Beddgelert Campsite, Snowdonia National Park, Wales
For a truly unique camping experience, Beddgelert has to be top of your list! Where else can you step back in time and catch the narrow gauge steam train from the campsite’s station? Running between Caernarfon to Porthmadog, just park your car, leave your tent and explore the stunning Snowdonia scenery in style. The spectacular Welsh Highland Railway passes through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog in one direction, and takes a dramatic zig-zagging climb through the Snowdonia foothills, before dropping over 650ft to the castle walls at Caernarfon in the opposite direction.
Perfect for seasoned and novice campers, Beddgelert campsite is situated in the heart of the stunning Snowdonia National Park, providing the ultimate in tranquillity and the perfect place to pitch your tent. Set in the Beddgelert Forest among 70 hectares of lush green conifer and broadland trees, the campsite is within walking distance of Snowdon. This campsite really is a special place that provides a truly authentic, back to nature, camping experience.
Approximately 20% of the National Park is specially designated by UK and European law to protect its distinctive wildlife. Found in the arctic conditions of the high peaks, the precious Snowdon Lily is unique to Snowdon, as is the Snowdon or Rainbow Beetle. Another unique creature is the Gwyniad which lives Llyn Tegid - the largest natural lake in the Park. A sub-species of white fish, the Gwyniad was trapped in the lake at the end of the last Ice Age over 10,000 years ago.
The Colwyn River runs right through the heart of the forest campsite and is a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life including species of otter and trout. You may also spot peregrine falcons, merlins buzzards and black grouse. There really is no better way to gain a more authentic forest experience from the comfort of your tent!
For great pubs, a bistro, a café and several fascinating craft shops, Beddgelert village is just a mile from the site. The Sygun Copper Mine can also be found just outside of Beddgelert village. Walkers can follow the footpath along the banks of the Glaslyn River to Beddgelert’s most famous historic landmark, Gelert’s Grave. The nearest supermarket is approximately 9 miles away, as is the nearest Leisure Centre.
Dogs are welcome on this campsite and there are toilets and showers. There is also a useful shop selling groceries and camping equipment. Please be advised that you will need to bring rock pegs and that there is no mobile phone signal on this campsite.
Please note during the summer months there are midges on this campsite, click here for more information.
Pitch types at Beddgelert
There are 195 pitches at Beddgelert, made up of standard, premium and select pitch types.