Riverside Touring Park

Old Church Road, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, LL24 0AL, Wales

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Riverside Touring Park is set within the heart of North Wales, in the laid back village of Betws-y-Coed. The village has remained popular with tourists with its range of shops, restaurants, pubs and variety of local tourist attractions. Betws-y-Coed has built on an outstanding international reputation as an attractive village in its own right and a perfect centre from which to explore the magnificent Snowdonia National Park with its many attractions. The caravan park remains in close proximity to the lakes, mountains and narrow gauge railway as well as other historic reminders of its heritage and colourful past. Please note that a railway line runs adjacent to the site.

Riverside Touring Park's unique appeal is its versatility. Those seeking relaxation - sportsmen, nature lovers, anglers, ramblers, artists, photographers and families - can all find activities of interest as the caravan site seeks to attract more visitors to its attractions.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

Prices

Nearby

Walking notes:

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:
There is a supermarket within 200 metres in the town.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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Directions

Turn right off the A5 (Llangollen - Betws-y-Coed) in Betws village and follow brown signs to Riverside, Railway Museum, Golf Club. The Site entrance is on the left just past the Railway Museum.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
LL24 0AL
GPS:
Lat 53.094192 / Lon -3.798541
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OS field ref:
SH797571
OS map ref:
115
Handbook map ref:
E8

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Llandudno, Snowdonia and Llangollen
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Holyhead (48 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Betws-Y-Coed
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Excellent site in perfect location

We stayed for 3 nights this week and really enjoyed our stay. Our pitch was allocated and when we arrived the warden explained where things were etc. There are lovely views and hedges behind all the pitches. Social distancing was good on site with way in and way out for the bins. There are several water points/bins so it's not far to walk to one. The pitches are all large and pretty much level however on the fully serviced pitches the post for the electricity and water aren't in the best of positions once you have pitched your unit on the corner post. We just managed to plug in our water hose but it had to go diagonally underneath the caravan to do so. You might find you are unable to use the on-pitch water without an extra long/additional water hose. Waste (on our pitch - No 46) was in a good position though. We had no need for the digital TV point as reception was good on the caravan aerial. The site is in a perfect location just 5/10 minutes walk into town where there are a selection of restaurants, bars and cafes as well as a Londis and Spar and newsagents as well as several outdoor clothing stores and gift shops. Newspapers could be ordered from the site reception and collected after 8:30am which was really useful. Whilst there isn't a dog walk on site you only have to walk to the end of the site and through the gate to a lovely walk along the river. If you go to the left you get to the town by the train station and if you go right you can do a lovely 25ish minute circular walk along the river bank and around the 9 hole golf course - the path comes back to a gate next to reception. One point worth mentioning is that the railway line does go past the site and you do hear the trains going past during the day but they are only every few hours and it wasn't an issue for us and certainly hasn't caused me to give it less than 5* for peace and quiet. The site is easy to get to and well sign-posted. I've only given it 3* for families as there is no play area. There is a lovely walk directly from the town behind St Mary's Church which goes up to and around Llyn Elsi. It is a VERY strenuous climb for the first kilometre but well worth it when you get to the top and see the views. We didn't walk around the lake this time but no doubt will on our next visit. Such a shame they were having to close because of the lockdown in Conwy the day we were leaving but we will definitely be back next year.
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Lovely site close to Betws-y-Coaed

We booked this site early in the year and were thankful that we were able to stay given the Covid situation. We had a warm welcome from the staff, our pitch was allocated and we had asked at the time of booking if our friends could have an adjoining pitch. This had been arranged, so full marks to the team, as this is not always possible or arranged on some sites. Lovely site surrounded by wooded hills, immaculately clean facilities, and just a 5 minute walk or so to get into town. Highly recommend Hangin' Pizza in the old station building. Absolutely delicious! We will visit this site again, as it is a great base to explore the heart of Snowdonia.
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Pity we couldn’t stay longer

Stayed for one night in September - pity it wasn’t longer. All sensible COVID-19 procedures in place. All amenities and pitches very clean and well maintained. Have stayed here before and must put in on the ‘go back to sometime’ list.

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Nice site, Awful Warden’s.

We have been to this site Many times over the past 7 years and it WAS one of our favourites. Unfortunately, having arrived for a 7 night stay from 31st August 2020 we have encountered two of the worst wardens we have come across in all our years of caravanning and Motorhome game. Having been allocated our pitch on arrival rather than being allowed to choose from one of the vacant pitches we found it was the only pitch that was virtually devoid of any sunshine being in the shade of the surrounding trees from just after lunchtime. My wife made a simple and polite request that we be allowed to swap pitches only to be met with a very Curt Weldon are fully booked’. No attempts to explain that us moving to one of the many empty pitches at that time met with any sort of understaninging from the wardens that this would not increase the total number of pitches being used when everyone arrived. It would simply mean that anyone arriving after us would have to use the pitch ‘allocated’ to us until or unless they too were able to then move pitches. Clearly the husband of the unhelpful warden in the office had been ‘warned’ about these unruly customers who had dared to ask to change pitches as he made his bias clearly felt when he was doing grass and hedge maintenance around our ‘allocated’ pitch. He first asked me to move our clothes dryer as it was admittedly in the way of him cutting the hedge. I gladly obliged by pulling the ground pegs and moving the drier so he could do his work, not so much as a thank you or a smaller in return but I let it go. Once he had finished and moved on he saw me put the drier back and put the pegs back in and said nothing. 30 minutes later he returned with a lawn mower and asked me to move it again... again, no please or hint of a smile but yet again I went out to move it until he had to throw in a comment ‘it’s not your pitch anyway’... this was unnecessary and unprofessional and clearly driven by the fact we had dared to challenge their authority in respect of pitch allocation. I suggested he go back to the office and bring me written clarification of exactly where ‘we’ could and could not put our clothes drier as it was clear others on site clearly had their driers, chairs tables etc on the grass at the rear of their pitches yet they were not being challenged for some reason. This site is only ‘affiliated’ to C&MC and it’s clear the owners ‘Morris Leisure’ have very different and values for their wardens to work by and they are equally lax in their enforcement of social distancing measures. Unlike the 5 C&MC sites we have used since lockdown ended on 4th July 2020, this site had absolutely no monitoring system in place to limit numbers in the facilities block and we never saw any additional COVID cleaning taking place during our stay.
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Almost paradise.

Fantastic place, next to a river with great dog walks. Five minute walk to a beautiful village. Clean and well kept with friendly staff. Not suitable for families as no ball games etc. are allowed, although it didn’t stop anyone playing ball games. My only complaint is, when I asked for an extra night on the site, I was told the computers were down, so nothing could be checked or done. The man on the next pitch to me managed to book an extra night, still with the computers down, although he did seem to be on first name terms with the warden. I will be back though.
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Site contact details

Telephone:
01690 710310
Email:
riverside@morris-leisure.co.uk

Site information

<p>This Affiliated campsite is currently open to members and guests who reside within Wales. Guests who reside outside of this area need to cancel or amend their booking. Please note we may check the residential addresses on our system to confirm arriving guests are not from an area that does not permit travel.</p>