Camping in North Wales

Historic towns, towering peaks, picturesque islands, and multiple castles—North Wales has it all.

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12 top campsites in North Wales

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Mynydd Derwydd Wildcamping

7 units · Tents300 acres · Corwen, Wales
Adventurous mountain-top camping on a hill farm in North Wales
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Tyn Y Ffridd Farm

10 units · Tents30 acres · Bangor, Wales
Located in the Snowdonia foothills a few minutes drive from historic city of Bangor, Tyn-y-Ffridd is collection of relaxed holiday cottages & camping pitches situated in 70 acres of private wood and farmland with uninterrupted views of the Snowdonia range. Tyn-y-Ffridd features rustic dairy barns each one converted to their own unique style, along with amenities such as the multi-use studio space perfect for retreats and group gatherings together with curious and quirky glamping pitches.
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Bwch Yn Uchaf

20 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Bala, Wales
Narrow-gauge steam railway station, countryside views, gorgeous riverside setting. What's not to love?!
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Cae Du Caravan & Camping Park

34 units · Motorhomes, Tents30 acres · Wales
Our friendly site is perfectly positioned to enjoy the highlights of the stunning Snowdonia National Park. Set on the banks of the River Glaslyn, Cae Du is the perfect beauty spot to relax and unwind whilst also being an adventurer's paradise. The local area is shrouded in Welsh history and folklore including the mythical legends, Gelert the Hound, and the two dragons of Dinas Emrys. It is less than a mile walk along the River Glaslyn to the picturesque stone-built village of Beddgelert with a choice of pubs, cafes, and craft shops. Within walking distance to the award-winning family attraction, Sygun Copper Mines, as well as the enchanting water of Llyn Dinas. Cae Du is a walker's paradise with glorious and abundant trails both from the site itself and just a short drive away. With an abundance of nearby activities, view our what to do page for more information about the local area and hiking to be enjoyed whilst at Cae Du. After a full day of adventure, set up camp with a well-deserved BBQ followed by a fire to roast your marshmallows.
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Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse

28 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Dolgellau, Gwynedd, North Wales
Campfires, mountain views and ample grassy space in the heart of Snowdonia National Park
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Bolmynydd Camping Park

41 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Pwllheli, Wales
A dog-friendly campsite on the Llŷn Peninsula with sea and mountain views
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Mynydd Mawr

38 units · Motorhomes, Tents6 acres · Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales
Total peace and quiet at the very tip of the Llyn Peninsula
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Burrs Manor Wild Camping

30 units · Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Buxton, England
Nearly wild camping in the Peak District National Park, near Buxton
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Camping at The Hollies

50 units · Motorhomes, Tents6 acres · Buxton, Derbyshire, East Midlands
Back-to-basics camping at the foot of the Roaches in the Peak District National Park
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Henbant Permaculture Farm + Camp

12 units · Motorhomes, Tents80 acres · Caernarfon, Gwynedd, North Wales
A small, sustainable farm site with epic sea views, set in the foothills of Snowdonia.
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White Peak Camping

15 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Buxton, Derbyshire, East Midlands
Camping on a Peak District farm near the Monsal Trail
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Graig Wen - Wild Snowdonia Escapes

32 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents45 acres · Gwynedd, North Wales
Succumb to the tranquil hills of Graig Wen. Smart, sustainable and quite simply, lush.
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Camping in North Wales guide

Overview

With the Isle of Anglesey to the west and the Wales-England border to the east, the easily accessible and densely Welsh-speaking region of North Wales encapsulates six distinct counties, including Gwynedd and Conwy, all dominated by Snowdonia National Park and skirted by rugged coastline. Home to a UNESCO-recognised wealth of Edwardian castles (including Harlech), as well as some of Wales’ tallest peaks, most remote outcrops, and charming seaside towns, rural North Wales is ideal for history buffs and camping enthusiasts alike—just remember to pack your rainproof jackets. When it comes to camping, static caravan parks are popular in Llandudno and Rhyl, while family-run campsites and glamping grounds are also scattered throughout the region (sometimes with wifi or a hot tub). Pitching a tent here means you don’t have to choose between camping by the coast and camping in the mountains—it’s all within easy reach.

Where to go

Snowdonia National Park

National parks account for almost 20 percent of the land in Wales—and the biggest of its three parks is Snowdonia, the site of some of Wales’ tallest peaks, a number of mountain towns and villages (such as Llanberis, Bala, and Betws-y-Coed), and a network of well-marked hiking trails. Although the name implies snow, Snowdonia National Park is not really a skiing destination, but you can pitch your tent beneath the stars, rent a cosy caravan, or opt for a comfortable glamping pod experience here instead. Plus, there’s a convenient Snowdon Mountain Railway, which can take you to the very summit of Wales’ highest mountain.

You’ll see evidence of Welsh slate-mining heritage everywhere in Snowdonia, and you can learn about it in Blaenau Ffestiniog, once the centre of the industry and known as “the town that roofed the world.” Tour the former Llechwedd Slate Caverns and dip into a world of adventure with zip lines across the former quarry and unreal subterranean trampolines.

Anglesey and Holyhead

En-suite glamping pods, static caravan rentals, and sea view campsites abound on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales, which has plenty of craggy cliffs, historic lighthouses, and outlying islands to explore. Walk the Anglesey Coastal Path, lounge on Blue Flag beaches, and look out for dolphins and seals on this charming isle, before visiting the town of Holyhead (situated on Holy Island), Beaumaris Castle, or nearby Caernarfon Castle on the Welsh mainland.

Llŷn Peninsula

With rustic campsites galore, as well as caravan parks and glamping pods that are comfortable even in the winter months, the Llŷn Peninsula—one of North Wales’ Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty—is an excellent destination for watersports and walking. Abersoch is perhaps the best known (and most popular) town, but Portmeirion, Pwllheli, Porthdinllaen, and Aberdaron aren’t to be sniffed at either. The 23 miles of coastline include a largely unspoiled coastline of sandy beaches backed by dunes, and although the seaside can feel a world away from the mountains, the top of Snowdon is just 10 miles from the sea. The Wales Coast Path traces a route around the entire Welsh coast for a massive 870 miles—and while you may not want to tackle the whole thing on a week’s camping holiday, the well-marked route is a good place to start if you fancy a stroll with sea views.

Llandudno and Colwyn Castle

One of the North Wales coast's best-known and most historic seaside resorts, Llandudno and its sandy beaches are still as charming as ever. Close to Conwy Castle, Colwyn Bay, Prestatyn, and Rhyl, there are a number of holiday and caravan parks in and around Llandudno, as well as motorhome hook-ups in and around the town. If you plan on pitching a tent at a camping site instead, opt to stay during the warmer summer months as this coast can get rather cold in winter.

Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

Although sometimes overlooked in favour of Snowdonia and the Isle of Anglesey to the west, the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley in Denbighshire, northeast Wales is a stellar hiking, biking, and camping destination. Tire yourself out by walking stretches of the Offa’s Dyke Path or biking through Coed Llandegla (Llandegla Forest) before laying your head at a campervan or caravan park, campsite, or in a glamping yurt.

Family Camping in North Wales

North Wales is a great destination for a family camping holiday. The adventure of camping alone is usually a hit with the kids, and even further, many North Wales campsites are set up with kids in mind—think play areas and game rooms. And in outdoorsy North Wales, campsites have a wilder edge, often with woodland or water for pond-dipping within walking distance.

When it comes to days out during a family-friendly camping holiday, you needn’t worry. North Wales has plenty of kid-friendly attractions, from working farm attractions to rides on heritage railways, and of course, all the fun of the seaside. Older kids can get involved in action-packed adventures like kayaking, coasteering, and climbing, and even the high peaks of Snowdonia are conquerable for children—giving them a sense of achievement that will last a lifetime.

Top Things to Do on a North Wales Camping Trip

So many campsites in North Wales are spectacularly situated, and we wouldn’t blame you if you just wanted to kick back and enjoy the view on your camping holiday. But do that, and you’ll miss out on some of the amazing places among the mountains, valleys, bays, and dunes. Here are our top recommendations.

  • Climb to the top of Snowdon. Go on—you can do it! There are six different well-trodden paths to the top, each offering a roundtrip of about eight miles, which an average walker can complete in six hours. If that sounds like too much, hop aboard the Snowdon Mountain Railway for direct access to those spectacular views.
  • Chill out on a Welsh beach. With 250 miles of coastline, there’s a bit of beach to suit most people, from the bucket-and-spade resorts of Llandudno to the wild beauty of parts of the Llŷn Peninsula.
  • Explore a castle. There are more castles per square mile in Wales than anywhere else in the world—and some of the best ones are in North Wales. Hit Beaumaris, Caernarfon, or Conwy, just to name a few.
  • Take a train. Thanks in part to its mining past but also to the booming tourist trade, Wales has its fair share of railways. Stepping aboard a heritage train is a great way to see the scenery, learn the history, and satisfy the appetites of any train-loving tots.
  • Get adventurous. Wales is the outdoor capital of the UK with opportunities for rock climbing, abseiling, coasteering, caving, and ziplining.
  • Go underground. Learn about the industry that shaped North Wales by going underground to the Llechwedd Slate Mine, the Sygun Copper Mine outside Beddgelert, or the coastal Great Orme, thought to be the world’s oldest copper mine.

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