Open All Hours: Year Round Touring Sites in North Wales
Let’s be honest, it’s hard to beat a camping holiday for a British staycation. And if you’ve got a mobile caravan just waiting to be hitched up for the open road, Wales is one of the best spots to visit. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best touring caravan sites in North Wales. Grab your hiking boots, pack your swimsuits and ready those binoculars.
Top touring caravan parks in North Wales
Llanberis Touring Park
Nestled in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, Llanberis Touring Park is a purpose-built facility designed to help you live out your camping dreams. Touring sites in North Wales are often remote, but this site is only five minutes’ walk from the village of Llanberis. Enjoy action and adventure or just sit back and take in the scenery of the Llyn Padarn – the campsite is nestled on its southern bank. The facilities are excellent, with a heated toilet and shower block and a fully equipped laundry – dogs are also welcome.
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A babbling brook quite literally winds around the North Wales touring site of Nantcol Waterfalls, and there’s even fishing on site for the keen angler. You’ll pitch up beside the Nantcol River – great for kids who love to paddle – and are only two miles from glorious beaches. There’s also plenty of onsite facilities too, and a small shop, but Llanbedr is only a couple of miles away from the site and has alternative amenities if that’s your preference.
Ty Mawr Holiday Park
Ty Mawr is one of the more family-oriented touring caravan sites in North Wales, but it’ll still please the grown-ups with its stunning coastal location. Facilities include a high ropes course, soft play area, indoor swimming pool and sports dome. There’s also a beach only twenty minutes’ walk away, and you’re in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for lovers of nature. Bring your own tourer or tent, set up and get on with your adventures.
Lyons St Mary’s Holiday Park
Don’t be fooled, this might not look like a touring site, but this hillside spot does in fact have plenty of space for touring caravans. Beyond the luxury lodge park is Lyons St Mary’s holiday park touring site, where you can pitch up and enjoy sweeping views over the coastlines of Talacre, Barkby, Prestatyn and Gronant beaches. Pets are allowed and there are plenty of local amenities and attractions, as well as the countryside and mountains, to make the most of.
Bryn Ednyfed Caravan Site
If you’re looking for touring parks in North Wales where you can escape from the kids, Bryn Ednyfed will do nicely. You have easy access to the A55, from which you can explore the whole of the Isle of Anglesey, or stay around the local area if that’s your preference. From the site, there are gorgeous views over nearby countryside and you’re right next to an RSPB Valley Wetlands. Plus, you’re just six miles from the beach, which is perfect since your legged friends are allowed to stay too!
Barcdy Touring Caravan Park & Campsite
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In a secluded and sheltered valley of Snowdonia is the quiet Barcdy touring caravan site. You’ll benefit from views across the Dwyryd estuary as well as nearby woodlands on this location, which is close to the town of Harlech and its beach. The park is family run and very spacious, with pitches over twelve acres, making it great for roamers – just don’t forget your torches!
Gaerhyfryd Caravan Site
Small but sweet, Gaerhyfryd is a great base for trips out to Snowdonia, Bala Lake and Llangollen. If you walk around the local countryside, you’ll be able to spy a herd of Highland cattle that belongs to the site’s owners. Seasonal pitches are also available and there are plenty of onsite facilities and pitches. Plus, you’ll find everything you need in the local village of Corwen – including an organic farm shop.
Maes Carafanau Hendy Caravan Park
You’ll be within reach of Snowdonia, the Isle of Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula from Maes Carafanau Hendy Caravan Park. Situated on a working dairy farm around twenty minutes from Caernarfon, this touring site is big on peace and quiet and the facilities are well-kept with large pitches. Just be aware that while tourers are welcome, tents aren’t.
Tyn-yr-Onnen Farm and Campsite
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Why stick to touring caravan parks when you can have a campsite and a farm in one? Family-run, Tyn-yr-Onnen campsite has a variety of pitches on offer and is situated at the foot of Moel Ellio Mountain in North Wales. It’s a sheep farm, but there are also donkeys, llamas, pigs, ponies and feathered creatures to meet – and if you hit the right time of year, there may be tiny lambs too! Take in the scenery and walk for miles before making the most of the great facilities.
Ynys Faig Camping and Caravan Site
If coastal location is a priority for your list of touring parks in North Wales, Ynys Faig is a great choice. The site is small but peaceful and good for families, and it’s less than thirty minutes by car to Barmouth Beach. Dogs are welcome, the sea is only a few minutes walk away and the facilities offer everything you need.
Rhuallt Country Park
Adults-only Rhuallt Country Park is nestled in the Clwydian Valley and is ideally placed for various walking routes and cycle paths. The onsite facilities are great – check out the White House Restaurant for a delicious meal or relax in the White Spa after a long day’s hike or ride. There’s space for both tents and tourers, pets are allowed and there’s even horse riding and golf available in the area.
Don’t want the hassle of towing your caravan this time around? Check out our selection of the best glamping spots in Wales for a fuss-free, luxury break.