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Llandyn Holiday Park
Llangollen, Wales
1 acre
A welcoming riverside holiday park in the shadow of a medieval castle
It’s fairly unusual for Hipcamp to give the thumbs up to a place that calls itself a 'holiday park'. But then again it’s fairly unusual for a holiday park to limit pitches to just 35 in a six-acre field. It’s even more unusual for a small site to offer a water supply, electric hook up and grey water disposal at every all-weather pitch. And it’s practically unheard of to find a site that’s in the shadow of a castle, steps away from a World Heritage Site and on the banks of a river in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. But that’s what you get at Llandyn Holiday Park – as well as the handy bonuses of a pretty town, a country pub and an impressive aqueduct all within walking distance. The location of Llandyn Holiday Park in the Dee Valley, just a mile outside of Llangollen, has been proved over many years. Caravan rallies and clubs have returned year after year for private annual meets but now this lovely spot on an organic dairy farm is open to all. Campervans, motorhomes and caravans are well catered for with super-spacious, serviced gravel pitches. And there are five off-grid grassy plots too. Like we said, all are welcome – and that includes your dog. In fact, it’s the perfect place for them with walks in all directions. You can walk up the hill to see the ruins of the medieval Castell Dinas Bran, along the neighbouring River Dee or along the towpath on the Llangollen Canal. Head west and both water-side walkways will take you into town or east to reach the Pontycysyllte Aqueduct, which carries the canal high over the river. It’s this, and the surrounding 11-mile stretch of canal, that has earned a World Heritage listing from UNESCO. Built during the industrial revolution, it’s a masterpiece of engineering that meant goods could be carried by water from England into the Welsh uplands. Once you’ve admired it from the towpath you can head to Llangollen to board a boat to cruise over it. And there’s plenty more to tempt you into town; shops, cafes, museums and steam train rides on the Llangollen Railway. You certainly won’t run out of things to do, and that’s without using the car. But should you wish to venture further, it’s easy to do. The site is handily located, out of earshot, but just a field away from the A539 which makes this quiet and rural spot surprisingly easy to get to and to explore from. The English border is 30 miles in one direction and Snowdonia National Park 30 miles in the other.
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Llangollen, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Cathryn J.Joined in March 2021
From the host
Llandyn Holiday Park is a 30 pitch touring and camping site based at the foot of Castell Dinas Bran, next to the River Dee. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Clwydian Range & Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty. Only a mile outside the popular town of Llangollen. Llangollen is famous for its International Music Eisteddfod, beautiful walks and outdoor activities. Our small, well-maintained campsite can accommodate tents, camper vans, motorhomes and touring caravans. We have 30 premium all weather pitches available. All with 16A electricity hook-up point, fresh water tap and grey water drainage point. All of our pitches include the use of our: Toilet and shower facilities Electric and water hook up Bike Wash Grey waste facility along with on-site chemical toilet and waste disposal.
Nearby attractions
The site sits between the River Dee and the World Heritage-listed Pontycysyllte Canal, just one mile from Llangollen and less than three from the impressive Pontycysyllte Aquaduct. It's within the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just below the hilltop ruins of Castell Dinas Bran, which is well worth a walk. In fact there's plenty of great walking and cycling in the area and host, Catherine, a keen fell runner, is happy to share tips. Llangollen has plenty of independent shops and places to eat and drink as well as the chance to enjoy a ride on a steam train on the Llangollen Railway (01978 860979) or on the canal via a horse-drawn boat (01978 860702) from Llangollen Wharf. There's also Plas Newyd House & Gardens (01978 862834) to look around. Further afield, Chirk Castle (01691 777701) and Erddig House and Gardens (01978 355314) are both within 30 minutes' drive of site – as is the edge of Snowdonia National Park at Bala.
Food and drink
There are plenty of cafés, pubs, bars, restaurants and shops in Llangollen. Some options recommended by your hosts are the bar and grill at The Three Eagles (01978 869595) and Gales Wine Bar (01978 860089). For a riverside spot try the Corn Mill (01978 869 555), for a meal and a pint, or the Riverbanc (01978 799903) for coffee and cake. In the other direction from the campsite, and even closer to site, just half a mile down the road, is the Sun Trevor pub (01978 860 651). Head to the tearooms at Plas Newydd House (01978 862834) just on the edge of town for afternoon tea or a, little beyond town, three miles away, to the Abbey Farm Bistro (01978 861297).
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