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Visitor Reviews - Llys Derwen Caravan & Camping Site

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Llys Derwen Caravan & Camping Site
Ffordd Bryngwyn (off Llanberis Road)
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL55 4RD   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01286 673322

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Pitches: 20
Open: Easter To 31st October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 45 Reviews
              9/10 from 45 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire 

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Reviews:  45 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: White Wolf 2 reviews from this member

We chose this site after reading the good reviews on this website, and from having a good review in our AA campsite guide, and we weren`t disappointed. It is well situated for exploring North Wales, and Anglesey and not far from Caernarfon for getting supplies from the Supermarkets there, we thoroughly enjoyed our 8 days, only one wet one! We also tried the little Bakery across the road and it was very good. The owner of the campsite was very friendly and helpful, giving advise on places to visit and walk with our dog, which there was an ample exercise area for, with lovely views of Snowdonia.

The facilities were ample and clean, the showers were free and very good, and although there was only 4 in total, we didn`t have a problem with availability, even when the site was quite busy. Everything was very well kept and clean. There was also a freezer to freeze our ice blocks free of charge.

We would not hesitate to use the site again if visiting this lovely area. Thank you very much.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Frankies family 12 reviews from this member

Just returned today from a fabulous week away at this site with extended family over three generations in 2 touring caravans.

It is a great site, small, peaceful and the owner works hard to keep it just so with constantly cleaned toilets/showers and mowed grass whilst remaining pretty easy going about where and how you pitch up. Owner is friendly and helpful and has a good presence on the site giving a personal touch feel to things. Happy to offer suggestions on what to do and where to go.

Consists of three small fields- 2 a mix of tents and caravans and the third non electric mainly tents. There is also a play/ dog walking field and a chicken coup with chicks! There is no park for the kids but the play field and plenty of space kept them occupied!

Well located to explore the surrounding area ( llanberis and snowdon approximately 3 miles and Caernarfon / coast approx 3 miles the other way) we also visited Llandudno, Conway and beddgelert as well as climbing snowdon with the children. Also went to zip world- fabulous experience but not for the faint hearted!

There is a small bakery near the site ( turn right at the site entrance and it's the first house on the left) not well signposted, easily accessed on foot and once you discover it you will pay them a visit daily!

A few small negatives- but none a major deal:

Only small toilet/ shower block servicing the whole site which only became an issue over the bank holiday weekend and at peak morning time.

Some pitches are on a slope so be prepared to block up- plenty about to do so.

Little bit disappointed by immediate llanrug village area with limited amenities- we tended to go into Caernarfon when needed ( tesco, morrisons, chippy, pubs). Crabbing by the castle a must.

The quiet lane the site is off does become a bit busy during peak times- I think it's used as a cut through?

That said we would definitely return and definitely recommend this site to friends. If you want something commercialised this is not for you but if you want a lovely spot in a beautiful area with amenities only a short drive away then pay them a visit and you won't be disappointed.

I hope you have a nice time like we did ( children aged 11, 10 and 8yrs)

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nins1982 3 reviews from this member

I chose to stay at this site as a result of reading the many positive reviews on this website. Arrived 16/05/14 and stayed 2 nights. The site was easy to find nestled away in the picturesque countryside but not far at all from ample and apt local amenities.

Upon arrival, the site was attractive, well maintained and subsequently inviting. The set-up is perfect with a pleasant layout with the benefit of pristinely clean and modern toilet/shower facilities (with ample HOT water).

The owner can not do enough for his customers. After showing us to our pitch, he talked us through what was in the village and where i. E shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways etc. He recommended that we visit the bakery opposite the site to which we did and purchased a number of delicious reasonably priced savoury snacks and small cakes. He also recommended to us a walking trek up over the hill near the site taking you down the other side into Llanberis and back along the main road and home to the site (around 6/7 miles long) - the view from the top was immense providing views over Llyn Brynteg, Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris as well as unbeatable views of the impressive Snowdon range.

Overall a perfect site to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing time away with the magnificent snowdonia park within a stone throw. Truly beautiful and well worth a visit.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Lms0110 18 reviews from this member

Spent 4 nights here and was very pleased with this quiet site. We were in the second area that also houses the shower/toilet block. The first & second fields are for the motorhome/caravans, a third field is for the tents & the final field can be used as tent overflow but is generally used as a dog exercise area, nice to have a large space that the dogs can be off lead. The owner has his chickens at the bottom of this field but they are in a very secure compound. The owner is a mine of information, very approachable with a thumbs up if he sees you around. The shower block has 2 showers per gender, fixed heads but fully switched on, none of this push button malarchy, spotlessly clean. There is a separate disabled facility at the entrance to the camping field. 4 miles to Caernarvon, 3 miles to Llanberis, we walked both & got the local bus back which drops you off opposite the pub mentioned in the directions which is a 5 min walk. Water point at each pitch was a nice touch, Would definitely recommend & would return again

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Avismar 2 reviews from this member

My 14 year old son and I arrived on Thursday for the Easter weekend and booked in for three nights. We were shown where to pitch the tent which was right next to a water point which was brilliant, no carrying water across a field. We pitched our tent and decided to go out only to find that my car battery was flat, had a word with the owner who came to our rescue. The site is immaculate as are the toilet & shower blocks with plenty of hot water. There is a launderette on site which could be very useful when camping but luckily we didn't need it as our weather was fab. The freezer in the indoor pot wash area is a great idea for you to re-freeze your ice blocks. Fantastic area for exercising dogs if you have them and there were plenty of very well behaved ones on the site.

Had a lovely meal in the local pub which is just a short walk from the site and Llanrug is ideally situated to travel around many parts of North Wales. We did a round tour covering Betsw y Coed, Porthmadog & Caernarfon with plenty of places to stop of on the way.

Hope to return to Llys Derwen soon.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Isabel41 2 reviews from this member

Amazing site, would recommend it to everybody. Clean and beautifully kept, the owners work hard to ensure we all enjoy our stay. The showers and toilets are first class, and the garden and landscaping is really picturesque. For those with dogs

Good facilities for fido or rover. Nearby village with all amenities good butchers with a little cafe. Come on caravan club members have a change, these owners deserve your custom. Our cairn terrier loved this site too.

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