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You can’t beat a good bit of Welsh tranquillity. An odd statement, maybe, but visit our Beddgelert campsite and you’ll soon agree. Beddgelert epitomises tranquillity. Just take a moment and absorb your surroundings. Take in the rich hues, the spectacular mountains, the sweeping forest and breathe in the air. Everyday life will soon become a distant memory.
Beddgelert is a stunning forest campsite providing all who camp here a completely relaxed, away-from-it-all holiday. Set amongst green conifer and broadleaf trees there are 195 pitches to choose from - most amongst the trees, but with others offering a more open camping experience, where stunning mountain views will delight all who occupy them. 

Of course the unique surroundings aren’t the only attractions of Beddgelert campsite. The site sits within the stunning Snowdonia National Park, which covers 2,170km2 of North Wales. 

A 10-minute drive from site will deliver you right to the foot of the National Park's star attraction – Snowdon. The more energetic may prefer to walk. From site to the mountain is around five miles through the forest before you meet the Rhyd Ddu path - just make sure you know how you’re getting back!

Snowdonia provides countless opportunities for cycling and walking offering wonderful views of the coast and countryside.

Closer to the Beddgelert campsite, Beddgelert Forest, covering 700ha of Snowdonia, has plenty of opportunities for outdoor pursuits – and you can get access them all directly from camp.

A spacious site made cosy by the forest, Beddgelert simply is tranquillity. It’s family holidays, short breaks, romantic getaways and outdoor retreats all rolled into one.

Book online today for your forest experience!

 

Facilities available at Beddgelert Campsite, Snowdonia

Beddgelert campsite is suitable for all campers (including dogs), with facilities including toilets, showers, dishwashing, chemical toilet disposal, laundry, a children’s play area and more.

For campers and caravanners with televisions, please note that there is limited TV signal on-site.

Directions to Beddgelert

From the M6 North and M62 North East

  • Follow the M56 (W) and join the M53 (S).
  • At the end of the motorway, join the A55 and follow this road until it joins the A487 towards Caernarfon.
  • Follow the A487 until it meets the A4085.
  • The campsite is located on your right, 12 miles along the A4085. If you arrive at Beddgelert village, you have missed the turning.


From Birmingham and the South

  • Follow the M6 and join the M54. At the end of the motorway, take the A5 to Shrewsbury.
  • Follow the A5 around Shrewsbury and join the A458 heading West.
  • At the end of the A458 join the A470 (N&W) and then the A487 to Porthmadog.
  • Join the A498.
  • Follow the A498 as it merges northwards into the A4085.
  • The site is on your left a few miles along the A4085.

Please take care. The roads around Beddgelert are narrow but are passable with caravans if taken with caution. It’s worth the journey!


Public transport at Beddgelert

Bus

Nearest stop: Just outside the site on the main road Gwynedd public transport – Snowdon Sherpa for all round the Snowdon area Day Tickets Adults £4.00 Children £2.00.
Runs from 29.03.2010 – 04.09.2010

For more information visit: www.travelinecymru.info

From Caernarfon Bus Station - Beddgelert campsite stop
Service no: S4
Provider: Padarn Bus Ltd 

From Porthmadog - Beddgelert campsite stop
Service no: 97 
Provider: Padarn Bus Ltd


Train

Welsh Highland Railway (narrow gauge railway). The Nearest stop is on site, runs from Porthmadog to Caernarfon.

For more information visit www.festrail.co.uk

Nearest train station is Porthmadog approx. 9 miles (Raileas)
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Snowdonia is the outdoor enthusiast’s mecca offering boundless opportunity for excitement, adventure and entertainment.

Here's a selection of the things you can see and do during your stay at our Beddgelert campsite. 
 
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Caffi Gwynant
Cafe Glandwr and Glaslyn Ices
Bounce Below


For even more things to do in Snowdonia, including walking routes, visit this page.

Prices From
£13.50 per night (Two Adults)

At a Glance

  • Toilets and showers available
  • 195 pitches
  • Hardstanding available
  • Rally field available
  • Pets welcome
  • On-site shop with hot food takeaway service
  • Open all year
  • View our pricing guide

Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7798 6991
Beddgelert Campsite, Snowdonia Beddgelert Gwynedd LL55 4UU
01766 890288

Beddgelert - The second time around
If you read on you will find my review of 2013. We planned our holiday and booked early for mid June. My main (and only real) gripe is despite us booking early and arriving mid week, there were not many suitable (select with picnic table) pitches left when we arrived on site so we had very little choice. We ended up in the bottom part of the site basically in the dark for most of the time as the trees were so thick they did not let much light in at all. Because it is damp, midges are a real problem in this part of the site too. Overall though we had a great time. The facilities are very good and the site staff are friendly and helpful. Thankfully, we had fantastic weather and enjoyed touring the beaches in Gwynedd and of course the beautiful island of Ynys Mon (Please don't tell anyone about this fantastic place). Also, if you do base yourself at Beddgelert please visit Caernarfon for the culture, castle and great little shops. Portmeirion (say no more), and of course Llanberis - The National Slate Museum is amazing as of course is Snowdon, the lake and the fantastic walks. Porhtmadog is good for Black Rock Beach and great for general food shopping - Aldi, Lidl, Tesco and some cracking independent shops. We found lovely free range eggs just up the road, and great fish and chips in Tremadog, where you will also find super little pubs as you will in Beddgelert village (another gorgeous place) which is an easy walk from the site.
Review by: Caroline Rawson
Fantastic
We have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Beddgelert site and found the staff very welcoming and accomodating. We booked three separate units as there were 13 of us in total 2 Caravans and a Tent. We were able to select an area where we were all close enough together and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. This was our 2nd visit to Beddgelert and our friends 1st. We all agreed the staff were great and the facilities perfectly adequate for our needs. Also a big bonus for North Wales SUNSHINE for the majority of our stay. Thank You.
Review by: Paul Taylor
Fantastic!!
We have just returned from a 3 night stay on this site. On arrival and throughout our stay the staff were very friendly and helpful. The site is just what we wanted , secluded and tranquil. Bread and pizza's made on site were delicious. Toilet, showers etc are spotless. We walked to Beddgelert through the Forest on our first day. It takes 20-30 mins and is a delightful walk. The steam train stops at the site and this made a lovely second day . On the 3rd day we just chilled around the site. We will definitely be going again!
Review by: Colin .Peers
pleasant stay
It was at least 15 years since I stayed here so was keen to see if it had changed. On arrival the wardens were extremely helpful, particularly as I couldn't understand the campsite map. the campsite was quiet so had a choice of pitches, I headed for one out of trees as in the van dripping trees was the last thing I wanted. it was raining heavily and the ground between pitches was soft, so I was glad of the hard standing. electric hook up was close by but I was some distance from the toilet block, not an issue as long as it wasn't raining. The toilet block was accessed with a code and was very clean. I was very pleased to see wash cubicles rather than a row of wash sinks [in the gents]plenty of showers and the block was centrally heated, nice and warm. overall a very nice block, I wonder how it copes in the summer with a full site? The site had some damage from the winter storms with some trees down and fence posts broken. Overall a nice site, quiet when I stayed there and would come again in spring or autumn/winter. not sure about summer as I suspect its very midgey, the site hadn't changed much over the years.
Review by: Ian Booth
Lovely site but rather disorganised
First, this is a wonderful site for outdoor types. Set in lovely woodland, with forest tracks going in all directions, and its own station on the Welsh Highland Railway, it's ideal for a walking holiday. It's also good for kids as well, although ours are now grown up. A very peaceful location, apart from the occasional tooting from a steam loco going past the site. The village is about a 30 minute walk away, and has three pubs and several cafes where you can eat or have a drink. If you prefer, the site offers hot food such as pizzas, and you can also order bread for collection in the morning. The pizzas had generous toppings and were good value for money. A couple of quibbles. First, the main toilet block. The showers are dated, and one was very hard to operate. Also there is no stool. The hand cream ran out on the first day, and still hadn't been replaced by the time we left. The other problem was pitch allocation. We had booked a premium pitch. No specific pitch had been allocated, but we were pointed in the direction of an area \"where premium pitches should still be available\". We couldn't find one, but on our second circuit, another motorhomer stopped us and pointed to a select pitch next to hers that was free. Apparently she had also tried and failed to find a premium pitch - so we both ended up on select pitches. I just hope that any later arrival who had booked a select pitch managed to find one. The pitches are also not clearly marked, making it hard to determine what did and did not constitute a pitch. This is in marked contrast to some C&CC sites we have been to which were regimented to the extent that we were not only told which pitch to use, but exactly how to position the motorhome! Somewhere in between would be ideal. All in all though it was an enjoyable and relaxing three nights. More so as there was no phone signal and no TV reception - although if you have a satellite disk, you should be able to get a signal in most locations.
Review by: Brian Marsden
Nick & Helen review of Beddgelert
A beautiful situation with fabulous views of Snowdonia. Very peaceful, a really good place to relax. Staff were very friendly and helpful (on the downside the midges were very 'friendly' too!). If you are camping, bring heavy duty pegs and a lump hammer as the ground is very stony and normal pegs may well give up. The toilet block is a bit tired, but very clean and does the job. We will be coming back soon.
Review by: Nick &
Jane W review of Beddgelert
Loved this place and very importantly the people who run the site are fabulous,very very helpful and very very friendly.Will be going back.A superb place for families.
Review by: Jane W
elaineandmick review of Beddgelert
We were worried about coming after reading the reviews but I can absolutely say these were in the most part unfounded. Yes the entrance has pot holes and some of the pitch accesses were worse for wear (CCC please pay to get this sorted) but the welcome was amazing, we were late and they waited up for us. The site is hilly but you are in Snowdon and this was totally expected, the toilet blocks were very clean and as expected for a Camping in the Forest Site. Our pitch was hardstanding (slate chippings) and was sloped but no more than expected and certainly not as bad as it could have been. The shop is basic but there is Beddgelert town a mile away and Porthmardog 20 mins away. I found this site a dream for a back to nature with comfort experience and cannot wait to go back in Easter. It is set in truly stunning courtyside in the Snowdon National Park. We have a caravan and small motorhome with three boys (6, 5 and 2) as well as a dog, this was perfect for us to explore and relax. The wardens are a real plus for this site, being flexible, friendly and offering real local knowledge.
Review by: elaineandmick
Rob Ashcroft review of Beddgelert
Worth staying here to see the most revolting thing ever. They capture midges in special 'midge magnets' and to demonstrate their efforts in catching the little blighters, the staff placed a month's worth from one device into a pretty large glass specimen jar in the reception area. Not for the faint-hearted. That aside... the site is brilliant. Staff are great (especially the one that makes the pizzas to order). The location is about the best available for climbing the major peaks. There is a very nice tranquil feel with all the trees around. Loved having the steam railway stopping at the site. There is a mixture of ground for camping - grass, gravel, or in our case, wood chippings. I found the bark good, but as we were there in 'that' week (the one with the really hot dry weather, I got a bit concerned about fire risk. There is a new path of excellent quality that goes from the site to Beddgelert about 1 mile away, and takes in fine views of Moel Hebog which is behind the site. 9/10 for the site, and 20/10 for the midges! I might try Easter next time. I can recommend the Gelert Mosquito hat/net that they sell in the shop.
Review by: Rob Ashcroft
Herber review of Beddgelert
We went to north wales in 2008 and at the time the rain fell for 9 out of the 11 days that we stayed and alot of tents were packing up as this was not their kind of holiday. well we found it fantastic. all of the rivers were swollen and the waterfalls around snowden and Swallow falls were in full force. an absolute beautiful display of nature. The site was great and the staff could not do more to help. the ranger service was great and we visited all the forest walks and the ranger activities. great. as such we booked further holidays with the Forest holidays as a prefered holiday for us. Some fantastic sights to see around beddgelert, Ffestiniog railway to Porthmadog, Canarvon Castle, Llanberis for mountain railway as well as just the beauty of North Wales makes for a great holiday.
Review by: Herber
Gazz n Helz review of Beddgelert
Absoloutely lovely, this campsite will be in my memories for a long time. Very friendly and helpfull staff, freshly baked breads available (at a price) narrow gauge steam train line runing along the top of the site, and the site has it's own station, just a shame the train ride is so expensive, but it is an amazing line. Tons of wildlife, babeling brooks all throughout the site that you can camp next to and dip your feet in on a hot day (the dog especially loved that bit) Tall pine trees around almost all pitches, views out of this world, and so much to do in the area. There has to be some down sides... just my moans really, yet again we were 'forced' to pay extra for a hard standing and electric that we did not want, was told tents only on the grass pitches, but nothing mentioned in the book about this. why are forrest sites still charging extra for staying on a weekend? No mobile phone signal nor site wifi available (a blessing some might say) Midgies, loads and loads of midgies, thankfully the shop sells midgie repellant, and the tenting area near reception has one of those midgie destroyer thingies in operation. If you have nerves of steel, and want an experiance you wont forget in a hurry, approach the site on the B road the sat nav takes you up from the south, it's like being in the swiss alps (1:6 at the beginning), but it's still a welsh country lane that's barely wide enough for a sheep to navigate :)
Review by: Gazz n
Sharon review of Beddgelert
We stayed 4 nights and we cannot rate this site High enough! the Staff were Wonderful and Friendly, the location is Spectacular and the on-site facilities are lovely and clean _ the fresh baked Danish's are out of this world! This was our 1st camping trip and so we had high expectations All of which were met or exceeded by this camp! the children loved the freedom of exploring in the forest and paddling in the streams, everyone was friendly and the Rangers were Exceptional. I would recommend that the One and Only thing required is Mosquito/Midge Repellant as there are a Lot of them about! Highly Recommend this site as its ideal for a quiet, relaxing break and an ideal base to explore this Rich area of North Wales!
Review by: Sharon
Teresa Allen review of Beddgelert
Just got back from 6 nights at Beddgelert - absolutely brilliant staff (they couldn't be more helpful or friendly), and a most beautiful magical place to be in! I've already booked another holiday there in September but may even come again before then if I get the chance!
Review by: Teresa Allen
Nikki C review of Beddgelert
This is the 2nd time we've stayed and we love it. The site is in the most beautiful surroundings and on the edge of the forest ideal for walking and mountain biking. The fresh baked bread and cakes from the shop is the perfect way to start the day - really must try the pizza next time we stay. The site is situated just out of the village centre yet within walking distance (approx. 1 mile) There are a few places to eat and drink in town, found the best beer was served at the Tanronnen Inn. We also paid a trip down to Black Rock Sands near Porthmadog for a walk on the beach and up to Caernarfon to explore the town & castle (brilliant for kids big and small) Can't wait to go back - but as someone has already mentioned... if you're going at this time of the year take the midge spray - they really did like the taste of other half.
Review by: Nikki C
Anna review of Beddgelert
This site was lovely and possibly the best site we have ever visited. The staff were very helpful, facilities were immaculate and well thought out ( heated shower rooms in February were well received!), and the views and surrounding areas were breathtaking. Ourslves and our children (7yrs and 10yrs) enjoyed every minute and we can't wait to go back again. This really is a wonderful site and one which we would highly recommend.
Review by: Anna
Ciara review of Beddgelert
Top camp site. Our family of 4, inc 2 small kids, and a dog had a ball at this site. Hard standing, was excellent. Lovely secluded pitches. Great wash up and bath room facilities. Very helpful, friendly staff. Great location for walking and train.
Review by: Ciara
Nick review of Beddgelert
Fantastic welcome, arrived late, very tired - the road to the site is narrow in places and was a challenge for a novice tower - but it was all worth the effort. Was going to wax lyrical about how wonderful this site is, how there's lashings of hot water day and night. etc, but to be honest, you should go and find out for yourself. I will simply say that, THIS IS CAMPING IN THE FOREST, AS IT SHOULD BE.
Review by: Nick
Theresa and Martin Guest review of Beddgelert
Fantastic site and the staff were very helpfull,
Review by: Theresa and
Los Osgood review of Beddgelert
Beautiful countryside, the site is in the heart of the forest and sympathetically designed. Staff are very friendly. Toilets / showers are very clean. Steam railway station on site is a bonus. Fresh bread, pizzas etc. on site is a great feature. Ground can be very muddy, hardstandings are slate chippings and the ground underneath can be soft. The roads leading to Beddgelert are narrow (you have to squeeze past oncoming traffic, difficult if 2 caravans) but ok if taken with care. Views are stunning from where the forest opens such as by reception. No internet connection, no mobile phone signal and no TV reception which is fine by me, a great place to go off grid. Lots for children to do within a short drive, my ten year old recommends Glasfryn Park for go karting and wakeboarding. This site is highly recommended.
Review by: Los Osgood
Brett and Caroline Butler review of Beddgelert
A lovely friendly welcome from all the staff. Lots of great information from them as well. Beautiful natural site with lots to do and see in the surrounding area. What a wonderful sight, sitting having breakfast as a steam train goes past! Will definately be going back. Thanks for a lovely time
Review by: Brett and
Whitmore's review of Beddgelert
We have stayed on this site many times over the last couple of years and love it - even when its wet!!. Plenty to do near the site - some lovely walks in the woods, easy to catch the train off the site so the car is not always needed. Have booked to go for our main summer break this year as the whole family (incl. the Springer) love it here
Review by: Whitmore's
Linda & Ivan Lane review of Beddgelert
We enjoyed an 8 day stay here and really enjoyed ourselves. All the staff were really helpful and althoughthe site as very busy for the first few days (half term holidays) the facilities were kept clean and you didn't have to wait too long for a shower. We came here 17 years ago and the site is much improved. Lovely walks for dogs and people straight from the site and to have your own station to catch a train was amazing- Ivan is a steam train addict! Don't worry though there are not many trains you do not get noise and steam as it is right at the top of the site.
Review by: Linda &
darren and carol review of Beddgelert
stayed 3 nights in June, and found staff very friendly and helpful especially the 2 ladies in the shop, who couldnt do enough for us. toilets and showers were clean. the only letdown for us was the very large recycle and waste skips around the site. oh and make sure you take migde spray as i got eaten alive by the litle blighters. overall a very nice friendly site and will be going again
Review by: darren and
Philpott family review of Beddgelert
We stayed at this site together with my parents and my brother and his family. We had difficulty in finding pitches close enough to each other (we either had caravans or a motorhome to site). Previously a few years ago when you booked, your pitches were reserved so was ideal to pitch family and friends nearby at the time of booking. Some of the pitches were not level and very tight to manoeuvre your unit into place. However, the staff at the site were friendly and extremely helpful. The site shop stocked the essentials with the bonus of ordering fresh bread/croissants etc for the following day. Even burgers and freshly made pizzas were available. The toilet/shower block (Red Oak Block not the main block) which is over the far side where all the electric pitches are for caravans, motorhomes, etc is in desperate need of upgrading. On many of a occasion there wasn't any hot water after 8am and in the evening and the lack of toilet roll and handsoap was another problem. The site is in a good position to explore the surrounding attractions, ie Mount Snowdon, the town of Betws-y-Coed, The Welsh Mountain Railway which runs at the top of the site, Slate mine, Portmeiron, Porthmadog and further afield LLandudno and Caernarfon Castle. A few of the roads approaching Beddgelert are quite narrow (not many passing places) and wind around, and up and down the hills. Plan your route in advance if you are towing.
Review by: Philpott family
Linda & Ivan Lane review of Beddgelert
We stayed in our folding camper for 8 nights and had a wonderful holiday. the staff were all very friendly and helpful. It was very busy when we arrived (half term)and not many pitches left.We loved the train straight from the site -no driving and our dog loved long walks in the woods every day. A marvellous position with views of Snowdon and such a pretty village. Great for anyone who loves woods and mountains as we do. Thank you to all the staff.
Review by: Linda &
Margaret & Ron review of Beddgelert
Entrance was full of potholes, could do with some attention. Nice friendly welcome from staff, we booked a select pitch, they were difficult to tell from the other pitches (apart from non-hookups) picnic tables were missing and seemed to be just put anywhere willy nilly. The pitch we chose,( as there wasn't many left to choose from) was a bit on the slope, the ground was soft which should have been a warning sign to us because when it rained it filled up with water and mud, which spoilt our stay. We spent the whole of sunday mopping up in the awning - it was a nightmare. After the week-enders had gone we moved to another stoney pitch which was by far better. BE WARNED OF PITCH NUMBER 123. It really needs attention. There was plenty to see and do which made up for our grotty start. The Welsh Highland Railway running behind our pitch was great. There needs to be some money spent on this site. Filling in all the potholes and muddy pitches. I don't think we will come again.
Review by: Margaret &
ABingham review of Beddgelert
Second time of visit, staff very helpful and pleasant, Journey to site OK until about three miles out and then roads became twisty and narrow (would suggest come in via Caernarfon). Site not particularly level and tracks to pitches do have potholes. Overall we would visit again
Review by: ABingham
LittleTwitcher review of Beddgelert
A warm welcome, nice secluded pitch. my only grumble was that some Facilities need to be upgraded. The toilet block not the main one, but the nearest one to my pitch kept running out of hot water in the mornings. A well stocked shop on site and bakery for the fresh bread and Pizzas. How nice having the railway passing next to site. Good walking and cycling to be had in this beautiful area of Wales. Look forward to returning.
Review by: LittleTwitcher
Carrierhyd review of Beddgelert
We had a fantastic time at Beddgelert and will be retuning next year. We were towing a 4.7m caravan with a large estate and although experienced found the roads into Bedgellert quite tricky as they are walled and narrow in places. Our advice is arrive very early or late and park up close to the campsite until open. Once you get there you will quickly see it is really part of the forest. Some of the roads on the site are potholed so you ned to be careful especially when towing. The pitches are of good size and far enough apart to allow privacy should you want it. For the hardstanding pitches you will need rock pegs as the surfaces are slate and stone chippings of various sizes. We took an extra thick polythene ground sheet which protected the awning carpet. The showers and toilet facilities are good, and the laundry and drying lockers excellent. The team at the site are really friendly and helpful - they gave great advice and have excellent local knowledge. Beddgellert village is nearby and beautiful. Lots of places to eat and drink all very friendly. Snowdonia is breathtaking!
Review by: Carrierhyd
Rachel Martin review of Beddgelert
When we arrived the staff were friendly and helpful, and showed us a map of site and where we could pitch our caravan. It was the August Bank Holiday Weekend, so the campsite was busy and there were not many pitches left. You are not allocated a pitch or able to reserve one and we felt it would be a vast improvement if you could, especially as we were in a group and could not pitch together. The pitch we ended up with was on a slope, and could only just accommodate our caravan and awning. There was no room to sit outside. The pitches are also quite close together and when the site is full, it felt overcrowded. Overall I would stay at this site again, as it has lovely views and the Welsh Highland Railway Steam Trains stop at the site. I would however, definitely book a superior pitch, with a picnic table and not stay on one of the busiest weekends of the year. One last critic, the shop was not very well stocked and the addition of locally sourced bacon and sausages would be very welcome. Though the bakery is excellent and I can thoroughly recommend chocolate croissants.
Review by: Rachel Martin
Wendy review of Beddgelert
Wooded site with electrical hook up, good shower & toilet facilities, need satellite dish if you take TV as mountains each side of site. Ideal for walking holiday & village about mile away with a nice tea room & walking shop. Site has own steam train station if you want to visit further afield without using the car. French sticks from shop in morning was lovely for making up a packed lunch.
Review by: Wendy
Richard Brisley review of Beddgelert
Very secluded and tranquil, lots of woodland creatures and beautiful forest walks to explore. For us it was a bonus there is no club house and a pleasanttt walk to Beddgelert just down the road finds a niccaf������e (Lyn's Caf) and a few nice looking pubs if you fancy a few pints. On site there booked there are electric hook ups but no water connections but plenty of drinking taps around the site. The staff are friendly and viable in their roles.
Review by: Richard Brisley
Andy Dobson review of Beddgelert
This is the first time we have used this site and will be definately be using it again. We found the site clean, tidy and is ideally situated to explore the Snowdonia region. The staff were really friendly & helpfull. If you go this time of year, be sure to take some insect repellent.
Review by: Andy Dobson
Marshall family review of Beddgelert
FANTASTIC - we would recommend this site to everyone. Beautiful walks, great play area, children loved the stream, wildlife, the steam train running on the edge of the site & fresh croissants for breakfast. Can't wait to go back.
Review by: Marshall family
Malcolm & Caroline review of Beddgelert
Stayed when the rain was heavy in May/June very good site the managers are friendly and helpful, like all forest sites and some private sites you are just told where to go so no help with pitching the unit, but if you need help I feel that the staff would help you if you ask, the site shop is well stocked, the local insects are a bit of a nuisance but not as bad as the ones in Scotland, take a good insect replant with you, had a nice time forgot about the rain, would go back.
Review by: Malcolm &
AnneIan review of Beddgelert
The site is ideally situated to explore Snowdonia National Park, by whatever means you chose. The road from Caernarfon to the site is very narrow in areas and has a number of bends that can make towing interesting if meeting other vehicles coming in the opposite direction, as we did on a number of occasions. The site is located within the forest and the caravan pitches are amongst the trees on hard standing, this is made up of broken slate, rock pegs and a suitable hammer/mallet are required. The pitches are at various levels around the site and chocks and blocks are required to assist in levelling caravans on many pitches that we observed. The site has a well stocked shop, various fresh baked bread products are available, the site facilities were well maintained and kept very clean and the wardens were very pleasant. The Welsh Highland Railway has a request stop at the site and steam trains passing regularly make a pleasing site. Due to the location of the site, various pitches have no tv or mobile coverage and there is no WiFi provision. The access road to the site is in extremely poor condition and is in need of repair, deeply rutted over the bridge and care should be taken when crossing this area and when travelling around the site as it is a forest road and has holes and ruts in it. The site, unfortunately is one we would not return to, as the location in the forest made it dark with little sun breaking through. When it rained, water was pouring around the van and kept falling heavily from the trees a long time after the rain had stopped, the van and awning were very dirty after only a few nights due to the debris falling from the trees and the water splashing up off the slate.
Review by: AnneIan
Elliebeellie review of Beddgelert
Great friendly welcome and had a choice of pitches. We picked a fairly sheltered pitch, so wasn't that warm when the sun was out but came in handy when it pelted down for 24 hours! On site bakery/shop came in handy and staff were friendly and well informed. Even though the site was fairly full it didn't feel cramped or overstretched. Clean facilities and plenty of hot water was a bonus on a lovely site. Will be back again soon!
Review by: Elliebeellie
NanmaF review of Beddgelert
Lovely site. All areas easily accessible with a little care. Liked the mix of tents caravans & motorhomes being on adjacent pitches in the two larger areas. Wardens very welcoming & informative. We had a 5 week old baby with us and we found the mother and baby room very useful. The request stop for the steam train is truly handy right my the campsite, the journey either way through beautiful countryside. The motorhome servicing point caught a few units out as one end has quite a drop which grounded a few caravan units as they took a shortcut over it whilst looking for their pitch.
Review by: NanmaF
Leeds Tink review of Beddgelert
Beautiful forest location but if you are looking for bowling green smooth pitches and perfectly manicured grass, then this isn't the site for you. Spent 8 days here in May/June 2011 in a tent. We had a variety of weather from overcast and raining to 70f and glorious sunshine. Plenty of nice walks nearby and some that start and finish at the campsite without the need to set foot on a road or get in the car. The shop has a photocopy of the waymark numbers for the adjoining forest available for 50p. Range of fresh goods in the shop was very limited and they didn't even sell skimmed milk. Their pizzas which are freshly made to order at the shop were delicious. Plenty of hot water in the shower block, although so busy at times that there were sometimes queues. I felt that the wardens could have done a better job of keeping the shower block clean. Once a day in my opinion is insufficient when the site is busy. Some evenings I had to try several toilets to find one left with toilet roll. I would stay here again as we loved the scenery and the relative isolation of the site. The sheer natural beauty of the surrounding area for us more than made up for the \"man made things\" that could have been better.
Review by: Leeds Tink
Jake review of Beddgelert
This site could be awesome, but has a few short comings which prevent it being so. We had friendly wardens, even though the weather was good the hard standings were muddy, we booked one to avoid that- chosing a site was awkward as a lot were extremely muddy where the hard standing had disappeared, entrance to the site extremly bad huge potholes, and also on the roads round the site, this site needs refurbishing and for the cc&c club to spend some serious money on it- pitches need levelling and hardcore putting down, potholes need to be addressed- also the toilets and showers were tired, we were in the unheated block still open, soap dishes missing, grids broken and fittings well past their best. The only plus side was that the fixed head showers were excellent. The area is fantastic around great walks in the forestry and fantastic views, easy access to the coast, local village good, and the site has its own station for the steam railway. HOWEVER THIS SITE COULD BE FANTASTIC IF IT HAD SOME MONEY SPENT ON IT SO I HOPE THE CC&C CLUB READ THIS and put their hands in the coffers and spend some money on this site, untill that happens I won't be back . Shame as this could be a premier site.
Review by: Jake
Jackie Robinson review of Beddgelert
We went for a 5 night break as a family with 2 children. This is a great site all in all. The streams that run through the forest are great for the kids, who had so much fun making friends with others, and playing in them. There were a few season pitches where we stayed who weren't very tolerant of children. The staff on site were brilliant and couldn't do enough to help you and would go out of their way to ask if you'd had a good time that day and what your plans were, recommending places to visit, etc... The fresh bread, danish pastries and croissants can be ordered for you to collect at 9am and are gorgeous! Pizzas can also be ordered for the evenings but we never tried these. Unfortunately for us the Midges were out and biting well whilst we were there so bring your repellant and creams! Whislt we stayed there we saw so much wildlife including Buzzards, rabbits and many more! The Welsh Highland Railway runs through the site and its a lovely ride across Snowdon to Caernarfon which is a beautiful place to visit. In the other direction is PorthMadog with its shops and link to the FFestiniog Railway. At Pont Croesor are the Osprey! As a Bird of Prey Lover I was in my element especially as they have 3 chicks at the moment. There are a couple of points that need to be made, however. Firstly, if you are not in the shower before 9.30am you get a cold shower because the water is used up. The showers were a bit mouldy and the shower rail was rusty. Also whilst we were there the toilet paper ran out on 2 days in the ladies toilets and the hand dryers weren't working to dry your hands. This aside, you have to remember it IS a forest site and so you will mucky! But Mucky can be fun!
Review by: Jackie Robinson
Iain Arnott review of Beddgelert
Very disappointed with this site. I arrived to a friendly enough welcome in the pouring rain. I was told to go a pick a pitch but was given little guidance as to what constituted a Select Pitch. This made it awkward as all the pitches looked the same (a big pile of slate scraps patted down!) Site was very muddy and access roads dreadful. The club really need to invest in this one. I decided not to stay for the 4 nights I had booked and paid for as it was totally unsuitable and not as I had anticipated - and of course got no refund - even thought the site wasn't that busy. Sorry but won't be back!
Review by: Iain Arnott
Lynne C review of Beddgelert
I think it should be made clear that the slide show of photos is Snowdonia in general and the camp site featured is not Beddgelert, this camp site is completely enclosed in woodland. If you want a back to nature, fairly basic experience especially with children this site is wonderful. The staff are friendly the toilet block adequate and it is a great centre for touring.There are good woodland walks from the site. However the walk into the village when the footpath is too muddy is down a busy unlit A road, coming back late with a car was not easy as there are no lights at all on the site ( take a torch !!) Luckily (!) it rained so much the midges were drowning
Review by: Lynne C
Anonymous review of Beddgelert
There is a railway station on site with trains in the summer to Pont Croesor (for the ospreys), Beddgelert (for the ice cream and the pretty village), Rhyd Ddu(to climb Snowdon) and Caernarfon (for the castle).
Review by: Anonymous

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