A few friends and I packed our bags and off we went on a little jaunt to Wales for two nights. Well Llanrwst to be precise staying at Tan Y Rhiw campsite.
Llanrwst is a small, historic town, the ‘capital’ of the verdant Vale of Conwy. Located to the south of Conwy and Colwyn Bay accessed from the A548 or A470. A three-arched bridge across the Conwy, thought to be the work of famed 16/17th-century architect Inigo Jones, is a prominent landmark in the town.
About the Site
Tan Y Rhiw is a Certificated Site (CS) of the Camping and Caravanning Club. These are generally small, privately run campsites that are affiliated to the Camping and Caravan Club and can usually accommodate up to 5 caravans or motorhomes.
This site is easily accessed along the A548 and provides easy access for those wishing to visit Betws-y-Coed or nearby attractions such as Zip World or other North Wales attractions.
The site has the capacity to take touring Caravans and motorhomes. On our arrival we headed to our pitch and were soon greeted with a warm welcome from the owner Brian and a friendly conversation soon followed. We booked our pitch prior to arrival as many of the other campsites that we’d tried were full over the busy period that we travelled.
One thing that struck me were the benefits that this smaller type of site offers. More peaceful, intimate and private than the larger sites that can sometimes feel a little crammed in.
The pitches were hard standing and were of a good size. Being tiered the pitches provided a defined area for your vehicle plus a solid level foundation for our motorhome, no levelling ramps were required here! They also had access to both electric hook up and water. The pitch we were on provided some lovely views of the surrounding hills.
The toilet and shower facility was modern and clean. In addition there was a washing up area for dishes and a washing machine for your clothes should you need it. A chemical toilet emptying point was also available.
The splendid views of the welsh countryside, the intimate nature of the site, a pleasant place to stay.Motorhome Monkey
The cost for the pitch and electric hook up was £10 per unit and £5 per person. or £20 for everything including 2 adults and 2 children which I thought was a reasonable price.
Motorhome Monkey thoughts
We enjoyed this site. It was the first time that I had used a small certified location during my years of membership with the club. Why hadn’t I used them before? I have no idea but if Tan Y Rhiw is anything to go by then I will certainly make more use of this type of site in the future. Would I return here again if I was in the area? Most definitely yes!