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- Off-grid grass pitches with fabulous views of Snowdonia National Park
- A 15-minute drive to Caernarfon and Snowdon Mountain Railway
- Barn with showers, drying area and storage for bikes or kayaks
Set in truly spectacular Caernarfon countryside, Pen y Bwlch overlooks mountains and rivers whichever way you turn. Just on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, this is a secluded retreat with lots of space that lends itself equally well to romantic getaways and relaxed family breaks.
Off grid this place most certainly is, but it’s also only a 15-minute drive from Llanberis, at the foot of Snowdon – and the gateway to walking, cycling and climbing adventures in the national park – a bonus for all you active types out there.
A round up of simple facilities includes an eco-composting toilet near the camping field and a hot shower in the barn a short walk away, where you can also dry your clothes (this is Wales, remember) – and there’s also room to store your bikes and kayaks.
It’s worth noting that open fires aren’t permitted in this untamed part of Snowdonia, so firepit-style barbecues aren’t allowed. And one house rule please: this site is all about relaxing in nature, so please don’t play loud music after 8pm.
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Beautiful location. Very hospitable hosts and nice facilities.
I still cannot believe the views from our bell tent pitch!
Amazing site with breathtaking views of mountainous valley,
Friendly hosts with breathtaking views.
Beautiful location, wonderful views of Snowdon. Communal areas were clean, …
The views were spectacular, you can see it all, Mountains …
Excellent site, friendly owners in a stunning location.
Perfect place for our family to escape to, kind and helpful staff.
24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 7.2 kilometres
7.2 kilometres Bus Station — 10.9 kilometres
10.9 kilometres Povey's Garage — 11.9 kilometres
- Train stations
Bangor (Gwynedd) Rail Station
— 10.1 kilometres
10.1 kilometres Llanfairpwll Rail Station — 10.1 kilometres
10.1 kilometres Llanfairfechan Rail Station — 18.5 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Holyhead Ferry Terminal
— 36.6 kilometres
36.6 kilometres Barmouth Ferry Landing — 46.7 kilometres
46.7 kilometres Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 47.2 kilometres
— 28.0 kilometres
Active types, look no further. From this site, you can canoe on Llyn Padarn lake (10 minutes’ drive) or walk to waterfalls from Betws y Coed (40 minutes). And don’t forget you’ve got all the walking, climbing and cycling prospects of Snowdonia National Park (40 minutes) to hand, as well as rounds of golf (10 minutes).
If you’re after something to get the adrenaline flowing, zoom down zipwires at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry (25 minutes), and there are subterranean climbing and abseiling routes at Zip World Slate Caverns (an hour). If you need a rest after all that activity, climb on board the Snowdon Mountain Railway (15 minutes) for a relaxing and scenic tootle up to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales.
Brush up open local history with a nose around National Trust-owned Penrhyn Castle and Gardens (25 minutes) or take a tour of medieval Caernarfon Castle (15 minutes). The Welsh mining heritage is showcased at the National Slate Museum (15 minutes), and a trip over the Menai Straits to Anglesey (35 minutes) turns up spectacular, waterside gardens at Plas Newydd House (half an hour).
- Snowdon Mountain Railway (3.7 kilometres)
- National Slate Museum (3.7 kilometres)
- Caernarfon Castle (7.4 kilometres)
- Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (8.6 kilometres)
- Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (23.5 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and caravan|
|Arrive:||4:30 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
|Arrive:||4:30 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Please let the owner know once you have arrived onsite.
Pen y Bwlch cancellation policy
No refunds within 4 days 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. Pen y Bwlch 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 parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Pen y Bwlch have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Pen y Bwlch dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near Pen y Bwlch? Active types, look no further. From this site, you can canoe on Llyn Padarn lake (10 minutes’ drive) or walk to waterfalls from Betws y Coed (40 minutes). And don’t forget you’ve … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Pen y Bwlch?
Camping and caravan Arrive: 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
Please let the owner know once you have arrived onsite.Read more