Rhyd y Galen

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Views of Snowdonia (added by manager 02 Aug 2022)
Elidir fawr in the background (added by manager 11 jul 2022)
Shepherd's hut with firepit (added by manager 11 jul 2022)
Views of snowdonia (added by manager 11 jul 2022)

  • Peaceful, fully serviced North Wales site on the edge of Snowdonia
  • A 10-minute drive to Caernarfon Castle; 20 to Zip World Penrhyn Quarry
  • Table tennis, skittles and pool on site, plus 20 acres to explore
With a magical setting overlooking Eryri (Snowdonia) hills, Rhyd y Galen is a peaceful caravan and camping park in rural North Wales. Fancy exploring the mountains of Eryri (Snowdonia), the beautiful North Wales coastline and the Isle of Anglesey? Then this is your place. For your ease, access to the grass camping pitches is via tarmac roads. Generous in size and fully serviced, they come with a whole host of facilities, from a spotless shower block, well lit at night for your convenience and complete with hair dryers to keep you looking your best, to a family-friendly baby-changing unit and a laundry. On hand are 20 acres of land for families (and any canine pals) wanting to be out walking, playing and exploring, and if the kids should get restless, keep them entertained with games of table tennis, table football, skittles or pool. If you need to stock up on groceries, there are several supermarkets in Caernarfon (10 minutes’ drive), and if you fancy making a night of it in the town’s pubs and restaurants, ditch the car and jump in a local taxi.

Site type

Travel trailer sites 92
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Tent sites 37
RV sites 92
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • The park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, caravan, RV or accommodation hire) traveling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Dogs are not allowed if you are staying in the accommodation units.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Welsh

Open from Fri, Mar 1 to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

89%

would recommend this site to a friend

87%

would stay here again

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Peaceful and well maintained site…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Paul C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass campsite

Liked: Peaceful and well maintained site

Disliked: none

Recommend to friends Visit again

Very good

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass campsite

Liked: Lovely and peaceful , nice we could rent the fire pit and logs. Nice large pitches . Clean toilets , showers and facilities.good WiFi

Disliked: Could do with a few more bins, it was a five minute walk to the bin area from our pitch.

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Excellent site, very clean and well maintained.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Alan L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

FHU cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Wonderful site, well maintained and in a beautiful position.

Disliked: Possibly some more showers and toilets for when the site is busy

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Lovely quiet tidy site

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Michael R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

FHU cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Everything, site is lovely, very accommodating staff, toilet and showers immaculate, would highly recommend

Disliked: Nothing

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Nice spacious pitches Friendly staff Fantastic toilet facilities Good location…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
darryl c. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

FHU cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Nice spacious pitches Friendly staff Fantastic toilet facilities Good location

Disliked: Nothing

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Not quiet site, or, spacious pitches!

Overall 2/10
Location 10
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

FHU grass tent campsite

Liked: Located close to a few areas for walks, days out, groceries, etc.

Disliked: For some unfathomable reason a family, with young children and barking dog, were pitched looking directly onto my pitch when there were 2 other pitches free which would have allowed all parties to have space and privacy(???). Pitches have cameras pointed directly onto them (-was bit unsure about this, as site is barrier controlled for security). I would whole heartedly disagree that you get a good amount of space between pitches, and, the road is DEFINITELY not quiet(-and, this was from a pitch well away from road)! This has gone down on my list of sites NOT to return to!

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From the manager: Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you appreciated the convenient location for walks, days out, and groceries. We're sorry to hear about your concerns regarding 1: pitch placement -The family had booked after your arrival and had requested that pitch. 2: the cameras- cameras are located throughout the park for the security and peace of mind of our guests. 3: the noise levels- we apologise for the cars passing along the road.

Amazing location with great views. Cleanest facilities on a site I've seen…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass campsite

Liked: Amazing location with great views. Cleanest facilities on a site I've seen in years. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Beautiful site very relaxing, very clean, really enjoyed our stay. Thank you…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

FHU cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Beautiful site very relaxing, very clean, really enjoyed our stay. Thank you

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the site beautiful, relaxing, and clean. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Great site. Easy to find. Secure. Quiet, clean. Good facilities.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
david w. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass campsite

Liked: Very quiet site. Lots of room. Clean. Toilets spotless and very hot free showers. Landscaped with an area enclosed with a pond to walk dogs or just walk. Very welcoming hosts. Secure site. Convenient for Caernarfon only 10 mins away. Highly recommend.

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From the manager: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the peacefulness, cleanliness, and amenities of our site. It's great to know that you found our location convenient and our staff welcoming. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Staff, facilities everything was perfect…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

FHU cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Staff, facilities everything was perfect

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and that everything was perfect. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!


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 Dog park Drying room Free wifi Grocery store Ice pack freezing Internet access Laundromat Parent & baby washroom Payphone Pick-up from public transport Picnic table Portable toilet Pub toilets Restrooms Shower available Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed Barbecue provided Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Themes

Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Communal freezer Communal fridge Dump station Electric car charging point(s) Propane/gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Convenience store nearby Dog walk nearby Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horseback riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Surf school nearby Tennis nearby Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Caravan storage facilities Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers Motorhome service point Seasonal sites Water hook-up points for caravans

Location

Rhyd y Galen

Bethel

Caernarfon

Gwynedd

Wales

LL55 1UL

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

53.15845°N
-4.22454°W

Route directions

Rhyd y Galen is located on the B4366 on the right-hand side two miles after Caernarfon. If you are travelling along the B4366 from the east, do not turn right down a farm track to the postcode LL55 1UL. Instead, proceed for 400 metres and look out for the Welsh flag on your left.

Nearest transport

Coach
3.8 km Bus Station
10.2 km Bus Station
12.5 km Povey's Garage
Rail
7 km Llanfairpwll Rail Station
9.3 km Bangor (Gwynedd) Rail Station
13.9 km Bodorgan Rail Station
Ferry
31.8 km Holyhead Ferry Terminal
Airport
23.3 km Anglesey Airport

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

Standing where the Afont Seiont river meets the Menai Strait, Caernarfon Castle (10 minutes’ drive) is a forbidding medieval fortress and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Perhaps best known as the place where Prince Charles was invested in 1969, it also houses the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, which explores the history of this infantry regiment. If you’re in a ‘feel the fear, but do it anyway’ mood, you can head to Zip World Penrhyn Quarry (20 minutes), where the Velocity 2 zipline stretches across a lake, allowing you to travel at speeds of up to 100mph. If you are brave enough to keep your eyes open during your flight, you can also take in splendid views of Eryri (Snowdonia). For something less hair-raising, Portmeirion (40 minutes) is a village featuring Italian-inspired pastel-coloured buildings and lush sub-tropical vegetation. Grab an ice cream from Italian gelateria Caffi’r Angel, and take a leisurely stroll through the quaint streets or along the sandy beach on the Afon Dwyryd estuary.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Llanddwyn 11.1 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Morfa Dinlle 11.2 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Aberffraw 16.3 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Llanddona 17.3 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
St Davids - Benllech 17.4 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Caernarfon Castle 4.2 km

National Slate Museum 8.4 km

Snowdon Mountain Railway 8.4 km

Penrhyn Castle 9.9 km

Beaumaris Castle 14.5 km

National Trust

Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens 4.9 km

Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant 28.1 km

Bodnant Garden 29.5 km

Aberconwy House 29.7 km

Plas yn Rhiw 45.7 km

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Ceunant Bach - Moel Eilio - Foel Goch 8.1 km

MALLTRAETH MARSH (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 05/07/2002) 9 km

Bethesda - Ogwen 11.3 km

Gyrn Wigau and Foel Grach 11.4 km

Newborough Forest and Llanddwyn Island 11.7 km

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Gwynedd?

  • Does Rhyd y Galen have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Rhyd y Galen dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Rhyd y Galen? Standing where the Afont Seiont river meets the Menai Strait, Caernarfon Castle (10 minutes’ drive) is a forbidding medieval fortress and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Perhaps best known as the place … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Rhyd y Galen?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Rhyd y Galen? From $46.76 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.