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Llanystumdwy Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Tyddyn Siane
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL52 0LS
Tel: 01766 522855
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Pitches: 99
Open: 01/04/2024 to 28/09/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 29 Reviews
                7/10 from 29 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 No Shop   No Bar   No Restaurant  
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Diffydunco 3 reviews from this member

 My wife and I stayed here with our three little dogs for 10 days this year.

We were lucky with the weather as it only rained once. We had lovely walks which the site managers will give you and we found it very a very handy location to enable us to see all the interesting areas around this lovely part of Wales.

We benefitted from having one of the 5 hardstanding sites which is beneficial due to the site being sloping.

The shower blocks are well maintained by the very caring wardens who were very helpful at all times.

We loved it at LLanystumdwy, the birth place of David Lloyd George. 

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Infinity31 8 reviews from this member

 We spent 3 nights at this lovely site which is very well situated to explore the Lyn Peninsula. Having read the previous reviews and the wording in the Camping and Caravanning Club book/website we knew to take levelling blocks with us. But the wardens were quite happy to help with bricks and choice of area if you have arrived without any. The benefit of the slope at the top of the first field of course was the views of both mountains and sea.

Facilities all clean, well maintained, with plenty of hot water. Wardens very friendly and not over powering as others have posted - yes - they took an interest that all was running as you would expect but that is in the interest of all visitors.

Only reason to mark down for us was the close proximity of two roads which did give a bit of noise - but we were warned that the pitch we choose was next to a road which was used early in the morning - we could have moved after the first night if we wanted but it was not too much a problem. The roads in question gave good access to both the village of Llanystumdwy (excellent pub - The Feathers 10 minutes walking) and the rest of the peninsula - Criccieth and Pwllheli. Very handy bus service stopped right outside the site on request.

Certainly we would use this site again. 

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Ashy55 14 reviews from this member

 Really enjoyed our ten night stay at this site. The manager and assistant plus their partners were incredibly friendly, thoughtful and helpful, throughout our stay.

The site is sloping but we had a perfectly level folding camper thanks to the site managers who helped us to site and pitch our Pennine Fiesta.

The weather was amazing and we had sun in the morning at our awning and sun at the rear later in the day, so also shade for our dog!

The site has a small shop with essentials, bacon etc and we could order a morning paper each day! Bliss! The bus to Porthmadog and Pwllheli stops by request at the gate every half hour so there were plenty of opportunities to leave the car at the pitch.

We went for food to the local pub, Tafarn y Plu on two occasions which were superb. They only open at night from 6pm.

The Castle at Criccieth served the most amazing sunday lunches so we had to go both sundays that we were there.

Fabulous site in an excellent location to explore Snowdonia, Llyn Peninsula and further afield in Wales!

This is what we did;

Saturday - Settled in

Sunday - Explored Criccieth and lunch at Castle

Monday - Walked along coastal path to Criccieth and went to Tafarn y Plu

Tuesday - Discovered amazing Roman ruins near Trawsfynnydd (Tomen y Mur)

Wednesday - Explored Pwllheli

Thursday - Drove to Betws y Coed

Friday - Bus to Porthmadog, then Welsh Highland Railway to Beddgelert

Saturday - Explored Porthmadog then dinner at Tafarn y Plu again! (Yummy)

Sunday - Criccieth again and Sunday lunch at the Castle again.

Monday - Drove to Trefor near Nefyn and lunch at The Bryncynan near Morfa Nefyn

On Tuesday we came home.

Will definitely go again to this site!

PS Wifi was good too. 

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Olliesmum 2 reviews from this member

 Arriving on Saturday at midday the staff member appeared quickly after I rang the bell to enquire if there was room for our small motorhome. Advised me there was grass only and I had better not get stuck because he could not pull me out! He then offered to let me park on the roadway, which I did and was able to level up the vehicle without any trouble.

The site was clean and neatly mown, the facilities block was clean with loads of hot water, there was a dog walking area which was no more than a square of grass but unlike others I did walk my dog around the site without receiving the wrath of the warden. The stay was adequate but I would not go back. I am used to receiving a welcome more in line with the CCC 'The Friendly Club' strapline of we are here to help.

I will not talk down the slopes, the road noise or distance to the village! Come on folks, nothing can be done about any of that and a google earth search beforehand can tell you all you need to know, even down to the place being next to the Lleyn peninsular main road. 

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Jaybeeretired 2 reviews from this member

 A convenient site for exploring the area. Very few pitches that arent sloping in at least one direction. There are logs and bricks etc lying around to aid levelling but Id say be prepared with your own familiar equipment for the job. We were greeted on arrival and helped to choose a site best suited to us and our tourer. The facilities are spotlessly clean and during our stay the water available in the block was super HOT. Hair dryer p. A. Y. G. Available, as is wifi. Very quiet site people wise -seems to be older couples and no families. No playground, but a separate field for kicking a football around or picnicing -(but no dogs allowed on it). A small area is available for dog walking and pooing, but although it may look it, it isnt fenced securely, so I personally wouldn't let my dog off its lead.

One of the two roads the site is between was very noisy all day, but less so at night.

The site even without levelling problems is not very disabled friendly in terms of water and chemical disposal. The fresh water tap area by us had a raised concrete plinth all round, so you had to pull your full water container up and over it rather than there being a gap. The chemical waste was basically a small toilet compartment size building with a hole in the middle of the floor and a grill over it to place your container on. The problem? To reach it you had to hoist your full and heavy Thetford cassette up an 8 inch+ high step! Too hard for one oldie and not really enough space for two people to share the task.

Wardens super friendly and helpful, generally well kept attractive site with grass kept very short. The village by road, is a fair walk, not just a few minutes. Buses appear to pass the site regularly, but I understand they don't accept bus passes from outside the area.

The 'shop' is situated within the small site office, and has very limited stock.

This may not be general, but on our pitch, we found that for communications, our Orange phone had only one bar of reception, and our 02 one flitted about between 2 and full. A problem I suspect will be common on many sites in the area. 


Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Peterspal 1 review from this member

 I stayed at this site earlier in the year. It was my third visit and I occupied a grass pitch with no EHU.

The site is not perfect, it is mostly sloping and there is some road noise but nevertheless it is one of my favourite C&CC sites. I have been lucky on all my visits in that I have been given a more or less flat pitch in a small area which is also sheltered and convenient for the ablutions block. Having said that, all my visits have been outside peak times.

The ablutions block is up to the usual C&CC high standard.

The welcome I received was excellent and I found the staff very friendly throughout my stay.

I can't comment on child friendliness but I did notice that the site has a large separate playing field although this is also on a slope.

The site is a few minutes walk from the pleasant village of LLanystumdwy which has a pub, a cafe by the river and the Lloyd George museum. I did not try the cafe or museum but did visit the pub. I found this to be an excellent village pub. At the time of my most recent visit it was selling three different real ales (all from Welsh breweries) and a variety of ciders. It also does what looked to be appetising meals but I did not try one.

As a previous reviewer has commented, the pub staff and locals speak mainly in Welsh when talking amongst themselves. I do not see anything strange in this, after all if I go to France I expect the locals to speak mainly in French. I also found that the Welsh speakers were only too happy to have a friendly conversation in English with myself and other English people when the occasion arose, so I would not suggest that anyone is put off by this.

I am looking forward to visiting this site again. 

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Dopey Tart 4 reviews from this member

 I've read reviews about road noise and slopes and thought perhaps people were over elaborating - wrong! Despite the friendly welcome everything negative that's been said about this site is true.

We were on a horrible slope near to the main road, to be honest I was glad to get home which is a shame because it is such a lovely area. Not one of CCC better sites in my opinion.

Criccieth is a lovely little town with a castle and we found The Lion Hotel the best place to eat out.

After a visit to the local pub near the site I was put off by the staff speaking in their native tongues and considering I'm from Wales originally I still find this practice rude. 

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Graciee 1 review from this member

 There's some really good points to this campsite; very well kept, spotless toilet & shower block, the receptionist was very friendly and welcoming. I was a bit worried about the slope, but it was fine in the tent area (I have a bell tent and has no problems pitching).

There's a cycle track offroad for most of the way to Abererch which was really handy.

It is right next to an A road, which is noisy during the day, but quietens down at night.  

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Midwaymark 4 reviews from this member

 Made the mistake of going over a Bank Holiday weekend and despite arriving midweek, the site was very busy, the facilities were up to the usual C&CC standard and just able to cope.

The position of the site is between 2 roads, 1 a bypass of the village and is very busy and noisy.

The worst thing about this site is the fact that is on a fairly steep slope and even with ramps and blocks of wood we couldn't get level the wardens helpful comment of 'You can't expect to get it perfect' was a touch too near the mark as we were on a distinct incline, caravans legs are precariously perched on cut logs to achieve levelness.

I think the wardens did the best they could with what they were given but as a club site, a bit of a let down. Site made up for by the glorious scenery,

Bus stops at the gate for you and is quite regular. The pub in the village is about 15 minutes pleasant walk away and is OK, Will continue to visit North Wales but not at this site. 

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Paulmold 101 reviews from this member

 As has already been said the site is on a severe slope. Top section is for caravans and motorhomes and tents with hook-ups, bottom section for tents without hook-ups. We went in our small (17ft 6in) motorhome and to get anywhere near level we had to use ramps with an 8in. lift from the site manager (20 deposit) but site slopes both from side to side as well as back to front so getting level was almost impossible.

We moved backwards from where we were put by 2 feet to get off the run-down to road edge of grass but were pounced on by the manager to go back were we were put even though the pitch was supposed to be 20ft and our motorhome is only 17ft 6in.

Do not come to this site with a motorhome unless you can book one of only 5 hardstandings and do not come at all if over 20ft long.

Everything else already written about facilities and area is correct. The manager makes you feel that he is watching your every move, not great for a relaxing break. 

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