Rhyd y Galen

From £27 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.2 265 reviews
Views of Snowdonia (added by manager 02 Aug 2022)
Elidir fawr in the background (added by manager 11 jul 2022)
Shepherd's hut with firepit (added by manager 11 jul 2022)
Views of snowdonia (added by manager 11 jul 2022)

  • Peaceful, scenic North Wales site on the edge of Eryri (Snowdonia)
  • A 10-minute drive to Caernarfon Castle; 20 to Zip World Penrhyn Quarry
  • Table tennis, skittles and pool on site, plus 20 acres to explore
With a magical setting overlooking Eryri (Snowdonia) hills, Rhyd y Galen is a peaceful caravan and camping park in rural North Wales. Fancy exploring the mountains of Eryri (Snowdonia), the beautiful North Wales coastline and the Isle of Anglesey? Then this is your place. For your ease, access to the grass camping pitches is via tarmac roads. Generous in size and fully serviced, they come with a whole host of facilities, from a spotless shower block, well lit at night for your convenience and complete with hair dryers to keep you looking your best, to a family-friendly baby-changing unit and a laundry. On hand are 20 acres of land for families (and any canine pals) wanting to be out walking, playing and exploring, and if the kids should get restless, keep them entertained with games of table tennis, table football, skittles or pool. If you need to stock up on groceries, there are several supermarkets in Caernarfon (10 minutes’ drive), and if you fancy making a night of it in the town’s pubs and restaurants, ditch the car and jump in a local taxi.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 92
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Tent pitches 37
Motorhome pitches 92
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • 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.
  • Dogs are not allowed if you are staying in the accommodation units.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Welsh

Open from Fri, 1 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

88%

would recommend this site to a friend

86%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Perfect for my needs

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
Darrell H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Facilities - high pressure hot showers. Very clean, heater and hair dryer too. Clean toilets and other services I did not use. Staff - friendly and helpful, showed full range of services and provided map and details of the site. Large tent only field. Perfect for my solo camping night where I had it to myself. Close to Caernarfon by car.

Disliked: Distance between tent site and showers/toilets

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Beautiful site, spotless facilities, helpful and friendly staff ⭐️

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

Fully-serviced grass tent pitch

Liked: Everything! The camp site is so clean and so well maintained. The staff are beyond helpful, very friendly and even offered to take my rubbish for me. The site is so quiet even when there are lots of people staying. It’s the perfect mix of nature and modern amenities like the shower blocks which were spotless. They even had a hairdryer. It’s the little things that make such a difference. The location is also great, right in the middle of nowhere but with so many great attractions within a short driving distance. I’d highly recommend this site to anybody looking at it! 🙂

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Excellent site

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

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Great location, very peaceful. Amazing toilet/ shower facilities. Very nice play room for grown-ups and kids. Very good WiFi by the pitch.

Disliked: Paying extra for an awning that we couldn't use as we were allocated a pitch at the bottom of the site where all the rain was draining onto our pitch.

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Beautiful location, excellent facilities.

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

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Beautiful location. Water AND electric at every pitch. Shower block beautifully done, warm and clean. Quiet, smooth tarmac road running around whole site.

Disliked: I felt that only 2 toilets and 2 showers for the number of pitches was too few.

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Good location, clean showers with plenty of pressure and hot water, helpful…

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 4
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Mark P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Good location, clean showers with plenty of pressure and hot water, helpful staff & stunning views of the mountains.

Disliked: Pitch was expensive considering it was without electric hookup. Waterlogged field also caused issues but the wardens helped us out and relocated us to a drier spot.

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Nice view…

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 6
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 6
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Nice view

Disliked: Pitches very mucky.

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Lovely site, with even lovelier staff.

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely facilities, really good showers! staff were friendly and helpful. Especially throughout the wet Easter weekend. made extra efforts to ensure vans could get on and off camping field. Close to tourist attractions as they are only a short drive away. Beautiful settings and dog friendly.

Disliked: As every campsite, I would of liked a closer toilet. But that is me just nip picking as we coped in our campervan.

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Fabulous site! The views were amazing! Toilets and showers absolutely spotless and…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Fabulous site! The views were amazing! Toilets and showers absolutely spotless and modern. Would definitely stay here again!

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Will use again for sure!

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

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Lovely place, friendly welcome, extremely clean facilities and if only it was a clear night, the dark skies would have been superb for star gazing!

Disliked: None

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Very helpful on arrival. Upgraded pitch to hard standing due to weather…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Very helpful on arrival. Upgraded pitch to hard standing due to weather conditions. Toilet and shower facilities exceptionally clean. Great setting. Will definitely use again.

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From the manager: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you found our service helpful and that we could accommodate your needs by upgrading your pitch to hard standing. It's wonderful to know that our efforts to maintain cleanliness in our toilet and shower facilities did not go unnoticed. We appreciate your kind words about the setting as well. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and providing you with another great experience.


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

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Rhyd y Galen

Bethel

Caernarfon

Gwynedd

Wales

LL55 1UL

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

53.15845°N
-4.22454°W

Route directions

Rhyd y Galen is located on the B4366 on the right-hand side two miles after Caernarfon. If you are travelling along the B4366 from the east, do not turn right down a farm track to the postcode LL55 1UL. Instead, proceed for 400 metres and look out for the Welsh flag on your left.

Nearest transport

Coach
2.4 mi Bus Station
6.3 mi Bus Station
7.8 mi Povey's Garage
Rail
4.4 mi Llanfairpwll Rail Station
5.7 mi Bangor (Gwynedd) Rail Station
8.6 mi Bodorgan Rail Station
Ferry
19.8 mi Holyhead Ferry Terminal
Airport
14.5 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

Standing where the Afont Seiont river meets the Menai Strait, Caernarfon Castle (10 minutes’ drive) is a forbidding medieval fortress and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Perhaps best known as the place where Prince Charles was invested in 1969, it also houses the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, which explores the history of this infantry regiment. If you’re in a ‘feel the fear, but do it anyway’ mood, you can head to Zip World Penrhyn Quarry (20 minutes), where the Velocity 2 zipline stretches across a lake, allowing you to travel at speeds of up to 100mph. If you are brave enough to keep your eyes open during your flight, you can also take in splendid views of Eryri (Snowdonia). For something less hair-raising, Portmeirion (40 minutes) is a village featuring Italian-inspired pastel-coloured buildings and lush sub-tropical vegetation. Grab an ice cream from Italian gelateria Caffi’r Angel, and take a leisurely stroll through the quaint streets or along the sandy beach on the Afon Dwyryd estuary.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Llanddwyn 6.9 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Morfa Dinlle 7 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Aberffraw 10.2 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Llanddona 10.8 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
St Davids - Benllech 10.8 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Caernarfon Castle 2.6 mi

National Slate Museum 5.2 mi

Snowdon Mountain Railway 5.2 mi

Penrhyn Castle 6.2 mi

Beaumaris Castle 9 mi

National Trust

Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens 3.1 mi

Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant 17.4 mi

Bodnant Garden 18.4 mi

Aberconwy House 18.4 mi

Plas yn Rhiw 28.4 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Ceunant Bach - Moel Eilio - Foel Goch 5.1 mi

MALLTRAETH MARSH (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 05/07/2002) 5.6 mi

Bethesda - Ogwen 7 mi

Gyrn Wigau and Foel Grach 7.1 mi

Newborough Forest and Llanddwyn Island 7.3 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 Gwynedd?

  • Does Rhyd y Galen have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Rhyd y Galen dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Rhyd y Galen? Standing where the Afont Seiont river meets the Menai Strait, Caernarfon Castle (10 minutes’ drive) is a forbidding medieval fortress and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Perhaps best known as the place … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Rhyd y Galen?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Rhyd y Galen? From £27 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.