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Cae Lal

· Bangor, Wales
11 acres hosted by Bethan L.
Best in North Wales: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Boutique camping in a supremely secluded setting between Snowdonia and Anglesey

There’s a real sense of community at Wales’ Cae Lal. From breakfast with your fellow campers in the converted cow shed, to evenings spent around the communal campfire, you’re destined to make a few likeminded friends at this eco-friendly camping and glamping site. A short drive from Anglesey and at the foot of the Snowdonia mountains, just 15 spacious pitches and a lone bell tent make up this secluded, family-run campsite. It's the perfect place to reconnect with nature, as well as with a bunch of new faces.

There's a lot thats unique about this campsite. But its setting is particularly special. Surrounded by light woodland and with a boardwalk across a miniature wetland, spacious, circular pitches are mown into the flat ground in a particularly private-feeling field (vehicles are parked separately to ensure the land remains unspoiled). Along with the fifteen pitches, there’s also a boho-style bell tent for glamping. You'll be provided with most of what you need for a good night’s sleep and relaxing morning – a proper double bed, cosy blankets, and indoor and outdoor seating – though guests will need to bring their own duvet or sleeping bags.

The amenities are also a real highlight. 'Eco-friendly' does not mean 'basic'. The boutique washing area is a thing of beauty and adds a touch of luxury to proceedings. Hot showers and compost loos look worthy of a hipster hotel and the sinks could be from the pages of a design magazine. There's also a small play area for the kids, as well as a fenced off pet area for when you want to let your dog off the lead.

Plan a day out to Anglesey during your stay, a small island with plenty to do. Take the scenic journey over the Menai Suspension Bridge with views over the tidal water of the Menai Strait, just a brief car journey away from Cae Lal. Or take the kids and the dog to Snowdonia, where you can take the famous Snowdon Mountain Railway to the peak of the titular mountain, hike the Pyg Track or mountain bike in Beddgelert Forest.

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Welcoming. Excellent facilities. Very quiet. Would recommend.
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Fantastic site for our 2 children aged 5 and 10. Great hosts and would most definitely book again .
Ben W.recommends
July 13, 2023
Standard Meadow Pitch
Amazing. Lovely space, fantastic amenities like a microwave , coffee, fridge , hammock and a snooker table 😀 and very eco friendly. 10 o 10
Hollie W.recommends
June 26, 2023
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Amazing weekend!
We had such a lovely time this weekend at Cae Lal! It's such a beautiful place with everything you need. It's amazing what they have created the facilities are wonderful :) Can't wait to come back - I've already recommended it to so many people!
Dunkankm ?.recommends
June 3, 2023
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Fantastic stay
Fantastic site, eco-conscious and extremely helpful and lovely owners. Definitely going back. Showers were hot and the facilities were great.
Katherine C.recommends
May 30, 2023
Standard Meadow Pitch
Lovely area to camp. Bathroom, sink, toilets facilities are exceptional- appreciate the upgrades.
Bangor, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Bethan L.Joined in June 2022
From the host
If you're looking for a magical stay with excellent facilities, look no further. Cae Lal is a family-run boutique, eco camping and glamping site and we put nature, sustainability and a warm Welsh welcome at the heart of everything. Cae Lal is nestled in a secluded, unspoilt landscape close to Anglesey beaches and Snowdonia National Park. A tranquil site, yet extremely well-located on the outskirt of Bangor. Only 10-minutes drive from Anglesey and 15 minutes' drive form Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, and less than five-minutes from major retail shops and restaurants. It's a great base for exploring north Wales. Cae Lal is the ideal destination to truly unwind. A place rewild and reconnect with nature. Enjoy meandering walks through beautifully solar lit woodland, explore unique marshland. Do a spot of birdwatching. Toast marshmallows around the communal campfire, socialise in the shed if you fancy meeting new people, or seclude to your own private space if you prefer. Eco washing facilities are dotted around the site, bringing some rustic chic to your stay, and we offer all of our guests locally made, luxury wash products that are also good for the environment. Not to mention a friendly, warm Welsh welcome.
Food and drink

Blue Sky is less than a 10-minute drive away from site, situated just off the Bangor high street. A cosy place to enjoy a coffee with some good breakfast and unique lunch options – the Nduja and Eggs comes recommended – its menu is ‘considerately sourced’ from local suppliers, with fair trade tea and coffee and craft beer, too. Booking is recommended (01248 355444). Kyffin Cafe is also alongside the Bangor high street, its first vegetarian and vegan cafe, with fresh food made on-site daily from a menu consisting of foods from around the world. There’s a pretty garden area, too, with seating beneath a gazebo. Torna a Surriento is an authentic Italian restaurant that’s right next to Bangor pier, with dine-in and take-away options. Enjoy the wood-fired pizzas with views of the Menai Strait.

Nearby attractions

Plenty of information is supplied by hosts Bethan and Jacob upon your arrival, with them both born and raised in north Wales and therefore full of knowledge about the local area. You’re a brief drive away from Bangor high street – the longest high street in Wales – and further on is Penrhyn Castle. Visitors might recognise the grand 19th-century stone castle as a filming location in The Watchmen TV series, full of art and history with walled gardens to explore. The small island Anglesey is a 10-minute drive across the Menai Suspension Bridge, with 125 miles of coastline providing a variety of beaches to visit on a hot day – try the sandy Blue Flag beach of Benllech or enjoy some windsurfing at Rhosneigr.

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