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General

  • Spacious site a few minutes' drive from the Snowdonia mountains
  • A short drive from the coast
  • Covered picnic area, communal bbq, den building and woodland dog walk

This Snowdonia site is a beaut. And so say the generations who've returned to Riverside Camping near Caernarfon in Gywnedd season after season: you'd be hard pressed to pin down just the one reason why, but it'd probably have something to do with peaceful riverside pitches among lots of open space.

And the friendly helpful team, and the many little additions like free wifi, a splendidly-sized undercover picnic area, a volleyball and badminton court, and mini grass football pitch… yes, that's several reasons, but after all, this site is a beaut...

Riverside Camping is in a sheltered loop of the River Seiont that's proved most suitable for fishing, birdwatching, boating and paddling, surrounded by woodland for yet more holiday adventures (short woodland dog walks are accessible on the site).

Apart from its riverside location, the site's setting is also a beaut: a few minutes' drive from the mountains of Snowdonia, two miles from mighty Caernarfon and less than six from the coast. Steel-blooded campers also use Riverside as a base for the Slateman Triathlon and Snowdon Race in Llanberis five miles away, or for mountain biking, watersports and many other heady north Wales activities in the region.

Other thoughtful touches (there are many) are the kids' playground in the middle of the site; pocket-money toys (and sweets, drinks, ice cream and tourist info) in reception; a mini playhouse and a colouring table for the kids; a launderette and a freezer for ice packs; and undercover table tennis and pool to partake of on rainy days. The hot showers on site are free and include family and disabled facilities.

Riverside Camping also has an onsite bistro, The Mill, serving meals using local ingredients, light lunches, snacks, wine, local ales and Welsh breakfasts including laver bread to fuel stomachs before a hike up/race down the nearest mountain. The nearest shop is about a mile away and plenty of pubs, takeaways and restaurants are at nearby Caernarfon.

Dogs are welcome at Riverside, as are group bookings – time to gather your crew for a Welsh riverside stay and a hike to the Snowdon summit…?

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.


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9.2

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97% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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Fantastic site in a great location & excellent facilities 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul_m428674 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
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    A really nice site, great location & great facilities

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Large pitches, great facilities and very friendly staff. Bistro on ... 25/09/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Large pitches, great facilities and very friendly staff. Bistro on site served excellent food and great curry house 2 mins down the road!!

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Beautiful site with lovely river & walks. 21/09/2017

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    The owners and staff at this site were extremely helpful & friendly. Made to feel very welcome and good knowledge of the local area.

    The facilities were spotless, plenty of hot water and well maintained.

    Great location, town not too far away and Indian & Chip shop close by. Beautiful river running through the site and lovely woodland walks for the dog. Would also be ideal for families due to the play areas and grass areas for football/ball games.

    Fishing tickets available on site and well stocked shop.

    Will definitely be visiting again, hopefully with family.

    Disliked: 

    The only minor criticism about this site is the hand drier in the ladies was not great. Apart from that we couldn't find fault.

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Lovely site with big pitches alongside the river. Kids had ... 04/09/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Lovely site with big pitches alongside the river. Kids had great fun playing in the river and on the small playground. 10pm curfew is well observed so nice and quiet at night. Will definitely be going back.

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We will be back excellent site 30/08/2017

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    Staff couldnt be more helpful nothing was ever to much and flexible over packing up time brilliant location pitch clean and tidy anything they didnt have gave good advice were to get it definately be back again soon

    Disliked: 

    Only that the onsite restuarant which isnt run by camp should be open all week and a good bar snack menu would be an improvement (sandwiches,)

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good campsite, good facilities 25/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Edward B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The campsite was very sheltered, surrounded by trees, also by the river, Good clean facilities, near to Cearnarfan, other towns NT properties and beach.

    Disliked: 

    We where at the bottom of the campsite and after rain it was very boggy. Everyone had to leave there cars in the car park, but would still go there again

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Great site with lovely facilities! 23/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sara_p1 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Lovely site. We have visited twice. The facilities are fantastic. The family shower room is brilliant when you have little ones and makes a big difference. There is a play house for younger children which is covered and great during a down pour. Quiet during the night. We have thoroughly enjoyed both visits and hope to return.

    Disliked: 

    The only things we disliked is that the pitches by the river aren't level, both times we have had 'puddles' around the tent and the grass doesn't seem to drain off very well. Also trying to get hold of anyone by
    phone at the site before visiting requires a lot of patience!

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Really enjoyed it. Facilities were good and site surroundings great! 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jenny_r289997 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Lovely quiet location. Good bistro on site. Facilities were lovely and clean.

    Disliked: 

    The wet weather! But that's just Wales :)

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Good site most pitches are level clean and tidy 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom charlie h. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Mostly quite

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    Shower and toilet blocks not enough of them,

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A nice campsite in a lovely part of Wales 30/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Location of campsite was good. Space for kids to run around and play. Level spacious pitch. River was fun to paddle in.

    Disliked: 

    Miserable people in the shop, smoking a lot. Toilet facilities were under pressure when busy. WiFi weak and only available in shop.

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Pontrug Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales, LL55 2BB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1416°N 4.2353°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Caernarfon: Penllyn Bus Station — 1.6 miles
Penygroes (Gwynedd) Coach Stop — 6.5 miles
Bangor: Garth Rd Bus Station — 7.5 miles
Train stations
Llanfairpwll Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Bangor (Gwynedd) Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Bodorgan Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Ferry ports
Holyhead Ferry Terminal — 20.0 miles
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 14.7 miles

Directions


From Caernarfon, take the A4086 towards Llanberis for 1.5 miles. Look out for our Riverside Camping signs on the right-hand side. Follow the road down into the main car park. From there you can walk to reception by following the signs.

If travelling by train, the nearest station is Bangor. From there, taxis are available or take a bus to Caernarfon, and a taxi to Riverside.

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

There's simply stacks to do around here as well as Snowdonia mountains walks and climbs, like the beaches and coastline of the (also beaut) Isle of Anglesey and the Llŷn Peninsula, nature spotting, getting active on land or water, or investigating centuries' worth of Welsh history at nearby castles, museums and mines.

The best known attraction of ancient and royal Caernarfon a couple of miles from Riverside Camping is ancient and strapping Caernarfon Castle, but you should/must also make time for its old and lovely pubs or for crabbing from the harbour walls; wherever you end up in this scenic city, take many photos.

North Wales is steam railway country, so if you don't fancy getting to Snowdon's summit (Copa'r Wyddfa) under your own steam, take the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the peak instead from its base at Llanberis.
The Welsh Highland Railway puffs the 25 miles from Caernarfon to Porthmadog (you should make many pub pitstops along the way) and the Llanberis Lake Railway on Tomos Bach is a good option for younger children.

Other faves of the Riverside Camping team are the newly opened Beacon Climbing Centre two minutes' drive away; Colwyn Bay Zoo and RSPB Conwy; Anglesey Sea Zoo; the free Llanberis Slate Museum and the leafy expanse of Greenwood Forest Park.

Must see

  • Caernarfon Castle (1.8 miles)
  • National Slate Museum (5.2 miles)
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway (5.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (4.2 miles)
  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (17.4 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:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

Please email or phone in advance with your estimated arrival time.

Riverside Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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. Riverside Camping will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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