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

Touring caravan pitches 92
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Tent pitches 37
Motorhome pitches 92
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • 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).
  • Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling 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 torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Welsh

Open from Fri, 1 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

89%

would recommend this site to a friend

87%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

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

Electric grass pitch

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

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Staff, facilities everything was perfect

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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!

Amazing site, clean & secure

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

Fully-serviced grass tent pitch

Liked: Just returned from 2 night stay 4th-6th June 2024 on plot 56. The site is immaculately clean, plenty of room between plots for all units. There is a handy dog walking area on site which was good to take the dogs round first thing & last thing at night. Location is also perfect, close to Anglesey (it took 40mins to get to Newborough Forest which is one of our faves) and is 13mins from Llanberis (another fave) with spectacular views. Friendly owners greeted with a smile at the barrier and a handy map of how to get to our level, secluded, fully serviced spot for the tent 🏕️ The site is well looked after, It’s a secure gated site with plenty of cameras which made us feel safe. There was table football, pool & ping pong to play and a little library by the bin store area! Toilet and shower facilities consistently clean and showers are powerful & hot! You can see the Snowdonia mountain range from the site 🤩 WiFi is also available for no extra charge & the signal is spot on, we watched England vs France (women) didn’t expect any signal but wish we’d have brought a bigger screen to a have movie night under the stars now 🍿 We will definitely be returning here in the future and have recommended all our family and friends come to stay! Thank you Rhyd y Galen 👏🏼

Disliked: Nothing to dislike here, site is actually perfect 10/10

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From the manager: Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Rhyd y Galen and appreciated the cleanliness, facilities, and convenient location. It's great to know that the dog walking area, secure environment, and amenities like table football, pool, ping pong, and the little library added to your experience. We’re thrilled you had a comfortable stay with powerful showers and reliable WiFi. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and are grateful for your recommendations to family and friends. Thank you again!

A Gem of a campsite, beautifully looked after. Facilities were excellent. Would highly recommend…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: A Gem of a campsite, beautifully looked after. Facilities were excellent. Would highly recommend 👍

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From the manager: Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay and found the facilities excellent. Your recommendation means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back!

The owner is lovely and welcoming. The site was well maintained. The…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: The owner is lovely and welcoming. The site was well maintained. The facilities were clean and modern. We would definitely book again and recommend to friends and family.

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the welcoming atmosphere, well-maintained site, and clean, modern facilities. We look forward to welcoming you back and are grateful for your recommendations to friends and family!

The site is amazing and showers and toilets are spotless and modern.…

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

Fully-serviced grass tent pitch

Liked: The site is amazing and showers and toilets are spotless and modern. The pitches are spacious and the surroundings are idyllic and well maintained.

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the spacious pitches and spotless, modern facilities. It's great to know you found the surroundings idyllic and well-maintained. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Shephards hut a little gem! Spotless & everything you need.

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: The site is lovely and well kept, the staff are really friendly and even the pitches that are seasonal are so friendly and welcoming. The toilet and bathroom cubicles are immaculate, probably the best I've seen, and I liked how there are lots of them dotted around not just 1 area. You.can tell alot of money and thought has been put into the layout and grounds, our Shepherds hut was immaculate, coffee and essentials already there, as are towels and bedding and wood for the fire, it has absolutely everything you need! We will be coming back again and next time we are going to camp, we found the pitches were so large and private. Games barns and reading area a great addition and the views of the mountains superb. We had a beautiful time. A real family gem. Thank you

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From the manager: Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the immaculate facilities, friendly staff, and thoughtful layout. It's wonderful to know you found everything you needed in the Shepherds hut and enjoyed the spacious, private pitches. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next trip. Thank you for choosing our site for your glamping experience!

Sehr gut

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

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Sehr schöner Platz, auch für längere Aufenthalte. Alles sauber und ordentlich.

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From the manager: Vielen Dank für Ihre positive Bewertung! Es freut uns sehr, dass Ihnen der Platz gefallen hat und Sie die Sauberkeit und Ordnung zu schätzen wissen. Wir freuen uns auf Ihren nächsten Besuch!

Can't go wrong with this one

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: So let's start from the beginning. We arrived at the site, welcomed with a smile. Lady gave us all the info including a little map how to get to our spot. Pitches are very good size, electric easy to hook up, every spot has a tap with water (very usefull), everywhere is very clean, grass trimmed, no rubbish, toilets are very clean and modern, hand dryers and hair dryers. there is even a little walk around the bushes if you have a dog with you. There is a washing machine and dryer as well and a little play are with pool table and other games. You really can't go wrong with that one. On top of that few minutes drive to shops if you need some supplies. Oh, let's not forget about decent WiFi in the tent ;)

Disliked: None

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From the manager: Thank you for your detailed and positive review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay, from the warm welcome to the clean and well-maintained facilities. It's great to know the spacious pitches, convenient amenities, and dog-friendly walk added to your experience. We're glad you appreciated the WiFi and nearby shops as well. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Great place, very clean, facilities very clean as well…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Great place, very clean, facilities very clean as well

Disliked: The caws on the field waking us up at 4:00 am

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From the manager: Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the cleanliness of our site and facilities. We apologise for the early morning disturbance caused by the cows on the nearby farm (one disadvantage of being in the countryside). We hope it didn't affect your overall experience too much and look forward to welcoming you back!


Features

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

Picnic table

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups 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

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse 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

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

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?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Rhyd y Galen? From €31.94 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.