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Glan Ceirw Caravan Park

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General

  • Nearly-wild camping... but with extras
  • Summer bar with its own ale and games room
  • Free brown trout fishing in the site river

Non-campers who smugly say to you that camping is about roughing it should be pointed towards this site (forcibly, if need be).

Glan Ceirw in Denbighshire is ‘nearly wild’ Welsh camping at its very peak (Wales has a lot of peaks) – riverside camping on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, but with the very mod-dest of mod cons for all guests. You’ll even be able to cast off for brown trout – free and with no licence required – in Glan Ceirw’s own river; just bring along your fishing equipment.

Owners Pauline and Martin see no reason why tent campers shouldn't be treated to some homely treats (huzzah), so Glan Ceirw counts among its facilities free high speed wifi and a snug summer bar – with its own exclusive ale – adjoining a games room with pool table and football table.

Glan Ceirw is in a valley location between the towns of Corwen and Betws-y-Coed, with mountain bike trails, cycle routes, peak scaling, forest walking and Bala Lake all nearby. Amenities including toilets, showers and a launderette are maintained to spotless standards, and the grounds are kept immaculate to encourage local wildlife (and small human guests).

Glan Ceirw has no food shop on site, but a tasty farmers’ market is nearby where you can pick homemade and organic produce. You could even bring a jar of jam back for the non-camping cynic…

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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8

Overall rating based on 20 reviews

 

80% would recommend this park to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

  67% described as Wild camping ?

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Ideal for walkers & cyclists09/20/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGlynn o.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass and gravel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The stream was lovely the sun was shining as we arrived very peaceful settings. The owner friendly

    Disliked: 

    Too quiet for us in the middle of nowhere

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Nice site next to the river and peaceful. Close to local attractions.09/16/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDeborah F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass and gravel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We had a pitch right next to the river and a nice grassed area in front of us. Site was well maintained. There were TV Ariel points next to every pitch. We were self contained so didn't use the washroom facilities so cannot comment on those.

    Disliked: 

    Hard standing Pitch's a bit close to one another.

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Not the best facilities09/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDeclan K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass and gravel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely helpful owner

    Disliked: 

    Very busy over the bank holiday

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Perfect, friendly site with a gorgeous river teaming with critters 😃08/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJemma B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive mixed tent site (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything!

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I would not recommend poor for the price paid.08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass and gravel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location of site

    Disliked: 

    Only one shower and two toilets for women and men. Over crowded site, poor facilities, pub advertised as open but only opens Friday to Sundays from 8pm to 11pm and no food served.
    Pitch we were allocated was like a swamp very muddy although temperatures were above 26 degrees and no rain all weekend.

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Just all feels a bit weird; I’d rather stay somewhere else08/25/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The stream

    Disliked: 

    The abundance of wasps, the sloped ground (only flat pitches are right next to the river), the lack of standard facilities like washing up sinks, the inability to park next to our pitch (toing and froing becomes tedious after a while), the cleanliness of the reception/bar/house/games room and strong smell of damp created an uncared for impression, despite being in the high season the grass was left overgrown (making us feel like people pitching tents aren’t worth the effort of even mowing the grass), the inability to pay by card, but most of all the strange Royston vasey esque feel about the proprietor and the people that presumably have static caravans on site. She seemed to dislike other guests for fairly minor issues like lighting a campfire, which was safely contained within a fire pit. Mid conversation about other things, she’d randomly just ask about payment of fees like she wasn’t listening to anything we said. Plus she kept calling me by my first name A LOT, which I felt was overly friendly and somewhat contradictory to the lack of effort or care around the rest of the site; it smacked of lip service rather than actually giving a hoot. I felt fairly uncomfortable throughout our stay

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Excellet site would highly recomend08/19/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKate D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive mixed tent site (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing site. Friendly owner. Lovely atmospher. Kids loved playing in little stream that runs along side the tent pitchs. Would highly recomend

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I am a single parent with my 10year old and …08/19/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSandra W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass and gravel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I am a single parent with my 10year old and only bought the camper last week, this was the first time using it and Pauline (the owner) could not do enough to make me feel welcome and at ease, was pitched right by river, the pub and games room is a bonus for the evening, did not feel alone once! We will definitely be back☺

    Disliked: 

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Excellent stay can't wait to go back08/18/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSue c.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass and gravel trailer site
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    Pauline is a excellent host made us feel welcome from the minute we got there nothing was too much trouble for her absolutely loved our stay and will definitely be going again well done Pauline your doing a grand job we will be back sue Jim nholly

    Disliked: 

    Nothinng

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Best place I've been camping *****08/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLukasz S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive mixed tent site (six man)
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    Best place I've been camping *****

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Tents for hire

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Ty Nant, Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales, LL21 0RF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.0030°N 3.5475°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bala: High Street Coach Stop — 10.8 kilometers
Llandrillo (Denbighshire): Dudley Arms Coach Stop — 11.6 kilometers
Llangollen: Market Street Coach Stop — 25.5 kilometers
Train stations
Betws-y-Coed Rail Station — 19.7 kilometers
Pont-y-Pant Rail Station — 22.2 kilometers
Llanrwst Rail Station — 22.4 kilometers
Ferry ports
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 46.4 kilometers
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 46.5 kilometers
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 59.4 kilometers

Directions


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

Bala Lake, Betws-y-Coed, Coed Llandegla Forest and Snowdonia National Park are all nearby, for enough activities of all sorts to keep you busy for weeks.

Start off among at the Conwy Valley Railway Museum’s miniature railway at Betws-y-Coed, then take a riverside walk along the Llugwy and on to the spectacular Swallow Falls via the River Conwy; if you don’t fancy the walk, settle down at the picnic areas overlooking the Pont-y-Pair Falls in the centre of the village.

Activity centres are within easy driving distance, like the one at Wales’s biggest body of water, Bala Lake, which has a huge range of outdoor options including whitewater rafting, zorbing and canoeing.

On land, horse riding, quad biking and dry slope skiing are all available, or you could follow in the footsteps of thousands (millions?) and scale some of the peaks of Snowdonia (promise yourself a picnic and a Glan Ceirw ale at the top).

If it’s heritage (and a rest) you’re after, two vintage steam railways are nearby – one at Bala and one at Llangollen – while in the national park the kids can dig into Welsh mining history with trips to Blaenau Ffestiniog’s Llechwedd Slate Cavern and the National Slate Museum.

Must see

  • Bodelwyddan Castle (28.8 kilometers)
  • Bodnant Garden (30.7 kilometers)
  • Rhuddlan Castle (32.4 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (20.5 kilometers)
  • Bodnant Garden (30.7 kilometers)

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.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Glan Ceirw Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Glan Ceirw Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Glan Ceirw Caravan Park? Bala Lake, Betws-y-Coed, Coed Llandegla Forest and Snowdonia National Park are all nearby, for enough activities of all sorts to keep you busy for weeks. Start off among at the Conwy Valley … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Glan Ceirw Caravan Park?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  11:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

The bar is open weekends only in March and October.

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