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Llys Derwen Caravan & Camping Site
Ffordd Bryngwyn (off Llanberis Road)
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL55 4RD
Tel: 01286 673322
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Pitches: 20
Open: 01/03/2021 to 31/10/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 95 Reviews
                10/10 from 95 Reviews

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 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <1 mile   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: HDRogers 1 review from this member

 I booked this campsite when I was working on Snowdon on the weekend. I have never used the site before but was so pleased when I arrived.

The site is clean and tidy and calm, the toilets spotless and the showers lovely and hot.

But the best thing about the site was Emrys the owner, he couldn't have been more friendly, accommodating and genuinely interested in his customers / campers.

This was really refreshing, I look forward to going back and using it as a base again soon. 
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Date of Visit: May 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Jevo28 1 review from this member

 This is the 2nd time we have stayed here. As usual it was 5 star.

The grounds are well maintained and the toilets and shower facilities were spot on.

Emrys works hard to ensure that his site offers good value for money and he is a lovely host also. 
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Date of Visit: May 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Trevor 1 review from this member

 A lovely, well maintained site in a beautiful and central location. Small toilet and shower block spotlessly clean.

Site owner on hand if any problems and a font of local knowledge, very helpful and friendly.

Pub just down the road does amazing food. 
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Date of Visit: May 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Philli 1 review from this member

 Very nice campsite, clean and tidy.

Very close to amenities. Emrys was very chatty and always happy to help.

Had a great time, will definitely come back!

John & Maria 
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Date of Visit: May 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Coopsc 2 reviews from this member

 Great campsite. Emrys is very helpful, and recommends best places to visit etc.

Very clean toilets, showers and washroom. Plus is hairdryer + freezer - no charge. Pub is walking distance.

Will definitely return. 
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Date of Visit: September 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Campingpig 1 review from this member

 The owner Emrys greeted my wife and I on arrival and promptly gave us all the info we could wish for ie, pubs, bakery, supermarket, fish and chips (which were the best we've had for many years) and very importantly where to stand to catch the bus for a visit to Caernarfon.

The pitch was great and water and electric points easily in reach.

The site was clean and tidy, the washrooms spotless, we will certainly be back. 

Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Cheshire cheese 1 review from this member

 A lovely camp site in a lovely area. There is a small bakery opposite the site and a super butchers, a Spar and a Co-op very close by.

Emrys, the owner, is very helpful and keeps the facilities very clean.

The numbered pitches are more sheltered from the wind and nearer the facilities.

The lettered pitches are in a field a little further (but still quite close) from the facilities.

These pitches are more exposed to the wind but benefit from a feeling of space as they are around the edge of a grassed field with no pitches in the centre.

We look forward to returning to this site. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Dawnclif 1 review from this member

 Just returned from a family caravan and camping break at this fabulous site and we canít recommend it enough.

My first concern is always the toilet and shower block, are they clean and spider free, I can say with confidence that these were!

Spotless in fact. Toilets and bins are serviced daily.

Emrys, the owner is a wealth of local knowledge and went the extra mile to make our stay welcome and comfortable, which was a bonus as we were holidaying with adults a child and a baby. 

Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Static
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Alison Berry1 1 review from this member

 Spent two nights at Llys Derwen in the dog friendly caravan. The site itself is so well maintained it was a pleasure to drive through the gates.

The caravan was a real home from home with all the facilities we needed and so very comfortable. Dog friendly with an area outside fenced in so that we could leave the doors open without worrying about our dog running off.

The owner, Emrys, was extremely pleasant and very helpful with lots of local knowledge and sound advice about our walk up Snowdon.

We really couldn't have asked for a better place to stay and will definitely be going back to visit before too long.

Highly recommend this site. 

Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Stefthewise 1 review from this member

 This is an excellent campsite that I wouldn't hesitate to return to or to recommend to others.

Booking was easy via email (and very reasonably priced for the area), and the owners were very friendly and welcoming upon arrival. After the torrential rain of the previous week, I was expecting the ground to be at least a bit muddy, if not waterlogged - but it was perfect!

There were several fields for tents and vans, and they all seemed to be in excellent condition. The facilities were also excellent: showers & toilets were very clean (and no 20p required!); dish washing and laundry facilities were available; and there was a freezer available for refreshing your ice packs.

There was also a disabled toilet block available. It was nice to see plenty of bins on site too, with separate ones for recycling.

The location was great for us - only ~10 minutes drive from Caernarvon, and close to Llanberis and the Snowdon paths. We also visited Anglesey and Portmeirion comfortably from here, so it's pretty well placed for most attractions in North Wales! The owners are more than happy to advise on places to visit in the area.

There is a bakery across the road from the campsite and a pub just down the road - neither of which we managed to try out, but they were recommended to us by both the owners and by other campers. There are also a few local shops in the village for supplies (Co-op, fish & chips, etc).

We had a lovely stay at this site, and we'd definitely go back! I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area. 

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