and shower.

And for the site itself? More little extra touches are here such as 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.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 30 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

 

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Good site with good clean facilities and good relative location 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jason B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    The camping pods
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Beautiful area, excellent accommodation, good facilities, clean warm b 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gemma J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Beautiful area, excellent accommodation, good facilities, clean warm bathrooms and hot showers. Perfect posh camping

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Welcoming and friendly staff 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jennet_p Confirmed

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    The staff made us very welcome and our pod was warm, dry, clean and cosy.

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    The washing up area was cramped and shower block tired.

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location and facilities are perfect for walkers . 09/08/2017

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    quality place, its my second time staying here. facilities are all there, washer / dryer was well needed. showers are spacious, PODS are warm and cosy. communal areas are a good place in the evening for socialising.

    locations for Snowdon and walking areas perfect.

    Disliked: 

    mattress not hard enough for me, but I never asked for a hard one. still slept ok.

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great stay, and have recommended it to others 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom bryan e. Confirmed

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    always a great stay, all the facilities are bang on.

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    nothing

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Perfect place to relax and unwind 27/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom john_a503022 Confirmed

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    this site is in a great location and is clean and compact with excellent facilities.

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    There really is nothing to dislike.

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Staff very friendly. Excellent site with fantastic facilities 03/06/2017

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

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    Arrived late on the Tuesday. Beds all made up and looked very cosy. Facilities were excellent. Best two away we have in a long time. Will definitely be returning next year but for longer. The dragons lair was excellent. It had a fridge freezer, kettle, toasted and microwave.One thing I will remember to take next time is insect repellent for the little midgets

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Great facilities, clean comfortable and peaceful 23/05/2017

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    Proper beds
    No phone signal, no wifi, it was bliss

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Amazing site and staff. clean facilities. 18/05/2017

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    The pod is amazing. The campsite is very clean and dog friendly. The campsite is located in lovely countryside but still close to shops if needed. The staff are lovely and cant be faulted for their helpfulness. Looking to book again soon

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    nothing

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Great place to stay if you prefer your home comforts 25/04/2017

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    The site was lovely with so many home comforts making our stay more relaxing. The pods were clean and kept lovely and warm. The staff are very friendly and we were made to feel at home. We will definitely be visiting again!

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Shower available

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

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

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

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Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Bar nearby

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Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

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  • Red Dragon Holidays, Nantgwynant Beddgelert, Gwynedd, Wales, LL55 4NH
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.0320°N 4.0521°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Blaenau Ffestiniog: Rail Station Bus Stop — 5.5 miles
Tremadoc: The Square Coach Stop — 7.4 miles
Porthmadog Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Blaenau Ffestiniog Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Roman Bridge Rail Station — 5.5 miles
Tan-y-Bwlch Ffestiniog Railway Station — 5.6 miles
Ferry ports
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 21.6 miles
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 21.9 miles
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 25.3 miles

Directions


The site is located on the A498, two miles from Beddgelert and 300m past Pont Bethania car park. The Red Dragon Holidays sign makes it easy to spot.

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. As is the village itself to browse around its pubs, shops and restaurants; another good idea is to drop into the award-winning ice cream parlour.

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. Travellers can buy a day ticket and hop on and off.

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).

Away from Snowdon, it’s about 20 minutes’ drive to the sand and beaches of the Llŷn Penisula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with ancient Bardsey Island just off its coastline. Holidaymakers will also find themselves within easy reach of industrial museums, slate caverns and mines, castles (well, it’s Wales), popular mountain bike paths, old villages and nature reserves.

Must see

  • Snowdon Mountain Railway (6.6 miles)
  • National Slate Museum (6.6 miles)
  • Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog) (7.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (8.8 miles)
  • Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (13.8 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.

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Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

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Dogs are welcome at Bryn Dinas but should be kept under control and on leads at all times due to wild mountain goats and sheep on site.

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