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Visitor Reviews - Rhyd Y Galen Caravan And Camping Park

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Rhyd Y Galen Caravan And Camping Park
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL55 1UL   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01286 650216

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Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 16 Reviews
              8/10 from 16 Reviews

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Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Plee57 1 review from this member

Just returned from a week at Rhyd Y Galen, Bethel, Gwynned. There were 3 adults and a dog in our party. The site was very clean, we chose to be in the secluded area. It was very peaceful and pretty. Electric hook up, tap and drain were on each pitch. Toilets and showers were extremely clean as was the washing machine and ironing room. The warden was very helpful. The weather was very warm, I think we were lucky. The site is near to many attractions and the views were spectacular. We will certainly go again.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dubvanfan 1 review from this member

On entry to the site we were greeted by a security barrier which prevented us gaining access to the site. There was a warden's caravan right next to it and handy telephone numbers to ring if the warden wasn't there. We were allowed to choose any pitch we liked. All pitches have plenty of room with their own water tap, electric hookup and light. The toilet and shower blocks were spotless at all times of the day and night. A really handy facility was the wash room which included a washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board. Dish washing facilities were always clean and tidy. Children were well catered for with a games shed and small play area. There is also a large dog walking area through the fields. There is a small shop in Bethel as well as a pub which delivers meals to the site. All in all, a great weekend and we will be back.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Campvirgin40 3 reviews from this member

Went for 1 night here just to test out our camping equipment. Chose here because the other reviews I read sounded good.

The campsite is really nice, it has character, not just a big boring field. The pitches are a good size and you know exactly which bit is yours. Its all done nicely with proper paths and lovely greenery.

They have a more secluded area for tents too, which I think we'll pitch in next time we go.

The toilets etc are clean, 4 toilets, 2 showers and 4 sinks in the ladies.

The showers are free and are powerful and hot, the only downside is that the cubicles are quite small and if you put anything on the floor it'll get wet from the shower. There are some hooks to hang things on, but a shelf or a fold down seat would be handy.

Best to wear as little as possible to go and wear crocs or flipflops.

Only saw the the playpark, all I could see was 1 swing and a climbing frame.

There are freezers you can use next to the bins in a barn thing.

Caernarfon is only 5/10 mins drive away. We only went to waitross for a few bits.

All in all a nice quiet park which we would recommend to others.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: TLloyd 1 review from this member

We used this site for our summer holiday in July 2012. As you can imagine the weather left much to be desired apart from one afternoon of glorious sun.

The site is situated about 10 minutesí drive outside of the town of Caernarfon which we found handy for picking up the odd thing from the local shops.

The site itself was set in beautiful countryside with a great view of Snowdonia. The pitch we used included our own water tap (a commodity that we greatly appreciated) and the electric hook up.

The toilet block was on the small side but always clean and we never had to wait to use the facilities. It is a testament to this site that even with the rain we had that we had and have no complaints and were always comfortable.

I would recommend anyone wanting to stay in this area of Wales to give this site a try.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: The Survivors 1 review from this member

This was our first family camping trip to North Wales, others in the dim past have been in cottages. At first we were looking at Anglesey but the only sites that took our fancy were fully booked by the time we were enquiring. Hence we looked on the mainland near Anglesey and settled on Rhyd y Galen. A good choice as it turns out.

The site is easy to find especially with the help of SatNav, located a few miles from Caernarfon in the middle of farmland. You approach downa short straight lane and stop just before the electric barriers that control the vehicle movements onto the site, this is where the wardens caravan is. Booking in was easy as all paperwork was in place having booked. If the warden is not available (they also work at the owners other site in Snowdonia) there are telephone numbers posted for you to ring to obtain instructions.

As you enter the site there is a children's play area on the left, we did not go to it so cannot comment on it. The first thing you notice is that there is quite a slope, in front. However the worst of the slope, in front and to the left, appears reserved for touring caravans with big blocks of wood being provided for levelling. After this initial concern about the slope we soon realised that most of the tent pitches have been mechanically levelled or are on a gentle slope.

New to this year (in fact completed a few weeks before we arrived) are tarmac roads that encircle the pitches making it very easy despite the extreme amount of rain we experienced during our stay. The only exception to this is they have a small number of pitches in a woodland area which gives greater privacy/seclusion - on these pitches you cannot park the car next to the tent but it is only a short walk to the designated car park for these tents.

The vast majority of the pitches are EHU (including the woodland area) and all of the EHU pitches have their own water supply and drain, great no lugging of water! The pitches are all spacious with large tents fitting on no problem.

The toilet block is quite small however we did not experience problems with queueing for showers despite the site being resonably full. The showers (two in the gents) are the best I have experienced on a campsite, free with plenty of pressure and hot water. They are the standard type of mixer shower that you find at home - so no feeding coins or pressing buttons to get water. The facilities were kept clean throughout. I believe from my wife that there is also a free hairdryer in the ladies. The area for improvement is that there is only one kitchen sink to do your washing up in so we did have to wait a couple of times. A new extension is being added to create a laundry room, maybe a sink will also be added. I don't know when this is scheduled for completion.

At the top of the site, near where we were pitched, are a couple of barns. One houses a table tennis table which is free to use, bats can be purchased from the warden. The other barn houses the rubbish bins with the usual collection of recycling bins.

In our opinion the toilet block is in reasonably easy reach of all the pitches. The toilet block mentioned in a previous post as being under construction in the tent field is actually not a toilet block but a small stone building built to house electrical equipment etc.

As well as tents, tourers and motor homes there are a number of seasonal pitches. These are not static vans but tourers. We got to know a few of the owners and many of them have been there for many years which, in our opinion, is a good sign.

The site is in a good location being surrounded by trees and farmland with views across Snowdonia. From our tent we looked straight at Snowdon whilst eating breakfast - that is when the weather was not obscuring the view. One view we did get at least was the beacon and the parachute flares on Diamond Jubilee night! Another plus about the location is that you are well placed to explore Snowdonia/North Wales and Anglesey along with all its castles, beaches and other tourist attractions.

This is a site we will return to.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MRS.F 1 review from this member

We have just got back from our first family camping trip. Perfect weekend getaway, the site was lovely and quiet with great facilities, the showers were very powerful (and free!), the toilets were clean as was the baby changing area.

The site was well kept and grass kept short, the tent field is surrounded by trees and picturesque. My 2 year old enjoyed the wide open space as the pitches were spacious.

The only downside was that the toilets were a fair walk from the tents section of the campsite, however it looks like they are building a toilet block in the tents section now.

The children's play area was small, one swing and small climbing frame, we didn't use this as it wasn't suitable for my 2 year old & 9week old, but would be OK for older children.

There was a mixture of campers that were staying, families, young couples, older couples and a group of friends. There are site rules that ask for quiet between certain hours and these were stuck to, in fact it was quiet all the time.

We are very pleased with the site and will visit again. It cost £15 pn or there was electric available for extra £5 pn, each pitch has its own water supply which was handy. It is ideally located to explore the Lleyn Peninsula, Anglesey & Snowdonia.

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