Bron-Y-Wendon Touring Caravan Park
Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
An award winning park of 8 acres with excellent modern facilities and easily reached from the A55. Pitches with sea views and the beach is just a short walk away. Facilities include: 110 Touring Pitches, 20 Motor Van Pitches, Heated Toilet Blocks, Launderette, Free Showers, 125 Electric Hook-Ups, Games and T.V. Room, Tourist Information, Internet, WIFI. Llanddulas has shops, good pubs and sports/leisure facilities nearby.
Open all Year, Bron-Y-Wendon is an ideal base for a seaside or touring holiday.
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User rating: (2.8/5.0)
Views outstanding site well laid out and neatly maintained, staff had to be coaxed to say morning or hello but seemed efficient,expected a "bit"of traffic noise during the day but boy it was constant 24 hrs, could have done with a map of the site limited info on brochure website said there was a games room, there a week and still don`t know where, Ladies loos/ showers good I was told, but Gents quite poor I thought, web site said privacy cubicles couldn`t find those either only thing 5 star is the price, sorry but quite disappointed.: September in 2012
First and last time we visit,not a good experience.
Asked for hardstanding when booking was allocated gras.
Not only was it a grass pitch it was a about 20 yards from the railway line. Every time a train went past caravan shook upto midnight and 4am onwards (so not much sleep)
Site certainly doesnt warrant 5 star more like 2-3.
The toilets are dated the showers were horrendous. No matter where you put your clothes etc (unless outside the cubicle)they got wet. On a couple of occassions the water pressure was sadly lacking and you had to stand with your back against the wall just to get a trickle of water over you. There was nothing to clean showers with after use so you were walking in someone else's mess.
response (12 Jun 2012)
Thank you for your report about your experiences while staying at Bron-Y-Wendon. The Park has been consistently graded by various organisations over the years. The Park has consistently achieved and maintained its grading award. Coincidentally one of the grading organisations stayed on the Park during your stay. We are awaiting the formal report but when the assessor made known to us his purpose for the stay on the morning of his departure his debrief was for one of praise for the quality of the Park.
As you are aware we ask customers for a pitch preference when allocating pitches and it can be difficult for everybody to be allocated a hard standing during the very busy periods such as the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.
We would always advise customers with any specific problems to contact Reception during their stay. Often there will be alternative pitches or we can advise on the use of the showers which have doors between the showering and dressing areas to immediately resolve any concerns.
We have dedicated cleaning staff from 8am - 8pm and on the mornings of busy weekends there are two or three staff looking after the cleaning of the Park.
Unfortunately, we have not had any problems reported to us about the flow rates of water. Each of the three shower buildings have multiple pumps on independent systems to ensure the consistency of flow rates. We have checked the flow rates and can not replicate the problems you mentioned, but again, contacting Reception at the time may allow us to see the problems and quickly rectify anything found. Several members of staff use the facilities and were on duty during your stay and they did not have any problems.
We would very much like to contact you directly in order to more fully understand the details of your experience. If you would like to ring us on 01492 – 512903 and ask to speak to Simon.
I phone in April 2012 to book for 4 nights in May on a hard standing pitch I was told there were hard standing available but if somebody came and wanted to book for more than the 4 nights we were told they could relocate us to a grass pitch and give our pre booked hard standing pitch to the longer stay,needless to say we did'nt book and won't
be in the future
response (17 Apr 2012)
As part of our customer service we will always do our best to accommodate requests for specific pitch preferences. However, along with many other high graded Parks, we are not able to guarantee pitch preferences. The AA Campsite of the Year for 2012 is an example of another Park with similar conditions where the right is reserved to allocate a pitch at discretion as part of managing the Park.
We are always reviewing our practices and looking at new ways to improve what we can offer our customers and as such we will discuss the issue you have raised of pitch preferences with the Agencies who grade us.
We do hope you will wish to come and stay at our Park so you can see for yourself the quality and service we offer our customers.
If you get in contact with us we would be happy to send you a voucher towards the cost of a stay with us.
We visited this site for Easter 2009 & 2010 this year we didn,t because of illness just of the A55 jcn 23 after the turn for Abergele heading towards Conway at llanddulas. 130 Pitches some grass standing some gravel base pitches all have sea views. Pitch costs are good. ON arrival, the frendly staff will show you to sea view pitch if the grass is very wet as it was when we went 2010 they will put your van on your pitch for you.The central receptionand toilets are spotless modern Pitches are set out in clusters so all have sea views lovely coast views from the site ideal base for touring from.
Important lessons learnt on this trip:
1. Always read reviews of site beforehand
2. Check googlemaps satellite view for location
3. Don't always follow the site wardens advice
This site looked to be the perfect venue for a romantic New Years Eve break for a couple of relatively newbies to caravanning. The website looks great, it's award winning (5 star, Welsh Touring Park) close to a beach - we had high expectations.
Lesson no. 1 - we didn't read reviews.
Leads to lesson no. 2 - this site is literally next to the A55 with a rail line at the foot of the site. The beach is a rocky one which is ugly and difficult to walk on - although there are plenty of gorgeous sandy beaches within a short drive. The noise from the road was unbelievable, especially the lorries when the ferries from Ireland arrive at Holyhead. However, after a few cheeky vimtos we managed to get to sleep ok. However, for a 5 star site we were greatly disappointed by the facilities (admittedly, being low season only one block was open but it was quite poor - 3 showers, one cubicle with sink - the showers were push button with no temperature gauge and no curtains, so all your belongings had to be stowed outside the cubicle otherwise they were soaked. Very poorly heated, breeze block interior with no obvious light switches - if it's dark but the auto lights haven't come on yet, you can't see a thing!). Wardens were friendly enough but failed to point out the necessaries of where everything was located on site, or that the other shower block was locked for the Winter. Some pitches are outside of the security barrier which would be a concern. Layout of the pitches was fab - nicely spaced but loads are sloping...which brings me onto lesson no.3. When a warden directs you to your pitch and instructs you to reverse your van uphill, use your common sense (and skill, if you've got it) and don't follow their instructions. One fried clutch later, and it occurred to us to not just go with what we're told but also use common sense!!
I wouldn't recommend this site and wouldn't use it again, unfortunately. Much better value and experiences found elsewhere.
We stayed at the site over the October half-term with a tourer. The site is well laid out (no long rows of caravans sidde by side) with a lot of the pitches being hard-standing, and well-maintained. Some of it is sloping but it reasonably gentle. The central reception and toilets were modern and clean. I agree with the professional reviews that it is not really a site for young families as it has no specific facilities. However, as it is so close to the coast and places of interest, this is not necessarily a draw-back. The so-called 'beach' (200 yards down the road) is O.K. for walking on with the dog, but you wouldn't spend the day there. It has been and indeed may still be part of an industrial site (quaries). There is a cycle route that runs alongside the beach. The main draw back to the site is that it is squeezed between a railway and the A55 dual carriageway. The trains are not too much of a problem, and neither was ordinary traffic noise as the road runs above the site. However, the rumble of lorries from the local quaries, starting very early in the morning was a pain in the @**~. The only other comment I would make is that the site entrance has a security barrier, but inexplicably, not all the pitches are behind it so some could be vulnerable to theft, particularly as the entrance is so close to the on/off ramp of the A55.
Bron-Y-Wendon Touring Caravan Park, Conwy, Wales.
1 Mar 2008
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Award 2008
Every pitch on this site has views over the sea towards Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast. The beach is within walking distance, as is the village of Llanddulas. The site is also conveniently located to visit local attractions such as Bodnant Garden, Llandudno and Snowdonia. Activities in the area include golf, fishing, horse riding and watersports. You have a choice of grass or hardstanding pitches, all of which are spacious and have electric hook-up. Washroom and laundry facilities are also available.
21 Apr 2007
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks 2007
The main pull of this popular site is the amazing views out to sea. Bron-y-Wendon is within easy reach of the main North Wales expressway at Colwyn Bay. It’s just over 500 yards from junction 23 of the A55, and is less than an hour from Chester.
The pitches, all with16amp hook-up, have uninterrupted views along the coast towards Rhos-on-Sea and are separated by fences, hedges or flowerbeds.
Two centrally heated washblocks serve this 130-pitch site, which is justly proud of its AA ‘Excellence Award’ for the facilities. The modern reception building provides internet and laundry facilities, as well as giving tourist information on the surrounding area, and there is
a games room with table-tennis and TV. At 9am every day in high season, a mobile shop selling basic provisions visits the site, and there is a 24-hour garage just moments away.
At Bron-y-Wendon, families can walk to the pebble beach, just a few hundred metres away. Sandy shores are within a short drive at Abergele, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno.
Ideally placed at the heart of the North Wales coast the site is also close to the Conwy Valley with its castles, historic houses and beautiful gardens.
14 Jul 2006
Practical Motorhome Independent Site Reviews: Sept 2006
The main pull of this popular site is the amazing views over the sea. Simple to get to, Bron-y-Wendon is within easy reach of the main North Wales expressway at Colwyn Bay. It's just 100m from junction 23 of the A55, and less than an hour away from Chester.
On arrival, the friendly staff will show you to peaceful pitches with uninterrupted views along the coast towards Rhos-on-Sea. The pitches are arranged in attractive clusters, separated by fences, hedges or flowerbeds, and they all have 16A electric hook-up.
Two centrally heated washblocks serve this 130-pitch site, and Bron-y-Wendon is justly proud of its AA 'Excellence Award' for the sanitation facilities. The modern reception building provides internet and laundry facilities, as well as providing tourist information on the surrounding area. There is even a games room with table-tennis and television. At 9am every day in high season, a mobile shop pays a visit to the site to provide for your bread, milk and newspaper needs, and there is a 24-hour garage moments away.
Another huge bonus at Bron-y-Wendon is that families can walk to the pebble beach, which is only a few hundred metres away. Sandy shores are nice and close, too, within a short drive at Abergele, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and also Llandudno.
Wonderfully placed at the heart of the North Wales coast, the site is close to the charming Conwy Valley. Here, you'll find castles, historic houses and beautiful gardens.
• Nine miles to Conwy Valley. Visit Conwy for remote yet accessible attractions, from old castles to unusual shops.
20 Apr 2006
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2006
The main pull of this
popular site is the amazing viewsout over the sea. Easy
to get to, Bron-y-Wendon is within easy reach of the main North Wales expressway at Colwyn Bay. It’s just 100m
from junction 23 of the A55,
and is less than an hour away from Chester.
On arrival, the friendly
staff will show you to peaceful pitches with an uninterrupted views along the coast towards Rhos-on-Sea. Caravans are arranged in attractive clusters, separated by fences, hedges
or flowerbeds, and all pitches have 16A hook-up.
Two centrally heated washblocks serve this 130-pitch site, and Bron-y-Wendon is justly proud of its AA ‘Excellence Award’ for the sanitation facilities. The modern reception building provides internet and laundry facilities, as well as giving tourist information on the surrounding area, and there is a games room with
table-tennis and television. At 9am every day in high season,
a mobile shop pays a 9am visit to the site for your bread, milk and newspaper needs, and there is
a 24-hour garage moments away.
Another huge bonus at
Bron-y-Wendon is that families can walk to the pebble beach, just a few hundred metres away. Sandy shores are within a short drive at Abergele, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno.
Wonderfully placed at the heart of the North Wales coast, the site is also close to the charming Conwy Valley with its castles, historic houses and beautiful gardens.
20 Aug 2005
Practical Motorhome Independent Site Reviews.
Bron-Y-Wendon is situated between the villages of Llandulas and the town of Colwyn Bay. The site is very close to the beach and offers superb views along the coast, towards Rhos-on-Sea and out over the Irish Sea. It is also very well placed as a base from which to explore much of North Wales, and has the advantages of having some of the region’s larger towns within easy travelling distance.
The campsite is extremely easy to find, being just off the main A55 which runs along the North West coast, and it is clearly signposted.
The approach to the site itself is easy to navigate, with ample spaces for incoming and outgoing units to pass each other. The 130 pitches are set in small groups, and have 16A hook-up points.
The reception block, toilet and laundry facilities are all modern and well kept, with good access for disabled visitors. Toilet blocks have shaver points and hair dryers, and there are a few individual washing cubicles. The site has more than 100 pitches, of which roughly half are hardstandings. The vast majority of the site is level, with probably only one in ten pitches which require levelling blocks.
Among the site’s facilities are a games room with table tennis and a television. There’s also a public phone and gas exchange. The excellent tourist information facilities include internet access.
The site is more suited to adults rather than families with children. Good news for the active is that the site is next to the Millennium Cycle Route.
The principle drawbacks of this campsite are, somewhat ironically, linked to its excellent location: it is quite exposed to the sea and so may not suit the less hardy motorcaravanners among us; it is also very close to the busy A55, so there is some background noise.
21 Apr 2005
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Awards 2005
This park is situated between the village of Llandulas and the town of Colwyn Bay. The site is extremely easy to find. Just follow the clear signposts from the A55 expressway, which runs along the north-west coast. The approach to the site itself is also easy to navigate, with ample spaces for incoming and outgoing caravans and towcars to pass each other.
The reception block, toilet and launderette facilities are all very modern and properly maintained, with good access for disabled visitors. There are also hair dryers, shaving points and some individual cubicles. Just keep in mind you might have to queue for the showers during peak periods.
A couple of minutes’ walk away are a newsagent, which stocks some basic groceries, and a 24-hour petrol station, which also has a food shop.
The site itself has more than 100 pitches, roughly half of which are hardstanding. The vast majority of the site is level, with perhaps only one in ten of the pitches requiring the use of levelling blocks.
The site is very close to the beach and has superb views along the coast, towards Rhos-on-Sea and out over the Irish Sea.
Bron-Y-Wendon is also well-placed to be used as a base for exploring North Wales, and is within an easy drive of larger towns.
The site tends to be popular with adults looking for a fairly child-free holiday, although children are welcome. You might expect it to be noisy because it is so close to the expressway, but in fact the roadnoise is seldom anything more than a gentle background drone. In fact, the very best thing about this site is it’s terrific location. Its proximity to the sea affords some wonderful views, and on hot summer’s days you will benefit from a cooling sea breeze.
19 Jul 2004
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2004
This park is situated between the villages of Llandulas and the town of Colwyn Bay. The site is extremely easy to find, since it is just off the main A55 expressway which runs along the North West Coast, and is clearly signposted.
The approach to the site itself is very easy to navigate, with ample spaces for incoming and outgoing units to pass each other. The reception block, toilet and laundry facilities are all very modern and well-kept, with good access for disabled visitors – although the showers can be quite popular at peak periods. The shop sells milk, eggs and ice cream.
The site itself has over 100 pitches, of which roughly half are on hardstanding. The vast majority of the site is level, with probably only one in ten of the pitches requiring the use of levelling blocks.
The site is very close to the beach and has superb views along the coast, towards Rhos-on-Sea and out over the Irish Sea. It
is also well-placed to be used for exploring North Wales, and is within easy distance of the larger towns. The site is best suited for adults who want a child-free holiday; there is no designated children’s play area.
Ironically, the principal drawback of this site is linked to its excellent location – it’s by the sea so it can be quite windy, and pup tents are understandably not allowed. The site is also very close to the main road, so there is some background noise.
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