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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. Find out what facilities are available at each campsite.

*All pitch prices are prices from.

Please note: All select pitches are hardstanding only and not grass. Rock pegs are needed for all pitch types.

Campsite pricing and seasons 2014

Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Minimum pre-book stay (nights)
1 1 2 3
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Pitch price per night x 2 adults
Standard (basic grass pitch) Prices from
£13.50 £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
Select Pitch Price from
£8.00 £8.00 £8.50 £8.50
Premium Pitch Prices from
£5.00 £5.00 £5.50 £5.50
XL Pitches Prices from
£4.00 £5.00 £10.00 £11.00
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Pitch Supplements per night
Extra adult supplement Prices from
£4.00 £5.50 £7.00 £8.00
Extra child supplement Prices from
£2.00 £2.50 £3.50 £4.00
Family Deals (max 6 occ)
£16.00 £20.50 £26.50 £30.00
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Discounts
Family Discounts
Y Y Y Y
Single Campers
Y Y Y n/a
Mid Week Discount
Y Y Y n/a
Camping and Caravanning Club Members Discount (15%)
Y Y Y Y
Backpacker Rate (50%)
Y Y Y n/a

All pitch prices above are prices from.

Seasons - for season dates click here

Age Concession - Campers aged 60+ can benefit from 20% discount off the standard pitch price on all sites in low and mid season and all sites except Glenmore in high season midweek. ACR is available at high season weekends at Denny Wood, Bracelands, Ocknell, Matley Wood, Longbeech. Pitch Upgrades are available. Weekend ACR discounts in high season are available at Holmsley, Postern Hill, Cobleland and Setthorns on grass only pitches. Upgrades are available without discount.

XL Units - Any caravan or motorhome exceeding 28.2ft (7.95m) or any tent, inclusive of guy ropes, that exceeds 5m x 8m.

Pitch Extras – Extra adults now will be charged at 33% of the pitch fee, with children being charged at 16% of the pitch fee. This will be rounded to the nearest 50p.

Extras – Visitors per person: £2.00, Visitors cars: £3.00, Pitch Extras £5.00, Gazebos £10.00. Gazebos allowed during low and mid seasons only, not high season and bank holidays.

Family Discount – This is now a set price and applicable for members and non-members. Cannot be combined using the ACR discount.

Single Camper Discount – 20% discount off standard rates during Low and High season. 25% discount off standard rates during Mid-Season.

Camping and Caravanning Club Members Discount – 15% off per pitch/per night.

Backpacker rate – 50% discount off standard rates during Low and Mid-season. 25% discount off standard rates during High season. Not Applicable for Bank Holiday dates.

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Beddgelert Campsite

Beddgelert Gwynedd LL55 4UU Tel:01766 890288

Season opening

All year round

Grid Ref: OS115 578 490