Bryn Dinas Glamping Pods

North Wales Gwynedd Beddgelert

  • 8 Pods, 3 Lodges, 4 Cottages
  • Pods

Cosy, mountainside camping pods for Snowdonia hikers, bikers and adventure junkies

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Adventures await in spectacular Snowdonia, and the Bryn Dinas Camping Pods couldn't be better placed for hikers, bikers and explorers. Located in the Nantgwynant valley at the base of Snowdon, just a stone’s throw from the attractive adventure village of Beddgelert, the eight pods are set on privately owned mountainside woodland, just a few hundred metres from the start of the Watkin Path to the top of Snowdon. Throw open your door in the morning, grab a cuppa and soak up the amazing views – it really is a stunning location.

The cosy pods sleep two a piece in proper twin beds, with facilities inside including electric power and a kettle. Bedding and towel hire is available if you don't want to bring your own. There are four self-contained bathrooms a short walk away (with lots of hot water), while a courtyard barbecue area has picnic benches and a communal kitchenette with microwave, toaster and fridge. Dogs are welcome, there's access to laundry facilities, and they can sort you out with bike hire or adventure trips – basically, you're all sorted if getting filthy dirty and doing something exciting in nature is your bag.

You're also part of a little mountainside holiday compound, with traditional accommodation also available in four holiday cottages and two very comfortable family lodges – 'Dragon's Den' and the  'Maple Lodge' log cabin, both of which can accommodate 4 people. These have superb views, en-suite bathrooms, open-plan living spaces, verandahs with their own barbecues – and dogs are again welcome at both. There's also a 4-berth bunk cabin, 'Dragon's Lair', which also has its own bath and kitchen facilities,.

There are no fewer than six paths to the Snowdon summit, or maybe it's mountain-biking in Beddgelert Forest or hitting the Coed y Brenin trails, 35 minutes' drive away. The stunning beaches of the Llyn Peninsula and Anglesey are close by too. And we get it, you're exhausted after all that, who wants to cook? Luckily, Beddgelert has four pubs, all serving food, and there's a great cafe for massive breakfasts just a few hundred metres from the site. And you thought pod-camping might involve some sacrifices? Not a chance at brilliant Bryn Dinas.

Details

Facilities

4 self-contained, heated bathrooms within 10m of the pods, each with toilet, sink and shower. Onsite laundry with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Outdoor seating and BBQ area (bring your own BBQ), small kitchenette with fridge/ freezer, combination microwave and toaster.

Suitable For

Tents, caravans – no. Just the glampers really. Dogs, groups and families are all very welcome.

Nearby

The Watkin Path which leads right to the top of Snowdon is just 300m from the site. You can also hire mountain bikes from Beddgelert Bikes (01766 890434). The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (01766 516000) are a wonderfully nostalgic way to take in the stunning Snowdonia scenery. You can hop on at Beddgelert, round the foot of mighty Snowdon, through the beautiful Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog. Zipworld Snowdonia (01248 601444) is the northern hemipshere's longest zip wire, suspended 1800ft above the disused Penrhyn slate quarry. The Sygun Copper Mine (01766 890595) offers a fascinating insight into North Wales' industrial heritage. Alfred Bestall, illustrator of Ruper the Bear has a cottage nearby at Mynydd Sygun – take in the landscape that inspired him. Beachwise, Black Rock Sands has acres of golden sands and sand dunes to explore.  

Food & Drink

The excellent Caffi Gwynant (01766 890855) is just 300m up the road and serves a range of hearty Welsh breakfasts, substantial sandwiches, and other inventive meals – the perfect sustenance for hitting the slopes. The village also boasts a couple of decent, welcoming pubs including The Tanronnen Inn (01766 890347) and The Saracen's Head (01766 890329). Be sure to treat yourself with some award-winning ice cream at Glaslyn Ices & Glandwr Café (01766 890339).

Open

Open all year.

Pricing

Pods from £57.50 a night, family rooms from £100 a night – minimum 2-night stays.

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The Owner Says

A collection of 8 Camping Pods sleeping 2 people, 1 family lodge self contained with en suite bathroom, kitchen, dining and chill out area which can be interconnected with our bunk room to sleep additional 4 people (8 total)  1 x bunk sleeping 4 people with en suite bathroom and a self contained log cabin sleeping 4 all set on the Red Dragon Holidays site shared with their holidays cottages in 4.5 acres of privately owned mountainside woodland set at the foot of Snowdon and within easy reach of all the other main routes to the summit and the Welsh 3000's routes.
The Snowdon Sherpa bus route runs past the door and with a car Zip World, Adventure Parc Snowdonia, the stunning beaches of the Llyn Peninsula and the forests of Beddgelert with its mountain biking trails are all easy to get to.

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Getting There

Located on the foothills of Snowdon on the A498, 9 miles from the A5 at Capel Curig and 2 miles from the village of Beddgelert 

Bus links from Porthmadog, Llanberis and Caernarfon. The Snowdon Sherpa runs past the door with a stop 300m away.  The nearest mainline railway stations are either Porthmadog or Bangor.

Features

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  • Great Outdoors
  • Hills & Mountains
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  • Sensational Views
  • Short Walk to the Pub
  • Walking

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