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- Scenic back-to-basics site in Snowdonia National Park
- A 20-minute drive from beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne
- Famed Mach Loop within 10-minute drive; Portmeirion Gardens within 40
How does a spacious, back-to-basics site sound? How about if it were inside a spectacular national park, with stunning views of the mountains? If you answered ‘pretty fab, ta very much’, get motors running all the way to Fronalchen Caravan Park, a family-friendly site five minutes’ drive from Dolgellau in Gwynedd.
Ramblers, hikers, bikers and riders are well served hereabouts, as the site’s in Snowdonia National Park: Torrent Walk (a four-mile circular route along the River Clywedog gorge) starts less than five minutes away and the mountain biking tracks of Coed-y-Brenin are within half an hour. It's about 20 minutes from here to pony trekking excursions too... surely one of the most photogenic ways to venture around Snowdonia...?
If this all sounds a tad too hectic, ta very much, slow things down a notch with a lazy beach day. There are lengthy sandy stretches in Fairbourne and Barmouth (both 20 minutes from base), where hitting the waves on a surfboard or signing up for a fishing trip are highly recommended.
Fancy a few zero-fuss days instead? Retreat back to base, where there’s little to distract from gorgeous views of Cadair Idris (hikes start around 40 minutes away) and the mountains around it, and there’s lots of room for kickabouts, dog walks, cosy campfires by the riverbank and leisurely barbecues.
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Overall, great stay and would go again.
Amazing views at a relaxed campsite
Great value place
Perfect for a spot of wild camping (with a few extra comforts)
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Large (51-200 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 17.0 miles
17.0 miles Tesco — 17.0 miles
17.0 miles Market Square — 17.7 miles
- Train stations
Morfa Mawddach Rail Station
— 8.2 miles
8.2 miles Barmouth Rail Station — 8.8 miles
8.8 miles Fairbourne Rail Station — 9.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
— 8.6 miles
8.6 miles Barmouth Ferry Landing — 8.7 miles
— 44.9 miles
Guests with one foot in the past will find plenty nearby to keep them entertained. Start by poking around the ruins of Cymer Abbey, 10 minutes’ drive away, before diving into ancient Welsh legend beneath the earth in King Arthur’s Labyrinth, chugging along tracks on more than one heritage narrow gauge railway, and exploring the spectacularly sited Harlech Castle, all within 45 minutes of base.
Prefer the wind in your hair? Pick up speed on the ziplines at Zip World Slate Caverns and on the downhill biking trails at Antur Stiniog, both about 40 minutes away, or stick closer to home (10 minutes) to keep eyes peeled for low-flying jets at the famed Mach Loop.
Outdoorsy types may want to travel the 20 minutes to Cregennan Lakes instead, where there are lots of trails to traipse along, as well as two lakes for trout fishing. Not your bag? The subtropical Portmeirion Gardens 40 minutes away are an absolute must for budding horticulturalists – be sure to explore this ‘Gwyltt’ (Welsh for wildwood) thoroughly, as there are secret gardens, a derelict castle and even a graveyard to root out.
- MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (11.1 miles)
- CADW - Harlech Castle (13.0 miles)
- Portmeirion Gardens (15.2 miles)
- Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (20.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
Fronalchen Caravan Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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. Fronalchen Caravan Park 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, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkApple Pay
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Fronalchen Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Fronalchen Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Fronalchen Caravan Park? Guests with one foot in the past will find plenty nearby to keep them entertained. Start by poking around the ruins of Cymer Abbey, 10 minutes’ drive away, before diving into ancient … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Fronalchen Caravan Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m.