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Tyn Cornel Camping

9.6

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General

  • Friendly and relaxed riverside campsite
  • On the banks of the River Tryweryn in Snowdonia National Park
  • A short drive to Bala Lake

Right by a river in Snowdonia National Park… that sounds just pretty perfect.

Gwynedd's Tyn Cornel Camping is on the banks of the River Tryweryn, right next to the National White Water Centre for those whose Welsh holiday requirements include whitewater rafting, and four miles from more watery antics at Bala Lake. Mountain biking, climbing and hiking are easy to access from here too – and as you might expect in this part of the world, this woodland-bordered site is set in spectacularly scenic surrounds…

If you're not feeling overly active, have a hol here to be within reach of the attractions of the national park and into the whole of north Wales: you'll find castles, museums, historic houses, steam railways, handsome old villages and – most important – Michelin star eating out for foodies.

Tyn Cornel has modern and well-kept facilities, including free hot showers, a laundry and a covered washing-up area. Dogs are welcome and there's an exercise area to let them let off steam.

Barbecues are encouraged across the whole site: just use them on the blocks provided to raise them off the ground.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 101 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  85% described as Peaceful ?

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Great campsite will return07/23/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff was very friendly and and helpful great location with lots of activities to do near campsite very peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Flys of a night not there fault tho

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Interesting site location with friendly helpful staff.07/23/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSusan C.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly helpful staff, nice facilities all very clean. Lovely walk along the riverbank to the white water centre, watching the kayaks and boats negotiating the river. Great that because the river is dammed it gets ‘turned off at night so is nice and quiet for sleeping!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Lovely campsite. Clean, tidy, spacious. Owners were lovely and welcoming, …07/19/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely campsite. Clean, tidy, spacious. Owners were lovely and welcoming, provided details of the local areas to visit.

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In a beautiful setting next to the river and very …07/19/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomANDREW G.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    In a beautiful setting next to the river and very close to Bala town and lake. Very clean shower and washing facilities and currently well Covid compliant.
    New owner just taken over and was most welcoming. Will definitely stay again when in that area

    Disliked: 

    Would benefit from a clear "Tyn Cornell" entrance sign on the road as our TomTom Sat Nav took us straight past and about a mile further down the road on arrival otherwise really enjoyed our stay.

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A fantastic place for everyone and dog friendly.07/17/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peace and quiet area. Lovely walks from the site. Facilities were superb. Cafe for coffee and breakfast, 5 minute walk from the site.

    Disliked: 

    None

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Lovely well maintained site. Good size pitches, helpful owner's07/14/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, well maintained and helpful owner's. Good size pitches. Clean facilities. Loved the river walk, watching the white water rafters.

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Brill site ideal for access to Snowdonia's vast amount of things to se07/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSean R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A wonderful two nights with wonderful hospitality from stu and Isi. Very helpful and informative and the best fire pits I’ve ever used !

    Will be back :)

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Highly recommend and exceptionally clean facilities07/06/2021

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

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean and tidy site, great location and the walks around the river are beautiful. Some of the cleanest wash facilities I have visited and in all would highly recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing with the site I disliked, just bring a insect repellent or scented candles for the smaller biting wildlife.

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Will be recommending to everyone :-)07/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything! Owners were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Toilets and showers were well maintained.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing :-)

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Really good and well kept07/10/2021

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

  • Electric hardstanding campervan pitch
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    Really good and well kept

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

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Surf school nearby

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Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Frongoch, Bala, Gwynedd, Wales, LL23 7NU
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.9454°N 3.6448°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bala: High Street Coach Stop — 3.1 miles
Llandrillo (Denbighshire): Dudley Arms Coach Stop — 8.8 miles
Blaenau Ffestiniog: Rail Station Bus Stop — 12.7 miles
Train stations
Betws-y-Coed Rail Station — 12.0 miles
Pont-y-Pant Rail Station — 12.3 miles
Dolwyddelan Rail Station — 12.4 miles
Ferry ports
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 23.1 miles
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 23.2 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 42.6 miles

Directions


From Bala, follow the brown campsite signs onto the A4212 towards Porthmadog. After three miles you will reach the village of Fron-Goch. Tyn Cornel Camping is half a mile after Fron-Goch, signposted with more brown campsite signs.

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

Tyn Cornel Camping is in prime location for exploring Snowdonia National Park, whether you're after an active holiday in north Wales or want to chill in spectacular surroundings with occasional trips out to local attractions.

For active types, National White Water Centre is metres away; the river rapids run past the site and a river access ramp is on site. If you've never tried whitewater rafting before this is the place to do it, as well as to tackle kayaking or canoeing year-round. For more action, Surf Snowdonia, Zip World and Bounce Below are all a short trip away.

Walks? Pick from an easy riverside walk straight from the site, the craggy local peak of Arenig Fawr, or ascents like Snowdon or Cadair Idris within easy driving distance.

For biking, some of the UK's best-rated mountain biking trails including Coed y Brenin and Penmachno are within a 30-minute drive, while for road cycling the area is filled with quiet, winding country roads, some stiff climbs and consistently fab views. Family cycling trips can be had at the Mawddach Trail, Llandegla or Llyn Brenig.

The Tyn Cornel team also highly recommends castles including Harlech Castle and Criccieth Castle on the coast; the local narrow gauge railways with spectacular views including the famed Snowdon Mountain Railway and the local Bala Lake Railway; the Italianate setting and buildings of Portmeirion village; the local ales, pub food, takeaways or fine restaurant meals in Bala; Michelin-star fine dining at Tyddyn Llan or Llandrillo…

Must see

  • Portmeirion Gardens (19.0 miles)
  • Ffestiniog Railway (20.1 miles)
  • CADW - Harlech Castle (20.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (11.1 miles)
  • Bodnant Garden (21.0 miles)

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.

  • Does Tyn Cornel Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Tyn Cornel Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Tyn Cornel Camping? Tyn Cornel Camping is in prime location for exploring Snowdonia National Park, whether you're after an active holiday in north Wales or want to chill in spectacular surroundings with occasional trips out … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Tyn Cornel Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Check-in can be until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Safety
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Coronavirus
Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Coronavirus
Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 25/03 and 31/10.
Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 2 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

General
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Vehicles
Units longer than 8 metres are not allowed.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Additional terms

In periods of heavy rain and soft ground conditions, campervans may have to move to hardstanding pitches to protect the grass.

Campfires are exclusively allowed in the firepits provided. Wood must be purchased on site.

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