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Pitchup's Ultimate North Wales Camping Guide

 

A lake in Snowdonia National Park (Patrick Gillespie / Unsplash)

Before you go

Guides to camping in Conwy

Guides to camping in Gwynedd

Guides to camping in Denbighshire

Guides to camping in Wrexham

Guides to camping in Anglesey

Guides to camping in Flintshire

Camping categories for north Wales


 

Before you go

Our top tips for camping in North Wales

Up for hiking the highest mountain in England and Wales? Surfing on an inland lake? Trampolining in an underground cavern? There’s all this and more to try when camping in North Wales.

As well as being a playground for adventurers, the area’s a stronghold of Welsh culture – you’ll hear the local language spoken more on the streets than down south. And with everything from neolithic graves to disused slate mines scattered across the landscape, it has a fascinating history to boot.

Essential North Wales Camping Checklist

Get ready for your trip by ticking off our full camping checklist. Some of the handiest bits and pieces to pack for North Wales include: 

  • A towel for spreading out on stunning beaches like Traeth Lligwy

  • Hiking boots for tackling Mount Snowdon and Cadair Idris

  • A swimsuit for watersports activities, from paddleboarding to white-water rafting

Now you’ve got your essentials together, let’s take a look at the top places to stay and visit in North Wales. 

An aerial view of Conwy Castle (K Mitch Hodge / Unsplash)

Guides to camping in Conwy

Follow in the footsteps of the Victorians with seaside strolls along the promenade in Llandudno, climb the walls of one of Wales’ best castles in Conwy town, then take in the spellbinding scenery around the Rhaeadr Y Graig Lwyd waterfall.

Places to stay and explore in Conwy

Beaches and castles in Conwy

Hiking in Snowdonia National Park (Zoltan Fekeshazy / Unsplash)

Guides to camping in Gwynedd

Covering most of Snowdonia National Park and the Llŷn Peninsula, this is North Wales’ most popular county. Keep your camera on hand to snap the awe-inspiring mountain peaks, glacier-fed lakes and glittering coves. 

Places to stay and explore in Gwynedd

Top-rated Gwynedd activities 

A river runs through lush greenery in Denbighshire (Humphrey Muleba / Unsplash)

Guides to camping in Denbighshire

Inhabited for 225,000 years, Denbighshire has a long history of welcoming visitors. Nowadays, tourists visit for Pontnewydd, thought to be the oldest Palaeolithic site in the UK, as well as sandy beaches, stately homes and crumbling castles. 

The best things to do in Denbighshire

Places to visit and stay in Denbighshire

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, an 18-arch stone and cast iron structure in Wrexham (Catrin Ellis / Unsplash)

Guides to camping in Wrexham 

Wander around Wrexham in search of UNESCO World Heritage sites, lush country parks and vast valleys. And keep an eye out for Ryan Reynolds as you dip in and out of the main town’s independent shops – the Hollywood actor is the proud co-owner of Wrexham AFC football team. 

Food and accommodation in Wrexham

Places to explore in Wrexham

 

St Cwyfan’s Church on Anglesey (Neil Mark Thomas / Unsplash)

Guides to camping in Anglesey

Cross the Menai Strait to make the most of Anglesey’s 140-mile-long coastline. Ynys Môn, as it’s known in Welsh, has some of the best beaches in North Wales and a gorgeous green interior worth exploring too. 

Anglesey essentials 

Activities and attractions in Anglesey 

 A couple of sheep on Moel Famau, Flintshire’s highest peak (Ambitious Creative Co. - Rick Barrett / Unsplash)

Guides to camping in Flintshire

An under-the-radar destination in North Wales, this is a stellar spot for escaping the crowds. Whether you want to check out an opulent Jacobean mansion or meander up the rugged Moel Famau mountain, Flintshire is a fantastic choice. 

Places to see and stay in Flintshire

 

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