Maes-y-Bryn Campsite

Carmel Llanrwst, Conwy LL26 0NT
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Welsh names, eh? They sound all mystical and dreamlike, but translate them into English and what happens? Ty Mawr becomes ’Big House’, Hafod Uchaf is reduced to ’Upper Farm’, while Gwersyll Maes y Bryn subsides into the disappointingly prosaic ’Field on the Hill Campsite’. 

Perhaps we’d all enjoy life more if we ditched English, a language no one wants to learn anyway, and conversed in the tongue of Dafydd ap Gwilym and Taliesin. The former Dav yn Trap (’Horse and Cart’) pub is now a smallholding with three acres’ worth of sheep, chickens, geese, ducks and kittens. The very friendly Welsh-speaking owners really make you feel at home, while the site itself is separated into pitches on two levels, the lower one tending to be more sociable, while the upper terrace will appeal to slightly less touchy-feely types. There’s also a miniature ‘private’ field to one side, right next to which sheep may safely graze, that can accommodate an extended family gathering. 

Perched on a range of hills opposite Snowdonia, three miles up from the small town of Llanrwst, this location rewards campers with a fine view of Mynydd Hiraethog (the Denbigh Moors) to the north. Llanrwst is worth a visit for its bridge, almshouse museum and plucky if slightly delusional sense of its own independence. The small town possesses a coat of arms and a flag, and glories in the motto Cymru, Lloegr a Llanrwst (’Wales, England and Llanrwst’). 

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The Owner Says

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Maes y Bryn Campsite is nestled in a tranquil setting in the hills above the market town of Llanrwst, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. The site caters for tourers tents and mobile homes. 

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We found gwersyll maes-y-bryn campsite to be an idyllic getaway from our normal life ,  the site is Beautiful and set next to the stream, Beryl the owner has been a perfect host each time we visited and she offers to take the kids to feed the Chickens, Sheep and.other animals free of charge at 8am each morning,which all.the kids in our party loved. :) 

 The shower blocks are great, and there is even a dishwashing block with a washing machine if you are taking your kids on a muddy day out, and also Beryl runs a little shop with all the essentials and home layed free range eggs for the best camping breakfast ever.

 There are plenty of things to do reasonably close by,  we visited Beddgelert(Gelerts Bed)(Google the story, it's amazing), Betws Y Coed and Snowdonia. 

 You won't be disappointed, this is a hidden gem, which is What Cool Camping is all about ;)

 Next time we visit we may treat ourselves and hire the Yurt. 


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Welsh names, eh?

Maes-y-Bryn Campsite: Welsh names, eh?

Welsh names, eh?

Maes-y-Bryn Campsite: Welsh names, eh?

Welsh names, eh?

Maes-y-Bryn Campsite: Welsh names, eh?

Welsh names, eh?

Maes-y-Bryn Campsite: Welsh names, eh?

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