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Tyn Yr Onnen Farm

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Sheep on the Moel

General

  • Family-run farm on the edge of Snowdonia National Park
  • Donkeys, llamas, chickens and more to see on site
  • Well-known walking country with hundreds of acres direct from the farm

Off to Wales to wander? Pitch up at superbly scenic Tyn Yr Onnen Farm, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park between the Moel Eilio and the Elephant Mountains (Mynydd Mawr), for a hiking holiday you won't forget.

Keen-footed wayfarers of all abilities can wander hundreds of acres of heathland direct from the farm including a route right up to Snowdon's peak – although if that thought makes you pale, the Snowdon Mountain Railway with its more relaxed summit accessing is only a few miles away.

Guests also travel to Tyn Yr Onnen Farm and this part of north Wales for the coastline and beaches of the Llŷn Peninsula and the Isle of Anglesey within easy driving distance, and to get down with Wales's mighty heritage at the likes of the National Slate Centre and the castles of Harlech, Caernarfon, Bangor, Beaumaris, all nearby.

On site, llamas, donkeys, pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys and newborn lambs in spring inhabit the farm for the kids to coo at: Tyn Yr Onnen is a working 180-acre sheep farm managed by the Griffiths family for over 300 years. Pitches are sheltered, with loads of room for barbecues, and campfires are allowed in one of the camping fields.

The kids can entertain themselves at the play area with sandpit, or in the TV room with table tennis and pool table if the weather's a bit misty (parental supervision required at all times, of course), while the grownups should be chuffed at the clean and modern amenities in the refurbished toilet and shower block, with free hot showers, baby changing, disabled facilities and a utility room with washing-up area, campers' fridge and freezer, washing machines and tumble drier.

The local village, Waunfawr, is within walking distance and has a village shop open daily, as well as a pub serving the type of good food you want after a hike. There is also a local bus service which runs between Caernarfon and Beddgelert. Please check online for time tables and fares.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 208 reviews

 

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99% would stay here again.

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Would definitely stay if we're going to stay in that area 18/07/2019

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  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Views are stunning , nice and peaceful stay

    Disliked: 

    Site is basically on a hill so slopes down , just had to try and level caravan as best I could.. had slightly noisey neighbors in the tent next to us who had there music on till gone 12am

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Loved the location nestled in the valley. The site was ... 17/07/2019

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Loved the location nestled in the valley. The site was extremely clean and well managed and staff were helpful. Really enjoyed my stay.

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Lovely setting, friendly staff and clean facilities. Great Pub nearby 16/07/2019

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

  • Moel camping pod
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    Beautiful setting, nice clean facilities and friendly welcome. We will come back - it’s peaceful and idyllic!

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Would recommend and would stay again 16/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jane P. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Friendly welcome from Darren. Site in a very remote, quiet location. One pub within walking distance. A great location for visiting various places.

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Beautiful site with very friendly staff. Excellent facilities. 16/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Cheryl E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Staff, setting, facilities

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Fantastic site will definitely visit again! 16/07/2019

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything, as soon as we arrive we were welcomed by friendly staff who gave us a tour of the grounds and told us about local shops pubs and things that may interest us to do whilst we were there. We were pitched with great views of the mountains. The facilities there were superb! The showers were hot and very clean. Access to drinking water to top your bottles up. Washing up facilities with washing machines and dryers. Plus a fridge and freezer to keep your ice blocks cold. You can also go see the animals on the farm too! Tyn Yr Onnen farm is in a fantastic location as it is only a 20 minutes drive to snowdon. Prime location to visit many other places including Caernarfon castle, Anglesey and the many walks within the Snowdonia National Park. We really enjoyed our stay here and would be definitely visiting again!

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Would recommend 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Neil M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Eilio camping pod
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    Great little site with great facilities and the camping pods were excellent.
    The guy running the site was very helpful and friendly.

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Nice site, nice people 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Nice people. Very helpful. The site is very central for both the coast and Snowdonia

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The site is easy to find and close to main ... 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ASHLEY G. Confirmed

  • Buarth Wern 3 bedroom lodge
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    The site is easy to find and close to main roads. It's very nice and quiet location and you can certainly relax away from any hassle. The lodge has all the basic needs covered and enough space for 6 people.

    Would recommend if you want the camping sort of scene but want the basic facilities too. Amazing location if you are looking for lot's of walks too.

    The site is also only a 15-minute drive from town.

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    No Wifi coverage at the lodge. But not really a negative for some people. Enjoy being "off the grid" and take in the scenery.

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Beautiful and quiet place! Friendly staff, very clean facilities. Well ... 14/07/2019

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  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Beautiful and quiet place! Friendly staff, very clean facilities. Well looked after pitch. A walking distance to the local pub and gas station.

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Games room

Indoor swimming pool

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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

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Wifi

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Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

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

Climbing nearby

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Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

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Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

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Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

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Medium (26-50 pitches)

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Location

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  • Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales, LL55 4AX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1063°N 4.1924°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Caernarfon: Penllyn Bus Station — 4.1 miles
Penygroes (Gwynedd) Coach Stop — 5.3 miles
Bangor: Garth Rd Bus Station — 8.8 miles
Train stations
Llanfairpwll Rail Station — 8.0 miles
Bangor (Gwynedd) Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Bodorgan Rail Station — 11.6 miles
Ferry ports
Holyhead Ferry Terminal — 22.9 miles
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 27.4 miles
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 27.7 miles
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 17.5 miles

Directions


Just off the A4085 between Caernarfon and Beddgelert is the village of Waunfawr. Look for the Skoda garage on the right, pass this and then take the third left. If you pass a church on the right or reach the bridge over a river then you have gone too far. The campsite is on your left about a kilometre from the main village road.

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

The surrounding area has heaps to see and do alongside the rambles, coastlines and castles: if you get a bit stuck for choice, ask the family for their top picks. Within a short drive are Surf Snowdonia in Conway, Zip World in Bethesda (home to Velocity, the fastest zipline in the world and the longest in Europe), the treetop nets of Bounce Below, Zip World Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog and GreenWood Forest Park a family adventure park in Y Felinheli.

Rather conveniently, one of Wales's top attractions is less than five miles from Tyn Yr Onnen Farm, the National Slate Museum in Llanberis, where kids can get stuck into the story of the country's mining heritage amid talks and demos, quarrymen's houses and interactive play activities.

Llanberis village is where many set out to climb Snowdon as the Llanberis Path begins here, winding up the least taxing route (we'll point out again that the Snowdon Mountain Railway goes to the top too). The village is also a popular place for adventurous activities like kayaking, coasteering, scuba diving, mountain biking, pony trekking and high ropes courses.

Another popular pull of these parts is the Dinorwig Power Station or Electric Mountain: take an underground tour, set the kids free to play in the den, or test your wits in the Genius Corner puzzle room.

Must see

  • Snowdon Mountain Railway (3.3 miles)
  • National Slate Museum (3.3 miles)
  • Caernarfon Castle (4.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (6.8 miles)
  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (15.0 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. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Reception is unmanned after 9pm. Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time. The team will then provide you with the relevant information about your unit/pitch.

Tyn Yr Onnen Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 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. Tyn Yr Onnen Farm will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Taxes
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

The site does not allow gas barbecues with gas cylinders of more than 1 kg.

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