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- Family-run park over 11 acres
- Views of the Snowdonia mountains and over Cardigan Bay
- Public footpaths in the immediate surrounds
Crikey. It may be small, but the Welsh seaside town of Criccieth has a cracking array of active options around it for all sorts of hols: on beach, in sea, up mountain, down mine, on pony, with fishing rod/golf club, or criss-crossing the many miles of footpaths in the area… And not that the best thing of all is the famous Criccieth Cadwaladers ice-cream, but well, Cadwaladers ice-cream.
Criccieth lies on the scenic shores of Snowdonia, as do the 11 acres of nearby Eisteddfa Caravan Park, a family-run Gwynedd site with views on one side of the Snowdonia mountains and over Cardigan Bay to the other.
If you prefer to stay fairly local, a network of public footpaths crisscross the countryside immediately surrounding the park, the beach at Criccieth is 15 minutes’ walk away, and the town of Porthmadog is within three and a half miles; if not, Eisteddfa is on the A497 for easy access to days’ worth of other sights to see and things to do.
The clean and tidy amenities include toilet blocks, hot showers, a launderette and electric shaver points and sockets for hairdryers so you can look your best for a day’s sailing or mountain climbing; a new playground has also been added to keep the kids busy while you plot what you’re planning to see and do next.
Criccieth is the nearest place for supplies and has petrol stations, shops, pubs, cafés, restaurants and a post office.
Open from 04/03/2017 to 29/10/2017
Open from 03/03/2018 to 27/10/2018
Open from 02/03/2019 to 26/10/2019
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
All parties including people aged 18-25 must pay a noise bond of £20 per head on arrival. This will be returned on departure if no disturbance is caused to other campers.
Check availability at Eisteddfa Caravan and Camping Site…
Party: 2 adults
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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Great site fantastic facilities, very helpful staff and stunning views
Peaceful well located site with good facilities and fantastic views.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Criccieth: Lay by Coach Stop — 1.4 miles
1.4 miles Tremadoc: The Square Coach Stop — 2.7 miles
2.7 miles Porthmadog Coach Stop — 2.9 miles
- Train stations
Criccieth Rail Station — 1.6 miles
1.6 miles Porthmadog Rail Station — 2.9 miles
2.9 miles Porthmadog Harbour Ffestiniog Railway Station — 3.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 15.9 miles
15.9 miles Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 16.2 miles
16.2 miles Aberdaron Ferry Landing — 23.0 miles
Anglesey Airport — 26.3 miles
The site is 3.5 miles from Porthmadog and 1.5 miles from Criccieth on the A497.
Come into Porthmadog and at the roundabout, turn on the A497 towards Criccieth. Follow this road for 3.5 miles, through Pentrefelin. Take the first right after the Plas Gwyn nursing home to Eisteddfa Caravan & Camping Park. Take the first left into the park and the reception is on your left.
After sampling the first lot of Cadwaladers ice-cream at Criccieth, make for mighty thirteenth century Criccieth Castle, set on the headland overlooking Tremadog Bay, Snowdonia to the north and across the entirety of the Llŷn peninsula to the west (you’ll see the castle towering above the town as you drive into Criccieth). Cadw, which now manages the site, has added info on it and other Welsh castles, a visitor centre and gift shop.
As you’ll see when peering down from the headland beside the castle, Criccieth also has two rather smashing beaches: the sandy beach of East Shore to the, er, east, and pebbly Marine Beach to the west. Sea angling can be had at both: mackerel, bass, whiting and dogfish are good bets from either side and anglers also wrestle pollock, conger and evening mackerel from the stone jetty under the castle.
Walk west from Marine Beach towards Pwllheli, the Llŷn Peninsula’s main market town and with another two sparkingly clean beaches, an open air market on summer Wednesdays and Saturdays, and a long promenade with play area and skate park.
Should you be inclined to amble further, Pwllheli is on the 91-mile Llŷn Coastal Path and has a further walk to Caernarfon (21 miles) and its first-class castle, which is a bit of a must-do. (And if you really want to walk further, the Llŷn Coastal Path joins up with the 2012-opened Wales Coast Path, an 870-mile trek from Chepstow to Queensferry.)
Eisteddfa guests might also be chuffed to know there are a few steamy options in this area for railway fans: the Cambrian Coast Line stops at Criccieth and goes to Pwllheli in one direction and onto Porthmadog (two stops), then Harlech and Barmouth in the other.
The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways line can be picked up at Porthmadog for a seriously scenic trip to Blaenau Ffestiniog; the Snowdon Mountain Railway from Llanberis will puff you sedately up to Snowdon’s peak via viaducts and a waterfall; and the Welsh Highland Railway steams along a 25-mile route from Porthmadog to Caernarfon.
The more subterraneanly inclined can take a journey underground at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns about half an hour’s drive from Porthmadog and near the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, or delve into Bronze Age times at Llandudno’s Great Orme Copper Mines, telling the tale of mining ancestors 4000 years ago and thought to be the biggest prehistoric mine discovered so far in the world. Deep.
For other trips and active days out, Eisteddfa guests will find themselves niftily placed for roams around the odd and Italianate village of Portmeiron, gazing Hell's Mouth in the face from a surfboard at Porth Neigwl beach, and windsurfing, jetskiing and sailing nearby at the waters of Abersoch.
- Criccieth Castle (1.5 miles)
- Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog) (2.9 miles)
- Ffestiniog Railway (3.2 miles)
- Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (17.3 miles)
- Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (18.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
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Eisteddfa Caravan and Camping Site cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week 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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Eisteddfa Caravan and Camping Site will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express